Irit comments “Actually IKEA has exactly what you need! It usually displayed where all the beds are. It is a pocket that you can hang on the side of the bed and it has sections for books, remote or bottle. It’s called the STICKAT.”
Besides black, it’s also available in pink and green.
Nalle offers this advice: “The bed pockets work great, but if you wanna be EXTRA sure it stays put — take some Velcro with adhesive on one side. Place this inside the bed and secure it with a staple or two as well. Say the obligatory ‘That’s not going anywhere’ and bring out the sewing machine. Sew the other piece of the Velcro to the bed pocket. Use a contrast color thread for bonus points. Place them together and win!”
Moving away from IKEA, there are other solutions …
Dalene got this bedside shelf for her daughter and she says, “It’s been working pretty well.”
For the STUVA bed’s solid guardrail, this may be an ideal way to add a shelf.
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