This is a collaborative post.
Living in a box room – we’ve all been there. It might’ve been your childhood room, the uninspiring bedroom in your university halls or the tiny room in your first rented flat.
These small rooms make it seem like you own WAY too much stuff and they can get very messy, very quickly (especially when you need a specific item and have to pull everything out to find it)! Well, here are some bedroom hacks that can make your life a whole lot easier, whether you’re still in the small room or you’re looking for inventive ideas for your spare room.
Find Hidden Spaces
Take advance of the nooks and crannies where you can keep can any clutter hidden away. Invest in underbed boxes, for example. These flat, plastic storage boxes fit under your bed and hide away out-of-season clothes, shoes and bedding. They even come with castors to make it easier to slide in and out from under your bed.
Another tip is to add hooks to the inside of cupboard doors to store loose items like belts, bags and ties without it looking messy. Also, find practical pieces like full-length mirrors that hang over your door and take up barely any space.
Invest in Space-Saving Furniture
There are plenty of options for furniture that are both practical and stylish. Spacious wardrobes with extra shelves inside, like the ones from Cotswold & Co, mean that you can enjoy maximum storage space. They even feature sliding doors, which is perfect for small rooms!
Other space-saving options include multi-purpose furniture: ottomans that you can sit on and store stuff inside, two-tiered bedside tables where the lower shelf can store books, and full-length mirrors that open up to store your jewellery inside.
If you want to get even more creative, you can install a desk that can be easily folded away when you’re not using it. This could be a part of a storage unit or attached straight to your wall – ideal for a room of any size.
The Higher, The Better!
Utilising the height of a room is always effective in a smaller space. Think outside of the box and add storage in places above eye level for extra storage. This could be a shelf above your bed, for example, to display your plants, books, artwork or candles.
Another tip is to install hooks higher up to hang your lesser used items, like hats or other accessories. This turns them into a design feature, whilst at the same time preventing clutter. This is especially useful in rented accommodation as you can buy sticky hooks that won’t leave a mark on your walls when you come to leave.
If you have a room that’s on the small size, fear not! You can style it out with our small bedroom hacks that will keep your boudoir looking cosy, stylish and mess-free.