Just like their larger counterparts, small bedrooms can be organized and serene—instead of cluttered and cramped. Check out these ideas for storing bedroom basics efficiently. You can create a space where you are organized and all of your belongings have their own area in your diminutive bedroom. When you sort, arranged and neatly store the bedroom’s overflow, you create a functional space that’s welcoming and where things are easy to find.
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1. Fold it
Imagine if Marie Kondo could come to your home to organize and declutter your bedroom. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Since, most likely Japan’s world eminent expert on tidying up is not going to stop by 100 Main St. to help you. You can read her best selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Kondo swears by the fact that a tidy home will make you happier. Who doesn’t want to be happy? Learn this magical method with the KonMari cheat sheet to spark joy. The reason why the KonMari method is all the rage – her minimalist approach to keeping clothes in the most-organized state possible promises a clutter-free life filled with fun folding sessions and pretty, easy to find daily outfits in every season.
2. Maximize under bed storage solutions
Container Store Wide Under Bed Drawer
Homz Long Underbed Wood Storage w/Chalkboard Label Front
West Elm Modern Weave Underbed Storage
Time for a new bed? Why not get a bed that is the storage?
Consider a bed with built in storage to provide an ad hoc linen closet. Storage beds are one of the most obvious storage hacks for small bedrooms, but they’re also among the best. Storage beds can give you as many drawers as a dresser!
3. Use multipurpose furniture
- Use a simple desk as a night table to do double duty in your small space.
- Alternatively, you can use a small dresser as a night table to maximize use and storage.
4. Go vertical
Use the height of the walls as storage, too.
You can always hack an Ikea Billy bookcase with trim added to create a ”built-in”. Take 2 Billy bookcases and place them on either side of your bed to add a ton of storage with a small footprint. Follow the tutorial here.
Check out this awesome idea of how to use the vertical space and still be able to access ALL of it. A bookshelf staircase from Danny Kuo. Brilliant!
5. Basket case
6. Hang it
Utilize the space behind doors, too. Store your jewelry and makeup behind the door to keep it out of sight and organized. The best way to declutter and tidy up is to make sure everything you own has a home.
Use decorative hooks on the wall to hang you possessions on the vertical spaces in your home. Floor space need not apply!
7. Go Horizontal
Use long shelving as a place for more display and storage. You can place it at the end of your bed to serve as a work surface.
If you’re looking to redecorate or just refresh your space, consider giving some of these ideas a try.
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Have you found a unique way to conserve space in your bedroom? Please comment and share!