23 Simple Space-Saving Bedroom Ideas That Make A REAL Impact

23 Simple Space-Saving Bedroom Ideas That Make A REAL Impact

A small bedroom doesn't have to be cramped and messy. Oh no, with our space-saving bedroom ideas, absolutely any room can be turned into a spacious and tranquil place.

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Editor's Note: This post was originally posted in February 2016 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness in April 2018.

1. Space-saving bedroom ideas for clunky furniture

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Space-saving and pretty to boot.
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The classiest of shelves.

No space for that essential bedside table or console? Hang a suspended shelf using wire or rope. For inspiration check out the Decorators Notebook.

This is also a fantastic idea for your living room, for more ideas check, out these 23 clever tips to make your living room look bigger.

2. Corner shelves are your friend

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One of the best tiny bedroom ideas!
A floater.
A modern floater.

A little shelf action will surprise you. Even a small, narrow shelf can hold a few of the bedside essentials like phone, books, night light, candles and more.

3. Space-saving bedroom ideas for your cluttered wardrobe

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So practical!

Got a work wardrobe or uniform? Hang your day-to-day work essentials on a mini rail and clear space in your wardrobe for shoes and bags. This works wonderfully in a spare nook or corner of your bedroom, and even saves you time in the mornings!

For more time-saving hacks, take a look at our article: 45 time-saving hacks for a more relaxed you.

4. Tuck your bed into a nook or cranny

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Beautiful boudoir.

Tiny bedroom ideas are all about maximising your space. A great trick is to tuck your bed into a corner or alcove. Try every different angle, even if both ends are between two walls - if it fits, it sits. 

5. Pretty & practical ideas for clothes

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Just lovely.

The best tiny bedroom ideas kill two birds with one stone.

It's so quick and easy to attach ceiling hooks and hang your clothes hangers to spectacular effect. It's a smart way to hang up your week day wardrobe and looks pretty nice too.

Need to hang something? Don't miss this DIY Cheat: How to drill holes in the perfect place, every time.

6. Make a floating desk to maximise on space

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A real space-saver.

Have you ever noticed how many desks or consoles in hotel rooms are wall-mounted? Legs take up a lot of space so to maximise the floor area they use floating desks. If you attached a strong shelf it can be used as a bedside table, dressing table and more. Check out Brit+co for 22 space-saving desk ideas.

7. Double your desk up as a bed side table

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Anything that has to uses is a winner.

This is one of our easiest and most practical space-saving bedroom ideas of all time!

If you only require a desk occasionally or don't have room for a standard size, use a small table as a bed side table. You can pop a stool or pouffe underneath it to use when it's needed for a table. IKEA have a great selection of stylish yet affordable side tables.

8. Purchase cheap bedside organisers

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If you do one thing from this list, make sure it's this one. You can get a 5 pocket Bedside Caddy Organiser for just £5.96 from Amazon. they hand underneath your bed and can hold all those bits and bobs - magazines, socks, books etc.

For more clever cleaning and organising tips for a blissful bedroom, read Colleen's 19 tips.

9. Don't ignore the space behind your bedroom & wardrobe doors

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Great use of space.

From hanging rails to multi-purpose coat hooks and a mirror, there's almost nothing you can't screw to the back of your wooden bedroom or wardrobe door.

10. Tiny tiny bedroom ideas!

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Tiny but useful.

I don't have any space on either side of my bed for a side table which means I am forever knocking over glasses of water that I leave on the floor. If you're in the same predicament then check out this neat ledge. It's small in size but keeps those essentials off the floor.

11. Keep your drawers super organised

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Organisation is key.

Clutter on your space surfaces can make a small bedroom feel even smaller. Try to keep them clear to create the illusions of endless space by keeping bowls of your tiny items safely tucked away in a drawer.

12. Hang a floating shelf with spotlights to beautiful effect

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A 3-in-1 solution.

Another one of our favourite space-saving bedroom ideas is a floating shelf with spotlights.

Not only do you get shelf space but also a bedside table of sorts and lighting - 3 in 1! This fantastic idea can be achieved with little effort and can all be bought from IKEA.

