20 Ways to Keep Your Bedroom as Organized as Possible

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Design: Calimia Home; Photo: Kelly Boyd

If you ask us, your bedroom is your happy place—it's the one room in your house that's off-limits to most guests and designed with relaxation in mind. But, while comfort typically takes the cake, it's also important to create a space that's well-organized. Let's be honest, the mere thought of clutter can give us heart palpitations.

The good news is your bedroom organization strategy doesn't have to be boring. In fact, with the right guidance, it can actually be fun and stylish. To spark inspiration, check out these gorgeous bedroom organization ideas. With ideas that deftly bridge the gap between form and function, you won't lose any sleep over these standout concepts.

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Show Off Your Storage

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Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona.

Historically, bedroom storage has been an eyesore, something you want to hide in your dresser or closet. But, just because that's the status quo doesn't mean it always has to be that way. We love how Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona shows off her storage with this cool trinket tray. In our opinion, it's the perfect place to stow keys, loose buttons, or spare change.

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Invest in a Permanent System

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Design: Philip Thomas; Photo: Peter Murdock.

According to Phillip Thomas, your bedroom organization shouldn't be a temporary fix. For a setup that transcends time and trends, you might want to flex your DIY muscles.

"I always do built-ins in kids' rooms so they can use them from early childhood until they go off to college," the designer explains. The white structures and coordinated pops of color strike a balance between organized and edgy.

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Add Storage Everywhere

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Jenn Pablo Studio

If you want to keep your space neat and organized, consider peppering your entire bedroom with storage. Here, Jenn Pablo incorporated some storage underneath this window seat, however, you can easily recreate this look with an ottoman that has hidden storage. That way, everything has its place—and you won't have to deal with any superfluous clutter in the process.

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Defy Gravity

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Design: Maestri Studio; Photo: Jenifer McNeil Baker.

As this room from Maestri Studio proves, the only way to go is up. Placing your books on a set of floating shelves is a great way to stay organized and showcase books that would otherwise be collecting dust in your closet or countertop.

Another perk? This tip is also an easy way to add some personality to a blank wall.

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Line Them Up

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Black and Blooms

As this space from Black and Blooms proves, the simplest bedroom organization ideas are oftentimes the most game-changing. Here, blogger Sara Toufali added a small shoe rack to her closet and placed her favorite pairs under her clothes. Not only does this trick keep all of her shoes in order, but it'll also make getting dressed each morning a lot easier.

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Create a Cohesive Closet

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Joanna Organize

When it comes to organizing your bedroom, your closet is the most important part to consider. After all, that's where most of your stuff is.

To keep your wardrobe looking its best, invest in matching hangers. According to professional organizer Joanna Wirick, this trick will keep your clothes from getting smushed together and wrinkled. Plus, a cohesive closet is easy on the eyes.

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Put a Label On It

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Breathing Room Organization + Styling

The ultimate goal of an organized space is to make it easy to find anything. That's exactly why labeling is having such a moment. Sure, labeling is a common organizational trend for kitchens and pantries. But, as this cute setup proves, it can be just as successful in your bedroom.

If you want to give your organizational strategy a cozier vibe, ditch the label maker and write each category out by hand. Let this nook from Breathing Room Organization + Styling show you how it's done.

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Wow With Your Walk-In Closet

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Casa Watkins Living

Or, if you're blessed with a walk-in closet, invest in a storage system that is conducive with your lifestyle. Stephanie of Casa Watkins Living teamed up with Closets by Liberty to create an organizational system for her clothes and accessories. That said, an organizational system doesn't have to be boring. The blogger gave hers a homey edge with a runner, chair, and cute mirror.

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Suspend in Style

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One CrafDIY Girl

In case you didn't get the memo, visual clutter is a real thing. If you want to create the illusion of a tidy space—even if your belongings aren't organized to perfection—take a cue from Marissa of One CrafDIY Girl. The suspended side table offers some extra negative space, creating the illusion of a pristine pad.

