From built-in closets and storage headboards to hidden cupboards and making the most of the space under the bed, we cover it all in the most stylish of ways. Before getting into all the lovely bedroom ideas we've gathered, just take a moment (or more like a weekend) to assess your storage needs.
Sometimes storage is best kept unseen, a subtle addition to your bedroom that doesn't encroach on the space or add any visual bulk. In this Victorian apartment, the entire wall behind the bed is actually a run of concealed cupboards with beautiful white moldings that blends perfectly with the style of the property. Even if you have to squeeze in a floating shelf next to your bed – a place to store your bedtime essentials is an important part of designing a bedroom that functions well. 'A bedside table can take many forms and functions with its purposes no doubt differing from one bedroom to the next.
A surface for a lamp and book for some, vital storage for others but aside from function a bedside table has a surprising impact on how your bedroom comes together, completing its end-look and feel.' 'Matching bedside tables are the usual go-to which helps bring balance to the space, giving it a hotel-esque feel. While we respect the bedside table, if you have a larger bedroom or plenty of space next to your bed, why put it to waste with just a small piece of furniture? Another secret tip is adding a small lingerie chest, as it has smaller drawer units for easy organization.'
'A jewelry chest can provide the same level of organized storage so items are easy to find. It makes a stunning accent out of an otherwise neutral corner, plus it's an efficient way to use a small amount of expensive wallpaper to big effect and you can always update it as trends and your personal style changes.
'Hang clothes on a rail to measure how much hanging space you need, count your shoes and look at folded items to work out what needs to be stored and how. Perhaps you need to include more drawers and shelves or dedicate a section of space for floor-length items? Beginning to plan with this technique will help create the optimal design and future proof your wardrobe, especially if you leave a little extra capacity.' So, rather than just fill your alcoves with two small built in closets, build out slightly and use the space in between as a hidden dressing area and some handy extra bedroom storage. This master bedroom idea features a built-in bookcase that frames the bed, ideal for books and display items, as well other belongings behind closed doors at the bottom. Space was left above the headboard for hanging a tapestry to add a touch of texture amongst the wood.
Recessed shelves allow little pockets to display books and decorative items, and also act as space-saving bedside tables. 'If storage is an absolute must in your bedroom, there are two types of beds which can help you stay organised and keep your floor clutter free.'
The hidden storage uncovered is vast and can hold countless sets of bedding and suitcases, but you wouldn’t want to be lifting it up and down on too regular a basis.' 'For smaller items, look to storage benches and ottoman footstools sat at the end of the bed to quickly stash away laptops and chargers if your bedroom is now your home office and reclaim the space as one fit for relaxation in the evenings.' The wall of fitted storage around the bed frees up floor space as there is no need for a clunky chest of drawers or freestanding wardrobe. Floor-to-ceiling units make the most of space, plus they’ll look neater than closets with boxes on top.
Glass-fronted doors are ideal for reminding you of what’s stored up high, plus they’ll help break up a solid bank of units. Make space for your collection and keep it close at hand by building book storage into your modern bedroom. Not only is it practical, but we always think books add a lovely character to a room bring in color texture and personality.
A window seat doesn't just make the most of the view, it's an opportunity to hide built-in bedroom storage ideas too.
The space underneath a window seat is ideal for storing spare sheets and bedding, but can also work for bulkier clothing items like winter coats and jackets. Be inspired by this bedroom storage idea and replace the doors with pre-grooved MDF boards.
This closet has a totally new look after being painted in a bang on trend sage green hue and the hardware was replaced too with a more subtle gold. Alcoves are the perfect space for adding extra bedroom storage, so never waste them and make them work hard. The most popular option is to build storage units into alcoves, but if want to make them more of a design feature too, add open shelves and fill with books, prints, and decor. Keep your closet design super simple and handles and transform it into a mural that becomes the main feature of your space.
Get create with the paintbrushes yourself or choose a mural wallpaper design to cover your wardrobe doors. Chest of drawers are a really handy bedroom storage idea, but often they can be bulky and tricky to find space for.
In this cool concrete house in Cornwall, nature feels like it’s just an arm’s reach away with these huge windows overlooking the garden and wardrobe doors add to that vibe.