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Good, Better, Best: Wall-Mounted Nightstands

For modernists and those of us short on space, a wall-mounted nightstand is a sleek and functional furnishing that gets the job done. And by job, I mean holds your cell phone, reading material, and maybe a bedside carafe . . . oh, and looks good. Of course, you could DIY a simple shelf held up by a bracket if you really wanted to be minimal, but it's nice to have a drawer/cabinet of some sort to hold your unmentionables and/or Bible. So, I've hand picked three wall-mounted nightstands to put you and yours to bed. All you have to do is get yourself off your mattress in the morning.


Good (left): Believe it or not, the Ikea MALM Bedside Table ($49.99) is affordable! It has one open shelf to give you easy access to your books, remote control, etc. and a drawer to hide those unsightly possessions of yours. But, although it's available in a variety of finishes, it is made of particleboard; you get what you pay for.

There are two other options, so read more.

Better (top right): The CB2 Sleepy Hollow Storage Shelf ($149) has a stylish, streamlined look to it, but features a flip-down cabinet rather than a drawer. It's also made of wood composite with a bamboo veneer not solid wood, which, despite environmentally friendly qualities, means its shelf-life won't be long.

Best (bottom right): There's no doubt in my mind that Sleepy Hollow is a knock-off of the Modernlink Britt Floating Nightstand ($980), which is made of farm harvested and sustainable bamboo. Its drawer floats in the middle as the nightstand itself floats on the wall, leaving you room to stash your books and things on all sides of the drawer, and of course place your ice-cold glass of water on top.

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