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27 Bedroom Organization Ideas, Tips, & Hacks

Wondering how to organize your bedroom? We have plenty of tricks for you to try at home! Whether you have a small bedroom with a tiny closet or extra space to move around, check out these bedroom organization ideas, decluttering tips, and DIY projects!

How to Arrange a Bedroom

Smart bedroom organization often begins with a thoughtfully-arranged room. Try these simple storage ideas and map out where to put everything in your bedroom!

Designate a Home for Every Item

Box with Several Different Tie Variations. Photo by Instagram user @kuzakscloset
Photo via @kuzakscloset

Ready to kick the bedroom clutter for good? Dresser drawer organizers, hanging closet storage, and strategically-placed furniture all help you determine a place for every item. Creating a specific spot for all of your belongings will stop piles from forming on floors and stacks from nesting on top of dressers.

Utilize Under Bed Storage

Rolling DIY Storage Boxes Under Bed. Photo by Instagram user @grillodesigns
Photo via @grillodesigns

The space under your bed shouldn’t be ignored! It also shouldn’t be a free-for-all where things go to disappear. By using under bed storage drawers, you make the most of this valuable storage space in your bedroom and get easy access to clothes, shoes, and whatever else you decide to store under the bed!

DIY Hack: Make Grillo Designs’ creative DIY rolling under bed storage drawers! Having rollers makes it even more convenient to get to the things you’re storing under the bed.

Arrange Furniture by Frequency of Use

Dresser and Guitar in Corner of Bedroom. Photo by Instagram user @swoonworthyblog
Photo via @swoonworthyblog

One of the best small bedroom organizing ideas is to plan your furniture around usability. Keeping a laundry basket in the closet, placing your dresser near your bed, and having hooks for coats and bags by the entrance of your room are all expert storage tips that will make it easier to keep the room organized!

FIND YOUR STORE

Remember Corner Shelves

Floating Shelves with Books and Plants. Photo by Instagram user @lup.diseniodeespacios
Photo via @lup.diseniodeespacios

When it comes to bedroom storage ideas, there’s no such thing as wasted space. If a corner isn’t large enough to accommodate a dresser or chair, try using a decorative corner wall shelf to display books, memorabilia, and everything between.

DIY Hack: We love this crafty, homemade take on floating corner shelves from A Beautiful Mess. Have even more to store? Try adding hooks to your DIY shelves and hang jewelry, hats, or other accessories!

Store Seasonal Shoes Under the Bed

Cloth Underbed Storage Bins with Shoes. Photo by Instagram user @samg_avon_store
Photo via @samg_avon_store

Depending on where you live, you might not wear certain shoes or boots for months at a time. A simple bedroom organization idea is to utilize under the bed shoe storage.

Create a Storage Nook

Vertical Shoe Organizer in Storage Nook. Photo by Instagram user @ourhomecgn
Photo via @ourhomecgn

Don’t let a small closet prevent you from getting the storage space you need. When you have a small bedroom, you have to get creative. Try using available wall space and a curtain to build your own walk-in closet!

Use a Bedside Pocket Organizer

Pocket Organizer with Glasses and Magazine on Bed. Photo by Instagram user @askingmums
Photo via @askingmums

Don’t have room for a nightstand in your small bedroom? Don’t worry! You can still organize items you want to keep close with a bedside pocket organizer! This organization caddy clips onto your bed frame.

Go Minimalist

Bed with White Sheets in Brick Bedroom. Photo by Instagram user @jojotastic
Photo via @jojotastic

Still not sure how to organize your bedroom? One of the simplest ideas is to get rid of extra items. It might seem obvious, but fewer belongings reduces your need for storage and makes organizational success a breeze!

How to Use Personal Items as Decor

A smart storage hack is to use the things you already own to decorate your room! Display items while also giving them a designated storage space with these clever bedroom organization ideas!

Build or Buy Floating Shelves

Minimalist Bedroom with Floating Shelf Containing Plants and Photos. Photo by Instagram user @thetetburyhouse
Photo via @thetetburyhouse

This trendy trick isn’t just for those with small bedrooms! Floating shelves are a great way to add storage space and display the trinkets you love. Whether you’re looking for a tidy home for your books, a shelf with hooks to store extra bracelets, or a display case for your bedroom greenery, floating shelves are a cute space-saving option.

DIY Hack: Floating shelves don’t have to break the bank or take hours to assemble! Check out this simple and budget-friendly DIY shelf idea from Southern Revivals.

Store Your Hats on a Wall

Bedroom Decorated with Hats Hung on the Wall. Photo by Instagram user @organizerjanet
Photo via @organizerjanet

If you’re in search of cute organization ideas for small bedrooms, this hat storage trick turns your hats into a stylish decorating statement and makes storing them easy!

Display Your Favorite Shoes

Pair of Sneakers Stored in Glass Cases. Photo by Instagram user @sneakboxdisplays
Photo via @sneakboxdisplays

If there’s no room left in your closet for your footwear, get creative with shoe storage ideas. Using cubbies, benches with different levels, and over-the-door shoe racks can help you save space and show off your favorite shoes!

DIY Hack: Wondering what to do with extra crates? Put them to work! Grab a drill, some stain, and build your own shoe rack with this tutorial from Live from Julie’s House!

Use Organized Jewelry as Art

Earrings, Necklaces, and Bracelets Displayed on a Wall. Photo by Instagram user @pearlmagicrs
Photo via @pearlmagicrs

It’s called jewelry for a reason, so you might as well show it off! A hanging wall jewelry organizer looks elegant and frees up counter space in your bedroom!

DIY Hack: Corkboards, hangers, picture frames, and cheese graters can all be used as DIY jewelry organizers with just a touch of paint and imagination. Check out this how-to video from WhatsUpMoms for a super cute, easy-to-make jewelry holder.

