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No matter the size of your room, clever storage can revolutionise the usability and feel of the space. Whether you are looking for cost-effective, DIY loft storage ideas or more luxurious options, we hope that this article will provide you with the inspiration you seek to streamline your storage methods.

Loft Conversion Storage Ideas To Maximise Space

The sloped ceilings of loft conversions can make storage challenging. Not only is it difficult to accommodate conventionally shaped furniture under angled ceilings, but these spaces are also often relatively small, so space is precious.

At DJ Moore Lofts, we have spent more than ten years specialising in loft conversions in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. During this time, we have worked with hundreds of clients to maximise space in their loft with clever storage solutions. Here are some of our favourite ideas:

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Loft Conversion Eaves Storage

Make the most of your eaves bedroom with units that conserve space and store bulky possessions where they are out of the way but easily grabbed when needed.

Built-in Shoe Racks

Similar to bespoke wardrobes, built-in shoe racks can be fitted to the architecture of your home, maximising storage space without encroaching on your living areas. These units can be custom-built to accommodate and organise your shoe collection in a way that suits your tastes. Whether you would prefer sliding drawers or units that fold out to reveal your favourite footwear, a luxury bespoke shoe rack is a must-have for fashion fanatics looking to upgrade their storage methods.

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Loft Conversion Shelving Ideas

Storage spaces are usually designed to be tucked away, but why not combine aesthetic decor and functional storage? Utilise space that is otherwise wasted with these clever shelving options.

Floating Shelves

Freestanding shelving can take up valuable floor space, which can cause a room to feel cluttered. Floating shelves are a brilliant way to store and display your most prized possessions in a space-efficient way. These shelves are infinitely versatile: they come in various colours, shapes and sizes and can house anything in any room.

Check out this House Beautiful article for quirky and stylish floating shelf inspiration. These designs can be DIY’d at home: no need to break the bank! For ideas on how to decorate and style your floating shelves, visit Apartment Therapy.

floating shelves example

Stepped Shelving

High-rise or floor-to-ceiling shelving is a brilliant way to maximise storage space. However, the sloped ceilings in eaves bedrooms make it almost impossible for such a unit to fit. There is no need to despair; you can embrace the angled architecture of your bedroom nook with stepped shelving. Not only are these shelves aesthetically pleasing, but they will also fit perfectly under the sloped ceilings of your space. There are some examples of these stunning units on Wayfair and Furniture Factor.


Hanging Storage Ideas

Floating shelves are not the only off-the-floor storage solution! There are many ways to utilise wall space to store items you need access to without over-crowding your living areas. These are especially handy when space is tight, such as in a loft conversion.

Hanging Baskets

Excellent for storing items you regularly use, such as cosmetics, these baskets can be placed anywhere for easy access to your belongings without the clutter. These three-tiered hanging baskets by Amazon are endlessly versatile, with 3 neutral designs to suit a range of aesthetics. They can be hung anywhere with an adhesive chrome command hook from T, which can handle up to 450g of weight and causes no damage to your walls.

Door Racks

From bathroom to bedroom, door racks can be hung over any door and allow you to easily grab the items you need without taking up shelf or cupboard space. These racks are the perfect solution to an overcrowded space that is beginning to look cluttered. They come in plenty of styles and can replace a range of storage units, such as shower caddies, coat racks and more!

Dunelm Door Rack Photo Credit Dunelm

Loft Bed Storage Ideas

If you have more bed in your room than you do floor space, as may be the case with a loft conversion bedroom, then you’ll be obsessed with these clever ways to make your bed double as a storage space! Avoid leaving clutter on the floor with these multi-purpose storage solution units.

In-Headboard Storage

Upgrade a traditionally decorative feature into a functional one by installing a headboard with storage. These innovative units display and store your items where they are highly accessible but out of the way- perfect for bulky things that you use regularly or possessions that you want to exhibit in your room. You can find a host of headboards with storage on Real Homes.

Under-Bed Storage

Under-bed storage is a brilliant way to optimise space. However, items stored here uncovered can accumulate dust. This is why we recommend boxes or baskets that slide under your bed as a cost-effective way to put this neglected area to use. Boxes with wheels on the bottom make for even easier access to your belongings. Wayfair offers excellent, cost-effective under-the-bed storage options. If you prefer, you can purchase a bed that has drawers or storage areas integrated into the design, such as those found at Dreams.

