When there is a lack of storage in the house, especially in the bedroom, the ideal is to use the space under the bed, between the bed base and the floor, to store the cumbersome or little use. But beware, the idea is not to stuff everything in bulk, nor to mix clothes, books and DIY materials indiscriminately! Good organization will not only save space in your cabinets and closets, but also clean your living space leaving only the essentials. If the storage is well thought out and adapted to your needs, they will be invisible and fit perfectly into your decor!
Opt for a bed with built-in storage space
For the children’s bedroom or the adult bedroom, more and more bed models have built-in storage. Often a little more massive in appearance, they have the advantage of camouflaging spacious drawers or boxes that blend perfectly with the design of the furniture.Some have end-of-bed or headboard locations to order books and personal items, while others have drawers under the bedstead for storing linens, clothes, shoes or sports gear.
Before setting your sights on such a bed, take good measurements of the room to be sure that the drawers can be opened fully. Otherwise, be aware that there are beds with a chest that is accessed by lifting the bed frame. The advantage is that the space released is large and can accommodate quilts and pillows without problems. However, be careful to store only seasonal business (blankets, clothing, panopie ski) and not the effects you may need daily, since the bed must be undone and the bed frame moved each time.
Organize storage under a standard bed
You do not want to replace your bed or the room configuration does not allow you to opt for a bed with built-in storage? No problem, there are many other simple and inexpensive ways to optimize the space under the bed, with basic containers or even recovery!
To find the most suitable solution, simply evaluate the place you have around the bed to “get out” what is stored below. If the bed is placed against a wall you will only use one side, unless you put away the things you use less often. If the bed has a central position in the room, both sides are accessible and can be used.
If the bed is too low to exploit the bottom, do not hesitate to raise it with feet of bed! There are all types to match the style of your bedroom. Feet 16 to 20 cm high leave enough space under the bed to insert most standard containers.Think about it if you want to use crates or baskets already in your possession, or when you choose new ones!
Different convenient containers to slide under the bed
Plastic boxes : Generally transparent, the plastic storage boxes are perfect under the bed. Choose them with wheels to handle them more easily, and cover to protect their contents from dust. Do not hesitate to label them to know at a glance what they contain. In the children’s room, they will advantageously replace a toy or lint box; in that of the parents, you will slip in linens, off-season clothes or fabric coupons.
Baskets : For a country or romantic atmosphere, wicker or rattan baskets will be perfect.Natural or painted, they will remain visible if they harmonize with the rest of the decor. Only imperative if they do not have lids, do not overfill them to prevent them from overflowing and give an impression of clutter.
Cardboard Boxes : Strong cardboard storage boxes can also be used. They will be perfect for shoes, DIY equipment or accessories. To give an impression of order, think only of using boxes of the same size. In a child’s or teen’s room, you can even afford fantasy with colorful or patterned boxes that will bring a cheerful note to the decor.
Cagettes : Whether new or used, wooden or plastic, crates are always useful! Choose not too high and put away everything that clutters the room and rarely used: hardware, seasonal shoes, sports accessories, outdoor games … Just remember not to fill too much for the pull home without difficulty, and do not store fragile linens or things that are dust or moisture-proof because they are not reclosable or waterproof.
Wooden crates : You know where to find nice solid wood crates, wine crates or vintage lockers? Feel free to turn them into storage drawers under your bed! Solid and decorative, they will easily find their place in the room. If they are not too high, you can fix them on small wheels to facilitate their movement. They will be perfect for storing books, papers, sewing equipment or board games! You can even personalize them by painting them or covering them with paper or masking tape decorations.
Suitcases : You have never been able to resolve to separate from the leather suitcases of grandpa, certainly very pretty but heavy and supplanted for a long time by a practical suitcase cabin with wheels? It’s time to get them out of the attic! Dusted, they will welcome your clothes and linens and cleverly slip under the bed.If you do not have family luggage, you can always find beautiful vintage suitcases or find metal canteens on a flea market.
Vacuum Soft Covers : If your problem is not so much to pack up as little stuff, but to put away the awkward stuff, duvets, coats, ski suits and so on. it may be wiser to invest in storage covers. Once your bulky textiles are compacted and evacuated, you will easily slip them under the bed for an impressive space saving. Released from this volume, your cabinets will be dedicated only to linen and seasonal clothing.
Hidden storage for a seamless decor
You can choose to leave your belongings under the bed in view in drawers, boxes, cases or suitcases, especially if these containers agree with your decor.But if you are adept at a cleaner and minimal interior, you will probably prefer that this storage space remains hidden. Why not opt ??for bed linen falling to the ground? The panels will advantageously conceal the underside of the bed base.
For the same reasons you can install a bed skirt to match your sheets or bedspread. There are different types: ruffled for a refined boudoir effect, discreet and minimal, with knots etc. Combine it with the style of your bedroom, it will camouflage with style all that you want to hide!