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.
Must-Have Storage Solutions
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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.
Easy Open Shelving
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.
Small Bedroom Storage
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Small-Space Primping Station
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.
Multipurpose Work Space
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.
Accessories on Display
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.
Beneath the bed is the go-to place for storing out-of-season clothing and extra linens. Keep dust bunnies away from what's stored under your bed with shallow wicker or canvas boxes. These smart containers have handles on each side, making them easy to grab and transport as needed.
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.
DIY Underbed Storage
Utilize the space beneath your bed for smart bedroom storage. See how with this simple DIY project.
Give your bedroom storage a boost with an extra dresser. Easily transform mismatched or secondhand dressers into a cohesive pair by painting them each the same color. For even more stylish continuity, replace the knobs with matching drawer pulls.
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.
Usually relegated to dining rooms, a credenza proves just as useful in a bedroom. Top the unit with pretty accessories or a jewelry box. Add a lamp, and hang a mirror above the credenza to create a beautiful dressing table. The inside can hold anything from books to purses.
Tried-and-true bedroom storage units such as armoires remain popular for a pointed reason. A tall handsome armoire is a decorative addition to any style of bedroom and can be called upon to store just about anything, whether it is a bedroom TV, linens, clothing, or accessories.
Desks need not be reserved for office spaces. Introduce one into your bedroom for use as a nightstand or a makeup vanity. This bedside desk boasts drawers filled with bedside necessities while the tabletop houses a reading lamp.
Wall-Mount Bedside Shelf
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.
When there's no space for a nightstand, substitute a recessed wall niche for bedside storage. Carve out space between wall studs, drywall the niche, and install shelves for books and other bedside necessities.
Love keeping a library of books by your bed? Try a bedside table with multiple shallow drawers to house volumes of your favorite nighttime reads. Reserve the top drawer for a TV remote, cough drops, and lotion.
Hooked on Storage
Run out of storage space in your jewelry box? Use hooks mounted on the side of a dresser or wall. Hang a row of five or six hooks to showcase a rotating display of seasonal or favorite jewelry pieces.
Storage on Display
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.
Storage for Kids
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.
Day-by-Day Clothes Organizer
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.
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