25 Effective Bedroom Storage Ideas To Make The Most Of Your Space


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Your clothes are scattered in the corner. Clutter fills your nightstand because you’re not quite sure where to put your piles of books and knick-knacks. The top of your dresser is a mess of disorganized jewelry. And inside the drawers, it’s tough to locate anything in the mixed-up socks and accessories. Needless to say, you need some bedroom storage ideas.

An organized bedroom ensures everything has its place. A bit of effort now can help you stay organized down the road. Keep your bedroom tidy and free of clutter, and you’ll never have to tiptoe around dirty laundry again.

With a well thought out closet configuration and plenty of functional storage, getting ready for the day is so much easier. Stop worrying about clutter with these smart bedroom storage ideas.
Buy A Bed With Drawers Jeremy Levine / Flickr (Creative Commons)
Invest in a platform bed that has built-in drawers at its base. Store bulky sweaters, outerwear, and other seasonal items here to save closet and dresser space for everything else.
Use Vertical Space In Your Closet View this post on Instagram
KEY TO FENG SHUI IN YOUR CLOSET Your closets represent your subconscious. They easily become a collection pits and then you become overwhelmed in other areas of your life. That’s why it is so important to organise your closets and edit them down. On the other hand, when you have diligently organised closet, it reveals fear of perfectionism or success. Make sure when you go through your closet, that you are really being honest and getting rid of things you haven’t warn in a while and those that no longer fits you. Apart from editing down, attach an emotion to each item, that you bringing out. Make it an undesirable attribute about yourself that you just don’t want anymore, fear or negativity or self-doubt. It’s so revealing how these closets do really represent our subconscious issues. We throw everything in there, we close the door and don’t want to deal with it! #fengshuitips #closetgoals #closet #organizedcloset #closetediting

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You don’t need to hang everything. A closet that only contains a hanging rod doesn’t make good use of storage space. This closet is an excellent example of how to incorporate multiple storage options.

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There’s a rod for hanging clothes along with shelving and cubbyholes to put items that don’t need to be hung.
Supersize Your Nightstand Kara Eads / Unsplash
Even a small bedroom benefits from the addition of furniture like this over-sized side table. It provides additional storage so you won’t need to stuff all your oft-needed things inside your dresser or closet. If your bedside table is too cramped, things are likely to fall off and find a home on your floor — which ultimately creates added clutter.
Turn Your Headboard Into Storage
The back of your bed (assuming it’s placed against the wall) is the ideal place to sneak in bedroom storage ideas. Try a DIY headboard with shelving or buy one ready made.
Find it at Wayfair Put Bins Under Your Bed View this post on Instagram
What's the scariest thing hiding under your bed? It's not a monster, it's clutter! Banish Those dust bunnies and conquer under-the-bed clutter with some storage baskets. … (Tap the link in our bio for 7 other basket storage ideas!)

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All that empty space under your bed is wasted. Make use of it by sliding in storage bins or bags. It’s a great place to store seasonal items that you only use part of the year.
Use A Bookshelf As A Headboard View this post on Instagram
The headboard is one of those features that, besides being practical and functional, can also serve as a decorative element for the bedroom. If functionality is what you’re looking for in a headboard, one that has built-in storage can turn out to be ideal. Bookshelf headboards are popular for their practical and space-efficient designs. But finding the perfect balance between useful storage and simplicity can be a real challenge. That’s where a DIY headboard gives you the ability to decide what you want to store/display and customise accordingly. Read more- link in bio #designmindsouthafrica #homeinspiration #bookshelfheadboard #bedroomideas #designmind #homedecor #homedesign #homeinspiration #decorideas #homeideas #interiordesign #interiors #interiors #headboards #headboardideas

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Books take up so much room, and avid readers know the struggle of trying to pare down. If they’re are scattered on your floor, or you’ve created a massive pile on the nightstand, consider adding bookshelves to the back of your bed.
Use An Armoire To Hang Clothes
A beautiful armoire is an elegant bedroom addition. Armoires are pretty, and they provide hanging space for rooms without closets.
Find it at Wayfair No Bedside Table? No Problem! View this post on Instagram
I mean, the @my.beddy may be the cutest and most functional bedroom organizer I never knew I needed. Nightstand clutter is real yo. Thank you @thekmarthome for using it to carry your precious cargo . PS This isn’t just a cute photo I was tagged in. I love that this organizer is made with 100% recycled polyester. I am all about an eco-friendly clutter buster. Can we please get behind more products like this? Love.

