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5 ways to organize your bedroom

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By Marisa Villarreal

At the end of another long day, doesn’t everyone want — or even need — the bedroom to be a peaceful, relaxing refuge from the rest of the world? Let’s face it: Messes are stresses. If you’ve been too busy lately to organize your boudoir, devote time to DIY bedroom-storage projects this weekend.

No. 1: Cut corners

Corners get a bad rap. People assume they’re good for nothing. But in the case of DIY bedroom storage, corners become very valuable, if only because they are so often left empty. Consider filling yours with a wooden magazine holder, space-saving corner table or floating shelves.

No. 2: Create a walk-by closet

Some grumble over not having a walk-in closet, but others must suffer bedrooms with no closet space whatsoever. For those miserable unfortunates, there’s the option of creating a walk-by closet like the one pictured above. Here, California Closets has designed custom hanging and drawer space that complements a diagonal window.

No. 3: Use unusual storage

Source: Urban Chalet

Source: Urban Chalet

Like skinning a cat, there is more than one way to store clothing. Consider adding drawers in unexpected places like bunk-bed stairs. Surprisingly, vintage suitcases also lend themselves to DIY bedroom-storage solutions that are at once decorative and effective.

No. 4: Organize wall hangings

Cutting clutter plays a major role in successful DIY bedroom storage, so it’s time to finally hang that poster you bought at the museum gift shop last year. Wood-mounted artwork, clipboard displays, and picture frame collages stand out among countless gallery-wall projects.

No. 5: Install floating shelves

Especially in small bedrooms, bulky, standalone storage units hog what precious few square feet there are available. A space-saving alternative is to install floating shelves. You can achieve this sophisticated, modern look on Saturday morning, leaving the rest of your weekend free for browsing bookstores!

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