Solutions To Declutter And Create Space

Solutions To Declutter And Create Space

Solutions To Declutter And Create Space

Whether you’re looking to organise a piles of books, pack away seasonal clothing, or manage the accumulation of debris on your desk, these bedroom storage ideas prove that you can create a calming and tidy bedroom sanctuary by creating space in the most unlikely of places.

We are still very truly not over Marie Kondo, the woman who taught us to rid our homes of anything that doesn’t spark joy. But if you do have a lot that sparks, or at the very least simmers with joy, keeping clutter to a minimum can be a struggle.

From a hidden storage pouch under your bed, to full-height modular clothing rails and clever shoe storage hacks, get inspiration from these practical and stylish bedroom storage solutions, ideal for small bedrooms, or even large bedrooms that need a thorough tidying up.

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The Ottoman Bed – bedroom storage ideas

Maisy Ottoman Bed

House Beautiful


Your bed has the largest footprint in your bedroom, and so it makes sense to maximise its storage capacity. If you don’t like piling bags and boxes under your bed, this House Beautiful Maisy Ottoman at Dreams has a soft black storage pouch beneath the sprung slats offering ample space for you to hide away spare bed linen, pillows and more.


The Storage Pouffe – bedroom storage ideas

Hampton Velvet Storage Pouffe

To optimise space in a small bedroom, hidden storage is key. Not an inch is wasted in this velvet pouffe that multitasks as a footstool or a perch for magazines, with a lid that lifts up to reveal handy storage space to hold clutter.


The Full Height Solution -bedroom storage ideas

ELVARLI Modular Wardrobe



Those short on storage space in the bedroom should think vertically. An average freestanding wardrobe should match the lintel level of doors, which is around 84 inches. Clothing rails and modular storage that make use of the full height of the room – with high-set shelving and a double row of railing like this IKEA model – optimise every inch of space available in the bedroom.


Clever Shoe Storage – bedroom storage ideas

Like-it Shoe Holder

John Lewis & Partners


Don’t just think about investing in storage solutions, consider maximising existing storage too. This clever shoe holder takes up half the space usually needed in a wardrobe for a pair of shoes. It’s a great investment for anyone with an impressive collection of shoes.


The Slim storage locker – bedroom storage ideas

Skinny Sage Green Storage Locker

Mustard Made


If you have a small bedroom with awkward alcoves and narrow recesses, a slim locker like this sage green design makes for a great storage solution. At 183cm it makes the most of vertical space, and has a removable hanging rail, four adjustable shelves, two hooks and a cable hole on the inside for super efficient organisation.


The Fold Away Dressing Table – bedroom storage ideas

Bronx Corner Dressing Table

Make use of every corner of your bedroom. This clever oak-effect table from Next can become a small desk or vanity, and fits neatly into an unused corner. With deep internal shelving, and fold out doors with extra storage capacity, it’s a truly multifunctional solution for a bedroom short on space.


The Blanket Box – bedroom storage ideas

Grove Blanket Box

House Beautiful


Bedroom storage is not just about functionality. You can add statement pieces – like this upholstered velvet House Beautiful blanket box – that double up as storage. It’s particularly useful in spaces that are usually unused, like the end of your bed, to store bedlinen, towels, or as added clothing storage.


The Multifunctional Tallboy – bedroom storage ideas

Fresco Tallboy with Mirror



Another bedroom storage solution that considers vertical space, this Swoon tallboy provides five deep drawers without much of a footprint. The slim top drawer has an internal organiser to tidy jewellery or underwear, and as a bonus, it is topped with a brass mirror to save wall space elsewhere.


The Laundry Basket – bedroom storage ideas

Havana Seagrass Laundry Basket

This handwoven seagrass basket by is one of those great bedroom storage options that lets you tidy away clutter without thought or effort. Just pop the lid on top to hide the evidence.


The Hidden shelf – bedroom storage ideas

Black Round Wall Mirror with Hidden Storage

Oliver Bonas


More hidden storage hacks here with this Oliver Bonas round wall mirror that conceals a handy shelf perfect for books or jewellery. 


The Storage Snuggler – bedroom storage ideas

The Cloud Sundae 1.5 Seater Snuggler

Snug Sofa


If you’ve got the space for an armchair in your bedroom, choose a design like this velvet snuggler which combines comfort and storage. Its upholstered frame has a brilliant, built-in, space-saving feature – simply lift up the seat to reveal the perfect storage spot for books, magazines or bed linen. 


The Multifunctional Wardrobe – bedroom storage ideas

Augsberg Clothing Rail



Any piece of furniture that is multifunctional creates extra space by design. This clothing rail by Swoon has a paired-back framework that keeps it light and airy, whilst allowing you to organise your clothes and shoes. The integrated full-length mirror frees up valuable floor space for…more storage.


The Transparent Storage Bag – bedroom storage ideas

Transparent Oblong Bag, Set of 2

John Lewis & Partners


Storage bags are the simplest and most cost-effective of all bedroom storage ideas, perfect for bedding, towels, or seasonal clothing. These John Lewis under bed storage bags have the added benefit of being totally transparent so you know exactly what’s inside.


Multifunctional Bedside Table – bedroom storage ideas

Grove USB Charging Bedside Table

House Beautiful


In a small bedroom, side tables aren’t the most efficient choice next to your bed. Bedside tables should be stylish and functional, like this House Beautiful Grove bedside table, which has a deep internal draw as well as open storage space, and a charging feature for your phone or laptop to keep other wall points free.


The Multifunctional bed – bedroom storage ideas

PLATSA Bed frame with storage



This PLATSA bed by IKEA is a super hard worker, accommodating sleep and storage needs in one, with a total of five drawers, five cupboards, under bed storage and display shelving. To make the most of this bed, place it in the middle of a bedroom rather than against a wall.


The Extra Shelf – bedroom storage ideas

White Radiator Shelf



Simple to install and available in a range of sizes and finishes, this white radiator shelf proves that there is storage capacity in the most unlikely of places. It also helps to deflect the heat back into the bedroom rather than escaping up the wall, and helps reduce heat staining above the radiator.


The Hanging Organiser – bedroom storage ideas

Hona Green Fabric Wardrobe Hanging Storage

Oliver Bonas


Made from recycled plastic bottles for a more sustainable bedroom storage solution, this hanging organiser will keep the inside of your wardrobe neat and tidy. It features a rotating hook for easy placement over a door or rail, small pockets for storing accessories, and larger pockets for shoes or bags.

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