Top 7 Tips to Organize Your Bedroom
Top 7 Tips to Organize Your Bedroom
New year new you! It’s time to start fresh and get organized. Here are some top tips to organize your bedroom.
Leave Only the Essentials
To make this part of your home look comfortable and inviting, be a minimalist in your bedroom design. With a little variation, all you need by your bedside is a reading lamp, a remote control, and your favorite books.
Use Soft Palette Colors
Your bedroom is intended for rest. Keep it light when it comes to picking the colors of your walls, floor, ceiling, curtains, and furniture. These colors make the atmosphere of your bedroom more relaxing and easier on your eyes. A lighter color scheme will also make your bedroom appear visually larger if you have a small bedroom. A nice standing lamp makes the atmosphere of a bedroom relaxing and romantic.
Make Space for Sunlight
Another way to organize your bedroom is to remove all clutter and leave only the furniture that performs the essential functions needed in a bedroom. A medium-size bed for sleeping and napping, a comfortable chair and a standing lamp for nighttime reading, a dresser with a mirror for dressing and skin care, a couple of closets for keeping your garments, and a desk for writing and reading. The more space you free, the more natural sunlight you will have each morning.
Start It All From Scratch
The best way to bring order into your room is by digging everything out and taking a minute to think if you are ever using these things. It takes some courage, but it’s actually the only way to really change how the place looks and feels instead of just rearranging a few things here and there. So, you may want to start by getting a few boxes and labeling them “trash”, “to sell”, “to donate”, and “to keep”. Now, divide your room into functional areas and start with the one that needs the most reviewing. Remember that if you spend over 20 seconds thinking if you need something in your bedroom, you definitely don’t want to put that in the “keep” box.
Face That Closet
If you often feel like you’ve got nothing to wear, yet your closet is bursting from everything that’s in it, it’s time to get it organized. Put all your clothes on the bed. Now, take your time to try everything on and see if it deserves that precious space in your closet. If you are a big “goal clothes” person, hoping to lose weight some day and keeping a lot of clothes you can no longer wear, then find a local charity, or a church you can donate these clothes to. After all, they take up so much space and are depressing to look at!
How to Sort Your Clothes
Now sort clothes by function and style, rather than color-code them as some experts in organizing suggest. It’s a nice idea to store the things that you use most frequently in immediate sight. The clothes you use occasionally can be placed in the lower level of your closet, and whatever you use less often you can place on top, outside immediate reach. Empty suitcases can be used for storing out-of-season clothes, linens, and blankets. You can also use drawer organizers.
Where did that come from?
An empty basket or box can be the central organizing element of your bedroom. Just put all the items that don’t belong in your bedroom into that basket. It may take some willpower at first, and you may have to remind yourself a billion times to do so. However, it will soon become your second nature, and getting that clutter out of your bedroom will take literally minutes! Even better, get your kids involved in the fun activity and use these tips to help organize their bedrooms!
Author Bio: Denise Baynes is a single mother, keen on repurposing and organizing around her home.
Great ideas! Our bedroom seems to be the room that lacks in style, organization…pretty much everything! Time to get working on our closet!
It seems like the bedroom is the easiest room to neglect and it’s probably the most important!
Organization is key in every room and you always seem not to have enough room for everything!
Starting from scratch is my favourite way to tackle a bedroom! It’s very therapeutic in a way.
Great post and awesome ideas! LOVE IT!
These ideas are just fantastic. I especially like the bedroom basket thing. It is really time for me to get that clutter out. If only I could get the kids to use a basket.
Love the post! Any chance you can tell me where that white cabinet with the shelves and drawers is from? I love it!
Dinah, these are really great tips. I’m a huge hoarder and I really think it’s time to face my closet. I really liked the basket idea as well. Thanks for the inspirations.