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13 Top Storage Ideas for Small Bedrooms

Author Chigwell Building & Joinery

Date 04/11/20

Do you have a small bedroom? Are you always trying to stuff things in the limited space you have in the wardrobe, or rummaging through clutter?

If this is a problem that you cannot stand anymore, you should check out the following 13 storage ideas which are ideal for small bedrooms.

Even if your bedroom is small, there is no need to feel too cramped whenever you enter.

Check out how you can make this happen.

Read on to find out more, or use a jump link below to skip to a desired chapter:

Table of Contents

  1. Make Use of the Space Under the Bed
  2. Install a Wall Bed
  3. Organisation is Key
  4. Vacuum Packing
  5. Dual Purpose Furniture
  6. Built-in Wardrobes
  7. Use the Back of Doors
  8. Declutter
  9. Make Use of the Headboard
  10. Wall Storage
  11. Add an Ottoman
  12. Use Narrow Spaces Practically
  13. Fitted Storage Solutions
  14. Conclusion

Make Use of the Space Under the Bed

Have you ever considered storing stuff underneath your bed?

That floor space beneath your bed is not to be forgotten as you could actually make good use of it.

You could invest in a storage bed, or else opt to create a DIY under bed storage space.

If you want to do this the cheaply, simply buy a number of containers ideally with wheels, in which you can store stuff.

Make sure they are of a size that they can fit neatly under the bed.

Storing stuff under the bed can help you clear that unsightly visible clutter in no time.

Besides, if you check your wardrobe you are bound to find a considerable amount of items which you seldom use.

These can be tucked away under the bed, and by doing so you could be freeing up space in your wardrobe, which can then be used for other belongings you use more often.

Install a Wall Bed

Having a wall bed fitted is perfect for small bedrooms.

These beds which are sometimes also referred to as Murphy beds, will offer you the opportunity of folding up against the wall when not in use.

This effectively frees up precious floor space for the rest of the day when you are not sleeping in the bed.

Organisation is Key

Many people simply fold clothes and then stuff them inside their wardrobe or closet somewhat haphazardly, or without paying much attention to good organisation.

If on the other hand you make good use of drawer dividers, you would be saving up more space than you ever thought possible.

These dividers are ideal for dressers.

It is also very important to organise your closet or wardrobe carefully.

Some more shelves could work better.

You might also wish to consider adding one or more rods for hanging clothes, or installing over the door hangers.

Vacuum Packing

Out of season clothes should not be allowed to take up the limited space you have in your wardrobe or closet.

It is more sensible to vacuum pack your clothes and store them away for the time being, especially the bulky jackets and coats which take up so much precious space!

Dual Purpose Furniture

Some furniture items could be used for dual purposes.

Nowadays there are many smart ideas when it comes to modern and contemporary furniture.

These work great in small bedrooms.

Some popular examples include a floating drawer instead of a simple shelf, a storage cabinet instead of just a table, and a floating desk.

Built-in Wardrobes

The wardrobe is the biggest furniture piece in your bedroom.

Ideally, you should have a large wardrobe so as to manage to store as many items inside as possible.

So, you may wish to consider investing in a whole wall wardrobe which will take up as much wall space as possible, especially as high up as you can go.

Bespoke made-to-measure fitted wardrobes will help you maximise storage space.

Chances are that you would still end up using any space above your wardrobe for storage purposes, and this will look rather clumsy.

So it is better to invest in a large and well organised wardrobe which will serve its purpose well.

In order to avoid having it look too bulky, make sure to consider its design, such as by having a mirrored facade, or incorporating some drawers or a desk within it.


Chances are that some items that you are currently storing in your bedroom could be stored away in other rooms in your house.

Some stuff does not necessarily need to be available in your bedroom.

Chances are you will find a good many things that you can do without!

Some items could also be sold, or given away too.

Make Use of the Headboard

The bed’s headboard can be put to good use for storage purposes.

It is the perfect hideout for small stuff and it will help you reduce clutter from your bedside table.

You can store small clothing items, books and a myriad of items inside your headboard.

Wall Storage

Any free space on your wall should be used well.

Wall space can be used for storage purposes if you hang shelves.

Nowadays there are various kinds of decorative wall storage ideas that you could opt for.

Apart from being practical, they are also aesthetically pleasing.

Add an Ottoman

An ottoman serves a dual purpose.

It is a place where you can sit, so you can do away with a chair.

And, you can use it for storage too and it can come in really handy as inside you can tuck away quite a lot of stuff.

Use Narrow Spaces Practically

In many cases you might have a couple of narrow spaces tucked away between a wall and a piece of furniture.

Such spaces should be utilised to store small items.

For instance, you could utilise the space to hang jackets, or to insert a stand for jewellery or belts, or for a compact shoe rack.

Fitted Storage Solutions

Any unutilised spaces should be used, and ideally you should opt for fitted storage solutions.

Customised storage units can help you make the best use of the space available.

When ordering such units make sure to consider what you will be storing inside them so that you can design the unit accordingly.

For instance, if you intend to hang items you will need to include a space for hooks.

If you are going to have shelves, make sure that the space of the shelves is ideal for what you will be placing on them.

If you plan to place small items, there is no need to have a considerable height between one shelf and another, and this will enable you to have a bigger number of shelves within that space.


As you can see there are various things you can do to increase your bedroom’s storage space, regardless of how small your bedroom might be.

So give some of the above ideas a try and see what difference they make to the available space in your small bedroom.