A small bedroom presents a challenge that many people understand: space. Humans do have a tendency to hoard objects of necessity and interest, from clothing and books to collectables and shoes.
Wanting to have all of these things with us in our bedroom usually leaves us with a lot of clutter and very little space. What’s worse than bedroom clutter is our inability to locate the things we need at any given time. If this situation leaves you scratching your head, then you should seriously start researching ways to create some much-needed extra storage in your bedroom.
Invest in floor-to-ceiling cabinets.
Clear out floor space by opting for vertical cabinets that go all the way up to the ceiling. Tall and narrow shelving, dressers, or cabinets offer a lot of storage and take up less floor space. A wardrobe door that slides sideways can be installed with a full-length mirror to give the illusion of space, plus it eliminates the need for a separate mirror.
Hang up those clothes.
If you have a lot of clothes but have little closet space, you can turn one wall into a boutique-inspired display rack with a combination of shelves, drawers, and hanging rods. Put socks, lingerie, and other small items in the drawers and hang up everything else on the rack by style or colour. This would also make clothes easier to find.
Choose furniture with built-in storage.
Beds and bedside tables with built-in storage compartments are a big plus in space-challenged bedrooms. You can also get small bins and covered plastic pull-out boxes that can fit under the bed to store linen, shoes, and other items in. Under bed storage is definitely one of the best ways to keep a bedroom free from clutter, and is the ideal place for out-of-season clothes. You can DIY your own under bed storage by using old dresser drawers and attaching casters and wheels on them and covering them with a thick plastic wrap on top.
Use the door.
The back of the closet and bedroom door can provide you with space to hang up your bags, belts, and accessories. Go get some over-the-door pocket organizers and hooks and use that door!
Maximise walls and corners.
Shelves and shelving units can be added to walls and often-overlooked corners to provide more space. If you have a lot of bags and accessories, you can also install a line of pegs along a wall where you can hang and display bags, belts, and accessories.
Build around the bed.
The wall space above and around the bed have great potential as storage space. You can have narrow cupboards and shelves built on either side of the bed for clothes, linen, or books. A well-built and secure cabinet above the headboard would be great for books, mementos, and decorative items.
Rearrange the furniture.
Sometimes, all you need to create extra storage in your bedroom is to rearrange the furniture. Trying to find space around a queen-size bed can be tricky, but not if you have Divan Bed Centre – Zip and Link Beds, which can be split into two singles when necessary, making it easy to move things about. When rearranging, remember to maximise walls and corners!