Original poster: "love the idea of this furniture piece for dishes/appliances etc." My response: "a china cabinet in any style/color IS STILL A CHINA CABINET." - << love this china furniture piece for dishes/appliances cabinet idea haha.
If you do not have enough room for nightstands, here’s a great sollution. A headboard with open shelves and a hidden pull-out storage unit with casters. What do you think ? A headboard like this can be found in IKEA stores… Source: goodshomedesign