Reuse This Living Room Staple In The Bedroom For Extra Storage & Better Organization

You might think nothing of purchasing a brand-new nightstand, bench to place at the foot of the bed, or a center table to anchor the chairs and couches from your favorite brands. However, falling into the trap of "fast furniture" can be as harmful to the environment as fast fashion. The only solution is to find creative ways to repurpose your old furniture. For instance, if you're thinking of purchasing a new coffee table to adorn your living area or you no longer need one in the room, place the old one in the bedroom for extra storage and better organization.

Giving your existing furniture a new lease on life isn't just a simple way to give your bedroom a refresh without spending a fortune but will also free up some much-needed space in the overflowing landfills. This is incredibly essential since the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans discard around 12.1 million tons of furniture and furnishings. Sadly, only 40,000 tons of the waste is recycled, with 9.68 million tons ending up in landfills. However, reusing this living room staple as a bedside table will work wonders for your bedroom. Otherwise, turn your unused coffee table into a cozy bench with this clever DIY.

How to reuse coffee table in the bedroom

The first thing you need to do is decide how you'll be using your old coffee table in the bedroom. Do you lack a sturdy nightstand? Or would you rather place a table at the foot of your bedframe? Perhaps the seating area in your large bedroom could benefit from the living room staple? The room's size, available space, your existing furniture and decor items, and the height and width of the coffee table will play an important role in your decision. To elaborate, if the table is too low for you to reach it comfortably at night, it'd make a poor bedside table.

The amount of items you would place on the table is another thing you need to consider. For instance, if you're used to keeping a lot of odds and ends on your nightstand and the coffee table doesn't have a substantial surface area, it'll make for a difficult adjustment. Once you have the position determined, don't shy away from utilizing the extra storage surface to the max. Plop down the books littering random surfaces, lift off your table lamp from the floor, and put down laundered clothes to officially retire the clothes armchair or extra blankets and throws to make it easier to grab them while in bed. Use the table however you'd like to update your bedroom's aesthetic. But keep it organized and don't overwhelm the table, or you'll end up with a cluttered and disorganized bedroom.