We've seen some pretty sleek and unique bedside tables, but if you'd like an alternative, these homes will give you a few ideas.

A ladder easily doubles as a functional bedside table. Stack your books and place your bedside lamp on the steps. (design: Architology)

Small shipping containers are a unique alternative to the usual bedside table. This home decided to take one step further, with a connected overhead wood fixture that reminds us of an old warehouse! (design: Space Sense)

Don't want a bulky bedside table? A vintage chair always works. Give your old chair a fresh coat of paint! (design: The Scientist)

This built-in wooden nightstand is spacious and versatile. (design: Project File)