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Creative Storage Ideas for Small Bedrooms
09.03.2016 15:37

Many people have small bedrooms and they can be great for many reasons. They provide a nice cozy feel and they can be an excellent way to save money on living expenses if you opt for a smaller place. There is, of course, one glaring downside when it comes to living in a tiny room. Where are you suppose to store all of your stuff? You could always just build a mountain of random things from floor to ceiling but that won’t do much for your home décor and isn’t all that practical. Never fear, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for creative ideas in small room design.

Use the space under your bed – This is a great place to start because most beds have quite a bit of empty space underneath them which really can’t be used for anything else. Get yourself some plastic bins or containers and start filling them up. Make sure they’re organized, keeping related items together to make it easier to find what you need. Create labels on the containers and keep them facing out to save even more time. You could take it a step further and but a bed with storage already built in.

Make the most out of your doors – There are all kinds of accessories out there to help you convert your door into a storage space or you could make some yourself. Adding hooks and bars to the side of your door is a great way to hang things that you use regularly, keeping them out of the way but also very accessible. Adding a shoe rack will also go a long way to freeing up some of your clutter.

Utilize closet organizers – A closet will most likely be your primary storage space but many people don’t use the space as efficiently as they could. Before you start piling stuff inside, take some time to figure out exactly what you’ll be storing. Use the hooks and racks from our last tip but also add shelves to any unused space, perhaps above where your clothes hang. Use dressers and cabinets below your hanging clothes to stuff that normally hard to fill void.

ProTip: Use soda can tabs and slide them over the hooks on your clothes hangers and use the second hole to add another hanger. This offsets everything enough so you can essentially store double the amount of clothes.

Use empty wall space above existing furniture – You surely have at least one piece of bulky furniture in your bedroom, such as a nightstand or dresser. Since it’s already sticking out from your wall you won’t be needing any head room above where it sits so don’t let it go to waste. Consider adding a cabinet or a couple of shelves. As long as they’re above furniture you already have they won’t be getting in your way. Another option is a floating drawer which gives you 2 ways to store, both in the drawer and on top like a normal shelf.

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