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Over-Bed Storage Ideas: For Rarely Used Stuff

The bed is undeniably the focal point of any bedroom and the most used piece of furniture. It’s not just a cosy place to sleep but can also provide lots of hidden spaces to store away items you rarely use.

You may have thought about under-bed storage in the past, but how about over-bed storage? There is often a lot of dead space above a bed that’s crying out to be used. If you’ve got a smaller home or lots of belongings to store, maximising your bedroom with fitted wardrobes over the bed is a brilliant and stylish space-saving solution.

Fitted wardrobes over the bed

Lacking space to store all your seasonal clothes, shoes and accessories? Over-bed wardrobes are the way to go. These can be designed to fit seamlessly around your headboard to provide a bounty of extra storage space – all without ruining the aesthetic of your bedroom.

Our range of bespoke over-bed fitted bedroom furniture can be made to your exact specifications, too. Select a style that combines a sleek, high-quality headboard with practical storage solutions such as shelving, cupboards and drawers.

You could even integrate a vanity unit into your over-the-bed wardrobe or add a few contemporary features, such as downlighting, inside your cupboards. What’s more, our fitted furniture comes in over 60 different shades and finishes, allowing you to easily integrate it into an existing colour scheme.

Over-bed storage ideas

In addition to installing fitted wardrobes over the bed, you might want to consider a few other easy storage options. Transform your room into a clutter-free oasis with the following fuss-free, over-bed storage ideas and tips.

Embrace mirrored doors

Installing open over-bed storage can mean you run the risk of having a bedroom that looks too cluttered. Keep your room feeling bright and create the illusion of space by opting for storage cupboards that feature mirrored doors.

Be clever with your lighting

Why not install LED strip lights behind your headboard to create a warm, cosy glow? You could also fit downlights – similar to those used in kitchen cabinets – into your cupboards, shelves and drawers.

Use a mix of open and closed shelves

Your over-bed storage will primarily be functional. Nevertheless, you might also want to add a few open display shelves. Stack some books, arrange a few eye-catching ornaments or place neatly-folded knitwear. The odd exposed display will create an eye-catching feature while simultaneously creating precious storage space.

Make the most of the room above and behind your bed with our bespoke fitted wardrobe solutions. Need a hand deciding on the best design for your needs? Request a free design visit from a Neville Johnson consultant or visit one of our showrooms for more inspiration.