Do you suffer from bedroom envy? Do you wish that you had a bit more storage space in your small sleeping quarters? Instead of wishing you lived in a different home, there are ways you can modify your current bedroom to make it feel much larger than it actually is. Here are a few organizational strategies that will give you some much-needed extra space.
1. Install shelves along the perimeter of your walls
The least-used space in any bedroom is the top of each wall, about 12 inches of wall below your ceiling. One of the best ways to store little-used items is along the perimeter of your bedroom walls on top of simple shelving. Doing this will automatically add dozens of square feet of storage space to your room.
2. Use a headboard with storage
A headboard doesn’t have to serve a strictly decorative purpose. By using a headboard that incorporates storage, you are maximizing that often unused space and opening up more space in your bedroom as a result.
3. Buy a bed frame with drawers
Another effective way to add space is by adding another storage compartment to your sleeping area. Purchase or build a bedframe with drawers underneath and then you’ll have easy-to-access storage compartments.
4. Install a shelf above your bedroom door
This is another ingenious use of forgotten space. Creating a simple cubby above your bedroom wall to store linens and towels.
5. Add a window seat to your bedroom
If you’re looking for some more seating and storage space, kill two birds with one stone by creating a stylish window seat for your room—perfect for mid-day reading! In addition to giving you the perfect spot to sit, it will also give you extra storage space underneath.
6. Build a floating desk
Traditional desks tend to take up a fair bit of bedroom space, but if you find yourself in need of a working desk, try installing a compact floating desk instead.
7. Install corner shelves
Shelves don’t have to be large to be effective. Corner shelves are not just aesthetically appeasing, but they also provide a spot for certain knickknacks that you previously didn’t have space for.
8. Hang up your lighting
9. Keep your dresser organized
It’s important to make maximize use of your dresser space. Try compartmentalizing your dressers by installing dividers. Taking the time to properly store your clothing will provide more space to store your clothing so that you won’t need to install an additional storage rack or wall hooks.
10. Install a wardrobe wall
While it may not be the cheapest option, an effective way to increase the amount of usable space in your bedroom is by installing a large wardrobe across an entire wall. This will eliminate the need for further storage in the rest of the room and will instantly create a feeling of openness it might have previously lacked.