Hi everyone! Continuing with our posts this month on getting the bedroom organised, today I’ll show you a few storage solutions I’ve added into my own bedroom that are (I think!) pretty, keep things organised, and they help maximize space in the room.
When I first moved into this apartment, the one thing I really wanted to invest in was a big bed! So I did! But it takes up a lot of room, so I’ve had to be strategic with what other furniture goes into the room.
For example, I can’t fit any lockers. So instead, I decided upon floating shelves. I love floating shelves anyway, I think there’s something very classy about them. It’s the only spot in the apartment that has floating shelves. If I could, I’d probably have them everywhere!
Floating shelves in this instance allows me to have a locker of sorts. Somewhere for my bedside lamp, to put my glass of water and a book for instance. Without the lockers I am losing out on drawer space, however, I have fixed that by being able to fit in the lovely drawer unit you can see here to the right of the shelf. I would never have got this unit to fit here with lockers.
In last week’s Top Tips for the Bedroom post, I mentioned that when planning the decor and storage of a bedroom, it’s best not to have too much furniture. This can make the room feel very heavy. So for me it was either lockers, or this drawer unit and I chose this!
By not having lockers and choosing the floating shelves, it also means that I can easily get access to the bed drawers. Again bed drawers gives me more storage space – a lot more than lockers would have given me. They can fully open on all sides to get in at the clothes within.
On top of the floating shelves, I got this cute glass container to hold any jewellery I take off at the end of the day. It’s very handy and helps keep everything safe. Plus it means I don’t have any jewellery lying around on a space that is tiny enough. I need every bit of this as it is!
Coming back to the lack of lockers – because I don’t have any locker drawers, there happens that very often I need things that would otherwise be in a locker drawer. Night cream, pens, hand cream, lip balm, painkillers…that sort of thing. So to fix that problem, I got this lovely basket when I was in France.
I have a little napkin on the bottom so that nothing falls out. And generally I keep this just on the floor beside the bed. I can easily grab the handle and use whatever I need out of it when the need arises!
Do you see inside the tiny orange pencil case? This holds all my pens. They’re in that because…well I LOVE pencil cases and it’s very cute, so why not! But also they don’t fall out of the basket now nor do I have to rummage through everything else to find a pen. It’s pretty and just makes life easier!
Next up are my perfumes.
I love perfumes and they were just on top of my shoe storage unit in the bedroom. I wanted some storage for them. I thought of maybe getting a cake tray – I had seen this idea on Pinterest a few times. But that’s more shabby chic decor, and I’m not really that sort of gal! So, a few months ago, I found this gorgeous mirrored tray in Brown Thomas. So with voucher in hand, I got it to hold all my perfumes!
I have to say it’s one of my favourite things in my bedroom!
And finally, more jewellery solutions!
This involved an Ikea Hack on the Hemnes Shoe cabinet. It also formed one of my first blog posts and if you want to see how we did it you can read back on that here.
On the side of the shoe cabinet that you can’t see, I’ve hung all my costume jewellery necklaces and bracelets. I put them on the side you can’t see, because, again, in keeping with creating calm decor in the room, I felt that by being able to see so many necklaces and their colours, it would just be too busy. And by extension of that it would make the room decor look busy.
So they’re still very organised, very accessible, just not very visible!
I love it and have found it unbelievably useful.
So that’s it…a few areas in my bedroom that I hope might give you a few storage and organising ideas for your own bedroom!
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Great! I love the Ikea hack!