The bedroom should be a place of calm and peace. A spot where you can go at the end of the day to relax and unwind for the best deep-sleep experience. Similarly, the bedroom is the first thing you see when you wake up each day, so keeping it tidy (or cluttered) can set the mood for the rest of the day.
Here are some great tips for gaining control of clutter in the bedroom:
Bedside Caddy – In the past these were made of canvas or mesh, although a new product on the market, the Bed Butler 16" Pro Bedside Caddy boasts a clear plastic design which stands up to regular use better and reduces the likelihood of items slipping out onto the floor. It also has a neat and tidy, minimalist appearance. Great for keeping a small book, work papers, reading glasses and writing materials close at hand.
Benches and Baskets – At the end of the bed, in the corner of the room, it doesn't matter where you place it, a bedroom bench is a wonderful way to add storage to the bedroom. An open style allows for baskets to be placed underneath for daily-access items like shoes, extra throw blankets and purses.
Storage Ottomans – While normally thought of as living room furniture territory, storage ottomans can be used wisely in the bedroom in place of a bench, or with or without an arm chair. A simple storage cube next to the bedroom door serves as a place to keep personal items safely stored.
Dresser Top Box – It is inevitable that you will use that dresser top as a dumping ground for keys and jewelry. Minimize the visual damage by placing a tray, jewelry box or keepsake box on the dresser to contain items.
Underbed Storage – Could we sing the praises of underbed storage boxes anymore than we have already? I think not. If you don't have an under-the-bed, a set of bed risers will get you that extra storage you need in a jiffy.
Fall is a great time to rethink how your bedroom is working for you!