What’s our position on messy bedrooms? Strongly against. Bedrooms should be clean and tidy spaces where you can unwind and drift off into a care-free sleep at the end of a long day. Less clutter and chaos, more calm and collected. Your journey to a decluttered bedroom starts with organisation. Here’s some organisation inspiration with a little help from what we’ve learned from The Home Edit.
Under your bed
All that space shouldn’t go to waste. Whether you’ve got two drawers or four, full ottoman or half ottoman, under-bed storage is invaluable so make sure you’re squeezing every last item in there. Store decorative pillows off your bed when going to sleep, summer duvets when you’re swapping for winter, and spare bedding for when it’s time for a change. Keep your bedding in sets where the matching fitted sheet, duvet cover and pillowcases are kept together. The best way to do this is to store everything in one of the pillowcases. If you’re struggling for space in your wardrobe, seasonal clothing and shoes are perfect to store in an ottoman – just make sure the shoes you use most often are at the front for a quick grab and go! There’s nothing quite like an organised ottoman.
In your drawers
It can be especially easy to throw clothes and other accessories in dressing tables or dresser drawers without a care in the world for how they’re organised. That means they’re a hive for clutter and chaos. By using compartments, organisers and dividers, you can make the most of your drawer space and make it easy for you to put away your belongings in an organised fashion. You can also store your items by colour to make them easy to find (thanks for the tip, The Home Edit).
On your bedside table
There are some simple steps you can take to make your bedside table organised and, very importantly, stylish. We’ll rattle them off for you...
- Free up space on your bedside table by having wall lights or spotlights instead of a table lamp
- Only keep items that you use every night on top of your bedside table like your book, glasses, and alarm clock
- A bedside table wouldn’t be complete without a candle to create a sense of calm
- Organising containers are a great way to store items in your bedside drawer, without you having to struggle to find what you need
- Table top organisers, like small trays, baskets, small dishes and trinkets, are life-savers if your bedside table doesn’t have any storage
Cluttered surfaces, messy floors and overflowing drawers have no place in what should be your sleep sanctuary. Make your bedroom feel like a hotel by keeping it clean and organised every day of the week. Remember… tidy bedroom, tidy mind, better sleep.