10 Clever Ideas to Use Bedroom Furniture for Storage

A bedroom with white furniture.

Space efficiency is often the top priority for small bedroom owners that want to keep everything within reach, while maintaining a clutter-free room. Even if your bedroom is sizeable enough, you can make better use of the space by cleverly making use of the furniture you cannot live without, such as the bed, headboard and side table. Read on for some great tips on how you can create more storage with bedroom furniture.

1. Use a desk as a nightstand

Adding more purpose to a furniture piece can enable you to replace two items with one. Make that appropriately sized reading table dual-purpose by moving it beside your bed and placing some flowers on top to make it double as a side-table.

A white bed and dresser in a bedroom.

2. Reclaim empty wall space with shelves

Is the area around your headboard or windows free? Use shelves as frames and add more storage, as well as aesthetics.

A room with bookshelves and a window filled with bedroom furniture.

3. Storage bench

If you barely have any usable space between the foot of your bed and the wall, make better use of it with a storage bench. You can place anything, from extra pillows and blankets to books and candles neatly on top.

A bedroom with a gray bed and a storage bench.

4. Floating furniture

No floor space for a traditional nightstand or vanity? Mount one on the wall and you will be good to go. Floating furniture frees up the floor, giving your bedroom an open, airy feel.

A small room with a desk, chair and bookshelf, suitable for bedroom furniture.

5. Storage behind the door

If you don’t have appropriate space for small items like handbags or ties, use hooks and mounted baskets to make your door do double duty.

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A yellow door with a bag hanging on it in a bedroom.

6. Baskets under the bed

If your bed has some clearance from the floor, go shopping for some appropriately designed baskets to tuck away clutter while adding texture to your bedroom

A white bedroom with a bed and wicker baskets featuring bedroom furniture.

7. Shelf-desk combos

Do not leave the space above your desk empty. Put a fitting shelf on top for some much-needed additional storage.

A white computer desk with shelves and a chair, ideal for bedroom furniture.

8. Ottoman storage beds

Beds are the most cumbersome piece of furniture in most bedrooms. If you cannot trade in the comfort of your king-size bed for the space to place a cabinet, why not get a bed with storage space under the mattress?

Bed with storage compartment.

9. Mirrored door wardrobes

A modern-looking wardrobe with a sliding mirror for a door not only enhances your space visually, but also eliminates the need to accommodate floor space for swinging doors.

A closet with sliding doors and clothes in it, perfect for bedroom organization.

10 Multi-tiered accessories

If your dresser is constantly filling up with clutter, replace your single-level placement plates with multi-tiered ones. Get one that also acts as an intriguing design piece to style up your room.

A gold tray with a lot of cosmetics on it, placed on bedroom furniture.

When space is a concern, it can be challenging to maximize functionality while keeping your furniture at a minimum. Let the inspiring suggestions above be your guide towards creating more storage in your bedroom.

1 thought on “10 Clever Ideas to Use Bedroom Furniture for Storage”

  1. Wow, I never knew there were such things as storage beds that could add even more space for items when you run out of places to put them in your drawers. This could help solve the problem we currently have with our bedroom as most of our appliances and beauty products take up so much space that they’ve started to clutter up the room. If I can find a furniture store that sells these kinds of beds, I’ll definitely get one and replace our current bed with it.

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