Bedroom Storage Ideas

If you are looking for bedroom storage ideas that will help you to create a bedroom you love to sleep in, this is a list you want to check out.

When working on how to organize all the things you keep in your bedroom, you might be looking for more space. These tips are out of the box it’s true, but sometimes you need to think this way when storage is lacking in any room of your home.


Are you looking for some bedroom storage ideas? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

We all know that feeling of being cramped in our bedrooms. We long for more space and it seems like every time we turn around, there’s another thing taking up room. It can be tough to find a place to put it all, especially if still have clutter hanging around. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

These bedroom storage ideas will help you get organized and reclaim your space transforming it into a room you truly enjoy sleeping in. From under-the-bed storage containers to cleverly hidden organizing hacks, we’ve got something for everyone. Read through the list and pick the ones that will work in your own bedroom.

Bedroom storage ideas 

Let’s be honest; not everyone is blessed with a massive bedroom that has room for not only a bed but a full sitting area as well. Many folks, myself included, have very small bedrooms and struggle to make order of the space in an easy-to-use way.

If you are the latter, struggling to find room in your bedroom, these next few tips are for you.

How to create more space in your bedroom?

If you are looking for more space in your bedroom, take a look at hidden areas you may not be utilizing.

  1. Under your bed.
  2. Behind the closet door.
  3. The side of a dresser.
  4. A storage mirror.
  5. A perimeter ceiling shelf.
  6. A storage ottoman.

Next, let’s look at ways to find more space in other areas of your room.

Tip #1. Get rid of anything you don’t need or use.

The first step to creating more space in your bedroom is to get rid of anything you don’t need or use. This includes clothes that no longer fit, shoes you no longer wear, accessories you haven’t touched in years, and any other items that are taking up space but not being used.

Not sure what you should get rid of? Use this tip as a guideline.

If you haven’t worn it in the past year, chances are you don’t need it or love it as you may once have. Remember, the more you let go of and remove from your room, the more space you will have to see your things clearly.

Try this easy hanger trick to help identify the clothes you routinely skip over.

How the hanger trick works for decluttering clothes.

  • Turn all the hangers in your closet in the opposite direction, AKA backward.
  • Each time you wear an item, turn the hanger in the correct direction.
  • At the end of the month, any hangers that are still backward are things you haven’t worn in 30 days and a good sign you do not love them.
  • Repeat this tip every three months for a clutter-free closet.

Tip #2. Invest in some bedroom organizers.

Bedroom organizers are a great way to create more space in your bedroom. They can help you organize your clothes, shoes, and accessories, making it easy to find what you’re looking for.

But they have another benefit as well. Bedroom organizers will make it easy for you to put your things away when you are done using or wearing them.

Clutter-free tip. If you want a bedroom that is neat and tidy, always put your things all the way away. If you are a person who usually tosses, or drops your things because putting them away takes too much time, then organizers are the game changer you have been looking for.

Use baskets, plastic bins, and other containers without lids to hold your things.

Now you can still toss and drop directly into the container, taking the same amount of time and creating a room that is always neat and clutter-free.

quote-put your things all the way away.

Unique Ways to Create Storage Space in a Bedroom

To be fair, not all of the following tips are new and earth-shattering, but some of them may be ones you have not considered before.

Here’s the thing. When you have a smaller-sized bedroom, your furniture alone may give it a claustrophobic feel and that last thing you may want is another item, even if it’s meant to organize, taking up space.

This list is meant to encourage you to think outside of the box and maybe, in turn, come up with new ideas for creating a neat and tidy bedroom you love.

Spot #1. Check under your bed.

One of the best ways to create more space in your bedroom is to use the space under your bed. This is a great place to store out-of-season clothes, extra blankets, pillows, linens, and anything else you don’t need on a regular basis.

If you do not have a linen closet, you can use this area to store bathroom supplies such as toilet paper or shampoo.

Look for organizers that are going to be easy for you to use. If you have a bad back for example, then a tote on wheels may be the best option for you to choose. They are easy to pull out with little to no strain on your back.

Spot #2. Look to the walls.

Another great way to create more space in your bedroom is to hang things up. This includes clothes, towels, and any other items that take up unnecessary space in a drawer but little space when hung up.

Don’t just think hangers are your only option here. Try out these ideas and really create more space.

  • Felt hangers – These are great for delicate outfits.
  • Hanging hangers – These are great for pants, t-shirts, and polo shirts.
  • Hooks – These are great for bathrobes, pajamas, towels, or scarves.
  • Door hangers – These are great for sweatpants, hoodies, or belts.

Spot #3. Sky high!

So many times, we only consider what is at our eye level for space to store our things. However, there is so much room you may be missing out on. Look at your walls spanning up to the ceiling. This is a great area to set up storage that may just surprise you.

Man and woman putting shelf on the wall at home
  • Floating Shelves – These can hold cube bins that you can fill with socks, pajamas, or underwear.
  • Ceiling shelves – These can hold books, photos, or magazines.

Spot #4. Double Duty Furniture

There are some pretty inventive people out there and they have created some amazing hidden storage in bedroom furniture.

Headboard. You can find some really classy headboards that are full of cubbies, drawers, and even shelves.

Platform bed frame with drawers. I just love this idea and how much room you can have available to hold a variety of things.

Beside table. I love our bedside tables because they have so much room to store things we love to have near our bed. Books, journals, lotions, tissues, and even charging stations.

Full-length mirror. Did you know you can get a mirror that opens up? Inside you will have all the room you need to store your jewelry, watches, and other accessories.

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Check out these bonus tips for bedroom storage.

Now that you have some great solutions for bedroom storage, your head is probably full of amazing ideas you can use starting today. But first, we need to cover one last tip.

How can I keep my bedroom from getting messy?

So many times, we set up organizers and feel we are done and good to go. Maybe we think since our room transformed, we did as well, and we are no longer clutter-bugs with a messy handicap.

Follow these tips to keep your bedroom neat and organized from now on.

1. Make your bed every day.

Making your bed is a simple way to keep your bedroom clean and tidy. It only takes a few minutes and it makes a big difference in the overall look and feel of your room. Not sure I’m right? Let me ask you this.

At the end of a long hard day, would you rather be greeted with a neat and tidy bed or one that is a tangle of blankets and sheets? Let the answer to this question be the motivation you need to make your bed every single day because you deserve it.

warm and inviting bed in a bedroom

2. Put away any clothes or items that are out of place.

Putting away any clothes or items that are out of place is a quick and easy way to keep your bedroom clean and tidy.

3. Take care of any clutter.

Clutter can quickly make a bedroom look messy and unorganized. So take some time to deal with any clutter that you have. This may mean getting rid of some things or investing in some storage solutions.

4. Gather up any trash

Even if you have a trash can in your bedroom, you will want to be sure you are always keeping it empty. Nothing can ruin the scent of a peaceful bedroom more than empty soda cans or a half-eaten sandwich.

5. Put things away

More often than not, clutter is simply stuff that didn’t get put away. Be on the lookout for anything that belongs in another room. You can have a small basket in the corner to toss these items as you come across them. Once a week, take that basket and walk your home putting things where they belong.

This one tip alone will transform your bedroom going forward.

By following these simple tips, you can easily create more space in your bedroom. Whether it’s using the space under your bed or hanging things up on the walls, there are plenty of ways to free up space and declutter your bedroom. And once you have more space, be sure to keep it clean and tidy by putting things away and gathering up any trash. With a little effort, you can have the bedroom of your dreams.

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