A common denominator that we can commiserate about is lack of storage space. We need more space to put our stuff. Sounds funny when phrased like that, but it’s the truth of the matter- another shelf, closet, or storage bin would make our life easier. The bedroom often becomes a dumping ground for items that we don’t have room for anywhere else. Our beloved stuff gets tossed on a chair, crammed into the closet or piled up in the corner, making the one room of our home that should be a retreat and place to unwind become the the most stressful room of the home. Re-claim your bedroom in style by trying some of these storage solutions that will not only create storage solutions, but create a cohesive interior design to your bedroom.
Floating shelves are inexpensive and an easy DIY project that will create storage space in any room without using up valuable floor space. Stack two or three over a kitchen counter to hold glassware, spices or cookbooks. Mount one over a desk for extra storage or beside a bed to create nightstand that will hold a small lamp and alarm clock.
Creating a ‘floating’ interior design in your bedroom by starting with a floating bed. A DIY project that will mount the bed from overhead roof joists using ropes or chains. The illusion of a floating bed can also be created by building a wooden bed frame smaller than than the mattress and tucking the cover under the mattress. You will lose under-the-bed storage space with a Bed risers are inexpensive and will give you an additional six to eight inches of under-bed floating bed, but the floating theme for the room’s interior design creates a modern and clean-line look.
When a floating bed is not the answer, raising the bed up a few inches to create a more dramatic look in the bedroom plus provide additional storage space with bed risers may be the solution to a decorative and storage dilemma.
Bed risers are inexpensive and will give you an additional six to eight inches of under-bed storage space. Plastic bins with lids designed to fit under beds provide a perfect storage solution for shoes, sweaters or whatever else you need to get out of the way in your bedroom. storage space. Plastic bins with lids designed to fit under beds provide a perfect storage solution for shoes, sweaters or whatever else you need to get out of the way in your bedroom.
Create Closet Space
The bedroom door or closet door can be used to create more closet space. There are a variety of over-the-door hooks and storage bags on the market which can be slipped over the top of any door in your home and used to hang coats, book bags, out-of-season clothing or whatever else needs its own space.
Decorative bins or baskets can be tucked in many small spaces around the bedroom and used to hold the items cluttering up dresser and nightstand surfaces.
Certain furniture pieces can serve double duty and provide hidden storage along with surface or seating space. A large ottoman with storage space under the top cushion or a cedar chest can both be used as decorative storage and as a place to sit and put on or remove shoes are two examples of bedroom furniture pieces that can serve double duty and easily be incorporated into the existing or new interior design.