3 Creative Bedroom Storage Furniture Ideas to Lighten Your Closet’s Load

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The key component in keeping an organized bedroom is to have a closet space that’s well-designed and highly functional.

A well-managed closet can keep clutter from spilling out into the rest of the bedroom, but a closet won’t always be able to handle all of your wardrobe storage needs.

That’s when it’s time to consider some bedroom storage furniture ideas to help lighten the load in your closet a little.

Bedroom storage furniture ideas you may not have considered

Perhaps you’re looking for some supplemental storage systems for the bedroom for the following reasons:

  • your bedroom closet is too small
  • you own too many clothes and can’t find the time to properly thin out your wardrobe
  • you want to make better use of the storage space in your bedroom

A dresser and nightstand/bedside table are some obvious examples of bedroom storage furniture most of us use.

If you’re looking for some additional outside-the-closet bedroom storage furniture ideas to keep things tidy, here are a few outside-the-box suggestions.

1. Bed surround

When it comes to adding extra non-closet storage space to a bedroom, it’s hard to beat a bed surround.

This versatile piece of furniture gets somewhat overlooked when homeowners are considering the best bedroom storage furniture ideas.

Here’s why a bed surround is worthy of your consideration when you’re looking for smart ways to furnish your bedroom:

  • maximizes your bedroom storage space
  • provides a comfortable sleeping space
  • adds a stylish decorative touch to a bedroom

Let’s start with the valuable underbed storage a bed surround provides. The integrated storage drawers are perfect for things like out-of-season clothing, pillows, and blankets. And unlike a traditionally open underbed storage space, all your belongings will stay clean and dust bunny-free.

Bed surrounds can also include everything from nightstands, a headboard with cabinets and shelving storage, and even a custom wardrobe (or two).

And with a bespoke bed surround design, everything from the drawer sizes, shelf widths and depths, lighting placement, finishes, and any other available features can be customized for you.

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2. Wardrobe

A wardrobe (also known as an “armoire”) is another smart solution to turn to when you need more bedroom storage. The beauty of a wardrobe is that it can fit anywhere there’s free space in a bedroom.

Some people are under the impression that a wardrobe is little more than a furniture enclosure with an extra hanging rod or two, along with a shelf.

While it does function as an extension of your closet for clothes hanging space, a wardrobe can do so much more. Many of the useful accessories and features that make a closet organization system so effective can be added, too. Examples include:

  • full-length mirror
  • drawers with dividers
  • pullout shoe rack
  • a valet rod, tie/scarf rack, and decorative hooks

Wardrobes are a great storage option if you’re finding a shared closet space too frustrating to maintain with your partner. Create a separate storage space for one of you by adding a wardrobe to your bedroom.

Bedrooms aren’t the only room in a home where a wardrobe can be added, either. They’re ideal for a playroom, storage room, guest room, or any room without adequate (or any) closet space.

And just like a bed surround, going the custom route for the wardrobe you’re buying allows you to personalize the design to suit your needs, both functionally and aesthetically. With decorative touches like metal grill or glass doors, crown moulding, and stylish door and drawer pulls, a bespoke wardrobe becomes a beautiful furniture display piece.

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3. Wall bed

You might not think of a wall bed when you’re considering bedroom storage furniture ideas, but it might actually be perfect for your needs.

A wall bed’s clever design is all about space-saving and nothing occupies more floor space in a bedroom than a bed. Wouldn’t it be nice to reclaim the floor space a bed takes up when you don’t need it?

Wall beds (also known as “Murphy beds”) conveniently fold up into a stylish cabinet when they’re not being used. That makes them ideal for guest rooms, micro-condos, or any room where space is limited.

You could also optimize your available space by creating a multi-purpose room that functions occasionally as a guest room and as a home office the rest of the time.

And we’re not including wall beds on this list of creative bedroom storage furniture ideas just because the bed itself can be stored away.

A custom wall bed can also incorporate surrounding drawer and cabinet storage, to really expand your bedroom storage options.

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Great bedroom storage furniture ideas to keep you organized

Organized Interiors has the highest quality bedroom storage furniture ideas and custom closet solutions for your home.

Schedule a free in-home design consultation with us to discover how our 40+ years of organization expertise can help you to improve the storage flexibility in your home.

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5 Things You Should Know Before Buying A Wardrobe Armoire

Whether you know it as a “wardrobe”, an “armoire”, or a “wardrobe armoire”, this classic piece of furniture has been around for many hundreds of years.

The wardrobe armoire has long been a popular storage solution for a number of reasons. But what should you know before buying a wardrobe armoire for your home?

Let’s look at five things that will help you make an informed decision when purchasing a new wardrobe armoire.

1. A wardrobe armoire gives you extra storage space

If your closet space is lacking and solutions like a closet organizer still aren’t freeing up the storage space you need, a wardrobe armoire is ideal.

