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Unexpected Ideas For Bedroom Storage

Aug 24 2014 - 10:01pm

Since there's a fine line between style and function, bedrooms can often present a challenge when it comes to storage. If you're stumped for solutions or want something that isn't predictable, here are seven ideas worth considering. Surprisingly, your nightstand can double up as a desk, while a raised bed is ideal for extra closet space. Happy organizing.

Get Lofty

If you're lucky enough to have high ceilings or you're converting your attic into a spare bedroom, make the most of it! While the options are endless, a loft is the perfect way to add additional storage for bigger items like bikes or boxes.

Source: Domino [1]

Ditch the Nightstands

Although it's common practice to frame your bed with nightstands, it's not always necessary. If you have a tiny room, forgo nightstands altogether; instead position your dresser by your bed. The result will be chic, not cluttered.

Source: Love by Serena [2] via Style Me Pretty [3]

Double Up

Why limit your nightstand to just one purpose when it can serve two? Small enough to nestle into a tight corner but large enough to accommodate a petite chair, this piece doubles as a desk [4]. The best part? If you ever feel the urge to switch things up, this table can easily find a home in any room!

Photo by Michelle Drewes [5] for Kate Collins Interiors [6]

Divide and Conquer

Bookcase, headboard, nightstand — this piece does it all! Between the hidden drawers and open shelving, there's plenty of space to showcase yet hide your belongings. We also love the contrast of a modern piece against feminine wallpaper.

Source: Domino [7]

Raise Your Bed

For unexpected clothing storage, raise your bed! Then, use the space below as a closet. Complete the look with curtains that add color yet keep your wardrobe out of site.

Source: Domino Magazine [8]

Stack Your Shoes

If you love shoes but struggle to store them, try stacking wooden shipping pallets like this NYC studio apartment [9]. It's a cute and clever way to display shoes, and it turns the bed into a focal point.

Photo by Chellise Michael [10] via Homepolish [11]

Bring on the Books

This raised bookcase is something we can support. Not only does it create a place for books, it frees up ground space for things like an alternative gallery wall [12].

Source: Domino [13]


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