Invest in a Blanket Basket

Blankets Stored in Wicker Basket. Photo by Instagram user @elleson513
Photo via @elleson513

Don’t have closet space for extra blankets or pillows? Display your extra linens! Use a cute wicker basket as a decorative storage bin, and make your bedroom look straight out of a magazine!

How to Incorporate Organizational Furniture

Great bedroom storage ideas won’t help if you have nowhere to store your belongings. Set yourself up for organizational success by building or investing in storage-oriented furniture!

Pick a Headboard with Storage

Bed with Books and a Lamp Stored on the Headboard. Photo by Instagram user @worldofnilaya
Photo via @worldofnilaya

Make your headboard do two jobs at once by choosing an option with storage. Books, plants, and photographs can all find a cozy home nearby when you pick a storage headboard.

DIY Hack: Wondering how to make your own headboard with storage? The intermediate to advanced at-home builder should try HGTV’s homemade headboard with cubbies!

Give Footboards a Try

Books Stored in Footboard. Photo by Instagram user @goodhomesmagazine
Photo via @goodhomesmagazine

Easily create more bedroom storage space and spruce up your room with a footboard! In a studio apartment? Use a desk in place of a footboard to save even more space!

Reimagine Your Nightstand

Nightstand Storing Books, Plants, and a Hat. Photo by Instagram user @th2_studio
Photo via @th2_studio

Who says a nightstand has to be the same height as your bed? If you’re searching for smart organization ideas for small bedrooms, start thinking vertically! Using a bookshelf instead of a traditional nightstand can help you keep more of your favorite bedtime items nearby!

Use a Platform Bed with Storage

Platform Bed with Drawers Underneath. Photo by Instagram user @laxseries
Photo via @laxseries

If you’re in need of a bed frame, opt for one that helps you keep your under the bed space tidy. Beds with storage are available for king, queen, and full mattresses and can maximize your available space!

DIY Hack: For those with a do-it-yourself attitude and a circular saw, give Lowe’s DIY platform bed a try! While this may take a little more time and skill, the outcome is a custom bed frame with ample storage.

Utilize a Nightstand with Storage

Wooden Nightstand Next to Made Bed. Photo by Instagram user @thesimplystyledhome
Photo via @thesimplystyledhome

Whether it’s round, square, or any shape between, choosing a nightstand with a storage bin or extra drawer space will help you stay tidy!

Rethink Dresser Organization

Dresser with Rolled Clothes. Photo by Instagram user @arranged_spaces
Photo via @arranged_spaces

You may think you know how to organize a dresser, but if you’re still folding your clothes, you’re missing out! Ditch the folding strategy and start rolling clothes. It’s a more efficient use of dresser space!

How to Organize a Closet

Maintaining an orderly bedroom often begins with a decluttered closet. Use these closet organization ideas to keep your clothes, shoes, and accessories tucked neatly away!

Design Your Closet to Maximize Space

Open Closet Displaying Clothes and Jackets. Photo by Instagram user @californiaclosetscharlotte
Photo via @californiaclosetscharlotte

When organizing your bedroom, utilizing closet space effectively is crucial. In the typical closet, clothes hang at a level that leaves little room above or below for storage. By lowering where clothes are hung, there’s plenty of space above for shelves.

Try a Closet Shoe Organizer

Closet with Shoes Stored on Shelves. Photo by Instagram user @thecontainerstore
Photo via @thecontainerstore

Ample closet space is a dream come true when it comes to bedroom storage. If you’re lucky enough to have a walk-in closet or extra room, try using some of your closet space for shoe storage.

Put Your Dresser in Your Closet

Closet with Dresser Installed Below Clothes. Photo by Instagram user @millatawast
Photo via @scandinavianstylist

If you have a walk-in closet, this bedroom storage idea makes the most of your closet space while opening up more room in the bedroom itself.

Utilize Bins & Baskets

Closet with Bins and Baskets to Store Clothes and Shoes. Photo by Instagram user @hafeleamerica
Photo via @hafeleamerica

Store sweaters and accessories in bins to make finding what you want to wear even easier! This closet organization trick is great if you have more shelf space than hanging racks.

Don’t Forget Clear Containers

Clear Containers Storing Sheets and Blankets. Photo by Instagram user @ezystorage
Photo via @ezystorage

Sometimes, the best bedroom storage tips are the simplest! Make finding what you need a snap with clear bins and a white marker. This idea is awesome for closets low on hanger space!

FIND YOUR STORE

Try Hanging Up Pants

Jeans and Pants Hanging in Closet. Photo by Instagram user @havenhome.la
Photo via @havenhome.la

A simple clothes storage idea for your bedroom is to put dress slacks and pants on hangers or S-hooks. Plus, this tip will help free up drawer space!

Add Closet Hooks

Bag Hanging on Closet Hook. Photo by Instagram user @marketbasketco
Photo via @marketbasketco

Keep bags and jackets off your bedroom floor by adding extra hooks to your closet wall! This simple trick can even help you stay motivated to maintain a tidy room.

Store Your Laundry Basket in Your Closet

Open Closet Storing Clothes and a Laundry Basket. Photo by Instagram user @closetmaid
Photo via @closetmaid

Another simple tip to make bedroom organization easier: put your laundry basket in your closet. Keeping a hamper near where you get undressed will stop clothes from piling up. No floor space left in your closet? Try a clothes hamper that hangs on the back of your closet door!

Now that you have plenty of bedroom storage ideas, organizational tips, and DIY hacks to try, there’s nothing stopping you from achieving your dream room! Looking for ideas on how to make a small bedroom seem larger? Check out these decorating tips!

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