Wardrobe armoires can be used for your everyday wardrobe, off-season clothing, blankets, linens, and just about anything else that needs a home.

Your belongings will remain organized, hidden from view, and always easy to access.

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2. Wardrobe armoires can be added anywhere in your home

We can design a custom-fitted or free-standing wardrobe armoire that is adaptable to any area of your home, whether it’s in your bedroom, mudroom, front entryway, home office, or elsewhere.

Free-standing wardrobe armoires give you the flexibility to be moved from one room to another if necessary. To prevent tipping and ensure its stability, the wardrobe armoire is secured to the wall.

3. Choose a custom wardrobe armoire

A one-size-fits-all approach when buying furniture isn’t always ideal, especially when it comes to wardrobe armoires.

Buying assemble-it-yourself furniture from a big box retailer drastically limits your ability to choose a furniture piece that looks and functions exactly how you want.

A custom wardrobe armoire from Organized Interiors can be designed to the exact width, depth, and height required for your space.

We can also present you with many custom options, such as your choice of finishes, decorative hardware, and other features like glass door panes, shelving, mirrors, and more.

4. Satisfy your storage needs with a custom wardrobe armoire

Our wardrobe armoires can also be designed according to what your storage needs are. Do you want drawers with divider inserts included to keep your smaller articles of clothing organized?

Are pullouts for your shoes an absolute necessity? Do you need more vertical hanging space to accommodate storing your jackets and dresses?

Our designers can make all of this possible.

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5. A custom wardrobe armoire can also be a stylish room centrepiece

Wardrobe armoires are more than just an extension of your closet. The high quality of our custom wardrobe armoires is immediately evident to the eye and to the touch.

This stylish furniture piece can instantly become a focal point and centrepiece of any room it’s located in. Its design can also factor in the room’s existing décor in order to effectively complement the look of your space.

Wardrobe armoire storage solutions and more

Along with our wardrobe armoire storage solutions and closet organizers, you could also consider adding create-a-closet® to any room in your home in order to give you more clothes storage space.

Schedule your complimentary in-home design consultation. One of our design consultants will visit your residence, measure your space, and provide recommendations for which style and design of wardrobe armoire will look best in your home.

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Increase Your Storage Space With A Stylish Wardrobe

Lack of adequate storage space is a common problem that leads to time-consuming organizational chaos in the bedroom.

Frantically scrambling around to find a particular item before you’re late for work isn’t a great way to start your day, is it?

Adding a stylish wardrobe closet is one solution if an expensive renovation isn’t an option.

Wardrobe closets increase the amount of storage space at your disposal and can help alleviate the frustrations of functioning in a messy bedroom.

How much time could this valuable addition to your storage space save you every day?

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More bedroom storage space options

A wardrobe closet instantly adds additional storage space to your bedroom, maximizing its storage potential. Now you have more room to hold and organize your:

  • clothes
  • shoes
  • belts
  • ties
  • linens
  • handbags
  • personal items

You can even add mirrors to your wardrobe’s design, allowing for more room where your existing bedroom mirror is.

Functionality with style

Wardrobe closets aren’t just functional by helping to expand your closet space, they also enhance your bedroom’s visual appeal.

Stylish wardrobes bring a sophisticated and contemporary sensibility to your bedroom that you’ll be proud to show off to friends and family.

Not just for your bedroom

For your home’s spare room that doesn’t have any closet space, a wardrobe closet can be added to transform it into a guest bedroom.

Wardrobes can also be used as a hallway closet if you don’t have one, or be used in just about any storage-challenged room.

Long-lasting high quality

Cheaply made wardrobe closets from big box stores don’t deliver quality or longevity. And don’t forget about the headaches and time required to assemble them!

Higher quality wardrobes will serve you much longer and simply look better. Add a beautifully crafted piece of furniture to your home, not a mass-produced piece of product prone to leaning, sagging, and falling apart.

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Superior design flexibility

Custom-fitted and free standing wardrobes from closet organization specialists allow for greater design flexibility to reflect your tastes.

Choose from a wider selection of closet finishes to complement your bedroom’s existing décor.
You can also customize your wardrobe closet with a variety of door and drawer styles to select from, as well as enjoying the many accessory storage options available.

A practical wardrobe closet can help with your closet space woes and will quickly become an essential part of your bedroom’s makeup.

For solutions to all of your wardrobe storage needs, arrange a free in-home consultation with Organized Interiors today.

