In this article: Find 5 clever ideas for organization in a small master bedroom.
In between houses, we lived in a rental home for 6 months. It was a delightful in-between house for us, and we enjoyed making it feel like home – even though we were only there for a short time.
The 3 bedrooms in the house were nearly identical in size. The “Master” had a few more inches to play with, though. In contrast to Master Bedrooms designed with a dance floor and a sitting area with a fireplace, this one was much smaller.;)
We took measurements before we moved in so we had a bit of time to brainstorm furniture placement. That helped immensely.
Here’s the before (real estate listing pic).
I wasn’t a fan of the furniture placement nor the “feeling” of the space. After lots of plotting and planning, here are some of the organization ideas we used when arranging our small bedroom:
Here are 5 simple ways to organize a small master bedroom:
1. Use a small chest of drawers as a night stand.
One of the best organization ideas for small bedrooms is to have furniture that doubles as storage solutions. Clothes storage was at the top of our list. However, there wasn’t room for any dressers to sit against the walls.
Instead, we measured very carefully and discovered if we scooted the bed over a bit from center, there was just enough room to squeeze a small dresser in. It works great.
2. Consider arranging a long dresser at the foot of the bed.
Since the room had extra length at the foot of the bed, it provided the opportunity to put a low dresser at the foot of the bed. It’s a nice alternative to a bench, and again provides needed storage space.
3. Coral small items in decorative boxes and baskets.
This bright and shiny box holds my earrings, bracelets, and rings. Having small items in a covered box makes it seem so much neater than a humble jumble pile on a tray!:)
Our closet came with a delightful built in organizer…but no door!
We decided to treat it like the open storage cupboards in the kitchen that I liked so much in the other house. Thankfully, I had a few baskets that fit perfectly (that I put shirts in) and another little basket for scarves. I folded them the KonMari way so I could easily find the one I wanted to use.
Here’s hoping the “open closet storage” idea helps us keep it neat!;)
4. Utilize hooks for large and small items.
The former tenants left us some handy dandy hooks in the room.
Two large hooks on the back of the door hold our robes,
and small hooks in the doorway of the closet hold necklaces and belts.
5. Add lighting to make reading comfortable.
Rather than our previous wall-mounted lights, we chose to use some extra table lamps for our bedside reading. It works great, and leaves the option open to add curtains someday. (I can’t wait!)
Looking for more organization for small bedrooms? Check these out!
- DIY small closet organizers inspired by Ikea
- Ridiculously Simple Small Closet Organization Ikea Hacks
- How to Organize the Master Bedroom
(This is Part 2 of our new rental house tour. To see the Kitchen/Living/Dining Room, click here.)
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