Mastering the Art of Bedroom Storage: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

Unlock the secrets to a clutter-free bedroom! Discover the 6 storage mistakes you might be making and learn how to avoid them

Is your bedroom drowning in clutter? 

Don’t let disorganisation rob you of your peace and tranquillity. 

Here, we have worked with Karl Graham from Click Storage to share six bedroom storage mistakes you should avoid and we also provide you with some practical tips on how to help you transform your bedroom into a haven of order and serenity.

1. Neglecting Vertical Space

One of the most overlooked opportunities in bedroom storage is the vertical space. Failing to utilise the height of your room can lead to wasted potential and a cramped environment. 

“Embrace the power of tall shelving units, over-the-door organisers, and wall-mounted cabinets to maximise every inch of available space,” Karl says.

2. Overcrowded Closets

Closets are often the epicentre of storage chaos. 

Stuffing them to the brim with clothes, shoes, and accessories can lead to a disorganised mess, making it challenging to find what you need. 

“Regularly decluttering and investing in efficient closet organisers, such as hanging shelves and shoe racks, can transform your closet into a well-organised oasis,” advises Karl.

3. Inefficient Storage Containers

Haphazardly storing items in mismatched containers or cardboard boxes can create a cluttered and unsightly appearance. 

Karl notes: “Invest in sturdy, transparent containers that allow you to easily identify their contents, and consider labelling them for added convenience.”

4. Ignoring Under-Bed Storage

The space beneath your bed is a valuable storage asset that often goes underutilised. 

“Invest in under-bed storage containers or drawers to stow away seasonal clothing, extra linens, or seldom-used items, freeing up valuable space in your closets and shelves,” says Karl.

5. Lack of Multifunctional Furniture

In a bedroom, every piece of furniture should serve multiple purposes. 

“Opt for ottomans with built-in storage, beds with built-in drawers, or nightstands with shelves or cabinets to maximise storage capacity without compromising on style,” Karl recommends.

6. Neglecting Regular Decluttering

Clutter accumulates gradually, and before you know it, your bedroom can become a storage nightmare. 

Establish a routine for regular decluttering, donating or discarding items you no longer need or use. 

This simple practice can prevent clutter from taking over and ensure your storage solutions remain effective.

Karl says, “Efficient storage is not just about finding a place for everything; it’s about creating a harmonious and functional living space that promotes peace of mind and well-being.”

Transforming your bedroom into a serene sanctuary can be a walk in the park. 

“Embrace vertical space, open your mind to multifunctional furniture, and declutter from time to time to create a calming and comfortable environment that encourages relaxation and rejuvenation in your own bedroom,” Karl says.

Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.