11 IKEA Bedroom Ideas Perfect for Small Spaces

There's a lot to love about small bedrooms. They're cozy, easy to keep clean, and often they can help your mind create a clear distinction between awake space and sleeping space. In fact, the biggest problem with small bedrooms is usually a lack of storage — whether it's for clothes, shoes, or bedside necessities like your iPhone and a late-night snack.

Luckily, IKEA has a slew of stylish, budget-friendly options for optimizing bedroom storage. Here are 11 of our favorites — some are meant for the bedroom and others are the result of a little creative thinking.

1. Double-Duty Mirror

IKEA bedroom idea with a freestanding full-length mirror with a clothing rack on the back. A pink jacket and tan purse hang on wall hooks beside it
credit: IKEA

This full-length mirror is a space-saving gem. Not only will it make your bedroom feel bigger, the hidden clothes rack on the back can hold at least a week's worth of outfits. For an even more budget-friendly option, check out the Knapper ($59.99).

2. Dresser as Nightstand

A small bedroom doesn't have to mean choosing between a dresser and a nightstand. This compact three-drawer chest is the perfect size to pull double duty, and because it's made of unfinished pine, it's easy to customize so it fits your style (though it looks good as-is, too!).

3. Wall-Mounted Lamp

If your nightstand surface area is at a premium, like the one in this blue bedroom, don't waste it on a clunky table lamp. Instead, mount a telescoping sconce on the wall, above or next to the bed, or use the clamp to affix it to a shelf or headboard.

4. Upside-Down Bracket for Clothes

If you have just 8 inches of wall space to spare, you can have hanging clothes storage. When turned upside down, this simple shelf bracket becomes a compact clothing rack. You can even use a few to create a DIY open-closet system.

5. Practical Pegboard

IKEA bedroom idea with a white pegboard mounted next to a bed. Pegboard has modules for glasses, water, an alarm clock, and books
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With this modular pegboard, you can customize your bedside storage without taking up any floor space. You can even mount several behind the bed to create a DIY headboard for holding nighttime necessities and more (hello, plant shelf!).

6. Cabinet-Headboard Hybrid

If you're handy and have a few extra feet of floor space to play with, follow the lead of designer Therese Knutsen and consider converting a series of cabinets into a modern headboard that doubles as extra storage.

7. Clothes Hanging Over the Dresser

Who has room for a clothing rack and a dresser? Probably not the genius who decided to hang one over the other. A simple curtain rod can maximize storage space — and look super modern — when hung from the ceiling.

8. Super-High Shelves

Eke even more storage out of your small space by mounting shelves close to the ceiling. Use them for items you don't reach for every day, but that still belong in the bedroom. This one is the perfect size to fit over most doorways.

9. Under-Bed Storage

Just about any bed can be converted into a storage bed with the help of a few boxes on casters. And these sleek black ones will go (mostly) unnoticed when tucked away. Use them to store blankets, shoes, or an out-of-season wardrobe.

10. Wall-Mounted Cubby

When mounted by the bed, this compact cube provides two tiers of shelving without taking up an inch of floor space. Bonus: You can hang it at any height you want, or double up for extra bedside storage.

11. Hidden Hamper

Dirty clothes need to go somewhere, but traditional hampers take up way too much floor space — especially in a tiny bedroom. Swap the traditional bin for an airy, modern storage table. It's a great place to toss your dirty laundry (as long as it's not super smelly!) and gives you an additional surface to play with.


Emily Farris

Emily Farris

Emily Farris lives in a century-old Arts & Crafts bungalow in Kansas City, MO with her burly husband, toddler son, and two rowdy rescue mutts. She's written for Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and The Cut. When not busy cleaning up after somebody, she's posting about drinks and decor on Instagram @theboozybungalow.