If your bedroom isn’t as large as you’d like for it to be, you’re not alone. It seems like nearly all bedrooms feel tight on space once they’re filled with furniture and other essentials. It is so important that your bedroom be a place that makes your mind feel at ease. This can be nearly impossible in a space that is tight and cluttered. You can’t do anything about the square footage of the room, but you can do quite a bit about what’s inside. If you have a lot of items to store in your small bedroom and not nearly enough space to do so, these small bedroom storage ideas will help!
Our Favorite Small Bedroom Storage Ideas
Use Vertical Space
Even a small space has options if you look up instead of over. When you’re dealing with a bedroom too small to lay everything out side by side, think vertically! Use the walls right up to the ceiling. Bookcases or shelving units that are tall enough to reach the top will go a long way in keeping items up off the floor. If you install shelves along the perimeter of your bedroom walls, this will add dozens of square feet of storage space. When you use the space efficiently like this, you’re not only adding more storage but also drawing the eye upwards, making the room seem larger.
Get Creative in the Closet
A small bedroom probably has a small closet. You can handle this with ease by again thinking vertically and using all of the available space, not just what is on the ground. Hang pegs on the back of your closet door for storing shoes. All of a sudden, you have a lot more floor space that can be used for storage bins stashing out of season clothing.
Try a Wall-Mounted Night Stand
You need a place to put your reading table lamp, cell phone charger, and maybe a potted plant or two. You may not have the floor space for a traditional nightstand, but a small wall-mounted one is much better than going without. Even better- find one designed specifically to go in the corner. You’ll get the full benefits of a nightstand and it’ll take up practically no room at all!
Buy a Panel Bed with Extra Storage
The bed you sleep on is going to be the largest piece of furniture in the room, so you’ll want to choose a new bed wisely. Not only do panel beds have enough height for under-bed storage, but many designs actually come with built-in drawers. As a result, panel beds can be great space savers for small bedrooms. One of our favorites is the Vaughan Bassett Sawmill Storage Bed. With this bed, practicality meets comfort. A storage bed is the perfect way to put extra items out of sight and out of mind. Another great storage bed is the Malouf Waterford Upholstered Platform Storage Bed. With four under-bed drawers with wheels, this modern storage bed provides ample additional space.
Place an Ottoman or Bench at the End of Your Bed
A storage bench or ottoman at the end of a bed makes for great storage and seating, so you don’t need any chairs in the room. You can use it to store your weighted blanket, extra linens, towels, bathrobe, sweaters, books, or anything else you don’t have room for on your vertical shelves. When you’re winding down for the night, drinking tea and reading a book, you can sit on your cushioned bench!
Your bedroom is where you relax, recharge, and of course- sleep. The space is only going to feel comfortable if you have enough room to easily move around. It doesn’t take much to create a feeling of more space than there really is. Incorporate one, two, or all of these small bedroom storage ideas into your home. You’ll be moving around the room easier, sleeping better, and waking up happier too!