Spy Some Space in a Small Bedroom

The Closet

In addressing the question of wasted space, the first culprit is your closet. This is one feature that takes up a significant amount of space in your bedroom and if well organized it could be used to create storage for items stuck or crammed elsewhere. Before you think of buying extra shelves and racks for your closet, get rid of all the unwanted stuff inside to see how much space you have. Hard as it is to accept, most of the old clothes will have to go to create space for other useful stuff taking up space elsewhere in the room. A good rule of thumb to follow is that of you haven’t worn it in a year or more, you probably aren’t going to. These items can be bagged and taken to a local GoodWill or Salvation Army. Any stuff that belongs to the attic or garage should relinquish the space they take up in the closet to create more room.

With the closet now breathing freely, you can then move on to free up some more storage space in your bedroom by making use of bags and other containers designed for under bed storage. Good examples of these are clear plastic boxes that are slim enough to fit under your bed. With a little creativity, an old dresser drawer fitted with suitcase wheels makes a good sliding under bed storage.

Wall Space

There is usually plenty of wall space in your bedroom if you took time to do a little survey. Bedroom walls provide a lot of room to store almost anything from books, photos, magazines and other keepsakes that you would normally keep in a space consuming rack beside your bed. With the help of a home improvement expert or DIY manuals, you can install attractive shelves on the wall space especially behind your bed.


The corners of your bedroom can be put into good use using a shelving unit that snugly fits in the corner. This can be used to store perfumes and other handy items such as watches and purses. Make good use of the window sills if they are large enough to keep books and other showpieces. Once you have created enough storage space for the items cramming your bedroom and freed the closet to create more room, your bedroom will have enough space around your king-size bed.