Is your bedroom small, and you have no clue how to organize it and maximize the space to keep everything tidy?
I know the feeling.
When I was living in a rented apartment, my room was so small that I was constantly looking for ways to keep it organized and increase the amount of space I had.
In this article, I’m sharing my favorite tips and tricks on how to organize your bedroom, even if it’s super small.
Hint: you’ll need to get a little creative!
How To Organize a Small Bedroom
The first thing to do (before actually organizing your bedroom) is to see if there’s anything you can do to create a sense of more space.
There are two initial things you can do to make the room appear bigger:
- Focus on lighting solutions
If your space is too dark, it can look rather dull and not welcoming at all.
Opt for adding a few additional lighting solutions to create a sense of coziness and create an optical illusion of more space.
Even the smallest place will look larger and more spacious with the right light.
If your room walls are dark and you have an option to repaint them – by all means, do that.
Milky white, creamy, or even very light peach colors add visual spaciousness and make everything look cleaner.
- Use a mirror
Adding a mirror can improve the appearance of any space and add an optical illusion of more space in the room.
And the bigger the mirror – the more sense of extra space!
Moreover, with a mirror in place, the light in the room will have more surfaces to reflect on, and the whole set will feel even more appealing.
Now, here’s how to organize the things you have!
1. Set up a double-purpose bookshelf
A great way to organize a room (no matter its dimensions) is to use a shelf that serves two purposes.
First, you can display your books on it, and at the same time, you can mount a hanger below it to act as a handbag rack or a key organizer.
It is a win-win solution!
2. Add a storage space under your bed
If you have a bed without storage space, you can create one.
Use large baskets or boxes that fit nicely underneath.
You can use this space to store items that you don’t use all the time or even fit in clean bed sheets if there’s no place for them (make sure to use well-sealed boxes for this!).
Also, removing items you don’t frequently use and placing them somewhere out of sight will make the room easier to manage.
3. The wall can become a storage space!
If you use your creativity, everything can be used to organize your items.
For example, your wall can be used for storage, too.
Try installing a multi-functional board on it (depending on what you want to hang there).
Keys, cards, pieces of paper, or magazines can be stored clutter-free directly on your wall with a nice, organized command station.
You can get a beautiful and inexpensive grid wall on Amazon as there are tons of great variations to choose from.
Here are some that I loved the most:
4. Keep an eye on your drawers
We tend to throw things in drawers without considering how to arrange them.
A great way to have the most organized room is to use the space wisely.
Drawers should not be an exception, especially in a small bedroom.
To save space, learn to fold clothes in a manner that allows you to store them in your drawers vertically, like this:
Also, use drawer separators and organizers to keep your drawers 100% tidy (there’s nothing worse than cluttered or jammed drawers).
5. Most clothes should live in the wardrobe
Don’t leave your clothes hanging around the bedroom.
This will only make the space look small, cluttered, and unorganized.
An essential tip on how to organize a small bedroom (and keep it organized!) is to store any clothing items you might have directly in your wardrobe. This will make it easier to find things when you need them or when you need to store freshly cleaned laundry.
Hint – don’t have a closet?
Many things can act as your clothes storage – a chest, a drawer, a cute box, a foldable under-bed box, a puff with a lid, etc.
Get creative and use whatever you have.
Besides all these tips, you can always consider recycling or donating items you don’t use anymore.
This way, you can keep your space clutter-free, and keeping it clean will be easier.
For more in-depth organizing tips, check out my other guides for home and life organization:
- How To Organize Your Home Once And For All
- 99 Ways To Get Seriously Organized
- How To Organize Your Closet In One Afternoon
- How To Organize Your Life If It Makes You Anxious
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