There are few things better than curling up in your cozy bedroom at the end of a long day. No emails left to answer, no more work crises to deal with. Suddenly it's just you, your Kindle, a fluffy robe, and a hot cup of tea, and all is right in the world.
At least, that's the way it should be. But there's one thing that can really put a damper on a night of rest and relaxation: Clutter. Mess. The constant reminder that laundry needs to be done and chores should be dealt with, thanks to those ever-growing piles of dirty clothes and stacks of mail.
That's why we always advocate investing in a few simple bedroom storage pieces that keep clutter at bay, and there isn't a retailer around does it better than IKEA. Keep scrolling for seven genius bedroom storage ideas that we're stealing straight from the big box brand's catalog (and we think you should, too).
1. Store Linens Vertically
A ladder doubles as interesting bedroom storage idea. It's the perfect place to store extra blankets, scarves, sweaters, or accessories without taking up a lot of visual, which is key when you have a lack of square footage.
Get the look: IKEA Tänkvärd Clothes Stand, $49.99
2. Add Storage Options with an Open Wardrobe
An open wardrobe is an ideal storage solution for smaller spaces lacking enough closet space. Make like IKEA and use storage bins to organize clutter in cubbies and then use the surface to display decorative items, like a vase of flowers, candles, and a standing mirror.
Get the look: IKEA Hemnes Open Wardrobe, starting at $149
3. Stash Away Odds and Ends in Style
Get the look: IKEA Kvarnvik Boxes (set of three), $17.99
4. Install Curtains to Conceal an Organizational System
Does your sanctuary have an awkward corner? Then this bedroom storage idea is perfect for you, especially if you'd prefer not to put your possessions on display. Install drapery to conceal that nook or cranny where you tend to store off-season clothing, bulky shoes, and more.
Get the look: IKEA Aina Curtains, $59.99
5. Turn a Step Stool Into a Nightstand
Get the look: IKEA Bekväm Step Stool, $19.99
6. Hang Hooks in Dead Spaces
If you're short on storage, make the most of dead wall space (think: behind doors) by hanging hooks. A large woven basket adds a spacious compartment to store items like scarves or notebooks that don't otherwise have a home.
Get the look: IKEA Skuggis Hook, $4.99
7. Invest in Versatile Furniture Pieces
Get the look: IKEA Gjöra Bed Frame, $459
Caitlin is the former social media manager and staff writer of TheEverygirl.com in Chicago, now working as a freelance writer from her laptop in New Zealand. She loves soulful, collected interior design that feels like a warm hug, English Breakfast tea, and trips to the theatre.