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Clothes Storage Tips & Tricks

Struggling with storage space? Owning a full and varied wardrobe can be a great joy, providing excitement and interest every time you dress. Still, finding the space to store your collection can present a challenge, particularly if you need to house delicate gowns or accessories safely.

Regardless of the size of your home, you might sometimes find yourself craving more room for all your many belongings. This is especially true in the bedroom, where you’ll likely need to factor in places to keep clothes, shoes, accessories, linen and more.

Before you search for a bigger home to move into, step back and consider how you can work with your existing space. Even rooms with the tiniest dimensions can be made into a storage lover’s dream. Your wardrobe should be a source of joy, which means ensuring plenty of room for everything you own and a streamlined design you love, without taking up too much space in your home. Thankfully, you can harness many beautiful storage solutions with functional dressing room design ideas, to add stress-free style to your spaces.

If you need some inspiration, take a look at some simple solutions for decluttering smaller spaces, including installing multi-level rails and fantastic fitted wardrobe systems.

Clothing storage ideas for small spaces

Whether you live in a cosy cottage or a contemporary studio, a lack of storage space is a problem many of us have to deal with daily. Luckily, there are lots of nifty ways to overcome this issue.

This includes maximising your inside wardrobe storage by ensuring you’ve got a selection of shelves, drawers and hanging rails. If your railings are high you can easily incorporate some shoe racks or add in a few extra shelves to store bags, winter knits and other large accessories.

Hanging wardrobe storages

Hanging wardrobe storage is a brilliant way to make the most of small, narrow or unusually-shaped spaces. An adjustable hanging rail can be placed almost anywhere and provide a vital place to store coats, jackets, shirts and dresses. Also, a hanging rail is a bright clothes and shoe storage idea. Why not go for one that has multiple levels to give you double the amount of hanging space? Our fitted wardrobes feature hanging rails that can be tailored to your exact requirements.

Storage tips and tricks

If you’re searching for some fool-proof storage tips and tricks to make your bedroom a clutter-free haven, try:

Storing everything seasonally

This is a great way to make sure all the items you need are always close to hand. Go through your wardrobe twice a year and vacuum pack all the clothes you’re not going to need for the upcoming season.

Making the most of open shelving

Not everything has to be tucked away neatly in your wardrobe! Open shelving is a great clothing storage idea for smaller bedrooms. It allows you to display your favourite items neatly and access them easily. Make a statement or let your shelves blend seamlessly into your room’s décor, choosing a finish the same shade as your walls.

Bespoke shelves are an excellent place to store and display your favourite pieces and help make the most of quirky wall spaces. The items you choose may include beautiful designer bags, clean shoes with memories from a special occasion, or elegant jewellery that makes you smile. Using your wall space in this way lets you add a touch of personality to your bedroom or dressing area, and is a stylish and convenient way to store your collection.

Using the space over and under your bed

There’s a bounty of storage space to make the most of just above and below where you sleep! To keep things uncluttered, invest in a bed with built-in storage to keep everything – from clothes to linen – clean, dry and out of the way.

Built-in overbed storage maximises space and is a beautiful place to store your favourite accessories, like bags, shoes, and jewellery boxes. You can convert the wall around your headboard into tailor-made shelves or drawers, perfect for folded knitwear and lesser-worn items, too.

When it comes to under-bed storage, choose a seamless bed frame with drawers built-in. You can find many attractive beds with storage for clothes and linens hidden underneath. These areas are ideal for storing your seasonal collection when it’s not in use. Simply rotate your summer and winter garments between this under-bed storage and your primary wardrobe as the temperature changes.

Investing in a built-in wardrobe

Tailor-made furniture items, like fitted wardrobes, are an elegant way to make the most of your space and store clothes without any fuss. When you choose Neville Johnson, our expert designers and traditional craftsmen will work closely with you to ensure every millimetre of space is put to use.

Suppose your bedroom or dressing area boasts awkward, hard-to-furnish dimensions, like sloped ceilings or tight corners. In that case, you can be sure no potential storage goes to waste when you invest in high-quality fitted storage. You’ll be involved in every stage of the design, and be offered a wide choice of materials and finishes. So you can enjoy inspired clothes storage that’s totally bespoke to your wants and needs.

When you expand your clothes storage ideas into bespoke furniture, you can ensure space to protect every item. This might include pull-out racks for your shoes or pull-out rails that let you browse suits or dresses with ease. Tie racks can be a valuable addition if your wardrobe contains many. Similarly, partitioned drawers can be ideal for storing jewellery, cufflinks, and watches for simple selection each morning. Bespoke furniture lets you tailor your clothes storage to something that serves you and your possessions.

Opting for sliding wardrobe doors over hinged

Sliding wardrobe doors are an excellent choice to support innovative clothes storage solutions. These mean you can fit wardrobes into areas you didn’t think possible, with sleek gliding doors demanding much less floor space than their hinged counterparts.

Discover the full Neville Johnson range of fitted furniture and get ready to transform your messy bedroom into a clutter-free paradise. Why not request a free design visit from one of our professional design consultants? You’ll also find plenty of interior inspiration when you order a brochure.