Wall (& Deposit!) Friendly Rental Bedroom Storage Solutions

Wall (& Deposit!) Friendly Rental Bedroom Storage Solutions

Katie Holdefehr
Apr 26, 2017
(Image credit: IKEA)

Finding storage solutions is difficult in most homes, but in a rental apartment that has insufficient (or completely non-existent) closet space and where you're not allowed to drill into the walls, finding spots to stash all your stuff is even more challenging. By crafting your own storage boards and bins that lean against the wall or roll under the bed, you can store more in your rental spaceā€”and also take it all with you when you move out.

(Image credit: A Pair & a Spare)

If you're in need of a spot to primp in the morning, build this makeup vanity. Follow the how-to on A Pair & a Spare, but customize the shelving to accommodate your makeup stash.

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To hang up photos, posters and small shelves without drilling into the walls, attach all of the elements to a large plywood board, as IKEA did above. Lean the board casually against the wall, or move it around as needed.

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And because rental bedrooms rarely come with enough closet space, this freestanding clothing rack by Minimal Crafts is a must-pin DIY idea.

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Where do you store your shoes when you hardly have a closet? Assemble this wooden shoe ladder spotted on Design Sponge.

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In addition to the obvious benefit of stashing extra linens out of sight, these wooden under-bed storage bins created by Pretty Handy Girl also keep moths away thanks to their light cedar scent.

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Burkatron gives store-bought wicker baskets a bespoke touch with custom color-blocking.

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When you could use an extra surface (and some drawer space) beside your bed, turn to this marble-topped IKEA hack from The Vault Files.

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When wrapped in linen, a cheap cork board turns into a stylish jewelry organizer. Jen from iHeartOrganizing outlined the board in silver pushpins to keep the fabric in place and provide a striking border.

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In a rental apartment, portable storage that can move from room to room, and apartment to apartment, is worth the time it takes to make it yourself. The Proper Blog crafted the wheeled bin above, which can be painted to match any decor style.

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