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Bedroom organisation ideas: how to make the most of your small bedroom

An organised room can make an impact in your life. Keep yours tidy with our bedroom storage ideas.


Bed with blue bed sheets and orange pillow

Your day begins and ends in the bedroom, so keeping it organised will not only help you sleep better but will also keep you sane! Fortunately, we’ve got some clever storage tricks to help you along the way. It’s time to makeover your messy space and ensure that you always rest easy. The sooner you begin with these tips for bedroom organisation and clothes storage ideas, the sooner you can move on to more interesting things!

Keeping your bedroom clean and tidy will automatically make it feel more organised. Make sure the surfaces in your room are always spotless with the help of a powerful cleaner like Handy Andy.

Bedroom storage ideas**: how to store effectively**

Want to get your most private domestic space in order? Here are some easy-to-follow ideas:

  1. Use colour coding as much as you can.

  2. Utilise all the space: under beds, on top of wardrobes...

  3. Fit high-level shelves to make use of above-the-head space.

  4. Got too much stuff to store? Try having a good clear-out to reduce clutter.

Clever storage ideas for small bedrooms

It may be pretty straightforward to find good storage solutions for large spaces, but what about small bedroom storage ideas? Here are some easy ways to create more storage in even the littlest of rooms:

  • Opt for multi-functional furniture pieces, such as a table that’s both bedside cabinet and desk.

  • Clothing storage ideas for small bedrooms can be particularly hard. If you don’t have space for a wardrobe, try open railings instead. 

  • Make sure the drawers in anything you buy are long and deep so they can keep lots of stuff.

  • Use the full height of the room for extra storage. The less often you use it the higher up it can be stored.

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If you choose to build your own shelving unit, make sure you follow all safety precautions and use any tools safely.

Bedroom shelving ideas**: 3 favourite ways to put shelves to good use**

One of the easiest bedroom storage solutions is to put up a lot of shelves. These can be used for anything from books and magazines to additional shoe or clothes storage. Here are our 3 favourite bedroom storage ideas using shelves:

  1. Cover an entire wall with shelving: this may seem like a lot, but if you do the whole side it becomes more of a feature well. Not only does this give you loads of storage, but it’s also a great way to display art, plants and your favourite possessions.

  2. Use a vintage wardrobe: shelving doesn’t have to be open. Try going to retro and second-hand furniture sales and look for pieces with lots of inbuilt shelving.

  3. Build a ladder-shelving unit: it’s surprisingly easy to make your own shelving with an old step ladder, see online guides to creating your own. 

  • Utilise all the space you have – for example, try getting under-the-bed storage boxes.

  • Pick furniture with lots of inbuilt storage.

  • Try making your own pieces, like a vintage ladder shelving unit, that will provide more space.

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