If you’re like most people, your bedroom is your happy place. It’s where you go to relax, unwind, and get away from it all. It’s also probably the only room in the home that’s off-limits to guests.
Of course, being off limits doesn’t make the bedroom immune to clutter. Most likely, it’s quite the opposite. Because they’re not meant for outsiders, bedrooms tend to become dumping grounds for those things we want to tuck away from public view. As such, messy bedrooms can become our own, private nightmares we reluctantly open our eyes to every morning.
Fortunately, there are several ways to reclaim bedrooms and turn them into neat, cozy havens. All it takes is a few simple accessories and adjustments.
Here are nine tips for how you can fix up your bedroom.
1. Round-Up Your Belongings
Sometimes, a bedroom can feel unorganized simply because we hold on to things we no longer need — from piles of old clothes to extensive vinyl collections. So, before you do a deep dive into the kinds of storage essentials needed, inventory all of the stuff you own, noting those items you access every day (things you need) and things you haven’t taken out for quite a while (things you can get rid of).
You’ll then be able to assess whether you have enough hooks, drawers, hangers, and other storage solutions for the clothes and other things you intend to keep—as well as space for new additions — so everything has a home.
2. Utilize the Space under Your Bed
The area under your bed can make a great storage area, primarily because it’s invisible, but also because it’s easy to access. Under the bed is the perfect space to stow loose items such as giftwrap, extra bedding, or children’s toys. To keep all that beneath-the-bed-storage under control and organized, consider investing in a rolling container.
3. Don’t Skimp on Hidden Storage
If you don’t have the time to tidy up your bedroom every day, double up on hidden storage. Nightstands, cabinets, and drawers can easily conceal TV remotes, phone chargers, books, and more.
If you’re worried that a run-of-the-mill cabinet system won’t complement your bedroom’s decor, custom cabinetry may be the answer. Aesthetics aside, custom-made cabinets can be tailored to fit a variety of storage requirements with ease, addressing both functional and design needs.
4. Invest in Multiple Dressers
It’s OK to have more than one bedroom dresser — really. As a rule of thumb, most organizational experts recommend more than one dresser per person. Investing in multiple dressers can pay off in the long-term. You can place one (or more) in your closet and another dresser in your bedroom for increased storage space.
Remember, dressers can serve other purposes as well. Many homeowners use their chest of drawers as TV stands, nightstands, vanities, or credenzas. The goal is to maximize utility without compromising appearance.
5. Get Plenty of Bins and Baskets
Storage bins and baskets are a godsend for any bedroom organizational plan. They’re a cost-effective and relatively low-effort way to keep your space looking tidy.
Bins are best saved for closets, while baskets look good nearly anywhere you display them. For example, you can place a basket in the corner of your room and use it for stashing slippers, extra pillows, and used clothes, among other things. Baskets are a great way to round up all those items that otherwise would be scattered and an eyesore.
6. Store Shoes on a Shoe Rack
Have you ever tripped over your shoes on the way to bed, or when getting up at night? If so, chances are you need to give your shoes a space of their own. Anyone who owns multiple pairs can benefit from adding a shoe rack to the bedroom closet. Shoe racks come in many styles, including door racks, freestanding options with shelves, and stackable boxes.
Again, there’s no one-size-fits-all shoe storage solution. You want something that safeguards your precious cleats, sneakers, loafers, and pumps while keeping them accessible. Leather or suede shoes may need additional protection because of their delicate nature. This also applies to shoes that could lose shape when placed under heavier footwear.
7. Add a Jewelry Organizer
Owning a lot of jewelry is one thing, storing it is another. Most people struggle with keeping their bling organized and untangled. Ideally, you want a jewelry organizer that helps keep your chains and dangly earrings knot-free. Storage boxes with separate compartments are good options.
If you wear your jewelry often, choose a container that lets you store and see your pieces with ease. A hanging organizer with clear pockets can also work wonders. Or, you could opt for drawer inserts to display earrings, rings, bracelets, and even watches.
8. Consider Floating Shelves
Floating shelves have become an interior design buzzword of late, and with good reason. Not only are floating shelves easy to install, but they can also instantly increase your available storage capacity. Also, since they mostly occupy vertical real estate, floating shelves tend to work well even in tight spaces.
Contrary to popular belief, floating shelves don’t just belong in the living room or kitchen. These handy organizing solutions can fit perfectly in the bedroom as well. Style your floating shelves with candles, small plants, framed art pieces, or your favorite books to elevate your bedroom décor. Leave enough space between different items to avoid a cluttered look.
9. Label Everything
The ultimate purpose of an organized bedroom is to help you find your “stuff” without having to break a sweat. That’s where labeling comes in. Using labels can provide visual cues so you can locate items stored in the bedroom. If you’re looking for a more personal vibe, ditch the label maker and handwrite each label. It’s simple, easy to do, and oh-so-effective!
The Bottom Line
Your bedroom organization strategy does not have to be tedious. Just use these nine-bedroom organization tips to get started. Remember, you don’t have to implement all of these ideas at once. Start small and work your way up.
If you’re ready to give your bedroom a makeover, you can trust Holland’s Custom Cabinets with your storage needs. We design customized cabinets and storage solutions tailored to your unique requirements. With striking designs, distinctive details, and premium materials, our handcrafted cabinets are sure to please. Contact us to learn more.