11 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Bedroom
Dealing with a tiny bedroom can be a bit overwhelming — how are you supposed to sleep in there and fit all your stuff in there, too? Try out one of these 11 solutions.
Above: Baskets under the bed are a great place to stash extra stuff — and unlike the traditional under bed boxes, they’re nice enough to look at all the time. Photo from Foster House.
Even if you don’t have an open wardrobe in your bedroom, a shelf mounted a few feet from the ceiling and running the length of the room can be a great place to stash things that don’t get used too often, without losing any floor real estate. From Avenue Lifestyle.
Another overlooked storage spot is right over the door. You can DIY a shelf over the door with this tutorial from the Home Depot.
If your closet is on the small side (or you don’t have a closet at all), freestanding wardrobes can make up for the lack. These are nice and minimal and, positioned on either side of the bed, look almost built in.
Bonus: a bench at the foot of the bed creates plenty of space to stash things underneath. For things that don’t stack neatly, you can slip a trunk underneath, as in this space from Delikatissen.
Add a clothes bar in the corner for a little extra storage. DIY from Mint Loves Social Club.
Try shelves above the bed, or a cabinet, or both. Spotted on Hemnet.
Another option, if you like reading in bed and don’t want to bang your head on a cabinet: wall-mounted cabinets running lengthwise along the bed. Spotted on Design Sponge.
Use pot rails and hooks to create storage for jewelry or scarves on the back of the door, as seen on IKEA Family Live.
Mount small shelves next to the bed for a little extra storage, as seen on La Maison d’Anna G.
A trunk makes a stylish nightstand… and a great place to stash some extra stuff. From Lily.
Re-edited from a post originally published 5.22.15-NT