Overbed storage ideas – ways to boost bedroom stash space

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Overbed retention ideas are often undiscovered opportunities for neatening a cluttered bedroom. What’s more, the champion tin beryllium super-chic oregon pleasingly clever tactics to marque much of the country without taking up further – and precious – level space.

And similar each large bedroom retention ideas, those for implicit the furniture volition guarantee the country feels similar a calm, uncluttered spot to retreat to astatine the extremity of each time with an aesthetic you love.

We’ve enactment unneurotic a postulation of our favourite overbed retention ideas here, on with the experts’ proposal connected creating them.

Overbed retention ideas

The country implicit the furniture is cleanable for small chamber retention ideas, but don’t neglect its committedness successful larger rooms. Whatever a room’s proportions, it means idiosyncratic items tin beryllium kept harmless successful your country – and allows for display, too.

1. Create concealed retention with a decorative design 

neutral chamber  with hidden overbed storage, modern   bedside, golden  detailing connected  wall

(Image credit: ND Studios)

'The chamber is simply a retreat and sanctuary from the world, but it’s besides a profoundly idiosyncratic space,' says Natascha Dartnall, managing director, ND Studios. ‘Storage is cardinal successful bedrooms truthful that you tin support tidiness portion inactive having each your necessities and carnal comforts connected hand. 

‘What we emotion astir this chamber is the bespoke alcove; astute capable to beryllium utilized arsenic a show but the beingness of the doorway is reassuring for anyone who wants discreet storage.’

2. Add texture and charm with a rattan shelf

white and grey  chamber  with wicker overbed shelf, textured coir rug, achromatic  and pick  bedding

(Image credit: Colette Interiors/Racquel Langworthy)

Create a beauteous diagnostic with overbed retention ideas. 'As an alternate to artwork, this overbed retention added dimension, texture, and quality to the area,' says Trish Lynn, laminitis and main decorator astatine Colette Interiors. ‘Styled, it became a beauteous accent furniture to the country eliminating the request for immoderate different artwork.’ 

3. Locate shelving astatine furniture tallness for ease

Bed ideas for a spare room

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Not keen connected a modular nightstand? ‘Why not harvester overbed retention ideas with a nook bed?’ suggests Jennifer Ebert, integer editor, Homes & Gardens. ‘This benignant of statement is peculiarly cleanable for small bedrooms oregon guest rooms wherever determination is small abstraction for a bedside table, but inactive the request for storage.' 

bedroom with brownish  wallpaper, grey upholstered bed, alcove/beddroom storage, ample  bedside lamp

(Image credit: ND Studios )

How to cater for bedroom shelving ideas and marque overbed retention ideas blend in? 'One of our champion tips erstwhile it comes to alcoves is to usage precisely the aforesaid overgarment oregon insubstantial wrong to springiness a consciousness of continuity and neatness. It works particularly good with cloth partition coverings similar this one,' says Natascha Dartnall.

5. Consider each surface

bedroom with neutral textured walls, greenish  panelling down  bed, upholstered cloth  headboard, tartan cushions, cottage style, woody  floor, bedside table, partition  light

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Your overbed retention ideas don’t person to beryllium sizeable to beryllium practical. ‘For a layered look successful the bedroom, marque usage of each aboveground and architectural feature,' says Meaghan Hunter, creation manager and stylist astatine Neptune.

'Pictures and smaller objets displayed on the ledge of paneling not lone gives your keepsakes a premier presumption but besides lends a idiosyncratic and considered consciousness to your room.’

6. Make a plan connection with each white

white chamber  with overhead storage, partition  light, modern  broadside  table, achromatic  bedding

(Image credit: Le Berre Vevaud/Stephan Julliard)

While overbed retention ideas tin beryllium utilized on with clever clothing storage and shoe storage for an uncluttered feel, spell an other measurement with a plan similar this 1 that feels cocooning and calm.

'We are noticing a request to make spaces that convey well-being and transcend notions of elemental functionality oregon aesthetics. The interiors are intended to beryllium cocoons and therefore, determination is simply a beardown instrumentality to earthy materials and enactment connected airy truthful that it is soft, lukewarm and controlled,' accidental interior designers Raphaël Le Berre and Thomas Vevaud from Le Berre Vevaud. 

7. Go bespoke with an alcove shelf

barn benignant   chamber  with leather headboard and shelves

(Image credit: Future / Brent Darby)

Designing a bedroom from scratch? 'If you're astir to remodel past origin successful a built-in support similar this charming farmhouse bedroom design. It volition look similar it's meant to beryllium determination which is ever a bonus and if it's heavy capable you'll get a fabulous bonus retention space,' says Andrea Childs, exertion of Country Homes & Interiors.

8. Hang a support supra focal wallpaper 

pink chamber  with striped wallpaper and partition  shelf

(Image credit: Future / Polly Wreford)

You mightiness privation to large connected beauteous decorative accessories positive supply country to store. 'This plan is much of a show support than 1 you tin easy scope from bed, but nevertheless utile to person and we emotion the positioning of this leather strap plan supra the wallpaper,' says Jennifer Ebert, integer editor, Homes & Gardens.

9. Opt for gangly cabinetry 

neutral chamber  with overbed shelving and cupboards

(Image credit: Sharps )

In a chamber with bully ceiling height, customized cabinets implicit the furniture could beryllium a superb retention solution. 

'As the focal constituent of astir bedrooms is the furniture itself, peculiar attraction should beryllium fixed to the country astir it, but this doesn’t need to beryllium a juggling enactment betwixt benignant and storage,’ says Rachal Hutcheson of Sharps. ‘With our overhead solutions, you tin person both. 

‘Cupboards supra the furniture supply large retention and besides enactment arsenic a connection headboard, whilst full-length wardrobes astatine each broadside connection plentifulness of obstruction space.’

10. Use the apical borderline of a built-in headboard 

Headboard with built-in storage

(Image credit: Future / Chris Tubbs)

Think astir an all-in-one design. 'We're seeing a emergence successful the usage of extended headboards – they supply a modern constituent whilst encompassing nighttime tables some sides, and immoderate are rather heavy which gives you an instant support on the apical edge,' says Lucy Searle, planetary exertion successful chief, Homes & Gardens. ‘Use this abstraction for vases of flowers, artwork and books.’

What is implicit the furniture retention called?

Over the furniture retention is sometimes called overbed wardrobes, wherever wardrobes are fitted either broadside of the furniture with cabinets linking them supra the caput of the bed. ‘You mightiness subordinate this with old-fashioned designs, but the latest takes are chic and don’t diagnostic the awkward boxy cupboards of old,’ says Lucy Searle, planetary exertion successful main of Homes & Gardens. 

‘But implicit the furniture retention tin besides beryllium created with nooks and niches, concealed cabinets, arsenic portion of a headboard, oregon with astute shelving, truthful there’s a satellite of choice,’ she adds.

How bash I adhd retention to a tiny bedroom?

To adhd retention to a tiny bedroom, squad overbed retention ideas similar cabinets and shelves with end-of-bed options similar retention trunks. Work underbed retention ideas, too, and swap a nightstand for a thorax of drawers to optimize stash space. Building successful wardrobes tin marque the astir of adjacent an awkwardly shaped room, and the backmost of the doorway tin supply other retention abstraction for your items.