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11 Small Bedroom Storage Ideas to Save Space

Hunting for small bedroom storage ideas? If you're lacking space — but not creativity — check out these 11 tiny bedroom storage solutions.

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Pick Up Double-Duty Furniture

In a small bedroom, furniture has to be multi-functional. A large trunk can serve as an attractive nightstand while doubling as linen, craft or book storage. Cube bookcases often come with fabric organizers ideal for clothing, school supplies and accessories. Rustic ladders are great for showing off throw blankets or hanging jewelry.

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Embrace Hard-Working Headboards

Headboards can add a touch of elegance to any room, but in tiny bedrooms they can be storage life-savers. Pick up a headboard with built-in storage, which allows you to fill up what would otherwise be dead space. Headboards can come with drawers or cubbies perfect for storing off-season clothes, linens and books. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could always make your own headboard with built-in storage.

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Maximize the Space Under Your Bed

Utilizing under-bed space is one of the quickest ways to add more storage in a tiny home. But don’t just toss things under there — pick up storage bins that you can label and organize to best suit your needs.

If you prefer breathable storage, opt for flexible organizers that can be compressed, allowing more use of that space under your bed. Whatever you choose, don’t forget to measure the under-bed space before buying organizers.

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Find Foldaway Furniture

Tiny bedrooms benefit from furniture that disappears. Opt for pieces of furniture that fold out from the wall or fold out from themselves to provide extra living space when they’re not in use.

Many beds fold out from walls, chests and bookshelves, while some desks built for small spaces come with folding leaves that allow for additional workspaces.

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Stock up on Shelves

Shelves provide another excellent way to take advantage of dead space. Whether you place one or 10 shelves, they’re a great way to store miscellaneous items that can otherwise take over a small bedroom. Since you can hang your own shelves, you have a lot of freedom when it comes to their configuration.

An easy way to make the best use of shelves is by installing them a foot below the ceiling, all around the perimeter of the room. You can use this as a replacement bookshelf or as storage for documents, photo albums and vacation souvenirs.

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Get a Storage Frame

Mattress box springs and wire frames can be replaced by bed frames with built-in shelves and drawers to store your sheets, blankets, comforters and pillows. Or keep your shoes at the base of your bed, allowing quickly and easily access to your favorites.

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Turn Accessories Into Wall Decor

Display your accessories on hooks, frames and wires that turn them into chic home decor. This is a great way to store and organize jewelry. Forget taking up space with a bulky jewelry box; instead hang items from vacant wall space.

Hanging rods make a great storage solution for scarves, which can be arranged by color or pattern and hung beneath shelves or behind doors. Hang hats on hooks that double as wall decor.

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Discover Corner Storage

Corners are often dark and forgotten, but they aren’t necessarily impossible to work with. Corners make great storage spots if you install these corner shelves. They fit in a corner and can hold any number of items. Embracing your tiny bedroom’s corners allows you to unlock wonderful storage potential from floor to ceiling.

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Cube-ify the Closet

Bedroom closets, even tiny ones, can benefit from cube storage. Pick up a closet organizer that comes with cubes, or pick up a series of cube organizers that you can stack and arrange to fit your closet’s specifications. Adding cube storage can help you designate specific areas for accessories, shoes, bags and foldable clothing, and help you take advantage of every last square inch.

Please note: If you’re stacking cubes in your closet, you always run the risk of them falling over. This can be dangerous if you have curious pets or small children. It may be necessary to anchor your cube storage organizer to the wall.

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Consider Ceiling Storage

Yes, you can hang things from the ceiling — and if done right, enhance your bedroom’s aesthetic at the same time. Hang shelves, hooks and even nets from the ceiling for an extra level of storage.

Measure carefully before hanging anything. You don’t want to add a shelf only to discover you can no longer walk comfortably around your bedroom. And always make sure that anything hanging from the ceiling is anchored solidly so it can hold the weight of the items you put up there.

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Hang Things From the Doors

The back side of your bedroom door is a sweet spot for storage. Take advantage of this hidden treasure trove by hanging jackets, towels, blazers or accessories from door hooks.

If you have a closet door, consider hanging an organizer there, too. Closet doors are great for shoe storage, especially if you have a shoe rack like this one.

Kate Tully
I am an avid baker, knitter and writer. My passions include Star Wars, stress baking and—of course—chocolate. When I'm not chasing my partner around the house asking him to try my latest recipe, I'm relaxing with my cats or knitting (another) sweater.

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