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Decorating a small house can present a unique set of challenges. You need to make the place look great without taking up too much space. The main problem that you run into with small home decor is storage; you can make things a little easier for yourself by getting rid of any stuff that you don’t actually need but even then, you may still find it a struggle to find ample storage. This is a particular problem in the bedrooms because you need to fit all of your clothes and essentials into limited space. Oftentimes, that’s easier said than done. Luckily there are some simple storage hacks you can use to create more space in small bedrooms.
Double Function Furniture
The best way to get storage space in without taking up too much of the room is to use double function furniture. For example, if you use bedroom armoires instead of a standard wardrobe, you have additional drawers for storage. That way, you don’t need to have a separate set of drawers that take up a lot of the space in the room. Any bedside tables or nightstands should have drawers or underneath storage spaces in them as well. You can also purchase a bed with drawers underneath. If you utilize double function furniture, you are creating more storage space without adding extra furniture to create storage space; you’re just using what you would normally have in there anyway.
Shelves are a great way of saving space because you can still place things underneath them. For example, instead of a set of drawers with a mirror and all of your cosmetics, put it all on shelves. This allows you to utilize the space underneath. For items that you don’t use as regularly, you can install higher shelves that go all the way around the room. This provides a load of shelf space that’s only occupying the upper portion of the room and doesn’t interfere with anything else.
Use The Back Of The Door
The back of the door is dead space that is sometimes used for a full-length mirror but not much else. While shelving on the back of a door isn’t an option, you can use the space for other storage uses. The best thing to use it for is a laundry hamper. Instead of having a large hamper that takes up floor space, just hang it on the back of the door.
The radiator is already taking up a chunk of the room and there usually isn’t much you can do about it. But, you can make the best of a bad situation by using it for storage. For radiators that aren’t being used, one idea is to put a small shelving unit around it. You aren’t taking up that much more space than it already was and you’ve got a load more storage to use. If you do use your radiator, be careful that any items placed near the radiator are heat/fire resistant.
Finding storage in a small room is hard but if you use these simple storage hacks, you’ll discover more space than you realized you had.