Organizing Ideas
Jun 5, 2014

Organizing: Around-the-bed shelving unit

By: Suzanne Moutis

Organizing: Around-the-bed shelving unit Author: Style At Home

Organizing Ideas
Jun 5, 2014

Organizing: Around-the-bed shelving unit

By: Suzanne Moutis

That dead space around your bed is perfect for hanging artwork, yes, but when storage is at a premium, don't be afraid to look up and to the sides -- that bare wall can also work as a much-needed cache. Here, the small alcove that houses the bed was the ideal place to add in a surrounding built-in-look shelving unit.
shelvingunit-june2014.jpgHints for hiding your bedroom belongings: 

1 Provide opportunities for both display and hideaway with big box store buys like these IKEA Bestå units, with their combination of closed and open shelving.

2 Choose decorative storage containers that match the room's colour scheme and provide a place for stashing bits and bobs.

3 Keep reading lights unobtrusive by attaching them to the insides of the shelving units.

4 Use any empty space to hang artwork for a personal touch.

5 Include easy-to-reach drawers for tucking away electronic essentials like TV remotes and chargers.

Tip:
Most small homes don't have the luxury of a separate linen closet. Keep extra sheets, blankets and pillows in the overhead compartments of your shelving unit, along with a natural air freshener, such as dried lavender or a eucalyptus sachet.

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Organizing: Around-the-bed shelving unit