Sometimes, space in the bedroom is at a premium. But that doesn’t mean you have to get rid of your favorite things simply because there is no place to put them. With these amazing bedroom storage ideas, you can find places to tuck your treasures and your trousers.
The struggle can be real. Whether it’s storing away your off-season clothes to make room for what you’re going to wear in the next couple of months, or finding a place to put your jewelry, shoes, or even your favorite CDs that you can’t bring yourself to part with.
From under-the-bed storage to built-in-storage headboards and more, we hope these ideas will inspire, enlighten, and organize your bedroom.
Some of these ideas are fully DIY (depending on how handy you are, of course), some will require using commercial items – such as IKEA shelves – and making something completely new out of them.
But all of them made us go “What a great idea!” as soon as we saw them.
Amazing Bedroom Storage Ideas to Make the Most Out of Your Space
In no particular order (but we’d love to know which are your favorites… so let us know in the comments below), here are 17 of the best bedroom storage ideas from some of today’s top interior design and decor websites.
RAISED UNDER-BED STORAGE CLOSET
This unique configuration takes the platform bed to the next level, literally. The bed is raised high enough to hang clothes and install shelves. And a handy hinge lets you move the mattress out of the way so that you can get at the things you need.
BUILT-IN JEWELRY CABINET
Source: J Korsbon Designs
Got a lot of bling but not a lot of space? This jewelry cabinet is built right into the wall. A mirror on both sides of the swing door would let you check out your outfit with and without the finishing touches of the jewelry inside.
DIY STORAGE HEADBOARD
Using the space between the mattress and the wall for storage is an excellent way to maximize the space. Although there are a LOT of options for this kind of DIY storage headboard, I particularly liked the usage of bent sheet metal to create an additional – but unique – shelf that adds a bit more visual interest to this sports-themed storage headboard.
BEDROOM STORAGE TOWERS
Who needs a headboard and end tables when you can frame off the entire bed with a decorative storage solution. And you don’t have to be super-tall to reach the upper cupboards, that’s what standing on the bed is for! And some coordinated recessed storage drawers make for even more storage in a small bedroom.
PICTURE FRAME STORAGE SHELVES
Source: Shanty 2 Chic
Take some old picture frames and build them out to create some attractive storage shelves that can take your knickknacks, books, and other items and lift them off much-needed surfaces.
UNDER THE BED STORAGE CUBBIES
Who needs a box spring when you can use that space to create storage cubbies to hold all of your personal items. Combine this easy-to-make platform cubby-bed with some attractive baskets, and you’ve got an easy and handy storage solution right below your nose, and your legs, and your arms.
PEGBOARD STORAGE HEADBOARD
We already featured this idea in our post on DIY Headboards a while ago, but when you combine the DIY nature with the ability to use this headboard as a configurable storage solution, we decided that it was worth repeating.
LOFT BED WITH DRAWERS
A different take on the idea above, this version relies on an oversized sliding storage drawers that take up the space beneath a lofted bed.
SLIDE OUT SHOE SHELVES
Source: Douglas Design Studio
If you’ve got a lot of shoes, but not a lot of places to put them, consider building one of these slide-out shoe shelves. Single or double-sided, they can store a lot of shoes in a very little space.
STEP STAIRS STORAGE LOFT
Source: Small Design Ideas
This idea takes the loft bed to extreme heights. Every inch of space is utilized to create storage, including a full-sized closet under the bed, as well as a wardrobe and step-drawers that are used to create access stairway to the loft bed. The only downside with this design is that there isn’t a lot of room left above the bed.
STAGGERED STORAGE CUBBIES
Source: DIY Network
A functional yet attractive collection of cubbies can be staggered around the room to create an all-encompassing storage solution that gives you lots of space to hold your treasured items.
IKEA BEDROOM STORAGE HACK
The world-wide-web is littered with hundreds of ideas of how to maximize the usage of IKEA furniture to create unique living spaces. This example, which creates a fully-functional closet behind some light curtains, is just one of many… but it’s a good one.
WINDOW BENCH STORAGE
Window benches are a charming addition to a bedroom in almost any circumstance. This version combines the classic window bench with some much-needed storage cabinets.
BEDROOM STORAGE ALCOVE
Source: Art & Home
Enclose the bed with storage on all sides with this idea that builds an entire end of the bedroom into a storage and sleeping alcove. The designer colors and built-in lighting helps make this idea pop!
WALL TO WALL WARDROBE
A very retro look based on the wood panelling that was used, but this same approach could be applied to any decor style. This wall-to-wall wardrobe just looks like wall – especially with the recessed faux fireplace built in. But, in fact, it holds a multitude of storage space behind those Mad Men inspired retro wood panels.
STORAGE HEADBOARD ROOM DIVIDER DRESSER
A great way to create some unique storage space is by using the headboard as a room divider AND a dresser. This takes a bedroom and split it into a bedroom and dressing room, complete with dresser drawers to store your clothes.
SLIDING UNDER BED DIY STORAGE
If you’ve got a lot of little things to store – like your classic collection of CDs or DVDs – then this is a fantastic way to safely tuck them away while making them easy to access. Of course, this design could just as easily be used to store shoes, off-season clothes, or other smaller items that can tuck neatly under the bed.
Small Bedroom Storage Solutions That Make a Big Impact
And there you have it.
We hope you have enjoyed this collection of bedroom storage ideas, and that you found something that would be useful for transforming your own bedroom into a functional oasis for sleep and storage.
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