A bedroom should be a sanctuary from a demanding world. A calm, clutter-free space in which to unwind. But it’s hard to 'feel the serenity' when you’re staring at a big pile of dirty clothes on the floor or searching for your favourite shirt in an overstuffed closet.
Here are 10 expert tips for stashing away your stuff with style: 1. Put it under the bed
A king-sized bed consumes 42 square feet of floorspace, so it’s not surprising that people have been making using the dead space under their mattress to stow things since time immemorial. Many beds now come with drawers built into the base but if yours doesn’t simply buy some small storage containers
, fill them up and roll them out of sight. 2. Make the most of closets
This is likely to be your prime storage real estate, so make sure you’re utilising every square centimetre of it. If you’re designing a wardrobe
from scratch, keep in mind you can always add in drawer or shelf units later, but it is a lot harder to change rods. Before you start drawing up plans, be clear about what you intend to keep there. To determine where to put rods and shelves, figure out how much space dresses and suits take up versus shirts and jackets. If most of your items extend less than three feet, hanging two sets of rods will double the amount of clothes you can hang in that space. 3. Get a blanket box or chest of drawers for the foot of your bed.
All things considered, this is a relatively unobtrusive storage solution and one that will provide a large amount of space that can be used to store bigger or awkward items. 4. Utilise headboards
There are plenty of combination headboard/shelf units available. Reaching things placed in these units can be tricky, so it’s a good idea to use this space for decorative items, or things you want to be able to reach while lying in bed. 5. Pick your shoes up
Shoes left on the floor invariably end up in an ever-growing mix-and-match pile. Arrange your shoes footwear vertically rather than horizontally with a hanging shoe organiser. 6. Over-door hooks
Utilise space behind doors by installing hooks to hang your bathrobe, coat or scarves. These hooks aren’t permanent fixtures and can be moved from room to room depending on your needs. 7. Drawer organisers
There are many organisers that can be used to ensure drawers or closets are being used to their full potential. There are ones designed for jewellery, socks, ties and underwear and all are a much neater solution than throwing all these items together. 8. Use furniture with built-in storage
There are many items of furniture that include storage space. If your shopping for a table or chair to go in your bedroom, opt for one that comes with some sort of compartment. 9. Stack your suitcases
A creative storage idea is to stack old suitcases from largest to smallest. Store items rarely used in the lower suitcases with those that are accessed more often at the top. 10. Kick it old school with a coat stand
A coat stand can fill dead space in the corner of your bedroom and hold a surprising amount of interesting looking coats, hats and scarves. For more great bedroom storage ideas - visit the Bunning's website Planning a fresh coat of paint - try the Colour Selector and Paint Calculator 'Like' us on Facebook Follow us on twitterSign up to our FREE weekly newsletter