Keeping a tiny bedroom clutter free can feel like an impossible task. When you’ve tried everything from the KonMari method of decluttering to vacuum packed cloth storage bags underneath the bed, but still can’t keep clutter at bay, it’s no wonder you are suffering sleepless nights.
Clutter in the bedroom has been proven to have a negative impact on mood and self-esteem, and cause feelings of anxiety and disrupted sleep. But with so little space for storage, it’s no wonder your sleeping space is in disarray.
If you’re all out of ideas for turning your pint-sized bedroom into a stylishly organised space, read on for some super savvy storage ideas.
- Make use of the space under the bed
When it comes to space in the bedroom, it’s likely your bed is taking up most of it. If you aren’t using the space under your bed for storage space, it’s time you did. Storage beds offer ample space to keep some of your bedroom clutter hidden away out of view. Storage is usually provided for the full length and width of the bed, and is easily opened and closed. It’s the perfect place to keep fresh bed linen or out-of-season clothes.
If you are somewhat of a DIY expert, building a platform bed with extra storage space is another option. You can obtain a tremendous amount of storage space by turning basic cabinets and drawers into a platform on which to place your mattress. Giving your bed, and its footprint, a multi-purpose is the optimum way to gain storage space in a tiny room.
If you have a bedstead with open storage space underneath, make the most of the space by using carefully measured transparent storage boxes that are easy to slide in and out from underneath the bed.
- Bespoke furnishings
Bespoke furniture isn’t cheap, but it could be a wise investment if you really want to make the most of limited space. Speak to an experienced furniture designer for advice to maximise the amount of storage a bespoke design can bring. It’s the perfect way to make use of awkward spaces and everything will be tailored to suit your belongings. Fitted wardrobes can help to streamline your bedroom space, or cleverly designed open shelving can at least provide a home for some of the clutter piled in a corner.
- Rails, hooks and more hooks
Adding rails to the bottom of wall-mounted shelving creates some ingenious additional hanging space. Clothes, jewellery, and even shoes in shoe bags can be arranged in an orderly fashion and get clutter off of the floor.
Coat hooks on the wall and the back of the bedroom door are also handy ways of creating some extra hanging space. They can even make an interesting wall feature.
- Turn your headboard into drawers
If you’re short of space in the bedroom, you need to get clever with ideas. Opting for a headboard with built in drawers, or bespoke shelving built around your headboard will make full use of the space at the head of your bed.
- Divide up your drawers
When space is a premium, drawer dividers can make more of space and keep your belongings highly organised. By breaking drawers into smaller sections, you’ll be more easily be able to find socks, underwear and scarves without digging around. There’ll also be much less chance of things spewing out of your drawers onto the floor. Keeping things tidy in a small room is just as important as creating proper places for things to go.
- Mount cubby hole storage cubes
Wall-mounted storage clears clutter from the floor and a clear floor creates the illusion of more space. Place belongings in decorative boxes in the mounted storage cubes to give the room an organised and tidy feel. Wall-mounted storage cubes work well as bedside tables.
- Establish zones and scale down furniture
With such a limited footprint, established zones within the bedroom can make it easier to keep on top of building clutter. Use scaled-down furniture, such as a small, slim dressing table to create a morning prep space without using imposing furniture that will take up too much space in the room.
*This is a collaborative post.