Your bedroom is your sanctuary, where every day begins and ends. As such, it should be stylish, relaxing, and uncluttered. All too often, bedrooms become a catch-all for things that don’t have a place, closets, and dressers become overstuffed with clothes that are no longer worn, and items get crammed under the bed where they’re eventually forgotten. That’s why we compiled 40 of our favorite bedroom organization ideas to help you get started.
From furniture that adds style and storage, to ideas for maximizing space and tabletop decor to keep trinkets and treasures in order, you’ll find plenty of tips and tricks for decluttering your space and DIY room organization projects to create the bedroom of your dreams.
1. Stylish Shelves
Shelves are always an essential element in bedroom organization. And, while standard wood shelving is practical and useful, modern design trends call for unique shelving that serves as storage space and adds to your room’s decor. A collage of wall cubes, floating wall shelves, or a tall narrow shelf will utilize wall space in a way that blends form with function and serve as the perfect place to display favorite photos.
2. Out With The Old
If getting organized is the goal, your very first step should involve cleansing closets and purging piles. It’s easy for drawers to fill up with clothes we don’t wear and the back of the closet to become packed with boxes of who-knows-whats and haven’t-seen-it-in-years. Start your organization project by getting rid of things you no longer need, clothes that no longer fit, and items that only add clutter.
3. Under The Bed Storage
All too often, that extra space under the bed becomes an abyss of dust bunnies and forgotten items. But it’s the perfect place to store seasonal clothing, shoes worn less often, and extra bedding. If you use a bed skirt, see-through storage totes with lids will do the trick. Or, if beneath the bed is exposed, use this opportunity to add a touch of design with wicker baskets, stylish wooden boxes, or vintage suitcases. Attach casters to make them easy to push and pull as needed.
4. Headboard Storage
In most bedrooms, the headboard is largely decorative. But, when looking for unique ways to organize your bedroom—especially if you have a small room—a headboard can be the perfect place for adding extra storage space. A bookcase headboard is a great way to organize books and display trinkets and treasures while modern-designed storage headboards keep a sleek appearance while concealing hidden storage space with pull-out drawers and shelves.
5. Put Up Pegboard
Create a pegboard wall for a completely customizable organization plan in your bedroom. As small as the back of a door or as large as an entire wall, a simple pegboard can be painted to match your walls or in a corresponding shade to add a pop of color. Add hooks, pegs, baskets, and shelves and arrange as needed to fit everything from jewelry to handbags, shoes, and knick-knacks.
6. Categorize Your Clothes
Rather than treat your closet and dresser as a catch-all for clothes, keep your wardrobe neat and tidy by organizing your clothes by category. Hang jeans with jeans, put blouses with blouses, and keep t-shirts with t-shirts. Not only will your clothes stay orderly, but you’ll also save valuable time getting dressed each day when you know exactly where to look for that specific article of clothing.
7. DIY Drawer Organizers
You don’t need to spend a lot to stay organized. In fact, with a little creativity, it’s easy to craft your own drawer organizers using items you’ve already got at home. Strips of cardboard from an upcycled box, slices of PVC pipe, cups, and containers of various sizes can all be used to keep drawers tidy and their contents organized and easy to find.
8. Use Your Corners
Most bedrooms have at least four corners, and they’re all too often left empty and unused. Corners can actually be perfect for creating stylish and functional storage solutions. Furniture designed especially for corners will maximize the space when it comes to small bedroom decorating, and corner shelves make excellent use of valuable vertical space.
9. Don’t Ignore The Door
You’ve got a blank canvas of available organization space right on the back of your bedroom door—don’t be afraid to use it! Mount towel bars to drape blankets or hang up tomorrow’s outfit. Attach hooks, baskets, and mini bins to stash jewelry, hats, and bags. Or, mount your mirror on the back of the door so it’s easy to give a quick glance before heading out. Utilizing your bedroom door adds organization space that’s easy to access but out of the way.
10. Keep Cords Tidy
Keep a clean and streamlined look to bedside tables while charging cell phones, tablets, and other electronics by turning your nightstand drawer into a charging station or using double cable clips from Blue Key World. Organize unsightly cords and chargers but keep them within easy reach by hiding a power strip inside the drawer. Depending on how the nightstand is constructed, you may be able to thread the power cord up through the bottom and behind the drawer, or you may need to cut a small hole in the drawer back—either way, this will be one organization hack you’ll love to use.
When it comes to organizing your bedroom, remember to incorporate ideas that keep your space clear of clutter, promote a relaxing environment, and allow you to express your personal style in creative ways. Keep in mind certain practices and you’re sure to have calming, tidy space.