5 Storage Hacks for Small Bedrooms

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We’d all love to have huge homes and bedrooms with endless storage space but unfortunately this isn’t always the case. For many of us we have to think outside the box when it comes to storage solutions in bedrooms in our homes, especially small bedrooms.

For many homeowners the bedroom isn’t always the priority in a home. We are often more concerned with the size of the kitchen or main living spaces as this is where we will spend most of our time. When it comes to bedrooms it can often be a case of quantity rather than the actual size, with the master bedroom usually the main priority in terms of size.

This can mean that smaller bedrooms can make up the rest of the home and these will often be occupied by kids. Smaller bedrooms can quickly begin to feel cramped as clutter starts to build up, and you can quickly find yourself looking for additional storage solutions. When it comes to small bedrooms you just need to be clever with the space that you have. Here are five things to consider.

1. Make the Most of Wardrobe Space

In a small bedroom, a fitted wardrobe with plenty of storage options can be ideal. Look at this fitted wardrobe price calculator to see how cost effective it could be to add options like drawers, shelves, pull out rails and hangers to your wardrobe.

We went for some built-in wardrobes to help provide storage solutions for our bedrooms.

2. Think Big

So, you’ve got a lack of floor space, but what about the walls? Most modern rooms are around the same height, which might mean that there’s a lot of wall space that you’re not making the most of. Fit shelves around the top of your walls and even over your door, so they run around the perimeter of the room.

Then, hang hooks and shelves where you can, and even rails underneath shelving to hang clothes. This can help you start to work up your wall and around the room to maximise the space for storage options.

3. What’s Under Your Bed?

A bed that sits right on the floor is another massive waste of space. Instead, opt for a bed with deep drawers underneath for extra storage. Or, like us you might prefer to go with a bed that has ample space under it allowing you to buy some roller drawers to fill with whatever you desire.

Using drawers under the bed can take away the messy look that can often be the case when clothes, shoes and all sorts are just thrown under the bed.

4. Use Your Door

Your door is a valuable space in your room. Use it to hang hooks for thick coats and dressing gowns, and you can even use the door handle for things like a laundry basket (although be sure to empty this every couple of days). You just need to think about what you have at your disposal to help with storage in small bedrooms.

5. Keep it Bright

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You can’t make the room bigger. But you can make the room feel bigger. Keep your walls light and avoid heavy textiles to open the room up more. While these aren’t essentially storage solutions, they are an easy way to make your room feel more spacious.

If you want more bedroom inspiration check out our previous blog titled “8 tips for making small bedrooms feel bigger”.

Got Something to Add?

Have you done anything in recent times to make a small bedroom appear bigger? We’d love to hear your tips. Share them in the comments section below.

Until next time, thanks for reading.

Helen, Nial and Lewis.


Welcome to Pikalily, an award-winning food, travel and lifestyle blog. We are Nial and Helen, a happily married couple from Northern Ireland, who share a passion for food and travel among many things. We became parents to our beautiful boy Lewis in 2017. Follow our adventures through the blog.

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