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If you’re looking for how to organize a small bedroom on a budget, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve got tons of great ideas for how to make the most out of your space, no matter what size it is.
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Whether you’re looking for tips on how to decorate a small bedroom or just want some storage solutions, we’ve got plenty of ideas from experts who have been there before.
If you felt overwhelmed by all these options, just remember not every single one will be right for your space just choose what works best with your budget and style preferences.
First things first, though!
Determine the Available Floor Space
Before we get into the nitty-gritty, such as thinking about bedroom furniture, the first thing you’ll want to do is figure out how much floor space you have available in your room. This will help you determine what kind of furniture will work best, and it will also give you a baseline from which to build wherever else in the room you choose to add furniture.
Tip! Declutter first! This’ll help with the above because it’ll make it easier for you to see everything that’s in there and decide what needs to be thrown out or donated. Then, get rid of anything that doesn’t fit your lifestyle or purpose.
Give Your Bedroom a Fresh Reset Via Deep Clean
You’ll want to create a keep, donate, sell, and trash pile.
Choosing to donate and give away items can be very difficult for some people and it’s important to honor the process.
Once you’ve narrowed down the items to keep, let’s give the entire room a deep clean. Having a clean area to work with can be enough to feel fresh and renewed.
Vacuum the floors, clean off the floor boards, give the walls a quick scrub, and any counters, dressers, and drawers a quick wipe down and dusting.
Organize Your Room into the Best Flow Possible
Once you’ve decluttered, organize what’s left into areas that make sense for you. For example, if you have a lot of clothing and accessories, create separate piles on the floor for each type of item (pants, shirts, shoes, belts) and then sort them into drawers later on.
When those are out of the way, we can finally explore ways to maximize the space in your bedroom without spending too much money. Let’s get started with clear and practical ways on how to organize a small bedroom on a budget!
Make use of wall space
Wall-mounted shelves are a great way to save on floor space and maximize vertical storage. If you have enough room, they can also be used to create more under-bed storage. Apart from this, it’s also a great small bedroom solution to get creative with hanging shelving.
Also, use mirrors or decorative pieces, like artwork or framed photos, as part of your decor scheme. This will not only help fill up empty spaces but also make your room look more spacious and bright!
Plus, by mounting mirrors and photos on the wall rather than having them take up space on a shelf or on the floor, you create more space for storage or for other things that can’t be hung on the wall.
If you don’t want to mount anything on your walls, hanging shelving is an efficient alternative. A closet or even an entryway can benefit from these types of shelves for extra storage options.
You could also hang hooks and coat racks.
You can use hooks and coat racks for hanging clothing items such as hats, coats, belts, and purses so that they’re out of the way in a closet or storage area. Hooks can also be used for storing scarves, ties or other accessories like belts.
If you prefer something more decorative than simple hooks, try hanging baskets from the ceiling or walls instead! Baskets are great for storing hats, mittens, and gloves during winter months when you don’t need them all the time but want them near your front door when you’re ready to leave the house each day.
Hang jewelry on hooks on the inside of your closet door or on a shelf above your dresser or nightstand where it can be seen easily without taking up precious counter space in your room.
Use a tension rod with clips to hang jewelry cases so they’re out of the way but still visible when you open your door or drawers.
Hang a shoe organizer on an unused section of wall to create additional storage space for small items such as socks, underwear and toiletries.
Use closet organizers
A fantastic solution to save space in a small bedroom is to use budget closet organizers.
While they aren’t as glamorous as some other home decorating projects, they can have a big impact on how much you enjoy your bedroom. If you’re looking for ways to save space in your bedroom, consider these budget-friendly ideas for getting more organized:
1. Use a shoe organizer to store accessories in a drawer
2. Use an over-the-door hanger to hang belts
3. Use shower curtain hooks to organize scarves, necklaces, or bracelets
4. Use a shoe organizer for shoes and purses
5. Find a suitable spot for everyday handbags and purses in the closet or near it (underneath hanging clothes works well)
6. If you have enough room, consider installing an entire wall of pegboard or mounting boards on an empty wall as a place for hanging purses, hats, gloves, umbrellas and other accessories (or even shoes if there’s room)
7. Have a lot of tank tops? Grab one wide hanger and loop curtain rings around it. Now, you’ve drastically reduced the number of hangers in use, thereby saving a lot more space in your cabinet! Use this extra space wisely.
Think Vertically in a Small Bedroom
A small room can feel even smaller if there’s too much stuff lying around on the floor taking up space. Make sure there’s plenty of room for walking around by keeping the floor clear of boxes and other clutter that doesn’t belong there – like trash cans!
Consider using containers with lids to hold items like shoes, umbrellas and backpacks that don’t need to be readily accessible all the time. The less stuff you have lying around in your bedroom, the more open and spacious it will feel!
There are many types of vertical storage solutions available on the market today, including:
Storage Towers – These racks can be used in a variety of rooms and spaces, such as your bedroom, bathroom or kitchen. They offer easy access to your belongings, while keeping them off the floor where they are harder to find. However, these racks take up some floor space, so make sure you have enough room before purchasing one.
Wall Shelves – Wall shelves are a good option if you have little room on your floor but still need extra storage space somewhere in your home. You can use them anywhere in your home, including kitchen cabinets, bookcases and even bathrooms if there is enough wall space available for them!
