In this article: Find 5 simple and practical ways to organize a small master bedroom.
(This is Part 2 of our new rental house tour. To see the Kitchen/Living/Dining Room, click here.)
The 3 bedrooms in this house are nearly identical in size. The “Master” has 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 is more of the small variety.;)
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’s what we finally came up with:
Here are 5 simple organizational solutions we’ve tried so far that have helped this small room function well:
1. Use a small chest of drawers as a night stand.
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.
There wasn’t room for another dresser along a side wall, so we were thrilled to discover it fit 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.
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!)
Do you have tips on organizing small bedrooms? If so, please share! I love to hear handy new ideas.:)