I’m a big advocate of doing more with less stuff. I often encourage people around me to declutter their spaces. It is an ideal way to organize your stuff unless you absolutely need everything you have. If you have a small bedroom and you have tried as much as you can to pare down what you can, you might have to makeover your storage to make room for more things. Here are a couple of smart ways you can fit more things in your bedroom space without clutter.
1. Maximize bedroom space under your bed — and hide it
Some people might cringe when they hear about putting stuff under the bed. But, it is one of the smartest and simplest ways of adding a big area of storage to your bedroom space. If you really want more space, there are several options you can go with.
- Buy a new storage bed: This is a good option if you can afford to organize what you want to place under the bed carefully.
- Make a Do-It-Yourself bed storage solution under the bed.
- Raise your current bed, and add storage containers. Carefully color them so they won’t give the room an unusual look or add a bed skirt to conceal what is under.
2. Organize your dresser like a pro
Most people don’t know the great use of drawer dividers. They simply just use it as is. Taking time to properly organize your clothing in your dresser can create more space for you today.
3. Find space in your closet not being used
How well do you organize your closet? Are you making use of every available space? If you don’t own the house or apartment where you live, you might be hesitant to drill holes to make shelves. But even renters have more clothing rods, hangers over the doors, as well as other storage tools.
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4. Use double duty furniture
Small storage space cabinets instead of a sizable table, a floating drawer rather than just a shelf — even your nightstand can double as additional storage if you make it. It’s true, a small bedroom space probably implies less space for your nightstand and other bigger furniture, but instead of going for something streamlined, try fitting some storage in one spot if you can.
5. Splurge on wardrobe walls
It may not be the cheapest option, and might even seem crazy if you have a really small bedroom floor plan to begin with. But installing shallow wardrobes along a whole wall will create a cozy feel to the entire room while it adds storage, rather than feel bulky like a big piece of furniture solo might feel. Installed in a light color could help fight the claustrophobic feel.
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