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5 Brilliant Organization Ideas for Small Bedrooms

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, 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).

master bedroom

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:

A queen bed under a window in the center of the main wall of a bedroom with a dresser on one side and a nightstand on the other. A long, low dresser sits at the foot of the bed.

Here are 5 simple ways to organize a small master bedroom:

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a white table nightstand with a clock on it with the text "5 ways to organize a small master bedroom" written on it

 1.  Use a small chest of drawers as a night stand.

A small chest of drawers beside the bed that acts as storage and a nightstand.
A chest of drawers can replace the nightstand and provide more much needed storage.

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.

A long low dresser sits at the foot of the bed and provides much needed storage in a small bedroom. /5 Simple Ways to Organize a Small Master Bedroom at harbourbreezehome.com

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.

A small red box sitting on a dresser top. /5 Simple Ways to Organize a Small Master Bedroom at harbourbreezehome.com

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!

A Closet organizer with covered baskets and hanging racks organized nicely. /5 Simple Ways to Organize a Small Master Bedroom at harbourbreezehome.com

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.

Scarves folded neatly in a basket. /5 Simple Ways to Organize a Small Master Bedroom at harbourbreezehome.com

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.

5 Simple Ways to Organize a Small Master Bedroom at harbourbreezehome.com

Two large hooks on the back of the door hold our robes,

5 Simple Ways to Organize a Small Master Bedroom at harbourbreezehome.com

and small hooks in the doorway of the closet hold necklaces and belts.

5.  Add lighting to make reading comfortable.

5 Simple Ways to Organize a Small Master Bedroom at harbourbreezehome.com

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!

(This is Part 2 of our new rental house tour. To see the Kitchen/Living/Dining Room, click here.)

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  1. I too have open closets in our master bedroom. I was going to hang curtains but never got around to it. I use small command hooks on the back of the closet for my necklaces. Don’t forget about under the bed – I have slim Rubbermaid containers for off season clothing.
    Looking very organized and so quickly-good for you!

  2. We also have a teeny tiny master bedroom and while we can’t slide rubber maid totes under the bed, we can lift the bed up and stash blankets stored in vacuum seal bags. This works great for off season blankets and extra blankets/sheets for company.

  3. When we were first married, we lived in a tiny tiny mobile home. By the end of our time in there, we had 2 children, so the bigger bedroom had the children and the smaller bedroom was ours. It held one double bed – when we opened the door, we had to jump right in to it. No organizing at all! Haha!

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