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Clever Bedroom Storage Ideas to Maximise Space

Bedrooms are supposed to be a space for relaxation. That’s why storage is essential to put away unnecessary clutter and keep the room clean. The most traditional storage options for bedrooms include hanging shelves, freestanding cabinets, and dressers. But if you want to add some creativity to your bedroom’s storage solutions, there are plenty of other ways you can maximise space and have more than enough room for your belongings.

Combine a variety of storage styles

A mixture of different storage designs is perfect for a child or teenager’s room. For instance, you can install made to measure wardrobes to fit awkward spaces and have multi-purpose shelves that make use of the available space above the bed. Maximising all available space and turning it into smart storage is perfect for a small room.

Use the space under the bed

Instead of using the space above, another creative idea is to add storage by constructing a bed platform. Any space below the stairs can be turned into pull-out shelves for storing everything from clothing to books.

Upcycle for more storage

If you don’t have a budget for new furniture, you can upcycle crates into bedside tables or storage boxes for books and other knick-knacks. Crates are quite popular for a chic and modern look in minimalist bedrooms.

Maximise all vertical space in the room

It’s a common error in designing bedrooms to neglect vertical space. You can turn the space high up into storage and install a step ladder for easier access. Floor-to-ceiling storage will also make the room appear taller and more spacious.

Use glass doors

Cabinet and closet doors tend to be bulky and imposing. To create an illusion of more space, opt for a sliding cabinet door, or replace it with mirrors or glass. See-through storage has the added advantage of allowing you to spot what you need before opening the door.

Don’t waste any space

Awkward corners can be turned into storage by installing hanging shelves and racks. There’s a lot you can do by creating custom storage space for every available space in the room.

Freestanding cabinets are best for a country-style interior

Flea markets are a treasure trove if you’re looking for a vintage cabinet for your bedroom. You can repurpose a kitchen cabinet with glass panels into functional clothing storage for your bedroom.

Minimalist fitted wardrobes

Built-in storage creates the perfect sleek and minimalist appeal to any bedroom. If you prefer modern and contemporary styles, custom-built closets with simple styles and finish will complete the bedroom’s look.

Create a display stand for your favourite things

If you aren’t very messy, open shelves are great for showcasing some of your favourite things. For example, an open shelf can be the perfect display stand for your collection of books. The same shelf can also be used to display your most frequently worn accessories, such as shoes. The key to maximising open shelves is to ensure that they are always clean, organised and clutter-free.


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