As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we all have a little spare time on our hands at the moment. So, why not make the most of this unusual opportunity and declutter your home?
The bedroom is a great place to start. According to the UK Sleep Council, clutter not only spoils the appearance of the boudoir, but can also have a negative effect on sleep. That’s why it’s so important to keep it neat and tidy – and here we offer a few bedroom storage ideas to get you started.
1. Utilise the bed frame
The space under the bed is often wasted. But in our opinion, it’s the perfect place to store towels, bedding, clothes, shoes and more. The items won’t be visible, so the room will look clutter-free and orderly. But they’re still easily accessible and can be pulled out whenever required.
If you have a metal or wooden bed, woven baskets are a great bedroom storage solution. Different things can be placed in each one, and they can be easily slid underneath the frame.
Alternatively, you may wish to invest in a new bed with in-built storage. Divan beds typically come with either two or four drawers in the base and can be really useful. But ottoman beds are (by far!) the best option. Fitted with hydraulic pistons, the base will fully lift– either from the side or foot of the bed – to reveal a large storage space, that is perfect for decluttering the bedroom.
2. Hide the TV
Most people like to have a TV in the bedroom. But they can take up a lot of space – particularly if sat on a TV stand or unit – and the wires can easily become tangled and messy.
One solution is to mount the TV on the wall. This will quickly free up floor space, perhaps making way for other bedroom storage furniture and giving the room a cleaner, more streamlined look.
Luxury TV beds are also becoming increasingly popular. These have enough space in the footboard to store a 42-43” TV and usually boast divan-style drawers and a storage slot for media devices. When you wish to watch your favourite programme, the screen can simply be lifted out of the bed frame using a remote control and neatly lowered back down again once you’re finished.
3. Organise your clothes
Got too many clothes to fit in your wardrobe? Rather than putting every item on a coat hanger, perhaps fold your t-shirts and jumpers neatly – store them in boxes and stack them in a cupboard.
Or, you could treat yourself to a new sliding wardrobe. These can be custom-made to fit perfectly in your bedroom and, thanks to their sliding door mechanism, they create a much deeper storage space than a traditional hinged wardrobe. What’s more, they often have a glass or mirrored finish – which helps to maximise natural light and creates the illusion of a spacious and contemporary room.
4. Get a practical nightstand
This is a simple bedroom storage idea, but it can make all the difference. Instead of having a basic table or nightstand at the side of the bed, why not add a small chest of drawers?
As part of our furniture range, here at Dreamers Bed Centre, we stock both two and three-drawer bedside chests. These serve the same purpose as a table, offering a space to put a lamp or to place a glass of water each night. But they also provide additional storage space. Any extras – such as books, magazines, jewellery etc. – can all be neatly tucked away inside the drawers.
5. Invest in an ottoman
Last but not least, an ottoman can be another great addition to the bedroom. Placed at the foot of the bed, it adds a touch of character, whilst also doubling as a practical bedroom storage facility.
There are many styles to choose from, including everything from simple fabric boxes with an upholstered lid to storage benches with in-built drawers and compartments. Just think about what you wish to store (bed linen? cushions? DVDs?) and choose one that suits your needs the most.
Get in touch for further bedroom storage solutions
There has never been a better time to declutter your bedroom. So, what are you waiting for?
If you wish to find out more of our bedroom storage ideas, or have a question about any of our bedroom storage furniture, feel free to get in touch. Our showroom may be temporarily closed due to coronavirus, but we’re still more than happy to help with your enquiries. The warehouse is also still open, and we’re able to deliver online orders in line with social distancing guidelines.