Tips to Organize a Small BedroomBy Bailiegh Basham · June 15, 2020
Organizing a Small Bedroom
When it comes to a small room, organization is key. Messy rooms can make small spaces look even smaller. But just by following a few easy steps, even your smallest bedroom can have maximized potential.
In this article, we’ll share some tips for organizing your bedroom—whether it’s a master bedroom, guest room or child’s room. And these tips are so universal they can work for big bedrooms, too.
The main organization ideas to remember are: don’t let space go to waste, don’t let clutter collect for more than a day, and everything should have a place. Let’s get into more detail:
Adopt Seasonal Wardrobes
Don’t have a walk-in closet? No worries. Chances are you only wear about ⅓ of your wardrobe at any given time. You can pack your cable knit sweaters away in the summer, and your shorts away in the winter. You only need easy access to the clothes you actually wear, and that are currently in-season. Store the rest in space saver bags, guest room closets, or in under-bed storage (more on this later). This minimalist approach to your small closet and drawers will make it easier to keep your space tidy, and for you to want to put laundry away. Keep your floor space clear, and put away that “laundry chair”.
Clear Table Tops
If you keep your floors clean and your bed made, but your space still seems small—clutter is often the culprit. Make sure your nightstands, dresser drawers and other table tops are cleared of anything that may distract your vision. Keep a few necessary and decorative items, such as lamps, clocks, candles and catch-all dishes. To declutter properly, everything else should be tucked away in a drawer, or carefully hung on a wall.
Speaking of hanging items on your wall, you should think about utilizing wall space in a clever way. Install shelves, hooks or racks on the wall to store your shoes, bags, hats and other accessories that won’t fit in your closet or other storage spaces. This is especially a good idea if you wear these things often, and are quite proud of the collection you have.
Utilize Bed Storage
Did you know that your bed can be used for storage too? And we don’t mean hiding things under your bed in a hurry. We mean storage beds that do double duty as a place to sleep and store belongings. A tiny bedroom benefits from these beds with built-in drawers and shelves in the bed frame, footboard and headboard. Storage beds can take the place of a dresser, or be used in addition to one. They’re a practical and stylish option for extra storage space in a small bedroom.
Also worth mentioning? Consider getting a smaller bed, in general. There are plenty of twin-sized bed sets that cater to adult tastes, enabling you to make the room feel sophisticated while freeing up floor space.
Do a 10 Minute “Quick Tidy” Every Day
All of these small room hacks should make it easy for you to keep your room tidy and organized. But the room will only stay tidy if you do a bit of decluttering and organizing every day. Luckily, it only takes 10 minutes! We recommend 5 minutes to put everything in its designated place, followed by 5 minutes of wiping and dusting surfaces. This will help your room look and feel like an organized oasis.