For those with limited space in the
bedroom, creating sufficient storage for clothes, shoes and
accessories can seem like a bit of a challenge. 

But it needn't be.

With some creative thinking you can
easily store everything you need and more!

If anything, a smaller space
encourages you to be extra resourceful and better organised, which
has to be a good thing.

If you are planning to replace your
bedroom furniture, it's a great opportunity to re-design your room
to get the maximum out of your space and it definitely helps to
measure up and draw a plan on graph paper to scale.  Make a
note of any permanent fixtures you'll need to work around, such as
fireplaces or built-in wardrobes.

Before you start to replace or
re-organise your existing bedroom furniture, assess the type of
storage you currently have.  How does it currently meet your
needs?  For example, you may have more hanging space than you
need, but not enough drawers.  Maybe you simply need to adjust
the balance of storage.

If you lack storage space, a great
idea is to choose a bed with drawers.  All Silentnight
upholstered beds, in addition to a 5 year guarantee, come with a
great range of storage options such as two or four drawers, or
perhaps you prefer the lift up Ottoman style to easily access your
bedding and blankets?  

You could combine one of these
fantastic bases with a great
value mattress
like the Mirapocket 1200 Mattress, which has just been
re-awarded its Which? Best Buy for mattresses.   With a
double-sided and hand-tufted 1200 advanced Mirapocket spring
system (giving targeted support in different zones for superior
comfort), the mattress is Purotex treated to reduce moisture and
dust-mite allergens.   Importantly, this comes with the
Allergy UK seal of approval.


Other ways to save space

  • You could also make more use of
    the vertical wall space, by adding shelves.  Items you don't
    use as regularly could be stored in attractive boxes on top of your
    wardrobes.  Even the back of the bedroom door can be utilised
    with hooks or a storage hanger.

  • Inside your wardrobe, you may find
    it useful to hang some inexpensive fabric shelving units - these
    can be a quick and easy way to fold t-shirts and jumpers
    away.  Clear shoe boxes can be neatly stacked at the base of a

  • The way you store items in your
    bedroom drawers can make a massive difference; try arranging jeans
    or t-shirts as you would a filing system - fold them into thirds
    and stack them upright from front to back.  You'll find you
    can fit more in and it's easier to see what you have.

  • Put away any clothes that are out
    of season - you can store them in airtight bags to save space and
    keep them protected from moths and mildew at the same

  • Have a good sort out of your
    belongings and be ruthless about getting rid of the things you
    don't wear anymore and haven't done during the past

  • Don't keep multiples of the same
    item - no one needs a dozen black t-shirts so try and reduce the
    amount of clothes you have.  Sort your clothes and shoes into
    piles to keep, donate or throw away - you'll be amazed by the end
    of this process and feel a lot less cluttered!

This post was written by Antonia
Ludden of Tidy Life blog. Check out her twitter @thisistidylife for more home interior and
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