The first step to having a clean bedroom is having sufficient storage space for all your belongings. This post is all about the most transformative bedroom storage ideas that you need to know about.
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No one likes having a messy room, but let’s face it: We’ve all been there. It’s never a good feeling to not be able to find the item you are looking for, even after frantically searching for it. That’s why having an organized bedroom is so important.
However, getting an organized bedroom isn’t easy, especially if you don’t have a large bedroom. Trust me, I’ve been there. Having lived in studio apartments for most of my young adult life, I know first hand the struggle of having limited storage space.
Without sufficient storage space, it is nearly impossible to keep your room organized. That’s why this post will teach you the best ways to increase your storage space in your bedroom.
By the end of this post, you will know all about the best bedroom storage ideas that will help you create a comfortable, organized space.
This post is all about the most genius bedroom storage ideas that you need to know about!
Best Bedroom Storage Ideas:
1. Genius Storage Ideas for Small Bedrooms
When you have a small bedroom, you need to make use of every last bit of space that you have to maximize your storage space. Unfortunately, most shelves and organizers take up considerable space on your own–space you may not have.
That’s why the first storage idea on this list is finding shelves and organizers that take up minimal space, but still manage to add storage to your room. One of the best areas to implement this concept is in the corners of your bedroom. Corners are tight spaces that tend to be underutilized when it comes to storage space.
This 5-tier corner bookshelf was made to maximize your corner space. This bookshelf is great for more than just storing books, though if you have a lot of books that might be a good use of this space. You can put boxes filled with hair accessories, jewelry, makeup, or any other small trinkets that you need a spot for.
The best part about this bookshelf is that it doesn’t take up a lot of space, but it still adds a lot of storage space for your bedroom. With 5-tiers, there is lots of space to store all types of items you need a sport for. You just need some cute boxes and/or baskets, and you will be good to go!
2. Bedroom Storage Furniture
One of the best ways to maximize your storage space is to buy furniture that has drawers built into it. In your bedroom, there are several pieces of furniture that you will need: a bed, night stands, a lamp, etc. If you are going to buy these pieces of furniture in the first place, why not buy furniture that has built in storage space?
I recommend opting for a nightstand that has multiple drawers, a lamp with built-in shelves, and a bed frame with built-in drawers. One of my favorite bed frames for maximizing storage space is this grey upholstered bed frame with built-in drawers.
Not only does this bedframe look sleek and modern, but it includes three storage drawers! The storage drawers are large enough to store larger items like extra linens and clothing. The front drawer in particular spans the whole length of the bed which gives you ample storage space.
The best part about having storage built into your bed is that it doesn’t take up any additional space than what your bed would already use. This means you can maximize storage without sacrificing any space!
3. Master Bedroom Storage Ideas
Similar to getting a bed frame with additional storage, a nightstand with additional storage is a great way to maximize storage with pieces of furniture that you would already get for your bedroom. Plus, when it comes to your master bedroom, nightstands are an absolute must.
The main goal of your master bedroom should be to maximize your comfort, and a nightstand is part of that. A nightstand provides a place for you to keep water by your bed in case you get thirsty throughout the night. It is also the perfect place to keep the book you are reading and your phone.
If you can find a nightstand that has built-in storage, then you can both maximize your comfort and increase your storage space all in one. One of the coolest nightstands on the market is this wooden nightstand with a built-in charging station.
This nightstand packs in SO much storage. The top of the nightstand flips open to reveal a hidden storage area. This area is perfect for storing medications, supplements, and even important documents. The nightstand also includes two shelves which are perfect for storing books or decorative boxes that have hair accessories and/or jewelry in them.
On top of all the storage space, this nightstand doubles as a charging station. You can plug this nightstand into the wall, and then it provides charging ports which can be used to charge your phone, laptop, or any other device.
4. Wardrobe Storage Ideas
Maximizing your storage space extends beyond your bedroom and into your closet. If you’re like me and you don’t have a lot of built in storage in your closet, there are a lot of ways you can maximize your storage space.
The key to increasing your storage space is adding in extra shelves, racks and drawers, so you can fit all your clothes, shoes, and luggage in your closet. Of course, you can hire someone to install built-in storage in your closet, but this can be very expensive and take a lot of time.
If you’re looking for an affordable way to increase your closet storage, I recommend buying a wardrobe organizer. This black metal wardrobe organizer is perfect when you have a lot of clothes and not enough space to put them all. It’s a more affordable option than getting custom, built-in storage, and it is less permanent which means you can take it with you if you move.
This wardrobe organizer has several racks that are perfect for hanging dresses, shirts, skirts, and pants. Plus, it has TONS of shelf space. The smaller shelves are great for smaller baskets of accessories like scarves, belts, and purses while the larger shelves provide the perfect spot for storing your luggage.
5. Storage Ideas for Small Bedrooms on a Budget
Increasing the storage space in your bedroom doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money. In fact, if you aren’t looking to buy any new furniture or large organizers, there are some great inexpensive options that won’t take up much space, but will drastically increase the amount of storage in your bedroom.
