As a student, I had my fair share of questionable living quarters. One year I stayed in a room where, when I lay in bed, my head was less than a meter from the stove, and I could touch my desk at the other side of the room with my foot at the same time.
Having a small bedroom is not in any way a bad thing, it just means that you have to be far smarter with your layout and organization. Especially if you have way too much stuff, like me.
I love researching different ways to store all my bits and bobs, whether that be tiny items like jewelry or bigger bulkier items like spare bedding. As a total believer that a clear space makes for a clear mind, I am ready to convert my small area into an organizational haven.
Savvy Bedroom Storage Ideas
1. Consider swapping out a traditional wardrobe
When I lived with my parents I always had a big built-in wardrobe, so you can image my shock when I tried to fit everything I had in there into, essentially, a falling apart wooden box.
There are many alternatives to traditional wardrobes when working with a small space, but I really love the look of this ladder clothing rack. Not only does it look insanely pretty, much more so than a simple metal clothing rack, but it is also an opportunity for you to put your DIY gloves on. You could have so much fun painting this any color you want to match your room, and there are loads of space beneath the hanging clothes to store other things like shoes or bags.
2. Make friends with the space under your bed
Under bed storage is so unbelievably handy. If you’re toying with the idea of getting a single bed to save space, rest assured that you can stick to a double if you use the space beneath it effectively.
Baskets, plastic containers, and vintage trunks are but a few options of things you can use for under bed storage, and the only requirements are that they are of an appropriate height and will be easily accessible. Speaking of easy access, boxes on wheels are great for sliding under the bed, and I think these wooden patterned ones look really cool. They aren’t the deepest, but if you are looking to store something like books or office supplies, they would be perfect.