Could your bedroom be adding stress to your life? According to some psychologists, clutter creates stress. Your bedroom should be a peaceful and relaxing sanctuary, and if it isn’t, then taking advantage of bedroom storage furniture can help. Getting organized and turning your sleeping quarters into a blissful haven is good for your psyche and for your overall health. Try some or all of these easy bedroom organization ideas to create the perfectly peaceful bedroom.
1.) Opt for a Bed with Storage
The bed is the piece of furniture that takes up the most floor space in the bedroom. Whether you have a large or small room, a storage bed makes a perfect spot to store clothes that are out of season or extra bedding, like sheets or blankets. Underbed drawers can replace a dresser for convenient, year-round use while a headboard with storage provides a within reach spot for keeping books, an alarm clock, and more.
2.) Incorporate a Dedicated Spot for Jewelry
It’s just as important to have storage solutions for the little things as it is to have places to put the big things. A jewelry box is an easy way to keep track of your smallest accessories and trinkets. If you have a large collection of jewelry, a jewelry armoire might be a better solution with various compartments for everything from earrings and rings to watches and necklaces.
3.) Add a Storage Bench to the Foot of the Bed
Storage benches and trunks are useful for storing bulky items like sweaters, bedding, and shoes. They are also handy for storing items that don’t get a lot of use such as off-season clothing. Look for a storage bench that’s a few inches shorter than the top of your bed and about three to six inches in from either side of the bed so you don’t bump into the bench.
Besides the bedroom, there are a number of other ways to use a storage bench in your home to help corral clutter and organize items both big and small.
4.) Find Spots for Hidden Storage
Storage bags and boxes help keep contents clean and protected while offering a convenient and affordable type of underbed storage without having to buy a completely new storage bed. Small underbed storage containers are adaptable for use under dressers, too. Just make sure to scoot these back to keep them from getting kicked and stepped on when you’re getting things out of your dresser.
5.) Look to Decorative Baskets & Boxes
Decorative baskets and boxes are a stylish and affordable way to create extra storage and organization in a bedroom of any size. Stack decorative boxes on top of your dresser or chest to conceal everyday necessities like jewelry, makeup, and hair accessories. Smaller storage baskets and boxes can be used inside of drawers and cabinets while larger baskets are ideal for storing shoes, blankets, sweaters, and more.
6.) Organize Your Dresser Drawers
When it comes to bedroom organization furniture, dressers and chests are great for organizing clothes and accessories. Neatly folding or rolling your clothing is key to optimizing drawer space and keeping clothes from getting wrinkled. You can make your dresser or chest even more useful for bedroom organization by sliding drawer dividers into drawers that hold smaller accessories and jewelry. This will help keep items from rolling around and prevent jewelry from getting tangled.
Get inspired and explore how to decorate your dresser top to be stylish and functional!
7.) Use the Backs of Doors
You can take advantage of the backs of the doors in your bedroom by installing hooks. Over-the-door hooks are easy to install and can provide a lot of useful hanging space for things like robes, towels, jackets, hats, and more.
8.) Multi-Purpose Furniture is Your Friend
The primary purpose of a nightstand may be to provide a place for beside essentials like a lamp, alarm clock, or glass of water but they can also provide valuable storage space. Take your bedside table a step further and opt for a storage nightstand with drawers or cabinets for additional concealed storage.
9.) Create More Hanging Space
Take advantage of the versatility of an armoire to create extra storage space in your bedroom. Hang up heavy clothing in protective garment bags and keep foldable clothing neatly packed in boxes on shelves. When you’re organizing an armoire or wardrobe, it’s a perfect time to break out a label maker and make a note of what’s in each container. An armoire also makes a handy spot to tuck a shoe rack so it’s hidden from view.
If your closet is small and doesn’t provide the necessary hanging space, bring a clothes rack or a wall-mounted hanging rack into your bedroom. If you have a spare bedroom available, read our article on how to turn a room into a closet and get to work on creating your dream walk-in closet.
Image courtesy of Sarah Gibson, Room for Tuesday
It’s so easy to cull the clutter and turn your bedroom into the kind of peaceful oasis that helps you enjoy sweet dreams. Whether your bedroom is big or small, there are furnishings and storage pieces that are ideally suited to meet your bedroom-organization needs.