It’s a common problem- working out where to put your growing collection of belongings in your small bedroom. As the clothes piles mount, anxiety grows, and you lose track of what you’ve got and where you put it.
One way to keep on top of your bedroom clutter is to introduce under bed storage. We’ve got some tips on how to organise under bed storage to maximize space and minimise mess.
From what to keep under the bed to organisation tips - an Ottoman bed could be the key to a tidy bedroom!
How Do You Organise A Small Bedroom?
Not everyone has the luxury of a spacious bedroom to sleep in. With more and more of us living in cities, bedrooms are getting smaller- but the number of belongings we keep isn’t!
This can pose a problem when trying to keep things clean and tidy. To tackle this issue, we’ve got some easy advice;
- Take regular stock of your cupboards to keep clutter in check. Take old clothes to the charity shop to free up space.
- Find creative storage solutions such as hanging storage and hooks on the back of doors and cupboards.
- Go minimal with furniture and furnishings.
- Choose multi-purpose bedroom furniture such as a chest of drawers that doubles as a nightstand or a space saving ottoman bed.
Should You Store Things Under Your Bed?
It’s a common myth that storing items under your bed can mess with the Feng Shui of your bedroom. Whether you believe it or not, good Feng Shui requires freely circulating air to allow energy to flow. The less clutter you have in your bedroom, the better as far as Feng Shui is concerned, and if that means storing things under your bed, then go for it!
If you are concerned, avoid storing sentimental keepsakes, shoes or off season clothes under the bed and stick to items associated to sleeping such as spare bedding.
What To Store Under Your Bed?
The area under your bed provides a great storage space opportunity. Here’s a few ideas of what you can keep under your bed;
- Shoes (make sure they are clean, dry and separated from other items)
- Out of season clothes you won’t be needing for a while
- Toys and games
- Bags, belts and other accessories
- Valuables in lockable containers
- Bed linen and spare towels
- Wrapping paper and craft supplies
- Spare pillows, cushions and throws
It makes sense to store items in relevant rooms. For example, toys and games are best stored under kids beds, while wrapping paper and craft supplies could go under the bed in the spare room.
How Do I Organise My Bedroom Drawers?
Now we’ve looked at what to store, let’s focus on how to organise underbed storage.
Separate Yours Belongings
If you share your bed with a partner, it’s worth dedicating a side of the underbed storage to each person. This way, things won’t get mixed up and you can stay on top of where things belong.
Use Storage Boxes or Organisers
To keep things organised, using storage boxes or separators helps keep different items separate and allows you to organise the space into sections. For example, one section for winter jumpers, a smaller one for ties and boxes for loose items.
Use Zipped Storage Bags for Extra Freshness
If you’re concerned about keeping a special item under the bed, maybe a suit that only comes out every few years or a cashmere jumper- a zipped fabric storage bag will protect against dust and moisture.
This hack is a real space saver! Instead of folding clothes or blankets, try rolling instead. This saves space and keeps items in good condition.
Use Vacuum Pack Bags for Extra Space
If you’re really looking to maximise space, a vacuum pack bag is a good option. Removing the air allows you to pack a lot more into the space. However, this storage solution works best for items you don’t use very often.
When storing items under the bed in boxes, it helps to add an easily viewed label. It may seem unnecessary, but when you’re looking for something in a hurry,F you’ll thank yourself!
Best Under Bed Storage Solutions
When it comes to under bed storage solutions, there are lots of different options to choose from;
- Rolling drawers
- Storage boxes with lids
- Plastic containers
- Repurpose an old drawer
- Wicker baskets
The problem with using individual boxes or baskets is that dust can build up in the gaps. If you leave things alone for long enough, you’re likely to be met with dust bunnies and dead insects when you reach under to find that spare pillow!
This type of storage requires a fair amount of upkeep with regular vacuuming to clear away dust and dead skin cells.
Alternatively, you could opt for a bed with built in storage…
The Best Ottoman Beds
An ottoman bed features built in storage space underneath the bed frame with can be lifted via a gas lift mechanism.
The advantages of this type of underbed storage are;
- It looks sleek and stylish
- Items are protected from dust
- Items are easily reached
- Ideal for smaller bedrooms
- Long lasting and durable design
Full Ottoman Beds
A full Ottoman is a bed with a bed frame that lifts completely, revealing a large storage space underneath.
The Kaydian Accent Ottoman bed frame is both practical and stylish, with a well ventilated base and spacious storage underneath. Featuring hardwood accents and quality materials, Kaydian beds come in several styles and colours.
The Aspire Ottoman bed is made from a solid steel framework and features a gas lift mechanism for easy access to the generous storage space underneath.
If you’re looking for style, the Allendale Ottoman Bed Frame comes in sleek grey velvet with a discreet storage space beneath. Perfect for hiding clutter.
Luxury Ottoman Beds
Bringing Ottoman beds into the 21st century, the Chilton bed frame features an array of innovative features to make life easier including;
- An easy access foot lift
- Double USB ports on each side for handy charging
- An LED strip for a subtle night time glow
The ultimate in luxury beds, the Barnard Television Bed not only has valuable under storage accessible via a side lifting mechanism, but also comes with space to fit an LED TV up to 42". Once you’re ready for sleep, the TV slides back into its slot. A discreet space saving solution for your bedroom.
Half Ottoman Beds
The Kaydian Hexham Bed features a spacious storage drawer at the foot of the bed. This slides out smoothly for easy access.
Upgrade Your Bedroom
Ready to put these organisation hacks into action? One of the easiest ways to organise your belongings effectively is to introduce clever storage.
Make the most of every inch of space by investing in a bed with inbuilt storage. To find the right one for your bedroom, start browsing our range of Ottoman bed frames.