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Storage Solutions for Small Bedrooms

Small bedrooms present decorating and storage challenges. Here are ways to store everything, including shoes and jewelry, in your short-on-space bedroom.

1.    Use Multiple Types of Storage. When it comes to small bedroom ideas, a variety of storage types can help maximize flexibility and help to take advantage of every nook and cranny. The few bedside square feet here demonstrate that: A nightstand offers both surface area and open and closed storage; a basket provides portability for other items; and a head-height open shelf stores a few items in pretty boxes (and offers a space for display, too).

2.    Clean Up Your Floor. Try this visual trick that adds storage for small spaces: Mount cubbies on the wall for bedside storage; then, enclose all but daily-use items in decorative boxes. To gain even more storage space, combine a few different-size storage cubes. Wall-mounted storage clears floor space and can visually make a room look bigger. As a bonus, add under bed storage with an open-faced basket you can easily slide in and out from under the bed frame.

3.    Use Multiple Types of Storage. When it comes to small bedroom ideas, a variety of storage types can help maximize flexibility and help to take advantage of every nook and cranny. The few bedside square feet here demonstrate that: A nightstand offers both surface area and open and closed storage; a basket provides portability for other items; and a head-height open shelf stores a few items in pretty boxes (and offers a space for display, too).

4.    Downsize Your Furniture. In smaller bedrooms, anything besides the bed should be scaled down to reduce visual clutter. That includes bedside tables. Look for pieces that offer multiple storage options—such as a drawer and an open shelf. Small bedroom organization calls for smarter, not larger, furniture pieces.

5.    Look in Unexpected Places. In space-challenged bedrooms, every square inch counts. Closet storage ideas, for example, can provide a few precious inches that can be put to everyday use for wardrobe planning. Install one pole and one over-the-door hook to the backside of the door to plan out outfits for a day or two. Oft-worn accessories or other dressing items can also be put in easy reach, thanks to narrow hooks and plastic holders.

6.    Pay Attention to Surfaces. Many small bedrooms—particularly kid spaces—do double-duty as work or homework spots, too. That means they can quickly accumulate extra supplies and knickknacks that can overtake surface spaces. Luckily, loads of simple solutions can help keep clutter at bay. Divide different types of items—erasers and paper clips, for example—into separate smaller dishes, and keep them all together using one larger tray with sides. It’s a good small bedroom idea for jewelry, makeup, or other grooming supplies, too.

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