Bedroom Space Savers

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Too much stuff and not enough space? Yeah, me too. My guess here is that most of us probably have this issue regardless of how big or small our room is. If you've read any of my past posts you might know that I moved house just before Christmas, the bedroom I'm now in is a lot bigger than where I was living before (bonus) so you think that would be the end of my storage problems right? Wrong. I'm pretty sure that given the biggest room in the world I'd end up with the same problem eventually. A lot of the problem is I like owning a lot of stuff, but hate the look of clutter and will only have certain things out on display. Luckily for me I have no life love to be organised, and so have come up with a few ways to help save space in the bedroom.

Get Organised
This is probably the most important one. If you're storing things you no longer have use for then you're simply wasting precious space- get rid of them! This will free up room so you can organise the things you use regularly more effectively. Be brutal, unless it holds significant sentimental value or is useful then throw it away, and then find a place for everything you decide to keep. Clean out every drawer and cupboard and start again from scratch giving every area a purpose, then it's really easy to put things away in the right place and to keep organised. Things like drawer dividers and storage boxes will maximise the space in small areas and keep everything nice and neat.

Go Upwards
There's a good reason Ikeas 'Alex' and 'Malm' drawers are so popular among beauty bloggers. They're tall and narrow meaning you get loads of drawers, but it doesn't take up a substantial amount of floor space like a regular chest of drawers would. I store my makeup in an Ikea Helmer unit which is a small narrow set of drawers which again doesn't take up a lot of space on the floor. Other ways you can go upwards is by utilising wall space, for example have necklaces hung on wall mounted jewellery hooks. Shelves are also perfect for giving you extra surface space without bringing in extra furniture.

Make Use of the Bed
The bed is always going to be the thing that takes up the most space in a bedroom, and so it's useful to go with one that has built in drawers/ storage space. It means things like clothes are far easier to store as you can put away anything that's not in season and free up space in your wardrobe. Bed drawers are also handy for storing things like extra bedding and pillows and things which can take up a lot of space in a cupboard.

Choose the Right Furniture for the Space
In pretty much any bedroom you're going to need a set of drawers, bedside table(s) and somewhere to hang your clothes. But bedroom furniture can vary massively in size, and so it's well worth taking a note of the measurements and see how they'd work in the space you have. Even though a huge chest of drawers is going to store more than a smaller set, they're probably going to look odd in a tiny room. You could compromise by going with a smaller set of drawers with a shelf above them to display any additional items.

Paint Your Room a New Colour
While it's not going to save you any space, painting your room a light colour will automatically make it look bigger, brighter and airier. White or off-white/cream is always a good choice for walls as you can then bring in some colour with accessories. This also makes redecorating easier too, as you only need to switch out things like bedding and curtains rather than paint your room a whole new colour.

How do you make the most of your space?

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4 comments

  1. My bedroom is tiny! I love those drawers, such a good idea to good upwards!xx
    Katherine Rose | Uk Beauty Blog

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  2. Great post
    I love changing my room around and adding new touches
    I'm having my bedroom painted white next month as it goes with everything
    I purchased some large storage boxes to go under my bed for storage
    Rachel XX
    http://bubbleblush11.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. My room is not as big as I wished but sometimes I put everything at new places and it looks like new! Amazing post! xx

    http://marybloomy.blogspot.com/

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  4. my room is quite big but its helpful to have stuff like this to store stuff especially when you have a bit of cosmetics to store away haha x
    Mel | The Inked Blonde

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