13 IKEA Buys To Make the Most of a Teeny, Tiny Bedroom, Starting at Just $5.99
A small bedroom can be nice and cozy, but it can also be a bit of a storage challenge. How do you squeeze everything you need into a room that’s barely big enough for a bed?
When it comes to bedrooms though, you can’t get more small space-friendly than IKEA. Everyone’s favorite Swedish retailer knows a thing or two about efficiently laying out a space, and in their recent 2021 catalog drop, IKEA released several products specifically designed to solve small bedroom issues—and the dropped the price on a few favorites, too. If you’re looking to spiff up your small bedroom on a budget right now, these 13 top picks are the perfect place to start shopping.
1. BJÖRKSNÄS Nightstand
This nightstand is about a foot-and-a-half wide, so it’ll fit into pretty tight spaces. Crafted from solid wood, it features a fairly deep drawer for all of your bedside essentials as well as a small shelf for reading materials. Brand new for this catalog drop is the black colorway, which gives the piece an extra modern look. Push your bed into a corner and add one of these bedside for a smart, space-saving setup.
Buy: BJÖRKSNÄS Nightstand, $69.99
2. SVENSHULT Wall Shelf
Can’t swing a nightstand? This simple gridded metal wall shelf, only eight inches wide, is a great place to perch a pair of reading glasses or an alarm clock. Mounted vertically, it’s also a primo spot for stacking up all of the books you want to read. If gold is too glitzy for your sleep style, choose the white colorway instead.
Buy: SVENSHULT Wall Shelf, $12.99
3. TRONES Shoe Storage Cabinet
The TRONES is designed as a cabinet for storing shoes, but it could also be very useful as a nightstand, too. At only 7 inches deep, it’s small enough to fit into even the tightest of spots. For an extensive shoe collection, I could see mounting a bunch of these in a row.
Buy: TRONES Shoe Storage Cabinet, $24.99 for a 2-pack
4. EKRAR Hat and Coat Stand
Never let an empty corner or awkward nook go to waste, especially not in a small bedroom. Though coat racks are usually thought of as furnishings for entry ways and mudrooms, you could always try one in a bedroom when you need extra storage for accessories like scarves, totes, and hats. Look for something with a smaller footprint that’s compact at the base but has a lot of nodules at the top.
Buy: EKRAR Hat and Coat Stand, $19.99
5. NÄVLINGE LED Clamp Spotlight
When you don’t have space for a proper bedside lamp, all hope is not lost. This new little LED clamp light will give you all the directional glow you need to read without taking up hardly any space. The white colorway is online now, and this red design will be available soon.
Buy: NÄVLINGE LED clamp spotlight, $14.99
6. PAX Wardrobe
7. KNAPPER Floor Mirror
For bedrooms where closet space is at a premium, this floor mirror provides an extra bit of hanging space behind it for clothing and accessories. Back it into a corner to get the most storage bang for your buck out of its placement; just make sure the racks and hooks are still accessible.
Buy: KNAPPER Floor Mirror, $59.99
8. SLÄKT Bed Frame with Storage and Slatted Bedbase
For a kid’s room or super small studio, you can’t get much better than this bed frame with built-in storage, now at an even lower everyday price for 2021. Store off-season clothing and spare bedding in the underbed drawers and outfit the shelves with bins for toys or other knickknacks.
Buy: SLÄKT Bed Frame with Storage and Slatted Bedbase,
9. VARDÖ Underbed Storage Box
Unlike other underbed storage options, the VARDÖ’s casters make it easy to pull out and access items, while its canvas cover is a lot less bulky than a traditional lid. You can even add interior organizers to these boxes to really max out your storage opportunities in this often underutilized spot.
Buy: VARDÖ Underbed Storage Box, $29.99
10. EKBY ALEX / RAMSHULT Wall Shelf
If you like the idea of a having a desk in your bedroom but are having trouble fitting one in, try a wall-mounted, space-saving combo like this fairly deep wall shelf. It works quite well as a place for your laptop (when you pull up a chair or stool) or even as a vanity or small dressing table for getting ready. You can add hooks beside the shelf brackets for even more storage spots for things like handbags and purses.
Buy: EKBY ALEX / RAMSHULT Wall Shelf, $64.99
11. MALM Full Bed Frame with Two Storage Boxes
Now available at the new low price of $219 for 2021, this reimagined classic is the ultimate small space multitasker. Not only does it have two underbed drawers for whatever you want to keep handy, but this bed’s headboard can also serve as a room divider, if you turn the design 180 degrees towards the wall, as shown here.
Buy: MALM Full Bed Frame with Two Storage Boxes,
12. VILDKORN Pillow
13. RAGGISAR Basket
*Re-edited from an article originally published 11.30.2017- DB