The bedroom is your sanctuary for sleep and relaxation. However at times it can feel more like a room we spend very little time but which despite this seems to become cluttered and feel claustrophobic. All too often, as we accumulate more items of clothing and knick knacks the bedroom can seem to close in on us, and since feeling comfortable is one of the thing needed to sleep well, it’s no wonder this is a problem many of us want tot fix. So how can this be overcome to restore a feeling of calm and ‘zen’ to your sleeping quarters? Innovative storage solutions are key. Here’s our run-down of the top 5 tips for installing better storage solutions in your bedroom.
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- Use ALL the space you have
If you’re not lucky enough to have a walk-in closet, storage solutions in the bedroom – especially small spaces, are a must. Fitted wardrobes can be tailored to fit in specifically to the required area – so they really can help to create an organised, clutter-free space. The words ‘Fitted Furniture’ can fill some with dread but now they are more sophisticated than ever before – take for example the huge range of styles and colours available from glass, mirrored and wood effect to sliding doors and fabric additions.
- Ventilated Shelving
There are lots of different fixtures and fittings available with wardrobe space – but often the fashionable wood and solid shelving can make wardrobes dark and dank. Musty clothes and shoes are a thing of the past since these units allow air to circulate properly and prevent any dampness. Ventilated shelving offers an incredibly versatile solution which can be incorporated into any space, any wardrobe – not only that, it is durable and can withstand weightier loads than some traditional shelving styles.
- Don’t forget under the bed
Under bed storage has been revolutionised in recent years. Gone are the days of troublesome drawers that got stuck and filled quickly, now the whole space can be utilised with the introduction of beds that lift up to reveal a cavity which can hold pretty much anything. If your bed doesn’t have built-in storage, you can still use the space by placing vacuum packs or under bed storage boxes underneath. You’d be surprised at how easy they are to use, and how small they can make bulkier items such as duvets and pillows.
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- Can you use your wall space?
It takes more time and money, but if you are able to, using some of your wall space can be a worthy investment that can completely transform your bedroom. Not only can this space be used to expand fitted furniture, you can also build shelves into the cavity created which forms an ‘in built’ wardrobe which doesn’t take up any floor space whatsoever.
- Don’t discount dressing tables, side tables and decorative units
Bedside tables and dressers can often have several small drawers which can get filled with junk; but these are actually very handy storage spaces so it’s worth taking a look at them, clearing them out and if the space is small, using drawers for bracelets, watches, ties or make-up. Ottomans are also great for that ‘dressing room’ vibe but also open up to act as a spacious trunk to store clothing, books or even shoes. They tend to fit handily at the end of the bed so are suitable for even the smallest bedrooms.
Using just a few of these ideas to maximise your space will be certain to give you a less cluttered, and therefore more comfortable bedroom.