This is a good idea - if you have a lovely antique desk and no other place for it, it can do double duty as a nightstand! Its not a new idea, my mom uses hers this way...just a good one. RealSimple.com
Minimalist modern organic bedroom interior design idea: use a ladder shelf to hold candles, potted plants and books, as an alternative to a traditional bedside table. White sheets, white pots and ceramic planters, and a low blonde wood bed frame complete the modern minimal vibe.