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Bed Tray Tables: Not Just for Breakfast in Bed

While bed tray tables are wonderful for a relaxing breakfast in bed, thatís not all they are good for. These versatile, compact, portable tables have many other uses, both decorative and practical.

Tray tables make excellent laptop desks. They are at an ideal height for typing and keep the hot laptop off of your legs. This use is particularly helpful for those who donít have the room or need for a full-sized desk, but still require a sturdy work surface from time to time. They are also great as writing tables for correspondence and bill paying. Their portability and ability to be stowed away under the bed or in the closet make them perfect for small apartments or anywhere else space is at a premium.

If youíre designing an Asian-themed bedroom, a pair of lacquered or dark wood tray tables make inexpensive and interesting nightstands when placed beside a low platform bed. The many finishes and styles of trays help them fit into many different decorating schemes, so this idea can work in many instances.

Another creative use for these portable wonders is as bookends. Simply set the tray on its side and place books between the legs. Because they are fixed, the legs hold your books up better than most traditional bookends. You can also stack them up to create a small, lightweight shelving unit.

With a little creativity you can come up with many other ways to use bed tray tables throughout your home or dorm room.
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