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Image / Editorial

Not Your Average Nightstand


by Michelle Hanley
12th Mar 2015
Not Your Average Nightstand

Stepstools are about as useful an item for the home you can get - here not only does the top step neatly hold a bedside light, the bottom one could easily be used as a place to pop your book, Kindle or iPad.

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Make the most of your bedside space with these clever hacks…

Swap in a seat

Drag out the family heirlooms like this antique upholstered chair pictured above from the stylish Sandymount home of photographer Doreen Kilfeather. Scroll through the gallery above to see stools, armchairs and even stepladders used as cool bedside tables.

Serious storage

Never mind the small and pokey bedside table that inevitably collects an array of barely useful stuff. Take a leaf out of the hip Hackney home of Genevieve McGill and Phil MacMahon and try a trunk.

Use what you’ve got

Think outside the box and use what you have to hand, like in the bright and contemporary Dublin 8 home of April and the Bear owner Siobhan Lam. Don’t be afraid to experiment with quirky furniture pieces.

Loved the houses in our gallery? Tour them here: 1 Villa-style house in Rathmines | 2 Designer home in Sandymount | 3 & 4 Seaside surfer’s paradise | 5 Contemporary gardener’s home in full bloom | 6 City centre cottage | 7 Three-bedroom farmhouse in Tipperary | 8 Modern Donnybrook home | 9 Beautiful Ballycotton farmhouse | 10 Quirky 1970s Dublin home

Michelle Hanley for?@Image_Interiors / @hanleymi

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