Having a small bedroom is not without its advantages; it takes very little time to clean and with the right decor, can have a cosy, warm ambience. However for those with a significant amount of clothing, footwear and other possessions, it can be a bit of a nightmare. Without sufficient storage space, a modestly-sized bedroom will inevitably end up looking cluttered, cramped and messy. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to solve this problem and transform this part of your home into a serene, tidy sanctuary.
Use the space you have
In a small room, it's important to make the most of the space that is available. Rather than simply using your wardrobe and dresser to stow away belongings, look for other places which could potentially be used as storage areas. One example might be underneath your bed; if you currently own a footed frame-and-mattress model, consider purchasing some under-bed boxes, to keep items that you don't use on a daily basis. These wheeled boxes are easy to manoeuvre and can hold a surprisingly large amount of items. Alternatively, if you own a divan, it may be a good idea to replace it with a model which comes with built-in drawers.
Invest in vacuum bags
Most people have a collection of bulky winter clothes and blankets which are only used for two or three months of the year; in a small bedroom, these items can take up valuable storage space. The solution to this is simple; purchase a few vacuum bags. When the air is removed from these plastic pouches with a hoover, they - and their contents - shrink down to a fraction of their original size. These bags also have the added benefit of protecting fabric from damage caused by moisture and dust.
Revamp your wardrobes
For those with tiny bedrooms, it is vital to maximise wardrobe space. There are several ways to achieve this. If your current wardrobes are quite tall and narrow, installing an extra hanging rod perpendicularly to the existing one can double the available clothing storage area. If you're a footwear fanatic and are struggling to cram a large collection of shoes into an already over-stuffed room, consider buying a wire shoe organiser to hang on the inside of the wardrobe door; this will allow you to neatly store at least a dozen pairs, without taking up precious floor space. Lastly, if you own a lot of trousers or skirts, it might be worth buying a few multi-clothing hangers which, as their name implies, enable you to hang several garments on a single hanger. These are very inexpensive and can free up a lot of room.