Your bedroom is probably the most personal space in your home. When you walk into your bedroom, how does it make you feel? Do you get that feeling of Ahhhh, or does it wind you up tight like the reaction you get when your dog runs in the house with muddy paws? A bedroom should be a place of serenity and respite. We keep our cherished positions there and comforts. For storage no matter what size you bedroom is, making use of the closet space, dresser and under bed storage makes all the difference. I touched on the importance of closet organizational systems last month. They utilize every inch you have for your investment of clothing and shoes. Dressers allow for the folded items that do not fit in your closet, makeup, and hair accessories. Under bed storage can be used for seasonal items, shoe storage or extra linens.
The master bedroom at my home is small with limited closet space. I have a closet system to utilize the crazy space that was built into my home. I have an antique bureau that I love with huge deep drawers. My bedside tables come equip with a top drawer and doors underneath. I store books and magazines on my side and don’t even know what my husband has on his side! (Ladies sometimes you can only do so much) Seriously, I think there are some clothes in there.
Avoid the piles of clothing that seem to procreate overnight by providing a hamper that is large enough for you or both of you. If you have frequent dry cleaning, use a separate basket or bag. Simply put the full basket in you car when its time to drop off at the cleaners.
Look for fun and inspiring dishes to keep your rings in. Cleaver containers for bracelets and hooks or boxes for necklaces make great storage options for loose items. These can be piled neatly on your dresser if there is no room for storage in it. I find especially with accessories they can be easily piled on, as we are getting ready to head out the door or down the hall to our office.
Do you make your bed every morning? I have a friend who can’t move on until she does. To create an easy “can do” quick make your bed in the morning, choose unfussy covers that can be pulled up, quickly adjusted, throw a couple pillows on top and there you go. Unless you have someone who makes your bed for you everyday…really? If it is too difficult, it won’t be done. I think that might be the key for most things in our homes. We are not lazy, just busy.
Our bedrooms are our havens. Choose containers that you love, bedding you can dive into. Storage that is very efficient. Closet organizing systems to utilize every inch of it. A bedside table that holds all the materials you need to relax and prepare your mind and body for a restoring sleep. Say good-bye to the Tylenol pm washed down with a glass of wine and hello to a book, glass of water and your journal. Sleep tight!