The bedroom is a tricky room to keep organised, especially when you stop to consider that it’s one of the smaller rooms in your house, yet one that requires more storage than others. From clothing to bedding, books and endless personal items, there tends to be a great number of items in your bedroom that require storage.
A well-organised bedroom is key to ensuring the room not only looks stylish and well maintained but did you know you will actually get a better night’s sleep in a tidy room? Storage is a huge part of making sure that your bedroom stays tidy and organised, and we’re here to give you top tips for making the most out of your bedroom storage.
Only Store What’s Necessary
The first and most practical step to making sure that you’re making the most of your bedroom storage is to clear out anything that shouldn’t be stored in your bedroom in the first place. Items like suitcases should be shifted to the loft or garage, while coats and jackets should go in the cupboard under the stairs or on a coat rack or peg in the porch. It’s easy for items such as these to get schlepped into the bedroom, but they take up a lot of space that could otherwise be much better utilised. Have a good clear out of the bedroom and identify any items that have snuck in and immediately shift them to a different space in your home.
Make Use of Vertical Storage
Vertical space is often overlooked by many people who are trying to think of additional storage options for their bedroom. Shelving systems are of course very useful for decorative items and books you choose to keep in your room, but try to think beyond shelving when considering vertical storage options. You could opt for a tall chest of drawers which offers additional storage, or even a headboard that includes storage cubbies or shelves. There are endless ways to get creative with vertical storage, and it’s fantastic for freeing up floorspace in your bedroom.
Perhaps the most effective way to make use of the storage space in your bedroom is to choose fitted wardrobes. Fitted wardrobes not only take up much less space than their freestanding counterparts, but they also offer a great deal more customisable options. A fitted wardrobe not only provides a place to hang your clothes, but you can choose a number of shelving and drawer systems to include in the design. This way, you can either have additional drawer storage to what is already in your bedroom, or choose to keep it neatly concealed behind closed doors.
Under Bed Storage
The space under your bed doesn’t have to be a dark abyss where odd socks go to die. Instead, if you make adequate use of the space, you will find that this can actually be an excellent storage area. Storing items in plastic containers under the bed is a great way to find a little extra space for your clothing or shoes, or you can really create a ton of space by making use of vacuum storage bags – perfect for bulky clothing. If you have a bed that is quite low and doesn’t allow for many items to be stored beneath, a simple and cost-effective solution would be to purchase a set of bed raisers. These are easily installed to the feet of your bed, allowing more space for storage beneath. Or, if you’re in the market for a new bed, you could choose a divan bed with built-in storage drawers or a mattress that lifts up to expose additional storage space.
If you’re looking to optimise your bedroom storage and are interested in learning about the benefits of fitted wardrobes, get in touch with us today! We can provide the perfect wardrobe solution for your space.