If you have a small bedroom, one of the best places to add storage is under your bed. The area underneath your bed is often overlooked, but there is a ton of space that is being underutilized. Even if you don’t have storage built into your bed frame, you can still use the space beneath your bed to maximize your storage.
These under-the-bed storage bags are a great way to maximize your storage space without taking up any additional space in your bedroom. They are super affordable and can slip right under your bed so they don’t wreck the aesthetic of your room.
I love that these bags have handles on them which makes it easy for you to pull them out from underneath your bed when you need to. These storage bags have ample storage space and can fit larger items like extra bedding and clothing. You can also buy adjustable dividers to put inside of them if you want to store smaller items.
The storage bags are super versatile, making them the perfect affordable storage solution for a small room.
6. Modern Bedroom Storage Ideas
The modern approach to storage is all about minimalism. While there is a lot you can do to increase your storage, sometimes a good first step is to go through your belongings and determine if there are some items that you don’t use anymore and can donate.
I’m not saying you need to get rid of all your belongings, but sometimes even the smallest downsizing can make a big difference. Once you’ve downsized, you can organize the remaining items into modern storage containers to achieve a sleek, yet homey look.
One of my favorite modern organizers are these oversized woven baskets. These baskets are super on trend right now and with good reason. They are perfect for the minimalist, modern look, yet they have a warm, homey look to them.
In addition to being super stylish, they work as great organizers for your bedroom. You can use the basket as a laundry hamper, to store extra blankets, and even to store your shoes. They would look great on a large shelf, in a closet, or on the floor of your bedroom.
7. Unique Storage Ideas for Small Spaces
A misconception that a lot of people have about storage containers is that they have to be ugly. While we are all used to seeing the clear plastic RubberMaid containers, there are some unique storage containers on the market that are both functional and stylish.
One unique storage concept that has recently become more popular is having your wall art double as storage. This macrame storage pouch is so pretty and is a great way to get a bit of extra storage without taking up any extra space.
First, we need to talk about how adorable this pouch is! It would look perfect in a boho style bedroom! The weaving adds a homey look to your bedroom while the off-white color will look great with any color scheme.
While this pouch may not provide the most storage out of all the options on this list, it provides the most style. The pouch is perfect for storing small items like old birthday cards, lotions, supplements, and medications.
Since this pouch hands on the wall, it doesn’t require any extra floor space, making it a great option for small bedrooms!
8. Bedroom Storage Ideas for Clothes
Living in a city that has all four seasons, I’ve learned that you can maximize your closet space by storing the clothes that you won’t need for the given time of year. During the summer, I store all my large winter coats and long-sleeved shirts, so I have more room on my clothing racks for my summer dresses.
Then, as the weather changes, I switch it out so that the clothing that I will need for the given season is most accessible. This allows me to store the clothes that I won’t use for several months in a more compact way to save space.
To store my clothes, I love these patterned totes! They are able to fit SO MANY clothing pieces in them! In just one of the totes, I can fit my two winter coats, more than 10 sweaters, and most of my long-sleeved shirts.
I put them on the one shelf I have on the top of my closet, and the handle makes it easy to pull down when it’s time to switch my clothes out. I love how compact these totes are. They are able to store a ton without taking up a lot of space which makes them ideal for people like me who have small closets.
These totes are a great option if you have a lot of seasonal clothing and are looking to maximize your closet space!
9. Bedroom Storage Bench
Bedroom storage benches are a great way to add both additional storage and additional seating. And, let’s be honest, what bedroom couldn’t use more of both? Plus, they come in so many different styles that you will definitely be able to find one that will match your preferences.
Bedroom benches have become so popular that I have actually written a full post dedicated to bedroom benches. That post is a good place to start if you are looking for a bedroom bench, but to get you started, this rose-colored bedroom bench is so great for storage!
The top of this bench opens up to reveal a huge hidden storage area. It is large enough to store extra bedding, but can also be used to store shoes, other accessories, or any items you want out of sight.
On top of all the storage space this bench provides, it is so gorgeous! I mean just look at that color! It has a nice modern yet elegant look to it while providing the perfect pop of color for your bedroom.
This bedroom bench is the definition of stylish storage space!
10. Bedroom Storage Solutions
If you are someone who likes everyone to have a dedicated space, you need to go with smaller storage containers so that everything has a dedicated spot. Sets of drawers work particularly well for this type of organization because you can have a dedicated spot for everything.
This grey set of drawers is an affordable option that has a variety of different sized drawers. Plus, it has a shelf that provides extra storage space. The combination of the grey fabric and the wooden handles looks so good together.
The smaller drawers are perfect for storing accessories, school or office supplies, makeup, or even art supplies (or materials for any hobby). The larger drawers, on the other hand, can fit bigger items like bulk sized skincare products and other larger items you need a storage space for.
I love that this set of drawers also comes with a shelf. The shelf is the perfect spot to put some small baskets or store books.