Making effective use of the space in your bedroom can have a huge impact on how it looks and feels. Your bedroom should be your sanctuary, so keeping it clutter-free could help you get a better night’s sleep, a greater feeling of wellbeing and of course, much less dusting and hoovering!
We all want our bedrooms to feel light, clean and airy, but with many modern houses and city dwellings, and a lack of simple and attractive storage solutions, it’s often difficult to avoid the clutter that transforms a potentially spacious room into an unsightly broom cupboard.
Fortunately, there are lots of effective ways of storing your possessions neatly away, without compromising on style or space. We show you how:
Many of us store extra clutter under our beds, but this can make it really hard to access these items when you need them. It can also look untidy, create health hazards (if you tripped over something that was sticking out) and, of course, collect huge amounts of dust! The best way to make use of the space under your bed is to invest in some wide, flat storage units with wheels, so they’re much easier to reach. This type of storage is great for housing extra bedding, clothes, bags, toiletries and shoes, and all those heavy items that are impossible to store high-up because of their weight.
Perhaps the biggest obstacle in modern bedrooms is where and how to store your clothes. Many wardrobes are either simply too small to fit everything in and you have to supplement it with another shelving system, or so large they take up an enormous amount of valuable space. This is where floor-to-ceiling wardrobes come in. These are a great investment and provide the best way to maximize your bedroom space. Mirrors also create the feeling of extra space in a bedroom, so ceiling-high wardrobes with mirror panels are ideal. In-store have a great range to suit all bedrooms and budgets, from the elegant chrome-framed black mirrored wardrobe to the soft-white, wall-to-wall oriental pearwood frame with mirrored doors.
If you’re after something smaller and simpler, try storage system, an open storage unit with the top shelf in a choice of woods and finishes, along with a handy chrome hangar bar. This not only keeps space used to an absolute minimum but makes finding and displaying your clothes even easier.
Corner storage units and wracks are a wonderful way to save space as they come in a great range of shapes and sizes to fit even the smallest of spaces. Think about a simple clothes rail that can be adjusted to fit from wall to wall, or a tall CD and DVD stacking tower, both of which are ideal for corner spaces. You could even invest in custom-made triangular corner shelves that can be used to showcase your favorite ornaments, trinkets, and photographs. This could save a lot of space on your trusty bedside table!