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12 Clever Small Bedroom Organization Ideas You Can Apply Today

January 10, 2024 15 min. read
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A bedroom is more than just a place in the house where you sleep. When you really consider it, it's so much more! It's a cozy hideout where you can unwind after a long day, meditate, read, and recharge for what's ahead. Naturally, we all want this area to be clean, cozy, and stylish, making it especially enjoyable to spend time in — and it’s more than possible! 

Check out these cool ways to organize your room! We've put together eleven awesome ideas that will turn your space into a relaxing paradise. Not only will it look beautiful, but it'll also be super functional, making your daily routine smooth and effortless. 

Clever Ways to Organize Your Bedroom

There are so many reasons to keep your bedroom tidy and well-organized. The most obvious one is simply comfort. It’s much more pleasant to have a spacious room that isn't cluttered, allowing you to move around freely. It’s also nice to have everything placed in its allocated areas, so you always know where to find items you need without wasting time. 

Moreover, a neat space can make you feel different. Many people report feeling less anxious when their bedroom is clean, while others experience a burst of creativity and a desire to become a better version of themselves.

All this shows that organizing a bedroom can only benefit you. As you scroll down, you'll find tips to help you reduce clutter, figure out the storage, and make the most of your living space. Rather than delaying, fully immerse yourself in the process — you'll be surprised at how fascinating and therapeutic it can be! In the end, you'll have a room that's not only organized and visually appealing but also exudes a sense of pure comfort and serenity.

1. Start By Decluttering 

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Let your bedroom breathe by removing items that contribute to a disordered appearance. Start by discarding food wrappers, printouts, and superfluous knickknacks. Go through your closet and decide which pieces you will no longer wear. Get rid of an old sofa and other outdated and shabby furniture. Replace worn textiles and linens with stains. Don’t accumulate belongings and wait for a time when you might finally use them. The rule is simple: say ‘goodbye’ to everything old, unused, and often forgotten, so you can give your living space a fresh start. 

Answer the following questions to decide whether to keep or let go of a particular item: Is it in good condition? How often do you use it? Does it have sentimental value? Besides that, there is another way to tell if a thing is important to you. Ask yourself: does this piece bring you joy? If it seems like the time has come to part ways with the item, but it is still in good condition, consider donating it or selling it online to give it another chance at life.

There is no need to rush. If your goals are too ambitious, like trying to organize a room too quickly, you could end up feeling overwhelmed and may eventually decide to quit. Instead, divide the decluttering process into several sessions. This will prevent burnout and reduce stress, making the cleaning less overwhelming. Whether you choose to pause between sessions, extend them over a few days, or tackle one zone or category at a time, it's up to you. Just make sure you do it at your own pace.

2. Use the Zoning Method

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One of the best ways to organize a bedroom is by zoning it. When decluttering, divide the space into different areas to simplify the cleaning process. You can focus on one zone per day or even a specific area within a zone, such as organizing shoes in the dressing corner. Zoning isn't just for cleaning. Consider creating zones for different purposes in your daily routine, such as sleeping, dressing, and studying. This approach ensures that you always know where to find the items you need, making it easier to maintain an organized space. 

Also, make a habit of keeping things at their proper place, like hanging clothes in the closet and not leaving them on the chair. Your future self will appreciate it!

3. Maximize Storage 

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Think beyond the dresser and chest of drawers for storing your belongings. Take advantage of vertical space by installing shelving and built-in furniture, such as bookcases or cabinets. Consider investing in furniture with hidden storage, like benches, ottomans, coffee tables, and nightstands. If the square footage allows, use baskets and bins to organize smaller items. As an alternative, you can use them as a laundry hamper or trash can. You can also make use of corners by hanging corner shelves or cabinets.

Rotate seasonal items according to the time of the year, storing summer clothes and decorations in the furthest-to-reach place during winter, and vice versa. Labeling boxes or containers can help keep things organized.

4. Utilize Under-Bed Space

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A common mistake is leaving the space under the bed unused. Not only does it provide extra storage space, but it's also easy to reach and out of sight. You can buy a bed with hidden storage or install rolling drawers or boxes yourself. Either way, you get a perfect place to store seasonal clothes, extra linens, shoes, or pretty much anything that comes to your mind. 

Speaking of the bed, protecting its upholstery from dirt can be tricky, especially if you want it to look brand new for as long as possible. To ensure that accidental messes with food, drinks, or inks don't ruin its appearance, secure the frame with bed slipcovers.

5. Categorize Your Wardrobe 

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The number one contributor to a bedroom’s cluttered appearance is clothing. When everyday outfits are scattered and chairs become makeshift laundry piles, it can make the room feel a bit chaotic. And if the closet is cluttered too, the space might not seem as cozy and welcoming as it could be. That’s why it’s crucial to go through your wardrobe and categorize your clothes, shoes, and accessories.

