Clever Storage Solutions for Small Bedrooms
Having a small bedroom can really get you down, especially when you don’t have a lot of storage space to stay organised. However, with clever solutions, you can maximise every inch and keep everything in order. Here are the best solutions:
Divan beds give you deep drawers
Divan beds are fantastic space-savers in small bedrooms, as they provide storage drawers built right into the base of the bed. This allows you to store extra linens, clothes, or other items under the bed and out of sight.
The storage drawers are usually quite deep on divan beds so that they can hold a lot. Just be mindful of how much weight the drawers can hold so they don’t break.
Some divan beds have storage drawers on only one side or at the foot of the bed, with drawers on both sides maximising storage.
Pick a divan bed with a low profile or a minimal headboard for small rooms to save on space. Sturdy casters on the base let you move the bed around quickly, which is helpful if you have carpet or an uneven wooden floor.
Ottoman beds add hidden storage without taking up floor space
The best space-saving storage solution for bedrooms is an ottoman bed, offering hidden storage underneath the bed. Lifting the top, you’ll find roomy interior storage for extra blankets, pillows, or anything else.
Ottoman beds are available in various sizes, from single to king, so measure up carefully to find one that fits your room. You can also get side and end-opening ottoman beds to match the layout of your bedroom.
Slide-out beds maximise floor space for kids’ bedrooms
Slide-out or trundle beds are great when squeezing in an extra sleeping space. These beds have a second mattress on rollers or casters underneath the main bed. When needed, the second bed slides out and pops up.
This can create a large bed or a two-tier sleeping space perfect for sleepovers or visiting guests. It tucks neatly under the main bed and out of the way when not in use, ensuring your small bedroom always looks neat.
Swap a chest of drawers with a wardrobe with drawers
Instead of a bulky dresser, consider a wardrobe cabinet for clothing storage. Wardrobes are taller than dressers, so they take up less floor space.
A wardrobe with built-in drawers is perfect for holding folded garments, underwear, and other essentials without occupying the entire bedroom. Hang longer items like dresses, pants, and shirts inside. Look for a wardrobe with adjustable shelving inside the hanging space, suitable for stacks of sweaters and other folded items.
Other multi-purpose furniture ideas include ottoman buffets, toy box benches, fold-out desks, and high-sleeper beds for kids.
Use wall space with corner shelves
Don’t overlook the storage potential of wall space. Corner shelves are ideal for using awkward small spaces. Floating wall shelves arranged vertically can hold folded clothes. Sturdy shelves in room corners are great for books, plants, and display items.
Just be sure wall shelves are firmly anchored and will hold the intended weight – we recommend using self-drilling plasterboard fixings. Arrange items creatively but leave some air space between them for a clean, uncluttered look.
Get creative with vertical storage
Vertical storage solutions like over-the-door hangers, wall-mounted racks, or a ladder shelf for towels/bedding are ideal for small bedrooms.
Use hanging shoe organisers, multi-tiered hangers, and hanging shelves inside your wardrobe to maximise your space. Cover a wall with perforated pegboard and use hooks to hang tools, guitars, hats, keys, and other items.
With some crafty storage solutions, even the tiniest bedrooms can stay organised and have room for all your stuff. Ottoman beds, slide-out beds, drawer wardrobes, and wall shelves provide helpful storage to keep your small space feeling spacious. Feel free to try new ideas, even if it means making a few holes in the wall.