Nightstand is too short!
taliahewitt
April 7, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I love my nightstands but the new bed I bought is a lot higher than expected. Is there any way to make nightstands taller?
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feeny
I SO sympathize. We just bought a new mattress, and mattresses these days are so much thicker than they used to be. It has thrown off the whole room--nightstands in particular. Can you post a picture of your bed and nightstand so people here can brainstorm about solutions that might not involve buying new furniture?
April 7, 2013 at 9:42AM   
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Dytecture
One option is to build a platform to jack up the nightstands.
April 7, 2013 at 9:57AM   
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taliahewitt
Mattress is approx 30.5 inches high, and nightstand is 22 inches high... Thanks for the help!
April 7, 2013 at 10:27AM   
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kimdee24
Do you have a full depth box spring on that bed? A solution may be a "low-profile" box spring, or, if your bed accommodates it, you can put the mattress directly on the frame (if you have sufficient support for it).
April 7, 2013 at 10:32AM   
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ASVInteriors
Best bet, buy some beautiful coffee table books (with spines) and just add them up

April 7, 2013 at 10:33AM   
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Caroline Larson
I like them too, but it seems like the scale is off. Even if they were taller, they'd be too small. Can you use them in another room?
April 7, 2013 at 10:35AM   
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carolins
They are cute, but on the tiny side. If you really, really want to keep them, I'd suggest to put them on top of their own podium (made to measure or one of those Ikea fat shelves that can be mounted without visible brackets)
April 7, 2013 at 10:48AM   
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judianna20
How would they look, together, at the foot of the bed?
April 7, 2013 at 11:05AM     
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South East Installation Solutions, LLC
On occasion, we have had designers ask us to mount nightstands to the wall to create a floating look.

For those applications we use a french cleat or z-bar system.
http://www.hooksandlattice.com/cleat-hangers.html
April 7, 2013 at 11:09AM   
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nasmijati
@South East... Great idea to hang the nightstands on the wall just as one would hang kitchen cabinets!
April 7, 2013 at 12:12PM     
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sandra1942
They are in different ranges. Can you use the little table elsewhere and get a new one?
April 7, 2013 at 12:24PM   
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judianna20
How about a mirrored box on top and then a lamp?
April 8, 2013 at 10:59AM   
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sandra1942
Still out of synch - the bed is a giant, the nightstand is a midget. That will never change.
April 8, 2013 at 3:43PM   
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