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Saving Space in the Bedroom

Bedrooms always lack one thing and that one thing is storage. Between bedding, clothing, books, make-up, lotions and potions you hardly have enough space to sleep in. On a positive note, there are quite a few things that you can do to create more space in your tiny bedroom.

Saving Space in the Bedroom


Using dark colours and dark woods in a bedroom that is already space challenged will make the problem worse. Dark and bright colours constrict a space which is something you want to avoid when space is limited so instead use light colors in the room as it aids in achieving the feeling of having a bigger area.

Roof and wall areas

The walls above doors and windows are often not used. You can easily create more space by building bookshelves or small cupboards on those parts of your walls. This would give you a space to put your books, bedding and more. The rest of the wall space can also be used in this way and if you are imaginative chances are that you will come up with a stunning way of covering your walls with storage for a variety of uses.

Unusual beds

A bed that has a built in drawer is a great solution for bedding or even clothes. You could keep a variety of knick-knacks there too. Sleeper couches are a great way of utilizing spaces differently during the day. In the daytime, you can use the bedroom as a gaming room or study while sleeping in it at night. Another way of creating space for day use is to get a bed that folds into the wall when it is not in use. You could also use the same amount of floor space for a study area and bed by placing the bed over the desk. You get great ready built beds where the creator incorporated this space saving idea. Another option is the bed on top and cupboard below which is also one that you can find ready built. Bunk beds help to save a lot of space too.

We spend most of our time in our bedrooms and we store most of our clutter in there too but a bit of creativity can bring answers to an array of difficult spacing questions. Play around and see what works for you.

Photo Credit: Gabriel Beaudry Jeff Sheldon

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  • Reply Sabrina @ The Mummy Stylist

    I’ve literally been sorting out storage in our bedroom today – it is so true, we spend so much time in our room, it is worth making it look nice!

    12th September 2017 at 11:03 PM
  • Reply Michelle Kellogg

    I like the idea of using lighter colors and adding shelving above the door. My walls are white but they are stained. I have to get them repainted. however, the lighting in my room makes it looks worse because the lights are very bright. I have to look into getting better lighting to brighten up the room. Great ideas:)

    13th September 2017 at 1:20 AM
  • Reply Rhian Westbury

    I have loads of storage under my bed and it’s definitely made a huge difference x

    13th September 2017 at 9:18 AM
  • Reply Jenni

    We live in a rental, so there is a limit to what we can do to the rooms. But we are looking for a bed with good under-bed storage.

    13th September 2017 at 9:55 AM
  • Reply Katie

    I love that little bedside table thing with the watch and coins etc on it. Where is it from? So cute.

    13th September 2017 at 10:04 AM
  • Reply Amy - All about a Mummy

    We are moving and having decided to upgrade our eldest’s toddler bed to a single divan with drawers underneath. Hopefully will give us more storage and stop her sweeping everything underneath her bed when we tell her to tidy up!!

    13th September 2017 at 12:15 PM
  • Reply Ickle Pickles Life and Travels

    I am slowly working my way through sorting out my bedroom. Pickle sleeps with me so there is always a lot of his clutter in there! Kaz

    13th September 2017 at 8:47 PM
  • Reply Alex Lamb & Bear

    We’re always looking for ways to save space in our house. The best thing we did was buy an ottoman bed.

    16th September 2017 at 7:15 AM
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