Does the lack of space in your home sometimes make you feel a bit claustrophobic?
Getting organized to maximize space can sometimes feel like an impossible task. This is even truer in the bedroom. Why is that? Well, for starters your bed is likely the largest piece of furniture you own.
If you're looking for ways to increase bedroom storage, we're here to help. Creating space, even in a small room, doesn't have to be complicated. All it takes is some helpful ideas from the experts.
Let's take a look at a few great ways for maximizing your limited space that you might not know!
How to Create More Space in Your Bedroom
Are you looking to create more space in your bedroom? If so, read on to learn about the top bedroom storage ideas.
Get a Smaller Bed
Most people love having a huge bed, right? There's nothing better than having tons of room to spread out beneath the blankets and sheets.
But the reality is that you really don't need all that space, especially if there are only two people sleeping in it.
So the first suggestion is to downsize that bed to one better suited to your bedroom. You'll likely be very surprised at how little you're actually giving up, and the smaller footprint will free up a significant amount of space in the bedroom.
Get Rid of Other Large Furniture
Now that you've removed that oversized bed, let's keep up the momentum by downsizing other furniture that's crowding your bedroom. Common culprits here are clothes dressers and armoires.
There are so many great storage ideas that can replace these bulky pieces of furniture. You could create rolling under bed storage and closet shelving.
Not only will you instantly create more space, removing unneeded furniture will also allow for more natural light in the room.
Organize Your Closets
Bedroom closets are often a messy waste of valuable storage space. The more you're able to store in your closets, the more space you can free up in the bedroom.
There are plenty of closet organizer ideas on the market, but the best way to accomplish this is with vertical storage units. Utilize the space above and below the closet rod. You'll be shocked by how much more you can fit in there.
Maximize Wall Shelving
Let's continue in the theme of removing furniture that takes up floor space.
Next on the list is bookshelves. With all the wall space you have available, let's utilize it for shelving. Not only is wall shelving a smart storage alternative, it looks great too.
Here's another space-saving tip for walls: use wall mirrors instead of a large one that sits on the floor.
Choose Multifunctional Furniture
In small bedrooms every inch of space matters. Therefore it's always wise to limit bedroom furniture. And when you do decide to add a piece of furniture to your bedroom, makes sure it offers more than one function.
You have to have a bed, so make the most of it. The space beneath your bed is valuable real estate. We suggest choosing a bed that features built-in drawers or is elevated enough for storage containers.
Keep in mind that maximizing storage options is all about creativity. Making the most out of a limited amount of furniture not only looks clean, but it also forces you to think long and hard before buying something new.
Get Rid of Large Entertainment Cabinets
This might be a tough one for a lot of people, but it's still certainly worth addressing.
Take a long look at those bulky electronics in your bedroom like the television, the gaming console, and your stereo system. These items are often stored in a large cabinet that occupies valuable space.
It might be a good idea to bite the bullet and move these items to another room. Not only will this free up space to move around in, but it will also help to keep the focus of the bedroom on winding down for a restful night's sleep.
And for anyone who simply cannot fathom living without a television in the bedroom, mounting a flat screen to the wall provides the best of both worlds.
Organize Your Dresser
It's easy to understand that not everyone has the desire to get rid of their dresser. Therefore it's vital to make the most of this piece of furniture. Drawer dividers are a great tool for maximizing drawer space.
Taking the time to organize your dresser will allow you to store more than you might have imagined. We also suggest vacuum packing clothing that is out of season to store more easily out of the way in the bottom of a drawer or in a closet.
Store Jewelry on the Wall
This is another way to make the most of space while adding to the decor. Mounting an artsy pegboard on the wall provides a place to store jewels such as necklaces and rings. This also allows you to see everything at once rather than having to dig through drawers.
Use Other Rooms as Storage
Believe it or not, not every bedroom item needs to be stored in the bedroom. Remember to make the most of hallway closets to store bulky seasonal items like heavy coats, hats, and shoes. The less you store in the bedroom, the more spacious and clean the bedroom will feel.
Maximizing Your Bedroom Storage Space
The truth is that you really don't need a bigger bedroom to have plenty of space. Learning how to maximize bedroom storage is the key to making a small room look and feel more open and spacious.
These small room ideas should start you in the right direction for increasing space and making your bedroom a place in your home where you love to spend time.
Take the time for a good hard look at what you need and what you could live without. This will reduce clutter and make finding the best storage solution for your bedroom much easier.
Keep reading for more ideas and inspiration for your bedroom and master suite.