Sometimes to obtain the mansion house with the luxurious bedroom, we have to first start out with a small apartment with limited storage space. It’s a sacrifice worth paying in order to save up for our dream home, but it can very cramped and difficult to keep clean even when you don’t have a lot of belongings. You might get some ideas when you go into buy a mattress at a Sleepys store, but until then, below are also 5 organizing tips I’d like to offer to help your tiny bedroom look and feel more comfortable.
1. Under the bed:
Many of us make the mistake of throwing everything under our bed, thinking we can sort through it later. Of course, all that does is create a horrifying mess that we might never venture to clean. Instead of mindlessly tossing everything under your bed use baskets and drawers to organize everything first and then place those under the bed. You can seek out great deals for under-the-bed baskets and drawers that have wheels attached to them. On occasion, it can be worth it to purchase a suspending bed so that you can use the underside as a study area. A cheaper idea for bed storage would be to go to the store and buy blocks of cinder, wood, brick or plastic to raise your bed.
Headboards are another great option for organization. You can use a pegboard behind your bed to hang shelves or wiring to help you store and beautify the look of your room. Suspending book shelves above your bed make great storage space as long as you give yourself enough head room for sitting up in bed. Cupboards can look great above your bed as well and are perfect for that added storage in your room.
Nightstands are a fun way of expressing your personality as you can use almost anything as a nightstand. You could use a stool, small ladder, old traveling trunk, tiny table, or anything that has a flat surface works great as a nightstand. If you don’t have a lot of space for a night stand then you could install a floating book shelf near your bed or even use a window sill as a place to hold your belongings.
Small bedrooms can sometimes cut out much needed closet space, but don’t get discouraged there are plenty of ways to store and hang up your clothes. Using a shower or curtain rod you could hang your clothes anywhere in your room, you can even use small corners of your room. Suspend the rod in the air by hanging it from the ceiling. To save space on your dressers, create a jewelry holder that can be mounted on the wall. Also on your wall, you can attach some open folding chairs to hang your clothes and store boxes on the seats. Using old, wood ladders you can store blankets and hang up your clothes. And of course tall, skinny wardrobes make great mini closets.
5. Other Organizing ideas:
You’d be surprised by what you can come up with on your own as you get your creative juices flowing. Here are a final few ideas to help your room look roomier. You can use a table at the foot of your bed to store things above and below. You can place your desk, vanity or dresser inside your closet so as not to take up too much space. You can use an old trunk to store your shoes. Decorative hooks on the walls can hang anything. And lastly, you can make storage beneath your desk like you would under your bed using plastic storage drawers.
Because we live in a time where any old piece of junk can be turned into art, you can have so much fun messing around with items you already own. All you pretty much have to do is think, “Hmm… what can I do with you?” and then act on your instincts. Figure out how your own furniture pieces can tell a story as well as help keep your little bedroom clean and organized.