The biggest problem in the bedroom is storage…
How do you find furniture to hold all that stuff you’ve collected?
You can add extra storage by making the most of your bedroom furniture.
Here are 7 clever ideas for bedroom furniture storage…
Pick a bed with drawers underneath or space to slide stuff under. If you a have a small room consider investing in a raised bed with lots of space underneath.
A great tip is to chose a thick and sturdy frame. The headboard can double as bookshelf or be used like a night-stand for lamps, alarm clocks and bedtime drinks or snacks. Frames with bed posts at the top and bottom are great for hanging clothes or accessories.
Never buy a budget wardrobe. Wardrobes need to be tough to hold all your stuff. A solid, hard wood wardrobe is strong enough to hold whatever you throw in it.
Utilise all the space in your wardrobe. Add a shoe rack or storage boxes underneath your hanging clothes. Add pegs to the inside doors to hang scarves, ties or hats and create more hanging space by folding less worn clothes in drawers.
A great storage idea is to use the space on top of the wardrobe. Hide stuff you don’t often use in boxes or baskets out of the way.
Shelves are amazing for small spaces and can be added to empty wall spaces above existing furniture. Good quality hard wood shelves can replace bulky units or bookcases.
Sturdy wooden shelves can hold a lot of weight, make the most of this and maximise your storage space. You can stack storage boxes or baskets on shelves or add hooks beneath to hang lighter items.
#4. Chests or trunks
Chests or trunks are a great retro addition to any room. For kid’s rooms chests are a great place to store toys. For adults rooms you can store linens and out of season clothing.
Get the most from your chest by padding the lid so it can be used as a seat. Chests are a really versatile piece of furniture that can be used in any room. As they’re easy to move you don’t have to commit to using just one space.
A great tip is to place chests under wall shelves or hanging items to use up dead floor space.
#5. Night-stands or dressing tables
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A night stand is a handy piece of bedroom furniture that should always have good storage space. Invest in a unit with a cupboard or drawers rather than just a table. This extra space can be used to store personal items out of sight. To free up surface space think about fixing a wall light rather than using a lamp.
Avoid cluttering a bedside table by keeping all of your night time essentials organised in a box or basket.
A dressing table is an amazing way to organise your cosmetics and accessories. Being organised is the key to unlock storage solutions. Dressing tables de-clutter other areas and provide more surface space.
They’re also a great way to make your room look a bit more glamorous. If you have great make up or accessories put them on display!
#6. Chests of drawers
A good chest of drawers is the most versatile item of furniture you can own. Make sure you purchase a good quality, hard wood. Strong drawers will hold lots of stuff without straining and a sturdy frame will hold the weight of whatever you place on the top surface.
Consider purchasing a tallboy rather than a traditional chest to maximise storage options. Tallboys are usually higher with much more drawer space.
Get the most from your chest of drawers by organising the inside space with boxes and baskets.
#7. Space on doors
Don’t underestimate the storage potential of doors. Always add hooks and pegs to hang clothing, towels or linen. The backs of doors are great places to hide things you need to use but don’t really want to see!
You’ll find so much storage space in your bedroom furniture once you start looking. Try to think outside the box and find ways to get extra space out of your own room.
Do you have any great bedroom furniture storage ideas? Let us know in the comments below…