These quick and easy bedroom storage solutions will help you turn a cluttered, busy space into a calming refuge that's perfect for reading, relaxing, and sleeping. See how you can organize your bedroom with off-the-self products like baskets and bins, plus DIY storage projects, and even savvy custom solutions.
Utilize the space around the head of your bed for storage. Configure shelves and cabinets to suit your storage needs. Here, a lower cabinet has a flat table surface that serves as a nightstand, and plenty of shelves keep books, bedtime necessities, and decorative objects.
See how this bedroom packs in easy storage solutions you'll want for your own space.
Update your jewelry storage with a fabric-covered corkboard for necklaces and a fancy metal grate for earrings. Cover a large corkboard with your choice of printed fabric, and use cute pushpins to keep the necklaces in place. Find and frame a metal grate or old vent cover to hang earrings for a stylish, vintage look.
Store a variety of items in your bedroom with a ladder-style shelving unit. Open shelves with different depths allow you to store almost anything, including alarm clocks, trinkets and décor, and extra blankets and linens. A ladder-style shelf provides height as well, which allows more space for storing larger items.
Create open shelf space simply by removing the bottom drawer in your bedside table. The open space is perfect for storing grab-and-go items and is a great place to display small trinkets and decorations.
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Carve out a corner of your bedroom for prime primping. Start with a vanity table with drawers for storage. Add a mirror and a lamp for optimal makeup application lighting. Top the vanity with trays for organization, and add a wall-mount cabinet for organizing. Finish the space with a small stool that can tuck beneath the table so it doesn't take up floorspace when not in use.
Employ a wall-mounted work station as bedroom storage for jewelry and odds and ends. Interior cabinet space can accommodate everything from necklaces to office supplies. A fold-out desktop provides a quick spot for you to get work done, and then folds back up, keeping your storage space hidden.
Sometimes accessories are just too cute to tuck away in a jewelry box. Instead, install hooks on the side of a dresser or bedside table for a quick way to store and display jewelry. Rather than traditionally installing the hooks, turn them on their side. This provides more space for bracelets or necklaces and prevents them from getting tangled.
A customized storage tower is a great way to keep items in their place while still showing off your belongings. The cabinet on the bottom half of the storage tower allows you to hide items and keep them out of the way, while the shelves above resemble a display case with glass door keeping the shelves enclosed.
An end-of-the-bed bench is a plus for any bedroom -- even if it has to have slender construction to be suitable for a small bedroom. Large drawers store extra blankets and out-of-season clothing away from sight but within easy reach. A plush seat cushion creates a cozy perch for putting on socks and shoes in the morning.
In your bedroom sitting area, add a trunk-like ottoman (or two!) to store linens and extra blankets. Choose pieces with a durable fabric so you can get comfortable and put your feet up while reading a book or sipping on morning coffee.
Tap into unused space with a stylish headboard filled with convenient bedside storage. The front panel of this headboard flips up to reveal shelving for extra blankets and out-of-season clothing. When the panel is closed, the top ledge of the headboard is perfect for housing bedtime necessities and books.
Underbed storage makes use of potentially wasted space while still keeping items out of sight. These rolling plastic bins are perfect for hiding out-of-season clothing, accessories, and shoes. Label the top or sides of each container with removable stickers to ensure items stay in their designated homes. Old dresser drawers or crates can also be adapted for underbed storage. Just make sure to attach a set of casters to make them easy to slide, and add pulls to give you something to grab.
An elegant secretary adds dimension to this light and airy bedroom while also contributing plenty of storage. Drawers hold items such as books and spare linens, and the desk portion serves as a cozy writing spot. Give an outdated flea market secretary a quick update with a fresh coat of paint and pretty drawer pulls.
When organizing your bedroom, a great place to start is the bedside table. If yours is a jumble of books, medicine bottles, and empty water glasses, take steps to ensure a more calming before-bed spot. Start by storing just the bare necessities -- an alarm clock and a small collection (think three to four) of books or magazines. Another lesson from this savvy setup: Get that nightstand off the floor. Mount a shelf on the wall, as shown here, or integrate it into your headboard to give yourself an out-of-the-way storage spot. Magnetic boards above the nightstand offer space to display favorite photos.
This unconventional storage solution packs a punch with style and function. A reclaimed ladder fills up an unused corner of this light and airy bedroom while also offering storage and display space for books, collectibles, and small potted plants. The open display can be easily changed as seasons or design tastes change.
Cubbyholes grow up with your child and can even adapt to tween and teen storage needs. This storage-packed bench now serves as the perfect spot to tuck away books and small toys, but in the future it could be outfitted with baskets and bins for concealed storage options. To make your own storage bench, use an open-back bookcase; turn it on its side and attach feet, one at each corner, to the bottom. For a finishing touch, throw on a coat or two of paint.
For the ultimate kid-friendly clothing organization system, sort clothes for each day of the week, and hang them on labeled day-of-the-week hangers. Place hooks on a bit of empty wall space or on the back of your child's closet door.