For some reason I was wondering this week what other people keep on their night stands. And it struck me as one of those intimate life details that demonstrates keeping things that are important or essential to you close by.
I don’t like my actual nightstand- Dave and I bought Ikea’s Malm bed a few years ago & the night stands are too low. Here are some shots of much prettier bedrooms with the malm bed:
While I like the streamlined look of the night stands connected to the bed, it just isn’t very functional to always have to reach down to grab a book, magazine or lip balm. Plus, having night stands take up extra space in a room that already feels too cramped with the bed in it doesn’t help.
So here is what I keep at hand on my night stand:
lip balm, lotion, a catch-all tray for pony-tail holders, bobby pins or earrings.
magazines: entertainment weekly (read immediately in one sitting), real simple (read over the course of a week) the atlantic (read over the course of a month).
books for Reuben: we typically read to him in the mornings while he snuggles in bed with us.
framed baby pictures & a baby monitor: reuben was such a cute baby!
lamp. i love lamp.
How about you? what books/magazines are on your nightstand that you’re reading (or intending to read)? pictures of dogs? kids? significant others? pee wee herman memorabilia? (I do hear he’s planning his return-Entertainment Weekly told me so). What do you like about your bed/nightstand?