Save on the Perfect Finish

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In many areas of life, it’s not how you start that really counts, but how you finish.
The same is true of the shelving and cabinetry in your home: the finish is the first thing people see when they walk in the door. And that means the finish you choose for your storage areas makes a huge difference in the overall impression your home makes.
That’s why you don’t want to skimp on the finish. Choosing an elegant, durable finish that complements the style of the rest of your home is one of the key elements of good design. The good news is that modern technology has led to significant advances in the manufacturing of finishes. It’s now possible to find high-quality, durable finishes that can blend in with any home décor.
There are a couple of questions you should ask yourself when thinking about what finish is right for your shelving or cabinetry.
Where will the storage area be? Obviously, what’s right for custom cabinetry in your bedroom probably won’t work in the laundry area.
What style is right for your home? A lot of times, this comes down to a choice between two basic options: a modern solid finish, or the more traditional look of wood. At Organized Interiors, we offer a wide range of wood grain and solid colour finishes for you to choose from.

Wood grain finishes

Technology now allows us to precisely duplicate the appearance of wood without the problems of warping that come with real wooden cabinetry. A darker wood finish can give your cabinetry or shelving a classy, traditional look, while lighter options can work with more modern décor.
At Organized Interiors, these are our five most popular wood finishes:
Spring Blossom
Spring Blossom
Summer Breeze
Summer Breeze
Latitude North
Latitude North
Latitude East
Latitude East
Latitude West
Latitude West

Solid colour finishes

Solid finishes create a smooth, modern look that can add a touch of contemporary elegance to your home.
These are our five most popular solid colour finishes:
Ice Grey
Ice Grey
Avalanche Stone
Avalanche Stone
Modern Grey
Modern Grey

Save on finishes for a limited time

And best of all, until September 20, 2014, all 10 of these finishes are on sale.
Visit our showroom to see all of the finishes or schedule a free in-home consultation and find out how you can get the perfect finish—for less.

Choosing Custom Cabinetry Finishes That Last

Why is it called a finish when it’s one of the first things you have to choose?
It actually makes sense. Think of it like a jigsaw puzzle. You look at the box and see the whole finished picture, but when you open it there are only pieces inside. It’s a process to make everything fit properly to complete the picture.
Creating a well-designed, functional space follows a similar process.

Where do you begin?

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It starts with a vision. Whether it comes from a picture, a design consultation, or an idea of your own, that vision is the ‘picture on the box’ and to complete the picture you have to assemble the pieces.
A finish is what you see on the outside of cabinetry. It covers shelving, desks, closet fixtures, cupboards drawers and more. It’s the colour, tone, texture and style of your cabinetry that give your room a finished look.
If it’s a home office, laundry room or closet, the cabinetry, desks and shelving – open or closed – take up a lot of real estate, visually speaking. So you want to choose the right finishes.

No matter what your decorating style, there is a finish for you

Whether you like a modern flat panel in a solid, contemporary colour or you prefer an exotic species of wood you may be surprised to know that virtually any finish is achievable now thanks to technology.
Through modern manufacturing methods wood grain pattern and texture can be duplicated with strong, man-made products like melamine, that are built to last.
Solid wood looks beautiful and is versatile but it can expand and contract depending on the moisture levels in the air. This can lead to warping and cracking.
With today’s veneers you get the beauty of real wood but with the added benefit of precisely, custom cut, warp and crack resistant construction at a lower cost than wood.
So, back to your vision.
Imagine luxurious, floor to ceiling, shelf-lined walls surrounding an expansive desk in your home office. You see a subtle, light wood grain in a tight, linear pattern, an attention-grabbing show space.

Big box retail options

You have a choice. You can make a small investment at a big box store where you will have a choice of styles, finishes and sizes. Not quite the style or finish you imagined but close enough. Then, after getting all the pieces home, you still must assemble and install them into place. Visually it may look great but quality and endurance will be the test, especially if you have to move and reassemble the furniture in a new place.

Quality custom cabinetry

What’s the alternative? Make the investment into beautiful, strong, long-lasting custom cabinetry.
Now imagine your finished room with built-ins that are custom fit to your space in your chosen finish. You now have a well-designed, sophisticated, high-end and a one-of-a-kind finished space that adds value to your home.

Invisible finishes

Maybe you have a multi-purpose room that requires lots of storage but instead of the cabinetry being the focal point, you want it to disappear or blend into the room.
Pick a solid finish in a colour you will repeat elsewhere. If you’re looking for dramatic and sophisticated, consider a deep, inky Gunmetal Grey, or if you’re looking for a great neutral that adds a crisp finish try an earthy colour like Avalanche Stone.
Avalanche Stone
Avalanche Stone
The key is to wrap that colour throughout the space to blend in. This lays a solid foundation of timeless, practical cabinetry and allows interchangeable accessories and other furnishings to add a pop of colour and texture.
There’s a reason they’re called finishes. It means completion, done, the icing on the cake. And who doesn’t want to enjoy the icing first!

Premium finishes on sale

For a limited time only, Organized Interiors’ most popular finishes are on sale. You can choose between 5 wood grain finishes and 5 solid colour finishes. Learn more about this special offer.