Your bedroom is where you relax and recuperate, so it’s only right that it should be a tranquil and restful place. A tidy room will also help you to think clearly and be more productive; to quote the popular phrase: ‘a tidy room, a tidy mind.’
However, this can seem challenging, given that it sometimes feels like your room can fall into disarray in the blink of an eye — one minute it’s spick and span, then you try on an outfit and suddenly you can’t see your floor anymore. We’ve all been there. That said, there are a few handy ways to help you maximise your storage. Follow these five simple steps to organise your bedroom and turn it into a clutter-free haven.
Maximise drawer space
Bedroom drawers are one of the most over-cluttered, unorganised aspects of your room, and are often filled with things you no longer use or want. Start by emptying the contents of your drawers onto your bed and sort through the items you want to keep. You should then divide your items into different categories, such as socks and underwear, and place them back them back into your drawers in their new, organised system. These Komplement drawer dividers from IKEA are just £4 each and perfect for keeping your things neat and tidy.
Your bed takes up a great deal of space in your room, so wouldn’t it be great if you could turn it into somewhere to store belongings? You might be surprised to learn that you can. Excess clothes, or clothes that you only wear at a certain time of year, can be neatly boxed away into containers and stored under your bed. Plastic boxes on wheels are particularly good for accessing your items quickly and conveniently. Plastic Box Shop sells a range of under-bed storage boxes starting from as little as £1.60.
If you’re particularly short on bedroom space, make sure you choose every piece of furniture with storage in mind. For instance, bedside tables are best when they have a couple of drawers built into them. This creates a good amount of extra space at either side of the bed. These Rosa drawers from Wayfair are priced at £60.99 and great for saving space.
Another great way to make the most of your space is by storing your shoes in hanging pockets on the back of your bedroom door. Not only does this prevent shoes from becoming lost, but it is also a good way of organising them into categories. For instance, smart shoes could go at the top with more casual shoes towards the bottom. This shoe organiser from John Lewis is £18 and is perfect for tidying your shoe collection.
Utilise your vertical wall space by investing in a headboard that has built-in storage. This provides a great place to store books, notepads, and other miscellaneous items that would otherwise just be cluttering up your room. Plus, storage headboards create a great centrepiece for your room and can enhance the ambience if you choose to place lights on them. UK bedroom specialist KleiderHaus designs bespoke bedroom furniture such as the storage headboard shown below.
Whatever the size of your bedroom, there are always ways to get the most out of your space. Try implementing these steps to organise your bedroom and see how your space can be transformed.