If you own a lot of clothes, you have a lot to store in your bedroom.
Recently, I pared down my clothing inventory by quite a bit. I lost 40 pounds over the last 1.5 years and finally broke down and bought new clothes. The plus side is I got rid of more than I bought. This cleaned up my closet big time. I did, however, keep some of my bigger clothes just in case I pack the weight on again.
If you’re looking for some great storage ideas for your bedroom, this is the article for you. Check out your options below.
Table of Contents
- 1. Wardrobe
- 2. Dresser Drawers
- 3. Trundle Bed
- 4. Storage Bench
- 5. Ottoman with Storage
- 6. Hooks
- 7. Clothing Racks/Stands
- 8. Closet Organizers
- 9. Jewelry Storage
- 10. Under-the-bed Storage
- 11. Mobile Device Charging and Storage Station
- 12. Desk
- 13. Safe
- 14. Floating Shelves
- 15. Nightstand / Bedside Table with Storage
- 16. Walk-in Closet
Wardrobes come in all sizes. There are small, simple one-large-space styles of wardrobes. And then there are massive wardrobes that look and function like a closet (often are better than a closet)… these are more akin to closet systems.
Check out this portable fabric closet system:
This portable and collapsible storage solution can be a wardrobe on its own, or serve as a closet storage solution.
Or check out a more traditional option:
The full-length mirror on this armoire allows you to give yourself a good once-over before heading out for the evening.
For something more simple or for smaller areas, you could try this:
Two drawers on the bottom will hold the items that can be folded, while hanging items have plenty of room on the top half.
2. Dresser Drawers
Dressers are another piece of large storage furniture that come in all kinds of shapes, styles, and sizes. You’ll want to pick what will be most functional for you.
Like this very traditional and elegant example:
With lots of large and small drawers, this piece has a lot of versatility. Chromed handles give it contemporary flair.
If you or your wife need a spot to put on makeup for the day, you might consider this dresser:
Shown in a little girl’s room, a simple chair could transform this into a dresser that pulls double-duty as a makeup table. The small drawers at the top are perfect for holding small implements.
Or, if you find yourself with a small closet, only needing a bit of storage space:
This type of dresser is called a Bachelor’s chest–probably because bachelors don’t seem to have many articles of clothing!
3. Trundle Bed
Your basic trundle bed stores a secondary mattress below the bed, keeping your guest space tidy. But some of these beds go even further, adding other storage!
For example, this Jack ‘N Jill Trundle bed for the kids:
This raised bed is perfect for sleep-overs, and includes three stainless-steel drawers for additional under-the-bed storage. Think pillows or blankets. Check out our epic post of 25 queen-sized beds with storage.
If you don’t like that the trundle is obvious, you could try this sneakier approach:
The top three “drawers” are fake, but the bottom three provide storage beneath the bottom mattress. When it’s closed, it looks just like a regular storage bed!
4. Storage Bench
Check out our full storage bench article here.
Storage benches pretty much come in two styles: upholstered and wooden. But from there you have a few different storage choices!
If you’re not going to be getting into your bench often, if you’re storing extra blankets or throw pillows, you might prefer a top-lifting bench, like this one.
This piece is completely covered in fabric, so it’s cushy to sit on, and the storage is utterly hidden.
If baskets are more your style, try this:
The top is cushioned with a foam mat, while the bottom has basket shelving for a more decorative look.
5. Ottoman with Storage
If you happen to have a small seating area in your bedroom, you might find that you can make better use of the space an ottoman takes up if it can be used for storage as well.
This ottoman has a shelf below, and a hidden storage compartment below the upholstered top.
If you prefer to take your morning coffee in the bedroom, you might prefer an ottoman with a tray.
This larger model has four individual compartments, each with a tray top. Only flip the ones you need!
Just like in an entryway, hooks are a versatile storage option that will help you maximize a tiny closet and avoid having your clothing end up on the floor or stuffed in a drawer. They come in all sorts of specialized designs, including over-the-door models.
If you find your robe or a jacket always draped over a chair, the foot of your bed, or even on the floor, you might want to try an over-the-door hook set.
This storage option isn’t visible from the other side, so it’s perfect for a closet door, bathroom door, or even on the back of your bedroom door. And it has plenty of hooks where you can store a robe, jacket, or a purse.
