One of the greatest challenges as a homeowner is small bedroom arrangement and storage. After you took care of the essentials like a bed and a dresser, you probably feel troubled. This is usually the case when there is less to no amount of room space to play around with. The good thing is that you can always get creative with how you store your belongings. There are hundreds of ways you can make your limited space work for you. Here we can tackle some storage ideas for small spaces which will help you make space in your bedroom without moving your walls or other architectural changes.

Let’s not forget that a bedroom’s main function is to be a place of serenity, relaxation, and recharging. Keeping this in mind, we encourage you to declutter as much as you can from your bedroom space while remaining with the items that you really need. When this is done and you still are lacking some space, there are smart ways to utilize the area you already have, and still be stylish. 

You can start by adding something as simple as layered shelving, or a wall-mounted desk. That way you can easily turn the wall behind your bed into a closet. You can also add end of bed trunks to serve as storage chests or storage benches. They are highly functional in a matter of saving space, and at the same time very stylish when arranged carefully.

Make use of the space under the bed

Under the bed, there is always space that is not fully used. You can store out-of-season clothes and some items that you don’t need on a daily basis. Consider your camping equipment, a suitcase or backpack for traveling, maybe some winter blankets. You can put all this in under-bed containers such as canvas boxes and organize the items systematically.

You can do this as well under the children’s beds. Under-bed containers are perfect for storing all kinds of toys, books, and things that children find useful for passing time. Like this, they are always at arms reach for playing with them, while the room stays perfectly clean.

Add end of bed trunks for style and space

A chest at the end of the bed is an awesome place to store necessary but underused things for your bed. You can put extra quilts or blankets, maybe some pillows or similar things. End of bed storage chests are big enough for you to store everything you can think of. At the same time, they are classical pieces of furniture that are rustic in design but will give that extra style and elegance to your bedroom.

Also, a smart and stylish bedroom storage idea is adding a bench at the end of the bed. You can find a palette of different choices from luxurious to simple but efficient ones. You can use the interior space to store extra blankets and out-of-season clothing. The cozy seat on top of the bench is perfect for putting on socks and shoes in the morning.

Move things up with layered shelving

Well at some point in our lives, we all ask the same question – what do we do with all of the small and sentimental pieces that we’ve picked up over the years? For those of us living in apartments, where space is very limited, this question can rise unwanted emotions and feelings of frustration. It will get us thinking of moving out or making some home adjustments. Even moving some walls is consider an option at this point.

Here we offer one very practical solution, to put your collections and cherished things on display with open shelves. Open shelving is an easy way to give your room that eclectic and stylish feel while surrounding yourself with the things that tell your story. Also, they can be arranged on the walls that are less used, making each corner of the room look well planned and organized.

Have a functional nightstand

When planning room arrangements we don’t give much thought to our nightstands until we tuck in for the night and realize how suitable it is to have an array of just-in-case items within arm’s reach. Having a lamp beside your bed means you don’t have to get out of bed and cross the room when you’re done reading for the night. You can just place the book on the nightstand, turn of the lights, and snuggle under the covers. All those electrical gadgets, glasses, alarm clocks, and jewelry are fit for a nightstand. Yes, a glass of water comes in handy as well.

While some nightstands come only with a table surface, others come with shelves or drawers for storing your most used items, books, and other essentials. If you are looking for extra storage, consider a nightstand that is chest-type shaped, with three or more drawers.  Or look up a combination-type nightstand with both, drawers and a storage cabinet.

Look for storage in unexpected places

In a space-challenged bedroom, every square inch counts. Unused areas, such as the back of a closet door, can be put at everyday use for tasks like wardrobe planning. We all need that the night before planning when we are juggling between the gym, work, and after-work activities. You can install one pole and one over-the-door hook to the backside of the door to plan outfits for the next day or two. Those accessories that you are wearing often or other dressing items can also be put in easy reach, thanks to narrow hooks and plastic holders.

Some corners of the room can be made useful if you put a wall-mounted or floating desk, that is functional if you have late-night thoughts for your upcoming work assignments.

Finishing thoughts

We agreed that arranging and designing a small bedroom can be rather tricky, especially when it comes to storage. A very clever thing to do is to rethink what belongs in the bedroom and then finding storage solutions. Try not to think where those things should belong, just find the free and unused space, maybe under the sofa, or behind the door and store them where they fit.

We hope our ideas and tips on how to store the essentials work out well in your bedroom. We cant wait to hear what you think.