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Bedroom Storage Ideas: chic and clever bedroom storage ideas

Bedroom Storage Ideas: chic and clever bedroom storage ideas

These bedroom storage ideas prove that you can squeeze storage into the most unlikely of spaces – and use storage to make a style statement at the same time.

These bedroom storage ideas prove that you can squeeze storage into the most unlikely of spaces – and use storage to make a style statement at the same time.

A sleek bank of built-in wardrobes is ideal for maximising the feeling of space, while keeping everything in place and hidden away. Floor-to-ceiling built-in wardrobes make the most of space, plus they’ll look neater than wardrobes with boxes on top. Include high shelves for luggage and out-of-season clothes. Glass-fronted doors are ideal for reminding you of what’s stored up high, plus they’ll help break up a solid bank of units.

Some of the bedrooms below cleverly conceal storage, so you wouldn't know it was even there. This was achieved by giving handleless cabinetry decorative panelling and mouldings to make it look like the wall. Meanwhile designer Tom Barlett achieves the opposite, making a real feature out of Mondrian-inspired custom cabinetry by painting it a bold colour and giving it striking handles too. Or copy the homeowner below who covered a boring built-in wardrobe in Gucci’s striking Heron wallpaper.

In one urban apartment, the designer chose to wrap storage around the whole room, including around the bed.

Short on space, but benefit from some awkward nooks and alcoves? Recessed shelves allow little pockets to display books and decorative items, and could even act as space-saving bedside tables. When storage is built-in, and recessed, it frees up floor space. Having recessed shelves makes the most of any alcove space, and looks cleaner than having traditional shelves protrude from the wall.

And a window seat doesn't just make the most of the view, it's an opportunity to hide built-in storage too, like the below daybed that's used for storing linens.

The modern bedroom ideas below all have one thing in common; they are feature bedroom storage that are both chic and clever.

It doesn't matter whether you have a generous master bedroom with wall of built-in wardrobes – or even a separate dressing room – or whether you have a small and compact bedroom, every room needs storage in order to keep it as tidy and organised as it can be.

1. Clever Panelling


It doesn't matter whether you have a generous master bedroom with wall of built-in wardrobes – or even a separate dressing room – or whether you have a small and compact bedroom, every room needs storage in order to keep it as tidy and organised as it can be.

The panelled walls below open to reveal hidden storage. The entire wall behind the bed is actually a run of concealed cupboards with white mouldings. Explore more of this South Kensington apartment here...



2. Mondrian inspired


Designer Tom Barlett designed this smart storage as part of a renovation project in a west London townhouse. It turns built-in storage into something artistic, eye-catching and wonderful.



3. Wallpapered storage


This petite built-in wardrobe is covered in Gucci’s Heron wallpaper. It makes a stunning accent out of an otherwise boring corner, plus it's an efficient way to use a small amount of expensive wallpaper to big effect.



4. Concealed vanity table


This clever storage design ensures the built-in wardrobes also incorporate a dressing table area.



5. Make the most of wall space around the bed


This master bedroom features a built-in bookcase that frames the bed, ideal for books and display items, as well other belongings behind closed doors at the bottom. Space was left above the headboard for hanging a tapestry.



6. Recessed shelving


Recessed shelves allow little pockets to display books and decorative items, and also act as space-saving bedside tables. Storage is built-in, and recessed, freeing up floor space. Having recessed shelves makes the most of any alcove space, and looks cleaner than having traditional shelves protrude from the wall.



7. His 'N' Hers


This integrated bed and storage was designed to give a feeling of “his and hers”, with two different colours and a delicate flower motif etched into the surface.



8. Fitted storage


Seamless storage frames the bed in this compact master bedroom. The wall of fitted storage around the bed frees up floor space as there is no need for a clunky chest of drawers or freestanding wardrobe.



9. Take It To The Top


Floor-to-ceiling units make the most of space, plus they’ll look neater than wardrobes with boxes on top. Include high shelves for luggage and out-of-season clothes. Glass-fronted doors are ideal for reminding you of what’s stored up high, plus they’ll help break up a solid bank of units.



10. Built-In Shelves


These bespoke built-in cupboards also feature bookshelves for displaying the owners’ book collection.


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