No matter the circumstances—be it a small starter house, a frugal apartment, or just bad architectural luck—if you have a small bedroom, that does not necessarily mean you have to be busting at the seams trying to make space for your belongings. Space may be limited in a bedroom with small overall dimensions, but there is a good chance that all of that space has not been utilized to its full potential. Even if a room is giving off strange Harry Potter/broom closet vibes, there are still ways to create storage space and therefore create even more room—to the point that you’ll think someone stretched your bedroom out while you were sleeping.
Without further ado, here are a few storage ideas that your small bedroom greatly needs!
Headboard with Shelves
Rather than let the space by the top of your bed go to waste, try using a headboard with drawer or shelf components for storing clothes, books, pictures, and more. These components can usually be as tall or as short as you prefer depending on how much vertical space you’d like to make use of. High ceilings are especially great for this.
Maximize Dresser Use
Instead of using a nightstand, you can use your room’s dresser as the nightstand. This will maximize the furniture’s usage while also minimizing clutter.
If you have the type of windows that would allow for this, improve upon corner windows by installing window seating. Not only does it improve the value of the room, but window seating also, clearly, provides extra seating, eliminating the need for chairs or other clutter, as well as extra storage space beneath the seating.
Should you lack office space in your home, bring a smaller desk and a chair into your bedroom, which can act as a vanity, nightstand, and an office desk all at the same time. Also, a desk area provides a solid excuse for installing shelves above it, possibly leaving more space open where a bookshelf was. You can add traditional shelving or even floating ones for knickknacks, books, or a small television. There is also shelving offered with pegs or hooks for hanging accessories like purses or necklaces.
Avoiding the need for a TV stand altogether, try mounting your TV or similar electronic devices onto the wall directly, freeing up invaluable space on the wall below and the floor.
The Kids’ Room
For a child’s bedroom with limited space, there is always the option of a single bunk bed that, rather than having another bed below it, has room for a desk or a play area. The non-traditional bed may be a fun addition to your child’s room.
As well, platform beds offer plenty of storage beneath where you sleep, thus also eliminating the necessary of a box spring. There are also containers for under-bed storage that can store out-season clothes or spare linens.
- Before doing anything different in your room, cut down the clutter. Have three piles: donate, toss, and keep.
- If you prefer a nightstand, get one with shelves or drawers that can accommodate chargers, books, and more.
- Add corner shelving, which takes up a bit less space than standard wall shelving.
- Create recessed wall spaces between studs, which adds storage without forgoing floor space.
- Repurpose a bookcase into a wardrobe. You can add café curtains on a tension rod for concealing some items while highlighting others.
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