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Loft Wardrobe Ideas

Revolutionise the way you store your belongings with these handy wardrobe storage hacks, which will help you utilise every inch of available space.

Bespoke Wardrobes

Bespoke wardrobes are excellent for loft conversions since they are measured to fit perfectly into the space you have to work with. While purchasing a pre-made freestanding wardrobe is cost-effective, it can restrict you when it comes to storage space. Rather than awkwardly squeezing a flat-topped wardrobe under your sloped ceiling, consider having a bespoke wardrobe designed and installed in your home. Having a wardrobe made to fit the architecture of your room has several benefits that make it a worthy investment:

  • Highly Customisable
  • Efficient Use of Space
  • High-Quality Materials

Your custom wardrobe can incorporate features such as pull-out clothing rails, small draws for jewellery and even light fixtures that illuminate your garments as you open doors and drawers! Everything is designed and installed according to your needs, creating a uniquely made space to accommodate and organise all your things in a way that makes sense to you. Take a look at this Homify article for some wardrobe interior inspiration!

bespoke wardrobe

Bespoke wardrobes maximise storage by being built into every corner and crevice, utilising all available space. They can also be made even more space-savvy with customisable features such as elegant sliding doors that effortlessly glide aside without obstructing space and stylish mirrored panels which eliminate the need for a freestanding mirror.

The DJ Moore Lofts team regularly undertakes loft extensions in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. Often, clients will have bespoke wardrobes installed into their conversion for storage that is space-efficient, stylish and tailored to their needs. DJ Moore Lofts can make the luxury wardrobe of your dreams a reality. Feel free to contact our team for more information and to start designing your bespoke wardrobe.

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Wardrobe Storage Solutions

There are plenty of creative ways to store your clothing. By using some of these savvy storage solutions, you can ensure that you optimise your wardrobe space without creasing your clothes.

Shower Hooks

If you have lots of scarves, vests, ties, necklaces or lighter tops, you can de-clutter and organise your wardrobe with minimal cost by using shower hooks and rings. We love these shower ring storage solutions by Good Housekeeping! You can also try hanging your trousers on these stylish brass S hooks.

Item Organisation

Keeping your space and belongings organised not only streamlines your daily routine but can also maximise storage space. There are many tricks to help you organise your bedroom, and lots of them won’t cost you a penny! Here are our top seven tips for organising your bedroom and wardrobe:

  • Colour coordinate your wardrobe
  • Use draw separators
  • Place your jewellery on a jewellery holder
  • For younger children, label draws or baskets
  • Stack boxes
  • Place seasonal clothing in boxes and store out of the room when not in use
  • Use a hanging jewellery organiser to store makeup

Interior Of Wardrobe

Loft Conversion Storage Cupboards

Incorporating cupboards is a fundamental aspect of furnishing. These versatile pieces not only efficiently store your belongings, minimising clutter, but also bring a touch of elegance and aesthetic appeal. By seamlessly merging style and functionality, cupboards enhance the visual appeal of your loft conversion while ensuring a tidy and organised living space.

Hinged Drop Down Cupboards

Achieve a streamlined and integrated appearance for your loft conversion cupboards by considering cabinets of different dimensions featuring hinged drop-down doors that serve as both efficient storage and convenient surface areas. Store your necessary belongings or miscellaneous items discreetly behind these doors, freeing up the room’s central area for a smooth and functional living space. This approach ensures a harmonious blend of style and practicality, enhancing the overall room aesthetic.

Built-In Bespoke Cupboard

Are you struggling to fit a cupboard into the angled loft conversion room seamlessly? Don’t fret. Our team crafts functional and space-saving cupboards that perfectly fit under any awkward nook or corner of your room. Just schedule a home survey with us where we can discuss your unique needs and determine the best course of action to take. From design to installation, we’ll collaborate with you to bring to life your ideal cupboards that flawlessly complement your new loft conversion.

sloped ceiling cupboards

Storage Ideas For Sloped Ceilings That Maximise Space

We hope that our article has provided you with plenty of inspiration for innovative storage solutions, whether you’re a DIY fanatic or would prefer someone else to do the work! For some loft bedroom furniture ideas, check out our previous article. If you would like some help designing a room that caters to your needs, then the DJ Moore Lofts team is more than happy to help. With years of experience in providing bespoke hip-to-gable, Velux and dormer conversions in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas, we can guarantee exceptional results.

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