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stylish storage for the bedroom (AD) It’s not easy to find the perfect stylish storage for the bedroom. I’ve been on the lookout for quite some time.

My criteria was for it be of good quality, look fabulous, be colourful and customisable for size and function.

Although we have two huge wardrobes in our bedrooms, a His and Hers, there was still not enough room.

I needed drawers for my trinkets and handbags, whilst my husband needed drawers for his socks and boxers.

Well, as you can see, the wait was over, with my discovery of Tylko’s smart organisation storage system. tylko-stylish-storage Introducing you to Tylko’s Type 02 bookcase or shelving unit in Forest green and mint. Doesn’t this stylish storage for the bedroom look wonderful? Of course, it doesn’t have to be just for the bedroom, it can be placed elsewhere in the house too.

For once, my husband could heave a sigh of relief as it isn’t pink, the colour that is overtaking our home.

Ordering is so easy. Simply measure out the space that you want your storage to go into. Then, go online to configure it with shelves, drawers and cupboards. I have selected all three features. There is a brilliant digital visual tool to help you see the configuration you have designed. I’ve styled my shelves with my favourite things, previously hidden away. Can you spot my Marimekko mug collection?

The assembly of the shelving unit required 2 people, but it was easy, as the instructions were very clear.

The colour coded connectors between the pieces snap securely into place. No tools or screws were needed. stylish storage for the home shelving It’s a beautiful solid piece of shelving unit. The design is so sleek and seamless.

There’s so much attention to detail, like how the drawers and door handles match the unit colours, and sit flush against the edge. It’s so fun to lie on the bed, and just stare at some of my favourite things. My Tylko type 2 bookcase fits the title of stylish storage for the bedroom don’t you think?

The wonderful thing is that it is flat packed, so you can dismantle and move it around if needed. Mine will be staying firmly in that spot from now on. The only thing that may change is the decor on the shelves.

( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The unit was kindly gifted by Tylko).

Do-it-differently-by-Carpetright-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell Carpetright is currently running a #DoItDifferently campaign, which showcases a collection of Interior design ideas for the home, inspiring people to think about how they can decorate their spaces.

As part of that campaign, I will be showing you how to style a shelf in your bedroom. The latter fits in nicely with one of Carpetright’s features about space saving ideas in the bedroom.

I’m liking the concepts of rotating your wardrobe with the seasons, by vacuum packing clothes away, to create space and also to “Display bits and bobs with pride”.

Although the image above was used to illustrate the need to pack away Summer clothes in Winter.I would like to use it again, but this time turning it on its head, with the opposite scenario of packing Winter greys away for the impending Spring and Summer.

I think the image kills two birds with one stone, illustrating the rotating wardrobe concept and also the display with pride analogy.

I call it ‘A beautiful mess’, just like a pretty abstract painting. Display your Summer brights with pride, even though it is an artistic mess here.Okay, maybe a little neater may be better, but I’m all for the open wardrobe trend. We all do it differently right? Storage-style-bedroom-Little-Big-Bell There’s is no denying that I love shopping for colourful homewares and decorative accessories.

The vibrant colours of the design and shapes from my buys often form an inspirational moodboard.

If you ever visit my home, you will see that I never banish my colourful finds into a dark cupboard. I display them with pride. Here’s one of my colourful messes. Admittedly this is not in my bedroom, but could quite easily be.It’s in my spare bedroom. What do you think?

Perhaps it’s not that messy, as I have taken time over the Christmas holidays to tidy it up.

I think you can guess by now that I have a thing for colourful Kate Spade New York handbags. There are 8 of them on this shelving unit. Can you spot them?
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‘Make use of every nook and cranny’. I am definitely heeding advice here by using the top of the shelves for further display.

I have styled the top with inspirational “can do” prints from The Little Green Studio. Can you spot more motivational sayings on the shelves?

There’s “Go team go!!”, “Girls Rule”, “Be Brave” and “YOLO”. Styling-a-shelf-at-home-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell This shelving unit was actually from Ikea and was relatively inexpensive. You can actually add drawers to the shelves, to maximise the use of space and storage of smaller objects, such as jewellery or make up.  Colourful-shelf-at-home-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell Carpetright for their #DoItDifferently campaign, in addition to the clever space saving ideas for bedrooms, has also written posts about “Quirky bedroom interior design ideas” and “Alternative flooring ideas”.  Storage-ideas-for-the-home-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell It would be so fun to see how you would #DoItDifferently with your bedroom ideas, using some of the themes above. There is also a chance to win an amazing prize bundle in excess of £600. Take a peek at the #DoItDifferently page for instructions. Let me know in the comments section that you have entered.

I really can’t wait to see and I hope some of you will share your photos on social media.

I now leave you with a wider eye view of my room with the shelves. My daughter loved this shelving unit so much that I have bought the smaller 2×8 shelves version for her bedroom. She now uses it to house her books and larger school folders. We have also converted the top part of the shelf into a dressing table.

Hope you have enjoyed this Interiors related post and the little glimpse into my home. I will be back soon with another colourful post.

Wishing you a lovely week ahead.

( All photos and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of littlebigbell.com with the exception of the first image which was from Carpetright. All opinions in this post are my own.This post is a sponsored collaboration with Carpetright.)

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