If you’re someone who has a small bedroom, you’ll understand the challenge of keeping it tidy and finding the right home for all your clothes, shoes and other items that you need on a daily basis.
For many people, extending or moving to a new house simply isn’t a viable option, so it’s all about making the best of what you have. The reality is that as time passes, we accrue more and more belongings – no matter how many times we try to have a clear out.
With that in mind, you need to think about the smart storage options that are going to make the most of your available space. Here are just five ideas that could turn your cluttered bedroom into a tiny but tidy slice of paradise.
If your bed has enough clearance from the floor, some boxes or drawers can prove a godsend for storing those clothes that you just don’t have room for anywhere else. Drawers are usually the most convenient, although boxes with lids will help to keep any dust off your finest garments! If you can afford to really splash the cash, then a bed with built in storage will give you easy access to your clothes.
Alternatively, you could always opt for some over-bed fitted wardrobe storage to make the most of what you have. Not only are these a practical space saver, but they can also frame your bed in a stylish, sophisticated manner. Over-bed storage can also transform the room, covering blank and empty walls with practical and elegant storage space.
If you have an awkward corner that just isn’t quite right for any piece of furniture, you could always install some shelving that’s tailored perfectly to the unusual dimensions. These can be used for shoes, books, clothing or other general nick-nacks that would otherwise take up valuable floor space. Utilizing elevated storage such as shelving is a great way to clear floor space, which can make a room look dramatically bigger.
Have you got enough pairs to rival some of the most outlandish celebrity shoe collections? As much as we might love them, they can soon take over every inch of available space. But with a shoe rack hung on the back of your door or tucked away in the corner, those problems can be a thing of the past. Having all your shoes in one place is key to maintaining a look of tidiness and sophistication. And, if you’ve got too many pairs to fit on the rack, it’s perhaps a sign that you need to let some go, sorry!
Hanging space, like shelving, is the key to opening up a room by clearing the floor. By using redundant wall space or the underside of a shelving unit with a few hooks or bars, you can hang just about anything! Whether it be clothes, jewellery or even your laundry basket, hanging is an easy and cost-effective way to store those things that would normally clutter your bedroom.
If the horizontal dimensions of your room are proving a real challenge, think about vertical storage solutions such as stackable boxes. That way, they only take up one box’s worth of floor space and you can store plenty of belongings inside – just be careful when removing the box at the top of the pile!
Your bedroom should be a place of rest and relaxation, but clutter can make it the opposite. So, if you struggle for space in your bedroom then why not try some of these smart storage ideas?