Especially when dealing with a small bedroom, furniture with built-in storage is a great way to get twice the bang for your buck, note the experts at HGTV. Happily, there are many options to choose from for furniture that doubles as storage: beds with built-in drawers underneath, storage ottomans, and storage benches all look polished while offering hidden space-saving solutions.
Shelving from Ikea can also be a boon, notes Ana Zuravliova, an interior stylist in the UK. Ikea shelves like the Kvistbro and Kallax lines "can be painted and personalized, so you can create a piece of furniture that's personal to you, as well as enabling you to organize your room better," Zuravliova explained.
Additionally, Nick Fu, owner of a home furnishing company in Washington D.C., told me that vertical storage is a great way to maximize your space without adding lots of furniture. "If you're limited for floor space, [vertical storage] will take up less space in the room," he explained. In order to do this, you can "build shelves on your walls, use closet organizers that hang for shoes and shirts, and utilize bookcases with multiple levels to showcase pictures and other personal items," he noted. Felice Cohen, a New York City-based professional organizer, echoed this idea, saying "shelving out a wall from floor to ceiling" can help "absorb a lot of stuff and keep the room from getting too cluttered."