How to redesign your bedroom to reduce clutter

Do you feel like you are never going to get a handle on organizing your bedroom? There are a lot of self-help books, talk shows, and methods out there to choose from, from FLY Lady to Marie Kwando, teaching us how to declutter our lives. But some people still struggle, trying to follow all of the steps but never seeming to make headway.

If you are frustrated with never being able to get ahead of the clutter monster, sometimes the best thing to do is start over with a new bedroom design. Not only will clearing out the room for improvements force the clutter out of the space, but it will also give you the fun opportunity to find the perfect bedroom set to keep you organized in the future.

How to purge your bedroom to start over with a new interior design

Your first chore is to completely empty your bedroom. Take out all of the furniture, all of the décor, and any other accessories. Essentially, you want to take your bedroom down the bare bones – bare walls, floors, and windows. Instead of going through items one at a time as they come out of the room, take everything out at once to get it out of the house.

Before you start shoveling your bedroom into trash bags, boxes, and totes, go through everything and pick out those items that you will continue to need when your new bedroom is finished. You also need to determine where you will store the clutter as you go through it. 

If you have a dry basement or attic these are ideal, but if you don’t have available storage space you might consider renting a climate-controlled storage room. Then you can set aside time each day/weekend to go through the clutter a bit at a time. This makes the task much less overwhelming.

Deck the walls with built in shelves

Built-in shelving is one of the best ways to eliminate clutter from your bedroom. It gives you an out-of-the-way place for all of your belongings, while also providing lots of opportunities to organize in a way that makes sense for you. Consider all of the things you would potentially store on the shelves to determine the right size and configuration.

Once you know what you want for shelving, you have the choice to do it yourself or hire a professional. While you will certainly save money by going with the DIY option, hiring a custom cabinet maker will ensure that the shelves are sturdy enough to handle any weight you put on them.

Cheer up the room while you’re at it

This is the perfect opportunity to decorate your bedroom in any way you wish. One of the most popular, and simplest, ways to cheer up your room is to add an accent wall. Choose a color scheme that you like for the room as a whole, then choose an appropriate hue to paint one wall a solid color. You can also create an accent way by painting a mural, making it a chalkboard wall, or choosing wall coverings.

According to psychologists, the best colors to brighten up your mood are blue, yellow, purple, and orange.

Choose a bedroom set that offers lots of organized storage

Now that you are getting close to having the home improvement tasks of your bedroom redesign complete, it is time to start shopping for an appropriate bedroom set. In addition, to choose a set that matches your vision for the room in characteristics, you also need to choose bed sets that offer lots of opportunities for storage.

Platform beds 

Many platform beds are available with built in drawer storage. These drawers are usually lined with cedar to keep out rodents, insects, and other threats to your clothing and bedding. They are great for storing extra throws, pillows, and linens. They are also good for storing bulky winter coats.

Chests and dressers

Most bedroom sets are purchased with a matching dresser or chest of drawers. A dresser is shorter and has fewer drawers, but you can mount a matching dresser mirror to discourage piling up the surface. Chests of drawers are taller and skinnier, but they offer more drawers. Both have about the same amount of drawer space, just in different configurations. Some people opt to get both, especially when there is more than one adult in the room.

Armoires and wardrobes

Armoires and wardrobes are another great way to add sophisticated storage to your bedroom. These pieces of bedroom furniture are not available with all bedroom sets, but you can also find them for sale on their own when you shop online furniture stores. Armoires and wardrobes offer a safe place to store items that you need to protect. Excellent examples are heirloom quilts and formal attire. Many wardrobes and armoires also feature small drawer storage, as well as storage for jewelry and accessories.

Storage benches and ottomans

Having more places to sit in the bedroom is becoming a common trend, but there is no reason you can’t use the space effectively. Many bedroom furniture sets offer an optional bedroom bench, and some of these have internal hidden storage. If you want additional seating and storage, you can opt for an accent chair with a storage ottoman.

Nightstand options

Everyone has their own way of organizing their life, and it is important to choose a bed set that has nightstands that meet your organizational needs. Some of the most common nightstand designs include: 

  • A small upper shelf with a lower cabinet or deep drawer
  • A small drawer with open space or a cabinet beneath
  • Two or more drawers without a shelf, or with a pull out drink shelf
  • Two or more open shelves

You can also get nightstands that have charging stations and other features important for organizing your life. Consider how you will use each piece of furniture in a set before deciding on one to buy.

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