There’s nothing worse than a bedroom that looks cluttered and “busy”. You want your bedroom to be an oasis of calm, and create an ambiance whereby you can go to sleep relaxed and wake up feeling refreshed and full of vigor ready for the day! Here are a few idea for making the most of space for storage in your bedroom.
If you have a teenager’s bedroom that has little space, you can now get beds that are multi-purpose storage items, such as the one pictured above. The foot board supports a TV screen or computer monitor, plus space for books, CDs or DVDs in the wings, while the headboard has built-in speakers. Pretty funky, yes?
The easiest and most common way to store stuff is under the bed. A large bed will hog up to 40 square feet of floor space. If your bed is a divan and comes with drawers, or an Ottoman with a lift up mechanism, then that’s fine and dandy. But even if it doesn’t you can buy all sorts of under-bed storage boxes, many on wheels, that will slide in and out as required. I suggest you make them see-through so that you can see what’s in them looking under the bed, rather than having to pull them out and take the lid off. Many beds now come with drawers built into the base but if yours doesn’t simply buy some small storage containers, fill them up and roll them out of sight.
You will almost certainly have a wardrobe, closet or chest of drawers in your bedroom. You should check that you are making the best use of the space provided. I am guilty of keeping untrendy clothes that are too small for me in the hope that I will a) get fit and lose some weight, and b) they come back into fashion. It’s unlikely to happen and those clothes are taking up precious space!
Another good way of storing items such as spare sheets, duvet covers and other bedding is to put them in a stylish large stool or padded trunk at the foot of the bed.
There are many drawer/storage organizers that can be used to ensure drawers or closets are being used to their full potential. There are ones designed for socks, ties, underwear and jewellery. It may create a little extra space for you, but the main advantage is that you will be able to lay your hands on things more quickly- and that can be a boon if you got to be out to work pretty sharpish!
Finally, if you have a small corner with nothing there, use a coat stand. Personally I find a coat stand with scarves, hats and a coat or two on it make a bedroom more homely, and lived-in.