Design Dilemma

Create extra storage behind your bed

November 1, 2017 — by Navneet Malhotra


The bedroom is undoubtedly the most favourite place in the home, and we all know why! We keep everything in our bedroom. Some decorative some personal for which we require a lot of storage space, but do we really have that space? A pile of stuff lying on a table, pushing the stuff inside the existing cabinets, and we do what not to make your room look a little less messy. But from now on you don’t have to worry anything about because we got some solutions for you.

We have seen a lot of storage types in the bedroom but have never tried storing things behind the bed and making an efficient use of the wall. Even after hanging paintings there is always plenty of space left. So, without much discussion let’s move on to explore some ideas and go crazy!

Just behind me! Wall shelves to niches whatever is your taste, there will be something new to add to the room. Store your books, personal belongings or achievements on them.

Bedroom in modern style with back wall shelves and niches

Make your own style: If you think that your headboard is too pretty to be overshadowed by the look of the backwall storage, then why don’t you keep them both. All you have to do is to shift the shelves a little aside, so you don’t have to compromise with either.

a light coloured bedroom with side wall shelves and niches

Dark Fantasy: Go with monotone shades like brown and white to be safe unless you are in a crazy mood.  You can also install tiny lights on the ceiling/ coves and create a subtle look.

bedroom interiors painted in dark colours and low lighting

Play with Pattern: Keep your creativity cap on because there is always something unique that you can try. Instead of going with a boring straight or an asymmetrical style try something like this (sic) with a zig zag style making the room a little distinct.

easy breezy bedroom with non symmetrical wall shelves

Consider Nifty Lighting: This is something I am definitely going to try in my bedroom. Easy lighting without much hotchpotch is an instant way to brighten up the room. Not only is this great for reading, it also provides atmospheric evening light if you don’t have space for freestanding lamps.

green painted bedroom with white wall, niches at the back with cove lights

Best for Narrow Rooms: Wall shelves work wonders in a small or narrow room. A bay window has always been my favourite choice, it’s the best idea even if you have the space . And wall shelves dipped in bright colours give the wall a distinct look.

a narrow room with wall shelves at the back

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Navneet Malhotra

Navneet Malhotra

Navneet Malhotra is a perpetual student. His passion to design and his deep rooted desire to demystify Indian construction system has seen him as a visiting faculty member with S.P.A.-Delhi for over 8 yrs. He has also authored several ‘How-to’ articles as well as regular 'Q&A' section for ‘Better Interiors’ magazine,. B-Arch [S.P.A.-D], M-Tech [I.I.T.-D]


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