Here are 20 helpful design & storage ideas for your small bedroom;
Finding design-savvy ways to magically create extra storage space in a tiny bedroom isn’t always easy. While unsightly over-the-door organizers and bulky dressers are always an option (if you squeeze them in), it pays to use your imagination and get creative when coming up with stylish storage ideas.
To help make your life a little easier (and a whole lot more organized), we rounded up 30 of our favorite small bedroom storage and design solutions. From wall-mounted shelves to swing arm sconces, these clever ideas are all designed to maximize a storage-deprived space — no matter how little square footage you’re working with.
1. Go with a Ghost Chair
The greatest thing about Ghost chairs—aka clear acrylic ones like this one on
2. Floating Shelves
Turn even the tightest bedroom corner into a streamlined storage display with nothing more than a few wall-mounted floating shelves. Create your very own office station, like Harlow James did in her room on
3. Work a Room Divider
Don’t technically have a separate bedroom? A bookcase that doubles as a room divider can work wonders for a cramped studio. It’ll designate your sleeping space, but also the space between your books and decor is enough to let light stream in.
4. Consider Hanging Racks
Hanging garment racks, like this one featured on
5. Consider a Swing Arm Sconce
If you’ve been searching for a stylish way to bring more lighting into your cramped bedroom (without taking up too much space), consider
6. Leaning Layered Art Looks Good
If you’re an art lover but lacking the space to show off your treasured works in your bedroom, a nightstand layered with framed art—as seen in this home tour on
7. Get Creative With Shelving
When every bit of wall space counts, why not try shelving that doubles as art? A cool hanging shelf, like
8. Accessorize Away
When you don’t have the room for large-scale bedroom furnishings, consider going big with your decor—think: bold throw pillows, colorful art, and layered textiles like this tiny bedroom on
9. Floating Desk
Who says you need a big bedroom to create your own workspace? A wall-mounted shelf, like this one featured on
10. Consider a Modern Murphy Bed
Forget your grandmother’s Murphy bed. A foldout bedframe—like this one in Daniel’s
11. Houseplants Work Wonders
You don’t always need two nightstands, especially if you’re sleeping alone. Take a cute from this bedroom via No Longer Wander’s
12. Try Nesting Tables Instead of Nightstands
Place a pair of nesting tables next to your bed instead of a traditional nightstand (like designer Orlando Soria did in his guest room featured on
13. Daybeds Aren’t Just for Kids
If you thought
14. Don’t Overlook the Foot of Your Bed
Putting a storage bench, baskets or even crates at the foot of your bed is a smart way to squeeze in more of whatever you need. This typically only takes up about a foot of space but the payoff is invaluable.
15. Hanging Lights
Looking for a stylish way to bring more lighting into your bedroom without further cramping the space? A pendant light, or any hanging light for that matter, instantly brightens up a room and doesn’t require an inch of table or floor space.
16. Devise a Desk Vanity
Dealing with a dreaded small space double whammy (i.e. a tiny bedroom and bathroom)? Follow Kathleen William Barnes’ lead on
17. Create Vertical Storage
Ask any New Yorker, or small space dweller for that matter, how they pack in more storage room in their tiny apartments and they’ll say the same thing: think vertically. Whether with wall-mounted shelves or suspended lights (like in this
18. Bare White Walls
You can always count on clean white walls to really brighten and open up a cramped bedroom (particularly one that gets good natural light).
19. Make it Happen with a Side Table
Sometimes all you need next to your bed is a small table to hold a glass of water and your alarm/cellphone. A thin pedestal table, like this simply stunner from SFGirlByBay’s
20. Leaning Ladders Matter
While this bedroom from