If you’d rather hide everything in your closet, leaving your bedroom a minimalist wonderland, you might prefer a more closet-oriented hook:
This little hook is just perfect to store your ties, scarves, or belts. Each one has its own hook, so you can simply rotate the ties to find the one you’re looking for. No more tangle ties in a drawer or on the floor!
7. Clothing Racks/Stands
These options are great for closet organizations, but if you happen to lack a closet and are on a tight budget, they serve well as a spot to hang up your clothing and keep them wrinkle-free.
You can go for a more traditional option:
This rolling garment rack has two shorter racks for pants and shirts, along with a taller rack for dresses or other long garments.
Or, if you also need a bit of shoe storage for little-used heels or boots, you might prefer an option with a few shelves:
This option lacks a long rack for dresses, but you’ll gain two shelves perfect for storing shoes. You could also use this to lay out your clothing for the next day, to save time getting dressed the next morning.
8. Closet Organizers
When it comes to finding room for all of your clothing in you closet, you’ve probably found that you always seem to need a new spot for something. Sometimes you have plenty of shelves. Sometimes, you need more hanging space.
If you have the budget for it, I highly recommend getting a closet organizer that’s sturdy and will look built-in. For this look, try wood.
This deluxe closet organizer has plenty of sturdy racks, shelves, and a few drawers to store smaller pieces of clothing, like socks.
9. Jewelry Storage
Jewelry tarnishes so easily, and can be damaged if you don’t store it properly. To avoid your chains tangling or losing one of your favorite earrings, it’s best to invest in a jewelry box that fits your needs.
If you don’t have a lot of jewelry, only a few small pieces that you wear every day, you’ll probably want a small tabletop jewelry box, like this one:
This probably has more space than you’ll need, but it’s travel-ready and locks. A removable section allows you to take with you only what you need.
If you have a more extensive collection that you need to keep organized, you might prefer a jewelry armoire:
This elegant wooden option features a number of drawers in varying sizes, along with two doors on either side that open to reveal necklace storage. The top conceals ring storage and a mirror.
10. Under-the-bed Storage
Under the bed isn’t just where your kids hide all the things on the floor when you ask them to clean their room. It’s also a valuable out-of-sight storage area–if you have the right means of utilizing it. You can opt for a storage bed, or try a storage bag built to slide easily under your bed. You can purchase storage bags that are built specially for whatever you want to store: clothing, bedding, or toys.
Try this one on for size:
This set of under-the-bed clothing organizers allow you to hide seasonal clothing and keep your closet uncluttered.
11. Mobile Device Charging and Storage Station
Smartphones, tablets, smartwatches… the device collection is getting out of control. That’s where a device charging and storage station can help. Many people charge their devices in the bedroom so putting the charging and storage station in the bedroom makes the most sense. This is definitely something to get to help remove bedroom clutter.
Check out our epic device charging and storage station article.
A small desk with storage doesn’t take up a lot of space and can offer your bedroom a great place to store important documents and paper. My office is adjacent to our bedroom, so I use that, but sometimes there are important papers and things you want stored in a private setting and that’s where a small desk with storage can help.
See our very popular “types of desks” guide here.
If you have valuables in your home, a safe might be your best storage option. The most likely places to put it are an office or bedroom. Not all homeowners need to invest in a safe, but if you have stacks of cash, valuable jewelry or important documents that you don’t keep in a safety deposit box at the bank, a safe is your best bet.
Learn all about different types of safes here.
14. Floating Shelves
Floating shelves take up very little space but can add a lot of storage options. You can place these above your bed or elsewhere in your bedroom. They’re easy to install, relatively inexpensive and can look great.
Here’s a collection of 10 fabulous floating shelves that will look great in the bedroom.
15. Nightstand / Bedside Table with Storage
We wouldn’t forget about this bedroom staple. This is probably one of the most important storage options for a bedroom. They are convenient for storing books, magazines, devices and any thing you might need during the night. You can get closed faced versions like the one above or open versions with open shelving.
16. Walk-in Closet
The walk-in closet off the bedroom is the ultimate bedroom storage option. It’s an entire room dedicated to storing clothing, shoes, jewelry and whatever else you want to cram in there.
Check out our extensive walk-in closet gallery here.
Related: Shoe storage ideas here (in case you need to store shoes in your bedroom).
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