Is your bedroom in a constant state of chaos? My entire house used to feel like that and it seemed to just creep after every cleanup. Clutter is a real plague on our homes. I wish there were a magic wand that I could wave and my house would be perfectly organized. In this daydream, I automatically know where everything is, there are labels on everything and I can breathe!
Today I'm sharing 15 bedroom storage hacks for small spaces. The non-stop chaos is the very reason why I got the best organization hacks around to get my house totally organized. Thanks to these hacks and a book.
You do not need to live in a home full of crap. Possessing items does not always lead to a harmonious living space. If you've been struggling with the idea of decluttering your home, you need to get yourself a copy of this guide. I'd ask you to trust me, but I'd rather you found out for yourself. The easy, actionable steps in this guide have been so helpful for me, and the best part was that I've been able to rinse and repeat to keep it all at a manageable state!
The Genius Storage Hacks:
1.Ikea Kallax as Bedside table
This Ikea collection has snuck into just about every corner of the Heart Handmade Head Quarters! Especially the giant version that lives in the Craft Room/Home Office to store almost everything.
This four cubby version is a complete steal and each section measures just over 12X12 inches and approx 15” deep. That is A LOT of storage. Perfect for your bedside table!
2. Wall Shelves With Hooks from Etsy
If you have a slim section of the wall then you could install shelves just like these for extra storage juice in your bedroom! I’m considering purchasing a set for the small section of wall between the curtains and the adjacent wall. It’s not being used currently, and looking at these awesome shelves, I’m realising how much space I’m wasting.
3. Powder Pink Storage Trunks With Rose Gold Fixings
These trunks are stunning and would be perfect for storing bedding and using as a bedside table! I’m in love.
4. Use A Cart As A Bedside Table
Using a cart as a bedside table is a fantastic idea as they can hold a heck of a lot! I delayed purchasing a turquoise blue IKEA cart (you know the one you’ve seen EVERYWHERE, including here!).
Until it was no longer being produced at Ikea last season. Noooooo! So I went ahead and purchased similar from Amazon and I was k-i-c-k-i-n-g myself because it does hold a lot of stuff.
5. Use Hooks Instead Of A Closet Rail
Ikea has come out with a new range of hooks that are quite like wall brackets for shelves. Using them to store clothes is a lovely idea and quite like a clothing store. I like this idea but I’m not sure how many clothes you can get on each hook and if it’s better than a hanging rail. If I were to go down this route in my own walk-in closet, I think I would prefer to get scroll style brackets like these for a little shabby chic touch.
6. Turn A Bookshelf Into A Storage Bench
This image has been doing the rounds for a while and it’s super popular for a reason; it’s a genius idea. If you need storage and seating, combine the two.
7. Turn A Murphy Desk Into A Pull-Down Vanity Via Amazon
You could add a mirror to it and pull it down to reveal your make up storage!
8. Store Jeans & Trousers On S Hooks
This is just plain smart! Instead of folding your jeans over a hanger, it cuts the depth in half so allows for more storage space. CustomCitizen doesn’t ship to the U.K but you can always get S-Hooks right here.
9. Light Up Vanity & Shelving
I am in love with this light-up vanity! You can use shelves either side to allow for even more storage. Instead of spending a fortune, you can now buy stick-on light bulbs to attach to large mirrors!
10. DIY Slide Out Scarf Organizer
If you have a closet or even inside your wardrobe, you can DIY your own slide out scarf organizer! This is genius. You can also use it to store belts.
11. Add Pegboard Storage Behind The Bedside Table For Extra Storage
I love this idea! Possibly because of the colour, who really knows? I hang scarves and book bags on my bedposts, so if you don’t have that option available to you, using a pegboard is a great idea.
When I was a kid, my favourite ever book was The Berenstain Bears And The Messy Room. A family member from the USA brought it over for me as a gift and I was obsessed. Possibly because, much like now, my room was FULL of crafty things and a complete mess. One of the organizational things the Berenstain Bears had to do was tidy up using a pegboard; I thought it was genius then, as a seven-year-old, and I think it’s genius now!
12. Add A Shelf Above Your Bedside Table For More Storage
BHG is always full of good ideas! If you’ve got a small bedroom, using shelves are an excellent way to add a little more storage space to your room. I have big plastic storage boxes like these under my bed because it’s so handy being able to reach down and get your cleansing wipes when you need them. If you don’t have space under your bed for those, using a shelf is an excellent idea.
13. Customise a Bedside Table & Hide Your Power Strip
Instead of doing this, you could also use 3m command strips to attach the power strip to the back of your bedside table like I did. Everything stays plugged in and occasionally I need to unplug chargers but it’s handy enough to read behind. It does mean that the bedside table isn’t flush against the wall. If you want it to be against the wall, then start customising drawers!
14. Small Space Light Up Vanity
Well, Ikea has done it again! If you live in a small apartment, you might want to consider hanging a shelf to store your makeup, getting a mirror like this one and a picture ledge that you can attach little lights to. Adding hooks under the shelf means that you can store handbags and you can add hooks to the wall for a folding chair.
Last but not least,
15. Use Crown Moulding For Hanging Clothes & Shoes
If you have a gorgeous shoe collection, a fancy kimono or beautiful clothing that you want to display, you can always use strips of crown moulding along a wall to store them as flat as possible. I love this idea but it only really looks good if the shoes and clothing are beautiful and clean!
What a list of bedroom storage hacks for small spaces! We already have two bedside tables that are quite shabby chic and that I love but the storage is not great. Hopefully, when our walk-in closet is complete (the project hasn’t started), there will be even more storage under the bed where some clothing is currently stored.
Don't forget to grab yourself a copy of this guide so you can actually turn your home into a haven, instead of having it in a constant state of chaos.
What was your favourite bedroom storage hack from this list?
Do you have any to add? Leave them in the comments below!