Separate them into different sections, such as casual, workwear, and fancy outfits for special occasions. Those that are out of season should be tucked away until their time comes. Sorting clothes based on purpose and season makes your personal space more organized and functional.

6. Store Jewelry in the Organizer

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Among the things to organize in your room, jewelry is definitely a priority. They are usually just thrown together, ending up all tangled and losing their match, which doesn't look very attractive. But what if we told you that jewelry can serve not only to accessorize, but also to decorate? 

To make them a part of the bedroom decor, present them beautifully on jewelry racks, trays, boxes, stands, or holders. There are so many ways to display your earrings, necklaces, and other jewelry, so why not do it? With carefully organized jewelry, your bedroom vanity area is sure to look and feel stylish and elegant.

7. Invest in Quality Textiles 

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What could be better than crawling into bed after a long day, especially when you're already soaked in a bath? Oh, this feeling can't be compared to anything! To elevate this experience even further, consider investing in quality bedding. You can choose from materials like cotton, silk, linen, bamboo, microfiber, or even flannel, which is an ideal option for colder months. 

Upgrade other textiles as well. Curtains and rugs, particularly synthetic ones that tend to be static and cling, deserve to be replaced. Rather than reupholstering sofas and armchairs, which can be quite costly, opt for stretch furniture covers to refresh the surfaces and make them soft to the touch.

8. Place a Storage Bench

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One of the most underrated bedroom organization tips is placing a storage bench. This versatile piece of furniture not only serves as an extra seating spot, perfect for changing clothes or shoes, but also as a discreet storage solution. It can be placed anywhere in the room — at the foot of the bed, under a window, or near a makeup vanity, providing a convenient seat. 

If a bench feels too big for your space, consider a cute and equally practical ottoman. Despite its smaller size, it still offers storage space for your belongings, where you can keep books, seasonal decorations, or anything else that will fit. 

9. Pay Attention to Hangers and Hooks

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Barely noticeable, hooks won't spoil the aesthetics of your room but only benefit you. On the eve of an important occasion, they can function as holders for your outfit. Before going to take a shower, you can hang a bathrobe on one of them. Hooks can also serve as a spot for clothes that aren't quite dirty enough for the laundry but not clean enough for the closet. Alternatively, you can use them to hang your hats and purses — the choice is yours.

Painted in the room’s color scheme, hooks won't stand out too much, so consider matching them to the existing interior. The same goes for hangers. Even if they're hidden behind closed doors, having hangers in a single color adds a touch of style and sophistication.

10. Keep the Floor Clear 

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Make it a rule not to clutter the floor space with shoes, dirty clothes, or anything other than furniture and rugs. Purchase a shoe rack and a laundry basket for such purposes. Regularly vacuum the floor and prevent candy wrappers and empty snack packs from reaching its surface. All of this not only prevents stains and the accumulation of trash but also frees up space. 

Spending as little as 15 minutes a day on a quick cleaning sprint will pay off in the long run, providing you with a neat and cozy space where it's a pleasure to invite somebody over.

11. Decorate Smartly

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If you’re wondering how to organize your bedroom decor, start by defining an overall style to stick with. Decorative pieces chosen in one style are sure to elevate the room’s appearance and contribute to a sleeker look. Whether your style is modern, traditional, bohemian, or eclectic, remember to keep decor balanced. Too many items can clutter the space. Aim for a harmonious look that reflects your taste without overwhelming the room.

To enhance your bedroom, focus on cozy touches with throw pillows, blankets, and fluffy rugs. Another essential, especially for smaller spaces, is a mirror. Install one across from the window to visually enlarge the room and bring the outside in.

12. Sometimes Less Is More

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In the bedroom, often a place for calm and decompression, it's beneficial to find a balance in your decorating style. While some thrive in more maximalist spaces, an overly cluttered room can detract from its peaceful atmosphere. It's not about strict minimalism, but rather choosing quality over quantity. 

Select furniture and decor that resonate with your personal style and serve a purpose. Aim for a space that's airy and comfortable, allowing room to breathe without overwhelming it with too many items or loud patterns. This way, you create a cozy, inviting bedroom that reflects your taste while maintaining a sense of tranquility.

To sum up, the key to a well-organized and comfortable bedroom lies in a smart storage system, prioritizing quality over quantity, and adding cozy touches with decor. When it comes to maintaining a clean and orderly appearance, habits play a crucial role.

Ensure that everything finds its designated place, and resist laziness when tasks need to be done. Bear in mind that you don’t have to implement all of these tips at once — choose those that resonate with you and incorporate them into your life. This approach will allow these strategies to work their magic and keep your bedroom in a consistently perfect state.

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