Although our apartment isn’t small by German standards (we have about 105 square meters, although I believe the balcony is included in that total), the layout of our bedroom is narrow and awkward. We have limited options for furniture placement in there, the space can quickly look crammed and cluttered, and everything in it needs to be as functional and multi-tasking as possible.
Our bed is a second-hand minimalist number from the early 90s; minimalist in that it does not have a head board and the inbuilt slide-out drawers hidden on both the left and right side are intended to eliminate the need for bedside tables. The idea is a good one, but unfortunately neither I nor my husband are minimalists by nature. We’re stacks-of-magazines-and-Sudoku-booklets type of people, not to mention the kind of people who drink coffee in bed on a Sunday morning. I had spent years searching for an attractive and reasonably priced bedside table solution, but everything I found was either too high for our low bed, too expensive, too rustic, only had an open storage shelf for bedside clutter (I want that stuff within reach but not visible), too ugly…yeah, I’m a bit obsessive that way.
The solution came in the form of the smallest available Componibili storage unit: low enough, two tiers with sliding doors to keep our things handy but hidden, a reasonable match for the style of our bed, a quiet design that can be integrated easily, and at a price that I don’t consider cheap but actually not much more than some of IKEA’s nicer bedside table offerings.
Now, how do I hide the lamp cables sticking out in the back?