Last month, non-essential shops in England were permitted to reopen after enforced closure for a number of months. Hence we are once again free to indulge in the popular pastime (if with slightly different rules) – retail therapy! Whether avid shoe collectors, home accessory aficionados or fashion fanatics, many of us love a spot of retail therapy now and then.
One major issue for those of us who shop for pleasure on a regular basis is finding a place to store all our brilliant bargains and precious purchases. So in this article, we are looking at savvy bedroom storage solutions for shopaholics. We have found some clever and unique ways for you to house your newly acquired treasures in your bedroom, without sacrificing too much space.
Utilise Unused Spaces
You may think you have employed every free area of your room, but have you really thought outside the box and examined the true potential of your space? With a bit of imagination, there may be a few areas you haven’t considered which could make all the difference to your bedroom’s storage potential. The space above your bedroom door is a great place to put a small box shelf for books. Radiator covers with flat surfaces also provide additional shelf space for displaying keepsakes. Have another look around your bedroom and check for missed opportunities.
Surround Yourself With Shelving
If the majority of your lower wall space is taken up with furniture and wall art, then consider installing shelving higher up. Shelving can be placed around the perimeter of your bedroom, relatively close to the ceiling. This space is very rarely used and will provide a great deal of storage space for those items you don’t use on a regular basis. If you have a passion for handbags, this is a great way to display them too!
Storage Where You Sleep
Those with bedrooms on the smaller side, or with tight angles, will no doubt have most of their space taken up by their bed. However, that doesn’t have to mean a lack of storage options. There are some excellent beds on the market right now which offer a variety of ways to store items within the framework. Some have drawers underneath them or allow you to lift the mattress to reveal a large storage area. Beds with hidden drawers in the headboard are currently very popular. If you’re fitting out a child’s bedroom, then a raised bed will provide plenty of space beneath it for bulky items such as toys and storage boxes.
Before you shove everything in a cupboard or drawer, think about other ways in which you could store certain items. Hanging shoe storage on the back of the bedroom door is a great space-saver and wire hanging baskets are perfect for storing toiletries, make up and bits of stationery – the type of things that easily clutter up a dressing table or desk area. Cork boards are useful for storing and displaying jewellery and they’re really inexpensive to make too. You could also consider buying self-adhesive hooks – place them on the inside of cupboard or wardrobe doors and use them for belts, scarves and ties.
The best way to create additional storage in any room is by opting for bespoke fitted furniture. Hugging the contours of the room, there really is no wasted space, and with multiple storage options available, your furniture will be designed exactly to suit your space and requirements. Fitted storage means a place for everything and is the perfect way to ensure your bedroom remains clutter-free. At Hartleys Bedrooms, we offer a bespoke design service so we can create your perfect bedroom, whatever its size or shape. Contact us to make an appointment to visit our Yorkshire showroom or to book a design consultation in your home.