Tips to Create Space-Saving Bedroom Storage
In the past, bedroom storage normally consists of a large wardrobe, a wide dresser, and a bookshelf. As time passed and home designs evolved, bedrooms have noticeably widened and become filled with more than its Spartan furnishings.
Most likely, consumerism and the desire for a wider personal space have driven the ordinary suburban resident to find homes with spacious bedrooms.
However, with the current surge in foreclosures, the average American family is forced to move into smaller lodgings. There’s other option, but to renovate the house to create space-saving bedroom storage.
Aside from the kitchen, the bedroom is the only other area in the house that accumulates objects. Unlike the bedroom, however, kitchen storage quickly goes through the cycle of filling up and cleaning out as the food items are consumed regularly.
When people start to treat their bedrooms like their personal storage units, the problem of bedroom storage comes up, which leads to a bedroom remodeling project.
As a personal sanctuary, the bedroom should be free of clutter and offer enough space for bump-free movement. A bedroom with a single occupant saves space by raising a loft bed and using the space underneath as a study area.
A desk with many drawers serves as bedroom storage for school supplies, notebooks, and other educational materials. Instead of a bulky desktop, the child or teenager uses a laptop, which saves space and energy.
Meanwhile, create additional bedroom storage by carving into the bedroom walls some small shallow spaces. When they’re empty, these recessed alcoves are great places to put aromatherapy candles.
For girls, the alcoves are great to store jewelry and other fashion accessories. For boys, they’re perfect as display spaces for miniature toys and other collectibles. Moreover, the recessed spaces are also perfect as bookshelves.
If you want to create an illusion of space, then place full-length mirrors in front of bedroom cabinets. The same effect is achieved with installing wide-framed windows to let the light inside. The bright daylight lessens the presence of shadows that reduce a person’s perception of his or her surroundings.
In addition, select light colors to paint and decorate the bedroom walls, carpet, bedcovers and pillow covers, blankets and comforters, and for the ceiling. Like in fashion, pale hues on the walls, ceiling, and floor create an illusion of a wider bedroom area.
Finally, to create more bedroom storage without crowding in additional shelves and cabinets, don’t let those spaces under the beds, chairs, and desks remain empty. When adding bedroom furniture, choose the ones with extra drawers or shelves.
Buy either a trundle bed for additional sleeping space or a bed with pull-out drawers under it. There are other beds that have cabinets or shelves in their headboards. Along with the bed, buy a bedside table with many drawers for more storage.