Does your bedroom make you feel relaxed? Well, it should! The bedroom is where we start and end each day. It should be a restful place of calm and peace. Not a chaotic, cluttered room you dread walking into (let alone waking up in). Thankfully, it’s easy to create a calm, organized oasis in our bedrooms. Here are 20 brilliant bedroom organization ideas that will not only create more space, they will also help you rest easy knowing there’s a place for everything.
20 Brilliant Bedroom Organization Ideas
Before we dive into these genius bedroom organization ideas, it’s important to note that a decluttered bedroom is tons easier to organize (and keep organized). So, you may want to check out this post for a super-fast way to declutter any room.
Now, onto the fabulous bedroom organization ideas!
USE COMMAND HOOKS
Command hooks are my number one go-to organization hack. I use them to organize every single room in my house. You can use command hooks in the bedroom to hang fabric laundry baskets, purses, belts, jewelry, hats, scarves, artwork, curtains, and more!
The key to keeping your bedroom clutter-free is to avoid wasted space like it’s the plague. You can use up every last bit of space under your bed by using storage containers like these to organize blankets, sheets, off-season clothes, shoes, and more.
FREE UP SPACE IN DRAWERS
The best way to keep your drawers organized is to declutter regularly. Then, once you’ve mastered the art of decluttering, you can use drawer dividers along with the KonMari folding technique to keep them tidy.
PUT YOUR SHOES ON DISPLAY
Who says the only way to store shoes is hidden away in the closet? I say if you love your shoes display them! I absolutely love this idea from A Spare and a Pair of using an unfinished ladder paired with a few pinewood boards.
The result? A quick and easy DIY showcase for shoes!
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USE A BEDSIDE ORGANIZER
No room for a nightstand? Or maybe you have one but it’s full…whatever the reason, you can create handy storage space for reading glasses, remotes, storage cables and more with this bedside storage organizer. It will even hold your water bottle!
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CREATE A HEADBOARD WITH STORAGE
Another bedroom organization idea is to nix the headboard and replace it with creative storage. You can install floating shelves above your bed, hang some pegboard, install a couple of bookshelves behind your bed, or if you’re feeling really ambitious, you can DIY your own storage headboard like the one below.
Let’s face it, not all bedrooms are large enough for two traditional nightstands (mine included). But that doesn’t mean you have to go without storage beside the bed. Why not mount a couple of floating shelves on either side of the bed? Or, you can use a small rolling cart with shelves like this one.
If your bed is near a wall, you can install corner shelves to save space while still having at least a little bit of storage.
If you’re lucky enough to have extra space beside your bed you can substitute a small dresser for the nightstand. This one simple bedroom organization hack will double your nightstand storage space!
S-hooks are my second favorite organizing tool next to command hooks. They are so versatile you can use them throughout your entire home to free up space.
You can use S-hooks in the bedroom closet to hang handbags, umbrellas, scarves, hats, belts, accessories and more. If your closet space is too cramped for this idea, simply purchase a curtain rod of your desired size, mount to the wall, add some S-hooks, and let your creativity run wild.
DITCH THE BEDFRAME
Bedframes are SO last year! If you’re serious about organizing your bedroom you’ll need to think outside the (under bed) box!
Look no further than your local Ikea store for ways to expand the storage space under your bed. You can turn tall (sturdy) bookcases on their sides and place a mattress on top. The highly-functional platform bed below was created using Ikea cabinets!
RAISE THE BEDFRAME
Not quite ready to rebuild the area under your bed? That’s okay, too. You can add several inches of storage space under your bed simply by adding bed risers like these.
USE OVER-THE-DOOR ORGANIZERS
Over-the-door organizers are a smart, discrete way to add extra storage in a bedroom. A door shoe hanger can be used for so much more than just shoes!
If you have a lot of scarves, mittens, and winter hats, they will fit nice and neat inside of a clear over-the-door organizer like this one.
INSTALL PEGBOARD FOR ACCESSORIES
Okay, so this bedroom organization idea is too sweet! It doesn’t hurt that it’s painted in my favorite color, either.
To create this simple DIY pegboard organizer, you’ll just need to frame it out with some furring strips, paint the pegboard, add some S-hooks and you’re good to go!
USE A STORAGE CUBE
Cube organizers are a functional way to add storage wherever you need it. They are especially handy in the bedroom.
You can use storage cubes for books, shoes, clothing, makeup and…well, whatever else you can fit in a 12″ by 12″ cubby.
STORE EXTRA SHEETS UNDER YOUR MATTRESS
I have a little secret. I don’t own any extra sheets! But if I did, this is how I would store them. Tucked neatly underneath the mattress of the bed they go on.
A TISKET A TASKET, USE THE HECK OUT OF BASKETS
Simple wicker baskets are genius storage solutions no matter which room you use them in.
You can use large wicker baskets (like the one shown below) in the bedroom to store laundry, extra blankets, pillows, and even shoes.
INSTALL CORNER SHELVES
As I mentioned before, corner shelves are a great way to create instant storage in any size room.
The good news is, if you don’t have a handy bone in your body, you don’t have to DIY them. You can find corner shelves to fit any decor at places like Hobby Lobby, WalMart, and Amazon!
USE A STORAGE OTTOMAN AT THE FOOT OF YOUR BED
Another one of my favorite bedroom organization ideas is to use a storage ottoman at the foot of your bed.
A storage ottoman will not only provide you with a place to sit while you get dressed in the morning, but it also provides much-needed storage for bulky blankets, sweaters, pillows, and keepsakes.
USE VERTICAL SPACE WHEREVER POSSIBLE
Whenever you think you’ve run out of storage space in your bedroom…look up. Don’t forget to use the vertical space in the room!
You can use ladders to store extras or hang blankets and quilts, floor-to-ceiling shelves to store shoes, books, and accessories, or hang tension rods in an alcove to display your high-heel collection.
Be creative when using vertical space to organize your bedroom…the ceiling’s the limit!
CREATE MORE ROOM IN YOUR CLOSET WITH SPACE-SAVING HANGERS
When our family lived in an RV for 6 months, I learned a thing or two about small (er…tiny) closets.
That is, you can maximize the amount of space inside simply by making smart choices when it comes to which hangers you use.
For example, I have gained about 25% more space in my closet simply by using these thin, velvet hangers. I also use these hangers for pants, shorts, and skirts (you can even hang boots from them). I use S-hangers for scarves, belts, and tanks.
GIVE YOUR CLOSET A MAKEOVER WITH A CUSTOM CLOSET ORGANIZER
Speaking of organized closets, why not go all in and organize your bedroom with a closet makeover?
Installing a custom closet organizer really isn’t that difficult and it doesn’t have to be expensive, either. Closetmaid, Rubbermaid and Whitmore sell closet organizer systems for around $100.
Abby, from Just A Girl and Her Blog, completely transformed the function of her small closet by installing a custom closet organizer from Ikea. See the transformation below. And check out her blog for more inspiration!
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you share a 3 foot wide closet with your husband which was added and so sticks out into the room by one of the access doors
your bedroom has three windows and two access doors plus the closet door and two cast iron radiators 3 feet long
the bedroom is 15 ft x 20 ft
the house was built in 1920
and that’s just the bedroom. The bath is another issue.
I’ve found that not having much is my only serious option.’Thanks