Wall shelves are also great for storing items that need air circulation around them like books or DVDs because it doesn’t trap heat like other types of storage solutions do, which can damage delicate items over time.
Dressers – Dressers can double as an extra closet or chest of drawers when placed against an empty wall with nothing behind it!
The under-bed storage is one of the best ways to organize your small bedroom. You can use this space for storing items like books, toys, clothes and other items that do not fit in your closet or drawers. You can also use this area for storing seasonal clothing so they are easily accessible when they’re needed again next season.
This is especially useful if you live in an area where seasons change quickly or if you have limited closet space because of other circumstances, such as living in an apartment building or condo unit with limited closet space available per resident.
Bring in multipurpose furniture
Especially if you’re working with a small bedroom on a budget, multipurpose furniture can be a splendid solution. You can get more use out of a single piece of furniture by using it in different ways and making it more flexible.
Here are some ideas:
If you have an entryway with no room for a desk or bench, consider making one out of two wooden crates positioned side by side with fabric draped over them to hide the gaps between them.
You can use a dresser as a desk, storage and seating. It’s just about looking for the practical way to adjust. Just add some cushions or pillows and you’ve got an instant couch! This idea alone saves you a ton of cash!
A nightstand can double as storage for books, magazines and other items you want within reach at night. If you don’t have room for two nightstands, use one to store books and magazines while using the other one as your bedside lamp and alarm clock.
You can also use a filing cabinet as extra storage for books or other items you want within reach at night or during the day when you’re working from home.
Are you a traveler? Maybe you can stack your luggages on top of one another and create a “vintage” nightstand! This is a unique idea and, as such, might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if it’s yours, go for it!
Use the Ceiling as Storage in a Small Bedroom (yes)
Use the ceiling as storage. A lot of people don’t realize that the ceiling is a viable storage space, but it’s true and it makes sense if you think about it. After all, you can fit a whole lot more stuff on your ceiling than you can on your floor!
Storing things on your ceiling is an excellent way to keep a clutter-free bedroom. It gives you the ability to hide things you don’t want to see, while also providing easy access to anything you need.
If you’re feeling ambitious (and have enough space), consider hanging shelves from the ceiling to make even more room for storage.
The easiest way to organize your ceiling is with shelves. Shelves are versatile and can be used for storing anything from books to jewelry and even shoes! The only thing you need to make sure of is that they are wide enough so that objects do not fall off them when moving around the room or opening doors.
Another option is to hang hooks on the ceiling for hanging clothes and accessories like scarves. You can also use hooks as handles for hanging bags, purses or jackets instead of having them sit on the floor near an entryway where they could get dirty from shoes coming in from outside weather conditions such as rain or snowfall.
DIY Storage Ideas on a Budget!
Add storage space by hanging things from walls or putting items on top of open shelves (but don’t pile too much up there). If there’s not much wall space available near where your bed is located, consider adding shelves above the headboard or underneath the window sill (if possible).
You can use a variety of storage solutions from cabinets and drawers to shelving units to make everything look nice and neat while still getting everything organized. You may even get creative with some DIY projects if you feel like getting crafty!
Here are some of our favorite do-it-yourself ideas for organizing and storing around the house:
- Use baskets to organize toys or games. You can hang wicker baskets on the wall or use them on shelves. This is a great way to keep toys organized and out of sight when not in use.
- Use shoe organizers for storage in closets or on shelves. You can buy shoe organizers at most stores or online. They come in different sizes and shapes, so it’s easy to find one that will fit your needs exactly. You can also make your own shoe organizer by cutting holes in the top of a cardboard box and attaching handles through each hole with wire hangers.
- Use Plastic Storage Bins. Plastic storage bins are easily found at most stores, including Walmart and Target. They come in all different sizes so they can fit into almost any space in your home even those awkward corners!
Plastic bins also come in many colors so they can match any decorating style or color scheme that you have going on right now (or may want to try out later on down the road). You can even find ones with lids that snap shut so they won’t open up while carrying them around from one room to another (which is a huge timesaver!)
- Build a bookshelf in an unused corner of the room. You don’t need much space at all to build a bookshelf, so this is an easy way to add extra storage without taking up any more space than necessary. If your bedroom isn’t very large, try building one against one wall instead of two walls so that it doesn’t take up too much room and still provides plenty of space for storing things like books and DVDs or CDs/Vinyl records (if anyone even uses those anymore).
Another great DIY idea, that isn’t about storage, is clipping binder clips along your desk to both hold and declutter your charging cables. If you’re anything like me and you have a ton of things you need to charge often, you find a lot of wires crisscrossing over one another and creating both a hassle and an eye-sore for you. This is a quick and easy way to fix that problem. Plus, it’s a very cheap solution.
It’s possible to organize a small bedroom on a budget if you try these ideas. However, ultimately, the size of your room will determine how to go about organizing it. Just remember to start with a plan and take things slowly and methodically. Don’t make any knee-jerk reactions or you may find yourself in an unorganized room again that you have to start from scratch in organizing.
Remember that it’s okay for things to move around for a little bit, so the process isn’t perfect. If in case something becomes too cluttered, organize it into another area temporarily until something finally becomes its permanent place. And sometimes, it’s a simple matter of cleaning and decluttering. Take it by day and try to enjoy the process. Remember, as well, that you’re doing this for yourself, so really, the entire process is a form of self-love. Go, you!