A wall of IKEA shelves next to the bed, filled with books and storage boxes.
A smart bed makes things easier, with storage underneath for keeping clothes or bed linen. This one works extra hard. The headboard has built-in shelving for things like books, spectacles, alarm clock and lights. All of which means you don’t need to find room for bedside tables.
If you’ve filled the storage under the bed, look to the walls. Long lines of shelving, like these, provide plenty of space for personal items.
 IKEA desk, chair and coatstand in front of room divider pulled across, hiding the bedroom.
Privacy please!
It doesn’t take much to create a sense of personal space. A floor-to-ceiling textile room divider works wonders, screening off the bedroom to give each side of the curtain its own space and identity.