Ideas & SolutionsFew of us nowadays have enough storage space, especially if we live in the crowded cities. Fortunately there are a number of products we can buy and techniques we can use to make the space we have go further. Here are a few simple ideas for the bedroom:
Use The Corners
In general, most storage units come in standard shapes and sizes. However if you shop around you can find design solutions for the most unusual places. Something as simple as corner shelves can reclaim a lot of unused space.
Why buy one piece of furniture when you can have two? Look for things that contain built in storage space - for example a bedside cabinet instead of a table, a dual purpose storage bench or an ottoman.
Storing things under the bed is an ancient tradition, however it can lead to dust and make things hard to get at. Many beds today, often called divan beds, come with built in drawers. Just make sure you have enough space to open them! (Yes, I've made that mistake myself...)
Other forms of storage furniture appropriate for the bedroom include armoires, tansu and vanity tables.
Storage on Wheels
If you already have a bed or furniture with wasted space underneath, consider buying some purpose built storage units. These are plastic boxes fitted with wheels and handles and designed to be slipped into small spaces.
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