A bed side or shelf lamp can help you create a relaxing bedroom, make sure you check out these 17 genius products for a good night's sleep, too.

13. Make your own homemade pinboard 

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Simple yet smart.

A Pinterest favourite! You can create this beauty in just half and hour and it's the perfect place to pop in those coupons, letters, important letters and reminders that so often just get left on the side.

14. Minimise on electrical clutter

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Keep your cables tidy.
Make your own caddy.
Make your own caddy.

The phone charger is out on display a lot of the time, so keep those wires out of sight with a handy mobile phone caddy. Learn how to make one with just a plastic lotion bottle at Huffington Post.

15. Hang your bags on a vertical coat hook

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So. Many. Bags.

Accessories take up a lot of wardrobe space. Save space in your tiny bedroom by hanging a coat rack vertically and screwing in the hooks side ways (as pictured). For more ideas on how to store your shoes smartly check out my home hacks article: 32 incredibly clever ways to store shoes.

16. Organise cords with toilet roll tubes

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Ahh the humble toilet roll tube.

When you've got a small bedroom, it's important to create the illusion of space and keep areas clear of clutter. Cables look instantly messy so keep them organised by winding them up and keeping them in toilet roll tubes.

17. Tiny bedroom ideas for all those small bits and bobs

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Too pretty to throw away.

If you have some pretty shopping bags you just can't bring yourself to throw away, display them on a pin board and keep your smaller items like sunglasses, jewellery and papers organised.

18. Keep clutter baskets under your bed

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Looking for pretty but practical tiny bedroom ideas? Woven baskets look lovely underneath a bed. Store everything and anything in them, from shoes and clothes to general bedroom clutter that always seems to accumulate. Tesco direct have a great range of baskets.

19. Make use of high ceilings with shelves

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Put your out of season clothes on the highest shelf.

High ceilings? Make the most of them and put up some high shelves. If you can't quite get to them just make sure you invest in an aesthetically pleasing ladder that can also serve as a storage solution...

Hang your heels.
Hang your heels.

20. Single wardrobes are sometimes best

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Divide them up.

Your space may not allow for a full double wardrobe, but you might be able to work in two singles! They can frame a bed beautifully and help organise your clothing. These also work well in spare corners so make sure you check out Homebase for a selection of smart singles.

21. Use IKEA kitchen rails to hang accessories

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Think outside the box.

These rails are only £4 each from IKEA and not only do they save space on the kitchen worktop, but they can also be used as a towel rail and an accessories rack. Hang them up anywhere you have spare space and hang jewellery, scarfs and anything else that can be hung.

If your kitchen is small too, check out Colleen's 21 organisational hacks for your tiny kitchen.

22. Invest in a console table that doubles up as a desk and shelf


Looking for tiny bedroom ideas that are versatile? You can get this smart console table from IKEA. Use it as a desk, shelf and also a dining table for when you want breakfast in bed!

23. Splash out on a Murphy bed - the ULTIMATE space saver

Worth every penny.
Worth every penny.

Space-saving bedroom ideas really don't get sleeker than this, but they'll cost you!

If every inch counts in your tiny bedroom or studio flat then my best advice to you is to invest in a Murphy bed. These fold-down beds are incredibly smart and save so much space during the day - you can totally transform your bedroom into a living space during the day. Check out Well Bed King.

Got some tiny bedroom ideas of your own you'd like to share? Spill the beans in the comments below!

Anushka F


A keen money-saver and fan of all things natural, Anushka enjoys making her own beauty products and is partial to a bit of crafting. Never short of a clever tip or two, she's always looking for new ways to make her money go even further.

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  1. Author Klaire on February 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Excellent ideas. Thank you :)

    1. Author Anushka F on March 22, 2016 at 10:59 am

      Thanks Klaire - glad you like them!

  2. Author Marion on February 23, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Lots of stylish ideas for a small space

    1. Author Anushka F on March 22, 2016 at 10:59 am

      Thanks Marion, some nice little ideas there.

  3. Author Tina Webster on February 23, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Some very innovative ideas here !!

    1. Author Anushka F on March 22, 2016 at 11:00 am

      Thanks Tina! Glad you like them.

