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Clever bedroom storage ideas for all spaces big and small

Finding the right bedroom storage design ideas might keep you up at night, but don't panic. Whether it's a lack of wardrobes, drawers or hanging space making your bedroom feel less like a calm boudoir and more walk-in-wardrobe, there's no shortage of clever space-creating storage solutions to help you create your perfect sleep space.

And no, it doesn't matter if it's master bedroom ideas or ways to organise a guest bedroom, small loft bedrooms or storage ideas for apartments - there's a genius idea (or 10) to help you get organised.

A bedroom should be a place to relax and unwind - not somewhere you have to fight through a clutter of shoes, clothes and toiletries. While it might be best to reassess your storage options - freestanding vs built-in modular wardrobes, for instance - it might not take as much as you think to makeover your bedroom and create (at least the feeling of) more space.

If your bigger pieces of essential bedroom furniture are doing the job, and you just need to get your bedroom organised, simple storage ideas, such as decorative wall hooks and vintage or shabby chic suitcases are easy solutions and instantly help to declutter.

For instance, you could use a long row of hooks to tidy up your jewellery and make space in your cupboards by placing out-of-season clothing or items you don't use that regularly in pretty suitcases or boxes that you can slide under your bed or stack on shelves - you could even rediscover some long-lost favourites!

 Alternatively, if you are redecorating or starting to create a whole new bedroom design, built-in storage is an excellent option. Fill a long wall with wardrobes, or make the most of alcoves and recesses in a period property to create a more streamlined, functional space.

Freestanding storage works in small tricky space and large bedrooms alike. Ranging from a simple chest of drawers to matching bedside tables or exposed shelving units, there are multiple ways to tidy up your treasured possessions.

Don't underestimate the value of a dressing table; it has the ability to store all of your clutter and provide a well-lit space to do your make-up all while adding a fabulously stylish finishing touch to your bedroom space. Extra drawers always come in handy!

Stack, slide and style your bedside tables
Modern bedside tables make versatile storage in master bedrooms or guest rooms. A single drawer is enough to hold bedside essentials or small toiletry items, so the space underneath acts as a mini book stack when traditional shelving is not an option. Reserve the top surface for a lamp, your current book and any other items you like to have immediately to hand.

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After more bedroom decorating ideas? Check out our small bedroom ideas gallery for more inspiration.

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