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If you don’t have room for a bedside table, or perhaps you’re tired of leaving yours full of clutter, add this clever pouch to the side of your bed. This bedroom storage idea provides storage for things like tablets, e-readers, books, and magazines — all within easy reach.
Use Cubbies View this post on Instagram
If only the playroom was this clean! Does anyone else feel the urge to purge this time of year? Every day he’s at school, I’m tempted to go in and haul it all away . Don’t worry, I’d never. #momguiltisreal by @_bright_city . . . . #playroomstorage #targetstyle #abmlifeiscolorful #decorinspo #kidsdecor #kids_decor #childrensinterior #organizedforsuccess #playroominspo #targetdecorating #stellarspaces #finditstyleit #lightandbright #storagecubbies #interiordecoratinginspiration #noclosetspace #thedelightofdecor #theeverymomathome #decorforkids

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These units from IKEA are available in multiple sizes and configurations. These bedroom storage ideas are incredibly versatile and work well for bedrooms without traditional closet space.
Get Rid Of Your Closet And Install A Full Wall Unit View this post on Instagram
Another one completed not posted for a while been the busiest I’ve ever been got two Moore kitchens too complete by the weekend pics to follow ……late shifts #fittedrobes #bedroom #bedroomstorage #bespoke

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When my husband and I moved into our home, we spent a few years grappling with a poorly designed closet. The awful doors didn’t allow us access to the whole space, and we were continually struggling to store our garments.

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Eventually, we ripped out the entire closet wall (doors and all!) and installed an IKEA closet unit. The sliding doors give us access to ALL our stuff, so we’re no longer struggling to reach the recesses of our closet.
Use A Hideaway Bed View this post on Instagram
In need of extra storage space? look no further than our Ottoman storage bed. Perfectly designed for hiding away linens, pillows, towels, shoes, duvets, the list is endless. We can upholster in any of our headboard styles, in any fabric of your choosing photography and styling by @catesthill

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This alternative to drawer storage is great for storing awkwardly shaped items or larger things that won’t quite fit in a regular drawer.
Install A Closet With Sliding Doors View this post on Instagram
We recently teamed up with West End star & former winner of Love Island’s Amber Davies to create her beautiful new wardrobe. Amber opted for Classic Sliding Doors in Pure White and Mirror. The end result is stunning and creates a clever storage solution for Amber to store her huge collection of clothes, shoes and bags! @amb_d Head over to our blog on our website to learn more! #slidingdoors #slidingdoor #wardrobe #walkinwardrobe #dressingroom #cleverstorage #storage #bedroomstorage #amberdavies #bedroomgoals #bedroomdesignideas

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Sliding doors are essential if you want full access to closet space. Choose mirrored doors in a small room to make it appear larger, and you won’t have to install a mirror elsewhere.
Lock It Up View this post on Instagram
Our white shorty lockers are excellent for storage and look damn good. Especially if you pop them into a muted, soft space like this gorge bedroom.⁠ ⁠ #lockers #whitelocker #industrialstorage #shortylocker #bedroomstorage #sidetable #sidestorage

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This cute locker-style nightstand is roomy enough to store items from books to beauty supplies. It also locks if you prefer to keep your stuff secure.
Use A Versatile Cart Image courtesy of Homey Oh My
You’ve probably seen this cart everywhere. It’s great for storing a host of things. In a bedroom, you might use it for shelving books, jewelry, or other items you don’t have a spot for elsewhere. Check out this article for three different ways to use this handy cart in your home.
Add A Corner Shelf
Corner space is often wasted in rooms, and if you’re low on storage space in a tiny bedroom, a corner shelf is a great way to display decor or store books. Shelves are great go-to bedroom storage ideas since there are so many different options to fit every kind of space.
Find it at Amazon Keep Books Off The Floor View this post on Instagram
Loving how these high shelves look! We made them from rough sawn timber. They will eventually be painted the same colour as the wall. Can’t wait to fill it with books and interesting things. Thanks to my ever patient hubby for putting up with much dropping of things and bad swears Just need to find a book case ladder now #manwithskills #homedecor #highshelves #tinitinyterracehouse #loveourhouse

