Bedroom storage isn’t always easy to come by. In many houses, both modern and older, the rooms upstairs tend to be much smaller than their downstairs counterparts and, of course, the more bedrooms you have, the smaller they tend to be. Even what might be called the master bedroom can be a squeeze.
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Once you’ve got your essential furniture in the room – your bed, bedside tables, wardrobe, and chest of drawers – there often is much room for anything else. Sometimes there isn’t even enough room for all of these things.
Gaining more storage can be a dream come true. Here are some ways to achieve it.
The most obvious way to gain more storage in a bedroom is to have less stuff. Decluttering and paring down on clothes, books, and general bits and bobs will give you more room for the stuff you choose to keep. It can give you a clean, clear, comfortable bedroom space without the need to bring in any extra furniture. However, if you want to keep all of your clothes and more, then this is not the option for you. There is only so much decluttering one can do until there is nothing left (and still not much space for it to be kept in)!
Under The Bed
Under the bed has always been a great place to store things. Invest in some under bed storage such as sliding drawers, and that dead space is suddenly useful. The only disadvantage of doing this is that the items can sometimes be hard to get to because of the position of the drawers. But it does solve a storage problem.
An Ottoman Bed
Ottoman beds are the ideal solution to any problems you might have with under bed storage. Ottoman beds lift up to give you plenty of storage and perfect access to it. You might want to consider a lift up bed if you have trouble bending down too low, or if you want a truly comfortable night’s sleep with the added bonus of lots of storage for clothes, towels, bed linen and more.
You may actually have more storage than you realise. If you look in your chest of drawers, you might be wasting storage space by not folding and dividing your clothes properly. Investing in some drawer dividers will mean that you can store things more neatly, and that could free up space you didn’t even know you had.
Finally, make your furniture do double duty. It you have a bedside table, why not swap it for a small chest of drawers? You can still use the top of the drawer as a nightstand, and the drawers give you that added storage. If you have shelves you could exchange them for a floating drawer.
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