When it comes to keeping your bedroom neat and organized, it often seems like having more space is always the key to finding a place for everything. However, if you don’t have the luxury of a large bedroom, it doesn’t mean there still aren’t things that you can do in order to maximize the area you do have and to create more storage for your space.
As you start to decorate your small bedroom, you can begin to find a number of different places to add convenient storage solutions. If you are willing to get a little creative and to incorporate new ways to add storage to your bedroom—beyond your closet, you may be surprised to find just how much you can store in your petite bedroom. With this in mind, here are a few ideas to help get you started. You’ll want to use your miter saw for these projects.
1. Rely On Built-Ins
While most people assume that built-ins are just for the living room or to flank your fireplace, in a small bedroom they can actually be quite helpful. Add built in shelving around your bed to frame it in lieu of a headboard. Here you can add storage boxes or simple place books and other odds and ends to ensure you have a place for everything. This can be a great way to add drawer space to your small bedroom without having to add large or clunky furniture.
2. Use Under the Bed Storage
When you don’t have a lot of floor space, or a lot of wall space to work with, why not think about building from the ground up? Under the bed storage can provide some much-needed drawer space for anything from extra linens to clothing and it won’t take up any more space in your bedroom. Plus, many of these storage designs are actually quite stylish and can make a real impact on the décor in your room. You can easily add 6-8 deep drawers without taking up an extra inch of square footage.
3. Re-Think Your Closet
If you have too much clutter in your small bedroom—start by fixing your closet. Most people look at a small closet and automatically think there is nothing else they can do with the space at hand. However, you may be surprised to find just how much space you can free up in your actual bedroom if you reorganize your small closet to make it more storage-efficient. Consider a professional closet designer or invest in some new organizers and see just how much extra clutter you can remove from your bedroom.
4. Add A Wardrobe Wall
Wardrobes are a great solution for bedrooms that don’t have big closets or that don’t have any closets at all. They are also an easy way to add storage to a bedroom that is small on square footage. If you don’t have a great deal of floor space to add drawers and dressers than wardrobes may be just what you were looking for. They typically don’t come far off the wall, and are tall enough to go almost from floor to ceiling. Inside you can design them to have hanging space, drawer space or anything in between. Invest in enough wardrobes to fill an entire wall in your room. It will not only look more stylish and pulled-together but it will help add a tremendous amount of storage without taking up very much usable space at all.
5. Use Your Walls For Floating Shelves
Your walls are a valuable, and often under-utilized opportunity to add storage to your small bedroom, and are something you should consider if you are short on space. Floating shelves can be used for anything from clothes and shoes to storing books and trinkets. Plus, you can easily paint or decorate your new shelves to match the décor of your bedroom retreat.
6. Add Dual-Purpose Furniture
The right furniture in your bedroom can make all of the difference in how much storage space you have, so be smart with the pieces that you pick. Instead of opting for the open decorative nightstand, choose the option with more shelves to make the most of the space. That end-of-the bed bench? Make sure it is a storage bench or trunk that you can fill to the top with extra items. Little changes like this can really go a long way in transforming your small bedroom space.