...zero space for nightstands? Buy a pair of corbels. (Home Depot) They fit the narrow space perfectly. Stop by local craft store and check out the wood plaque section (Michaels) - 2 drywall screw-ins later...a nightstand! They add a little something to the lines of the room, but they also disappear since they're the same color as the wall.
Design Dozen: 12 Clever Space-Saving Solutions for Small Bedrooms 4. A nightstand that mounts on the wall is perfect for a small bedroom. The open space underneath the nightstand visually enlarges the space, and you can also stash things like shoes and books underneath. Mounting a lamp on the wall frees up space on top of the nightstand. via ApartmentTherapy