A bedroom wears many hats. Of course, its primary role is a place for you to rest your head after a long day. But it’s so much more than that. It’s a reading nook. A workspace. A place to relax and converse with your partner. A place to play with your kids. And of course, a place to hold all sorts of things, including for many, all your clothes and jewelry.
With all these roles, bedrooms tend to be the home of a lot of stuff. And if your room is on the smaller side, this can lead to a cluttered space (and a cluttered mind) very, very fast.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, small bedrooms can be just as organized – or even more organized – than massive masters. All you need to do is find a few tricks to maximize your space.
The team here at White Terry has learned a few things over the years, and now we’re here to share our favourite storage hacks for small bedrooms.
Ready to get organized? Check out our list of hacks below:
- Find a Bed Frame with Built-In Storage
It should come as no surprise that the bed tends to be the focal point of any bedroom. And with that, it also takes up the most space of any furniture. In smaller rooms, this can be especially problematic. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, one of the best uses of space is to find yourself a bed frame with built in storage.
Whether the mattress lifts right up off the frame with the pull of a lever, or the base and headboard feature pull out drawers and other storage pieces, beds with storage are an excellent way to take advantage of under-utilized space in your bedroom.
- Install Floating Shelves
Floating shelves are another fantastic option for small spaces. Not only do they look great from a design perspective, but they also serve as a means to house all sorts of random items that can cause clutter and chaos in your bedroom, such as books, knickknacks, and more.
Plus, with their open design, these shelves do not feel like they are encroaching in on tight spaces, which means you can add several of them in a smaller bedroom and still feel like you’ve got plenty of space to roam.
- Paint a Pegboard for Hanging Jewelry and Other Assorted Items
Bedrooms tend to be a catch-all for all sorts of random items. And it’s usually these smaller pieces that end up causing most of the mess. To create some order, find a cheap piece of pegboard and paint it to match your design theme. Hung on the wall, this organization piece will not only look great, but with an assortment of hooks, shelves, and hanging devices, it also becomes a multi-purpose organization tool that keeps your jewelry, scarves, cables, and any number of other things organized and out of the way.
- Dress Up a Cork Board with a Fancy Frame
Building on the pegboard theme, cork boards are another great way to take care of the smaller pieces of clutter that can occupy a small bedroom. Unfortunately, most cork boards are suited for nothing more than a classroom or a dorm room. But it doesn’t have to be this way. By taking a simple cork board and framing it with a fun, decorative antique frame (which can often be found cheap at a resale shop or garage sale), you’ll end up with an elegant, modular storage device that can be used for any number of smaller items.
- Use Your Corners
Corners tend to be one of the most under-utilized spaces in a room. But if you’re working with a small bedroom, you’ll need all the space you can get, so be prepared to put these corners to use. Whether it involves a rack of right-angle shelving, a small triangle table, or other piece, don’t let the corners of your small bedroom go to waste! Find a storage solution that fits your dimensions, and create a new safe haven for your stuff.
- Optimize Your Closet with Wall Brackets
Closet optimization is a huge part of ensuring your small bedroom stays organized. Because what happens when closets get overfilled? Clothes naturally find their way onto the bed, chair, floor…basically everywhere! And when this happens, you’ve officially lost the organization battle.
While there are plenty of pricey closet organization systems, if you’re working with a fixed budget, consider alternative hacks. One of our favourites includes leveraging wall brackets as a means to increase hanging space. By placing these on the back wall, you’ll be able to hang many additional rows of pants, scarves, and other items, without sacrificing precious space on your main closet rod. A win-win!
- Repurpose Items to Maximize Storage
Part of optimizing your storage in a small space is finding alternative uses for items. Here, a cheap set of bed slats has been turned into a wall hanging organization device, perfect for keeping all sorts of items neatly out of the way. Of course, your imagination can really run wild here. Those electronics boxes your need to keep? Turn them into temporary file cabinets or additional clothing storage in your closet. That set of vintage suitcases? Why not fill them with items you use infrequently, and stack them into a hip nightstand? No matter what you need to store, chances are you can find a way to repurpose it, and maximize its ability to keep your bedroom clear.
With these seven hacks, even the smallest bedrooms can become incredibly organized. Utilize the ones that are right for you, and in no time you’ll end up with a clutter-free space that is perfect for sleep, relaxation, reading, storage, and all the other things that make bedrooms the most amazing room in the home!