10 Ways to Gain Extra Bedroom Storage

Our bedrooms hold a lot of stuff. Obviously we keep our clothes there, but then we often house odd possessions that don’t fit anywhere else in the house. Finding enough bedroom storage starts to become a problem.

It’s common knowledge now that a tidy, uncluttered bedroom means better sleep. It can be difficult to find all the extra storage. But if you’re willing to get a bit creative, you can create stylish and functional bedroom storage solutions that will help you sleep easier at night.

Maximise space

Got a little nook that’s just too small to fit a piece of furniture? Make or buy some custom shelves to fit in the gaps so you can use every bit of space available. You could even fit a hanging rail so you can make a statement out of some of your best clothes.


Use the space above the bed

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The space above the bed is the most under-used storage space in the bedroom. Use it for cupboards and units to hide away things that you might not need all the time, such as old board games and perhaps paperwork.

Centralise your bed

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If you’ve got the room, you could move your bed into the middle of the room and create a headboard that houses lots of shelves, drawers and secret storage spaces. This bedroom uses the headboard as a chest of drawers with a nifty pull-down shelf.

Use your stuff as decoration

Carefully placed items in open shelves is a perfect bedroom storage solution. They work best in rooms with bright colours as different shoes, accessories and knick-knacks create a display that fits in with the rest of the room.

Embrace minimalism

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If you like the minimalist style, you could go for white handless drawers that create a sleek look and hide away all your things.

Use under-bed storage

If you don’t fancy using the space over the bed, why not utilise the space under it? You could build a platform for the bed to sit on and put in lots of storage below, like drawers and cupboards. Even if you don’t want to raise the bed, you could still buy or make pull-out boxes to fit neatly under the bed.

Create a cosy area with bedroom storage

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In this kids’ bedroom, the storage cupboards surround the bed, creating a fantastic cosy nook that is great for using in the day as well as bed time. And they won’t have any excuse for their bedroom being messy!

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Take advantage of hooks

Why not use hooks to hang all your jewellery? This will keep it neat and tidy, and creates a beautiful look in your bedroom.

Don’t be afraid of glass

You could add glass cupboards or cabinets to your bedroom. Not only will this give the illusion of more space, but it will also allow you to see what you’ve got in the cabinets so you know exactly where things are.

Upcycle

Upcycling is all the rage. Use old items that you’d normally throw out to make bedroom storage solutions, such as an old wooden box. You can turn this into a handy bedside table that’s small enough for space-starved bedrooms.

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