5 Ways to Maximize Space in Your Bedroom

Running out of space in your bedroom? Here are a few tips on how to maximize space for all your belongings so that your bedroom feels less cluttered.

Invest in a fitted wardrobe

A fitted wardrobe can be designed and built to the dimensions of your bedroom. It can be built around alcoves, sloped ceilings or pillars – unlike a traditional mass-produced wardrobe. You can also design the wardrobe to your needs such as adding more railing space or making it mostly shelves or adding mirrors to doors. This could reduce the need to buy lots of different storage units or separate mirrors. Look into companies such as the Heritage Wardrobe Company that specialize in these bespoke wardrobes and compare quotes. 

Buy a bed with storage underneath

Your bed could double up as a storage unit to provide further space for storing possessions. Some beds have drawers built into the base, which are useful for storing items like bedding and towels. There are also beds that open up like a chest, giving you a huge storage unit to place all kinds of belongings in. While it’s true that you could always just store such items under a traditional bed, using a storage bed can help to hide away these items and keep them organized.

Use the space above your bed

Many people don’t use the wall above their bed for anything other than maybe hanging a picture. However, this could be the perfect space for shelving or wall-mounted cabinets. This post at Home And Gardens compiles a few overbed storage ideas that could be worth considering. Such storage units could help to contain items ranging from clothes to books. 

Consider the back of your bedroom door

The back of your bedroom door could also be put to use. Some people hang hooks here for dressing gowns or towels. This could be a rack that hangs over the door or hooks that have been nailed into the door itself. Alternatively, you could consider installing a mirror to the back of your door, preventing the need for a separate full-size mirror. Just be careful not to damage your door when attaching things to it and avoid hanging anything heavy off of it. 

Tackle the clutter

While there are many creative ways to add more storage space to your bedroom, it’s important to not use this as an excuse to accumulate clutter. The best way to free up space in your bedroom is to get rid of what you don’t need. Almost all of us have excess clothes that we could donate or sell. And many of us also own old make-up and toiletries that we never use. Consider scheduling a day to sort through all the items in your bedroom to determine what’s really worth keeping onto. The idea of decluttering can be daunting, but afterwards it can often be very rewarding. Just make sure that you’re sparing time to actually sell, donate or scrap your excess belongings and that you’re not just bagging them up and leaving them in your home. 

Brenda Kimble

Brenda Kimble is an entrepreneur and mother of 2 daughters and a son, plus their beagle named Duke! She loves blogging, crafting, and spending time with her family.