SMART IDEAS FOR CLOTHES STORAGE IN A SMALL SPACE

15 April 2014
In a small bedroom, sometimes you have to think outside of the closet. If a wardrobe simply won’t fit, you can get around the problem with a bed that can store a wardrobe’s worth of clothes.
Small bedroom with IKEA double bed, clothes stand, shelves, hooks, mirror, lamps and stepstool. Small bedroom with IKEA double bed, clothes stand, shelves, hooks, mirror, lamps and stepstool. Small bedroom with IKEA double bed, clothes stand, shelves, hooks, mirror, lamps and stepstool. Small bedroom with IKEA double bed, clothes stand, shelves, hooks, mirror, lamps and stepstool. Small bedroom with IKEA double bed, clothes stand, shelves, hooks, mirror, lamps and stepstool. Small bedroom with IKEA double bed, clothes stand, shelves, hooks, mirror, lamps and stepstool.

"Don’t compromise. Improvise!"

You might think you can’t have the size of bed you want, but if you make maximum use of your walls and think smart when it comes to furniture, you might just find you can have it all. The bed you want and plenty of places to store your things.
Who knew? An entire wardrobe of clothes and whatever else you want to hide away, right under the mattress. In a bedroom too small for a closet, a bed like this is a stroke of genius.

HIGH STORAGE

Shelves running the length of the room provide extra storage space. Put them up high for things you don’t use so often. The height comes in handy for adding a clothes stand, giving you somewhere to hang clothes that you don’t want folded.

Storage boxes are a good way to keep things organised and neatly stored. Add labels so you quickly know where to find the things you want.
Close-up of an IKEA ledge with clothes hooks and a semi-circular shelf. Close-up of an IKEA ledge with clothes hooks and a semi-circular shelf. Close-up of an IKEA ledge with clothes hooks and a semi-circular shelf. Close-up of an IKEA ledge with clothes hooks and a semi-circular shelf. Close-up of an IKEA ledge with clothes hooks and a semi-circular shelf. Close-up of an IKEA ledge with clothes hooks and a semi-circular shelf.
Shelves and hooks are great for the things you use every day. A ledge makes a good grooming station and hooks can be used to air out clothes you want to wear again.
Bright blue IKEA bedside table. Above it a rail and two small book shelves. Bright blue IKEA bedside table. Above it a rail and two small book shelves. Bright blue IKEA bedside table. Above it a rail and two small book shelves. Bright blue IKEA bedside table. Above it a rail and two small book shelves. Bright blue IKEA bedside table. Above it a rail and two small book shelves. Bright blue IKEA bedside table. Above it a rail and two small book shelves.

THE SMARTER BEDSIDE

In a small space, focus on what you do have room for and take advantage of empty air. We’ve maximised the space above the bedside table by adding a wall rail and some small shelves for books. The rail takes some strain off the table by giving you an extra place to keep your glasses and hang your book.