1. Maximize under the bed — and hide it
The idea of putting stuff under the bed might be hair-raising for some people but it’s simply one of the smartest and easiest ways to add a whole area of storage to your sleep space. If you don’t currently have any storage, you’ve got several options: 1.) Buy a new storage bed 2.) DIY an under-the-bed storage solution 3.) Raise your current bed and add storage containers (and consider buying or DIY it black or gray so that they aren’t so blindingly “storage box like” or adding a bed skirt to hide).
2. Organise your dresser like a pro
We can’t stress enough the use of great folding and drawer dividers. Taking the time to properly store the clothing you’ve got in your dresser right now could grab you more storage space today. But also consider other more extreme storage methods, like packing and storing out-of-season clothing you don’t need in a safe storage space.
3. Find unused space in your closet
How well is your closet organised? Are you milking every inch of storage space that you could in there? If you don’t own your home, you might be hesitant to drill lots of holes for more shelves, but even renters have access to more clothing rods, over-the-door hangers and other super storage tools.
4. Use double duty furniture in your bedroom
Small storage cabinets instead of a table, a floating drawer instead of just a shelf — even your nightstand can double as extra storage if you let it. It’s true, small bedroom spaces probably means less space for a nightstand and other furniture, but instead of something streamlined, try to fit some storage in a spot if you can.
5. Splurge on a wardrobe wall
It’s not the cheapest option, and might even seem crazy if you’ve got a really small bedroom floor plan to begin with, but installing shallow wardrobes along a whole wall will create a cozy feel to the entire room while it adds storage, rather than feel bulky like a big piece of furniture solo might feel. Installed in a light colour could help fight the claustrophobic feel.