When it comes to homes, one thing is for sure - we all need storage space. No matter the size or style of our living quarters, it's always a challenge to find enough room for all our belongings. And, when it comes to the bedroom, it can be particularly difficult to keep things organized and tidy.
Do you often find yourself wading through a sea of clothes and general debris just to find your bed? If so, you're not alone. That's why we've put together this list of our favourite smart storage hacks for your bedroom. From versatile furniture to creative use of space, we've got you covered.
Double-Duty Furniture: Pick the Right Pieces
Investing in furniture that can serve multiple purposes is a great way to make the most of your space. Traditional bedroom storage pieces like wardrobes, chests of drawers, blanket boxes, and dressing tables with built-in drawers are excellent examples of furniture that not only looks great in any room, but also provide ample storage for shoes, clothes, and other personal items.
However, having all these pieces in your bedroom can make it feel cluttered and cramped. Even light-colored furniture can be overwhelming in a small space. So, it's important to choose the right pieces that work for you.
Choose the Right Wardrobe for Your Space
For small bedrooms, built-in or "fitted" wardrobe units are a great comprehensive storage solution. Even if your room is small, you can make the most of the vertical space by installing a sturdy floor-to-ceiling built-in wardrobe with sliding, hinged, walk-in, or traditional shaker door wardrobe, depending on your bedroom's layout. By realizing how much vertical storage you have, you can make your small bedroom look and feel much bigger.
Wardrobe Internal Accessories for Smart Storage
Once you know the overall dimensions of your wardrobe, it's time to choose how many vertical partitions you want inside it. It's sensible to have a number of interior elements equal to the number of doors your wardrobe has.
- Hanging Space: Organize Your Bedroom
When designing your wardrobe, consider hanging space. Most people use their wardrobe to hang clothes, so make sure you have enough room for the garments you wear most often.
Some clothes need more vertical space, such as dresses and overcoats, so it's wise to have at least one interior element with full-height hanging space. Other garments are shorter, such as shirts, and you could choose to have two hanging rails, one above the other, or add drawers to the bottom of the cabinet.
- Drawers and Shelving in Wardrobe
Wardrobes are not just for hanging clothes. Internal drawers and shelving create versatile space for storing folded items flat, as well as smaller garments like socks and underwear. You likely have clear ideas about what you do and don't like in this respect, and the beauty of a fully bespoke wardrobe is that you can choose open shelves, internal drawers, or a combination of both - whichever you prefer.
- Add Pull-out Mirror to Your Wardrobe
A minimalistic and elegant mirror that can be pulled out from your wardrobe and stowed away when not in use is a space-saving solution that eliminates the need for a separate dressing table. Suitable for wardrobes with folding/sliding doors, 180° opening shutters, walk-in wardrobes, and more, it can be pulled out and rotated 90° for added convenience.
- Built-in vanity table in wardrobes
A built-in vanity table in your wardrobe is a smart and stylish storage solution that can maximise your space, keep everything organised, save you time, personalise your space, and increase your home's value.
Utilize Over-bed Storage
Under-bed storage is a popular solution for small and larger bedrooms, but have you ever considered making the most of the area above your bedframe? This space is often wasted, but it presents a perfect opportunity for bespoke shelving and drawers. An over-bed storage solution will be a beautiful place to store your clothes collection or office items and means less need for free-standing furniture.
Optimising your bedroom for multi-purpose use
In the current climate, more and more people are working from home, and your bedroom can double as an office space. You can create a multi-functional bedroom by adding a desk, a comfortable chair, and adequate lighting. Make sure that your workspace does not interfere with your sleeping area, and invest in storage solutions that will keep your workspace clutter-free.
In conclusion, maximising storage space in your bedroom doesn't have to be complicated. With some smart storage solutions and a little creativity, you can transform your cluttered bedroom into a spacious, organised sanctuary that you'll love spending time in. If you're looking for smart storage solution for your bedroom, check out Metro Wardrobes. You can either visit our showroom or get in touch with our friendly team to learn more about our fitted walk-in wardrobes. Alternatively, you can kick-start your project today by booking a free home design visit.