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Minimize the Clutter

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Victoria Bell Design

Another way to keep the visual clutter at bay is by clearing off your surfaces. Let's be honest: there's a good chance your nightstand is cluttered with charging cables, hair ties, and dirty glassware. We love how designer Victoria Bell curated these nightstands, giving the bedroom an organized and orderly feel in the process.

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Master the Vertical Fold

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Anne Sage

There's a reason why organizing guru Marie Kondo is all about the vertical fold. Not only does this trick bring some decorum to your dresser drawers, but it also makes it easier to find your favorite T-shirt.

Best of all? This organizational trick can be applied to every bedroom—even the one that belongs to the tiniest member of your family. Let this nursery from Anne Sage nails the organization hack.

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Allocate a Space for Everything

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Anne Sage

As clichéd as it might sound, everything needs to have a place in your bedroom. Otherwise, one thing will lead to another and every cranny will be filled with a lot of....you know, stuff.

In this sweet children's bedroom, Anne Sage filled each section of these built-ins with toys and books. The result? A bedroom that's organized, not overwhelming.

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Beautify With Baskets

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Design: Calimia Home; Photo: Jeanne Canto

Storage baskets are a godsend for any bedroom organization strategy. They're a low-effort way to keep your room looking as tidy as possible. But, just because storage baskets serve a practical purpose doesn't mean they can't look good, too. Instead of using basic, plastic containers, the team at Calimia Home used an array of pretty woven styles.

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Utilize Under-Bed Storage

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Design: Emily Henderson; Photo: Sara Ligorria-Tramp.

Once upon a time—you know, back when we were kids—the blank space underneath our beds was where monsters would lurk. But, now? It can be a pretty convenient space to store old sweaters and blankets.

While designer Emily Henderson incorporated built-in storage to these wooden bunk beds, you can always recreate the look with some slim storage containers.

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Get Crafty With Peg Boards

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Lucy Loves Ya

Looking for a clever way to store your jewelry? Designer Lucy Gleeson added a small, wall-mounted pegboard to this verdant bedroom. It's a great way to organize your jewels, plus you can show them off when they're not being worn. It's the design-equivalent to a win-win.

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Upgrade Your Office Space

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Cathie Hong

In case you didn't get the memo, the wall-mounted storage hack can work for a lot more than jewelry. In this bedroom from Cathie Hong, a similar setup keeps cards, personal photos, and important notes organized. Read: anyone who recently converted their bedroom into a home office will love this tip.

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Invest in Double-Duty Decor

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Studio Peake

Storage might be a bedroom necessity, but it can often make our spaces feel borderline claustrophobic. If you want to keep your belongings in check without cramming up your space, spring for furniture that does double duty. This piece in a room by Studio Peake might look like just another bed frame, but it actually has a stealth section for children's books.

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Get Practical With Pull-Out Storage

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Design: Malcolm Simmons; Photo: Keyanna Brown

As this dreamy dressing area from Malcolm Simmons proves, there's more to a well-organized closet than pretty hangers and storage baskets. The designer maxed out this space with retractable areas to stow dress pants and ties. With a storage system this intuitive, it's virtually impossible to break your organization streak.

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Level Up With a Ladder

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Design: Calimia Home; Photo: Kelly Boyd

For a bedroom organization idea that's polished and practical in equal measure, consider adding a tilted ladder to your space. This well-appointed accent will give your area a laidback vibe, not to mention offer somewhere convenient to drape your robe or favorite throw blanket. This easy, breezy space from Calimia Home masters the look.

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Be Strategic With Your Shoe Game

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Laura Cattano

You don't need to have a large, walk-in closet to make your space feel like a fancy boutique. Elevate your shoe selection by placing each pair's mate in opposite directions. In addition to making the most of your limited square footage, you can show off all your favorite pairs. This space by Laura Cattano is an organizational oasis.

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