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Go up to the ceiling! In a small room, adding shelves close to the ceiling frees up floor space and helps make the room feel a bit bigger than it would with a traditional bookshelf.
Take Advantage Of Back-of-the-Door Space View this post on Instagram
More space where you need it most. #TheContainerStore

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The back of your door is a hidden storage spot that provides ample space for shoes, scarves, jewelry, and other small accessories.
Hang Clothing In Sight  View this post on Instagram
Now that looks much better & more functional So happy with this new purchase! I definitely have more clothes than I can fit in my room but this helps with that! Not gonna lie this was not the easiest thing to put together Had to have my sissy help me haha. What would I do without her . . . . . #liketkit #LTKhome #LTKunder50 #LTKunder100 #liketoknowithome #organizedroom #cleanroom #bedroomdecor #bedroominspo #bedroomideas #bloggerstyle #bloggerlife #bloggerlifestyle #smallspaces #bloggerfashion #homedecor #closetorganization #roomdecor #roominspiration #clothingrack #organizedlife #organizedhome

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An exposed storage unit like this one is perfect for those with a small, monochrome wardrobe. If your space lacks a closet, hanging clothes within view is an option — just be sure to keep the area tidy to prevent visual clutter.
Use Curtains To Hide Stored Items View this post on Instagram
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No closet? No dresser? If you want to store your clothing on a rack but don’t love the idea of letting everything hang out, use curtains to hide your DIY closet area.
Store Shoes On A Rack Dương Nhân / Pexels
Don’t dump shoes at the bottom of your closet. Use a rack! Whether a beautiful wooden display rack to show off your shoe collection, or a standard metal model for inside your closet, keeping your shoes neatly organized prevents them from getting prematurely scuffed and worn.
Utilize Corners
If you don’t mind leaving your clothes exposed, this corner bar is a handy storage option for tight spaces. Have a closet and don’t need extra hanging space? Install the corner bar anyway and create a spot where you can prep your outfit for tomorrow.
Find it at Amazon Add A Storage Bench To The End Of Your Bed
End-of-bed benches are popular bedroom storage ideas and adornments. If you’re short on space, choose a bench to store clothing and memorabilia as needed. A storage bench is a dual-purpose furniture piece that also serves to glam up your sleeping space.
Find it at Wayfair Go Into The Wall Image courtesy of This Old House
Not keen on adding shelving that will cannibalize floor space? Build into the wall instead. Of course, this won’t work in every bedroom, but it’s a clever way to add storage without sacrificing floor space.
Find the plans at This Old House Use Drawer Dividers View this post on Instagram
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Messy drawers are a recipe for frustration. Use dividers to keep them neat and tidy and make your days easier.
Find it at Amazon Install A Loft Bed View this post on Instagram
Functionality is a key part in how I incorporate mindfulness into my life at home & has been especially necessary for me to maintain a sense of calm while living in a small Brooklyn apartment. The width of my bedroom is shorter than I am & just a few inches wider than a queen-size bed. When I first moved in, this space fit an unlofted bed & a dresser. I took advantage of the height of the ceilings and have doubled the space where the bed once sat low to the floor by lofting the bed. Now I get to have a distinct sleeping space above & a working space/desk + a lounge space below (where I actually sleep 70% of the time after falling asleep to a David Attenborough documentary or an episode of "I Love Lucy"). The additional space has added so much functionality in my life which has invited in so much more peace & serenity.

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It’s tough to store everything you own in a tiny bedroom. A loft bed frees up floor space and provides extra room for a desk or bookshelves.
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