4.23.2012

yay or nay: bedside desk


Between gigantic mattresses, a box spring and a bed frame, most of us are sleeping at a fair height these days.  Bedside tables, for some reason, have not increased in height. So it seems natural that everyone has begun using console tables and dressers as nightstands. But something I'm seeing more and more is a desk tucked in neatly beside the bed.




Do you like this look? Would this function well as an actual workspace in a small home?  Could you mix business and rest? I think I'd be staring at my files instead on sleeping! It would work nicely as a dressing table, though..... what do you think - yay or nay?




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16 comments:

Amanda Hill said...

I like it! If you have the space it works great...easy access, I can blog and hop right into bed :)

Giulia said...

I like it as a dressing table, but never as an actual desk unless I was living is a small place where every inch is needed.

Laura@happyroost said...

Yay! as long as it's kept neat and in a smaller room. I actually think it would look funny in a large bedroom.

Laura
www.HappyroostBlog.com

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I love this idea! However, I think I would use it as a dressing table instead of a "working" desk. I like to draw the line somewhere :)

Happy Monday, Anne-Marie!

xoxo

lisaroyhandbags said...

I like the look of it and think it's perfect for a dressing table. I wouldn't use it as a work space though - it would look much too messy. :)

CreativeStage said...

I like the idea. My existing bedside table ( a little Japanese cabinet) looked out of scale after we got a new mattress for our bed last year. I ended up placing my bedside lamp on some books to raise it up to the correct height for reading. Replacing the cabinet with a small desk is a much more elegant solution.

Pinecone said...

I love the look (and good point about the increase height in mattresses) but I probably wouldn't use it as a workspace. I think I would have a lamp, books, flowers etc.
xo
Ashlyn

laxsupermom said...

It's a pretty look, but I'd want it to be used as a makeup vanity vs an actual desk. Who wants to see their phone bill when they're heading to bed?

heather (love your space) said...

LOVE bedside desks! I also like them at the foot of the bed, with a small chair tucked in.

diane said...

I loe this look and you have chosen lovely examples. I would certainly hide the laptop and files each night but a great space saver.

Katherines Corner said...

Gorgeous, romantic and useful space. Thank you for sharing. Hugs!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

I love the look, but it would be an absolute disaster for me functionally. I'd hate to see my desk clutter first and last thing every day!

Fabulously Blairsville said...

I think it is great and recommend it especially if people are limited on space and need to get double usage out of what space they do have. I am bored to death with the routine bedside table and always try to steer away from it. Thanks for this,I love it.

holly@hvhinteriors said...

I like that you always have us thinking Anne-Marie! I would have to say no to a bedside desk because rest and work do not go together for me. BUT, if I was really short on space, I could gladly settle for something like in the 7th image ;)

Have a great day!

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

Well, you know I'm a yay (re: G's room). I think it's perfect for kids' rooms and guest rooms...I'm not sure I would want it for myself, though. For the same reasons you mentioned. But when space is at a premium, it's a great alternative for any room! ox

Sandra said...

amazing idea!! looked so beautiful

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