when you live in san francisco, and a lot of other big cities, it’s more than likely that your space may be small, and your bedroom smaller. space is at a premium, and so bed sides that can multi-task, and are efficient within the confines you find yourself become most attractive. a shelf above the bed to store small books or collections is perfect because going vertical is always like free space, right? it takes up no floor room at all, and looks great, too. i know what you’re thinking — in earthquake country? but i’m talking light objects — not the entire encyclopedia britannica stored up there! just a few light and lovely objects that perhaps mean something special to you. or perhaps just a simple stool or vintage chair beside your bed, stacked with your favorite reading material. if you find yourself with an extra dinner guest, voilá — there’s your spare chair! here’s an even dozen bedside space saving ideas for you.
a simple vintage crate hung with artwork is a great idea for displaying small collections; and the string lights are space savers too, via fancy.
a bedside reading lamp stacked on books looks pretty darn chic if you ask me, via urban outfitters.
holly marder’s bedroom makeover is stunning, and i love the magazines tucked away in this vintage nightstand; the retractable reading lamp is wonderful too, via avenue lifestyle.