Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Storage solutions for small bedrooms

Today in big cities, small bedrooms and even smaller closet space challenges us to get creative with our space utilizations. Strategically mapping out how to get the most out of a tight room eliminates the risk of overwhelming the space. There may be several square feet of potential bedroom storage hidden right under your nose and your furniture. If you are desperately in need for some extra storage in your bedroom, read on!
·       Downsize Your Furniture - In smaller bedrooms, anything besides the bed should be scaled down to reduce visual clutter. That includes bedside tables. Look for pieces that offer multiple storage options such as a drawer and an open shelf. Small bedroom organization calls for smarter, not larger, furniture pieces. 
·       Choose a Bed with Built-in Storage – Beds are large bedroom furniture pieces that take up a lot of space in small rooms. Generally, when you move the bedding space up, you are able to find room for a lot more things under it. Underbed storage is an amazing option because it doesn’t take up additional floor space. Box beds are ideal for small bedrooms.
·       Opt for a headboard with storage - Choose a headboard that gives you storage space for books, magazines, mementos etc. or surround the headboard with built-in shelves and cabinets that organize reading materials and other night-time essentials.
·       Do away with the bedside Lamps – Keep the surface of your bedside table clutter free and well organized. Instead of table lamps go for bedside light fixtures mounted on the wall.
·       Clean Up Your Floor - Wall-mounted storage clears floor space and can visually make a room look bigger.
·       Measure the Depth - Typical furniture options such as dressers can quickly overwhelm small bedrooms, especially if they intrude into the sometimes-cramped walkways. It’s worth it to look for narrower options that can tuck into slim corners.
·       Think vertically – Utilizing vertical storage keeps floors clutter-free and supports the natural flow of traffic throughout the room. Use the perimeter of the room. Install shelves eighteen inches below the ceiling on all or some of the walls.
·       Install Floating Shelves - For larger accessories, floating cube or rectangular shelving units and shallow shelves create more storage that can be installed anywhere there is available wall space. They also keep everything off the floor, which is imperative when you’re dealing with petite spaces.
·       Maximize your closet - Closet storage ideas, for example, can provide a few precious inches that can be put to everyday use for wardrobe planning. Install one pole and one over-the-door hook to the backside of the door to hang some stuff. Double your available hanging space by adding an extender rod.
·       Multi-functional Furniture - Find pieces that do double duty. Duty. If you have space for an extra piece of furniture, make sure it’s pulling its weight and helping to hide clutter. Find a bench with hidden storage or a wall mirror with built-in shelves to hold accessories.
So go ahead and try these tips and see your bedroom will open up and look bigger.

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