Stuck during a small bedroom? If it seems like you don’t have room for extra storage, look again—there’s much space within the spots you’re not listening to. From the space under your bed to the backs of your doors (and to the decor and furniture options you’ll not have thought of) these storage solutions have you ever covered so you’ll hide your extra things in plain sight.
DIY your own rolling storage crates
For an excellent easy under-bed storage option, add wheels to crates so you’ll just slide them out once you need something, and roll them back in when you’re done. You’ll need to find crates (or even reuse old drawers) that will fit under your specific bed, but you’ll use this tutorial from I Can Teach My Child to assist.
Build an epic bed out of cupboards
If you would like to require things to an entirely new level, you’ll build a bed filled with hidden storage. Take a cue from Oh Yes, and use kitchen cabinets (and an entire lot of creativity) to form your own raised bed filled with space for everything you would like to cover out of sight, without sacrificing space in your bedroom.
You could hang an easy set of over-the-door hooks, otherwise you can totally customize your back-of-door storage to your needs with various hooks and rails, like during this example from Better Homes & Gardens. Hang clothes, accessories, shoes—whatever you would like.
Hang collapsible storage
For temporary storage that you simply can use when you’re doing laundry, ironing, or planning your outfits, hang a collapsible door valet like this one from Bed Bath & Beyond. It’ll be there for you once you need it, but fold copy easily when you’re done.
A mirror with accessories storage
You can add extra storage without sacrificing floor space—just cash in of vertical space by adding useful hidden storage to your walls. This mirror from Hayneedle can either mount to the wall or hang on the rear of a door, and it exposes to reveal space to arrange jewelry and other accessories.
A DIY desk that folds into a mirror (or art!)
You can store a whole desk or table on your wall also, and cleverly disguise it as a mirror or a bit of framed art. This tutorial from Handimania shows how you’ll build it yourself—and if you don’t need a mirror, you’ll always add a print or photos in its place.
Add cubes for more storage
If you don’t have room for a dresser—or just don’t want one in plain sight—you can use storage cubes to require advantage of the space on the rock bottom of your closet. This tutorial from a replacement Bloom shows the way to upgrade the standard fabric cube boxes, and it works perfectly for storing folded clothes, shoes, and other accessories.
Install pegboard inside
Adding pegboard to the walls of your closet gives you space to hold accessories like belts and bags off to the edges without removing from your existing hanging closet space. And if you don’t have space or ability to put in it everywhere your closet, you’ll always just add it to a part of a wall or the rear of the door, like during this example from Martha Stewart.