With rooms becoming smaller, it’s now more important than ever to make the most of your space. Clutter is unsightly and also impacts on the functionality of your room, but worry not as there’s a whole host of clever storage solutions that will not only improve the look of your bedroom but will also make it feel bigger.
Maximise existing features
Begin by looking at the characteristics of your room. Alcoves can be used to store belongings and fitting shelves in them won’t take up any additional space. Plus, by installing shelves lower down in these spaces, they also make stylish bedside cabinets. Accessorise with lamps and indoor plants for a cosy feel. How about the space above your door; could it incorporate a shelf?
One of the simplest and smartest ways to save space, especially in smaller rooms, is to invest in multi-functional furniture. A bed with drawers is a great way to conceal your treasures and a foldaway bed allows you to re-purpose a living space by adding flexible functionality. For example, a bedroom by night becomes a home office by day.
Incorporate slim-line pieces
Slimline furniture is another way to store your belongings, without having to take up a huge amount of floor space. A clothing rail, for example, is a cost-effective addition to your room, allowing you to keep your clothes crease and damage-free, as well as being immediately accessible! Slim-line shelves are also useful and can be used to show off photos, jewellery and accessories.
Benefit from hidden storage
Make the most of your wardrobe with discreet storage solutions. Combine drawers, shelves and boxes to keep your wardrobe organised. With the appropriate type of storage for your belongings, clutter is less likely to build up, and even if it does, you can always shut the door!
Utilise dead storage
To truly be smart with your bedroom storage, you need to take advantage of every area. Does your bed frame have space under it? Invest in some boxes or crates to slide underneath. If you have large unusable spaces at the top of your wardrobe, invest in a couple of rattan baskets which will slot in nicely and improve accessibility.
Wave goodbye to bulky wardrobes that take up lots of room and don’t quite fit around the architectural quirks of your home. Instead welcome sleek fitted furniture, created to suit both your needs and the space on offer. A bespoke solution will also improve your room’s organisation and claw back that much-needed space. Plus, with multiple designs and finishes to choose from, you can be sure that your fitted furniture will match your existing bedroom style.
Planning smart bedroom storage, along with other elements of your design, may prove to be challenging. With this in mind, it can be a good idea to seek professional design and creative advice.
Whether you’re interested in revamping your whole room, or just a part of it, Hartleys are here to help. The range of specialised storage available will leave you spoilt for choice and no matter the size of your room or design preference, you’ll be able to create the perfect space with Hartleys.
If you have any questions regarding our services, or if you would like to book a design visit, don’t hesitate to contact us. Alternatively, you can see our bespoke furniture by visiting our Yorkshire showroom.