  4. Author Sarah McKenzie on February 25, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Wow, some fantastic idea's here, any more for other rooms please, eg. small bathroom & kitchen & long narrow living room!! Loved looking through this page :) Will definitely be sharing!!

  5. Author Carolyn Collins on February 26, 2016 at 8:34 am

    I really like your space-saving ideas, especially for a small bedroom. Any ideas for tiny bathrooms?

    1. Author Anushka F on March 22, 2016 at 11:16 am

      We are working on it Carolyn! Hopefully the article should be in the next few weeks.

  6. Author Snehel on December 13, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Hi,snehel here.. I like ur tips ..thanks..

    1. Author Stephanie C on April 10, 2017 at 9:40 am

      You're very welcome, Snehel! Thanks for stopping by :)

  7. Author Mandy on April 22, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Been doing some for years but a few new ones ty

    1. Author Stephanie C on April 24, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Hi Mandy. I'm glad we gave you some new ideas. Thanks for stopping by :)

  8. Author Miss karien Marshall on May 15, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Wow Im amazed at the wonderful and creative ideals and will be definitely be using then in the future thanks

    1. Author Stephanie C on May 16, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Hi Karien. Thank you so much for your kind comments! I'm so glad you liked the article :)

  9. Author Larry Weaver on October 25, 2017 at 12:50 am

    In working on bedroom storage, I really like the idea to make a phone charging caddy. I've been trying to think about how I could better the storage space in my bedroom. Working in the wardrobe area, I think that would be a good place to start on the bedroom storage.

    1. Author Stephanie C on October 25, 2017 at 9:48 am

      Hi Larry. I'm glad you enjoyed our ideas. The phone charging is really functional and also helps keep your phone safe! With regards to the wardrobe, beginning with a declutter is always a good start :)

  10. Author Tinia Tan on October 17, 2018 at 5:58 am

    Thanks!!! Omg i saved soooooo much space on my bedroom and it was sooo much more prettier this way! Thanks for ypur post and easy to follow instruction!!

    1. Author Joanne A on October 17, 2018 at 9:13 am

      We're glad you found it helpful, Tinia!

  11. Author Georgina Howson on April 4, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Some of the ideas here don't actually appear to be 'space' saving

    1. Author Joanne A on April 4, 2019 at 3:43 pm

      Hi Georgina! You're correct. Some of these ideas don't really make the most of the space available, but rather showcase the storage idea as a feature in the room. We hope that some of them were helpful to you, nonetheless.

  12. Author Mia on September 25, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Lots of really good ideas - thank you! I am concerned about the dust-gathering potential if storing handbags, shoes and clothes etc by hanging up on a wall or anywhere without a door. I don't want more things to dust & clean!!

    1. Author Joanne A on September 25, 2019 at 11:40 am

      That's very true, Mia! Though somehow my wardrobe gets full of dust, even with the doors always shut. You could maybe get some dust bags to protect your bags even more?

    2. Author gill tammam on April 24, 2020 at 7:59 pm

      you could always use a zip up see through dress bag over your handbags. If you have a picture rail you can hang all sorts of things on a picture hook I hang bags, necklaces. scarves etc on mine.

    3. Author Joanne A on May 4, 2020 at 12:54 pm

      That's a great idea!

  13. Author Trevor on April 21, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Always reckoned a fold up bed makes so much sense as it is out of the way during the day. These days I cannot have one as all the bedding is in boxes under the bed but when my ex-wife and I first partied I did think about getting one if anyone made one. This was back in 1995 and I could not find one then.

    1. Author Joanne A on May 4, 2020 at 12:57 pm

      They are quite easy to come by now!

  14. Author Kim on September 26, 2020 at 1:05 am

    These are all awesome!!! You're geniuses!

    1. Author Joanne A on October 6, 2022 at 5:11 pm

      That's so kind of you to say, Kim!

  15. Author Mother on February 1, 2022 at 12:46 am

    These are fantastic ideas for storage .very useful for small room . Thanks for them . keep up fabulous work

    1. Author Joanne A on May 31, 2022 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks for the lovely feedback!


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