10 Ways to Create a More Organized Bedroom

You can start with what's called a "drop zone" just outside the door.

What better way to start the new year than by organizing your home? Here, tips and tricks on how to create a more organized bedroom so you can make more space for sleep and romance. And don't miss more beautiful bedroom decorating ideas!

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David A. Land
Choose matching storage boxes.


In the bedroom of designer Sam Allen's Connecticut apartment, bright orange boxes create a unified look (while also concealing small items).

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Beatriz de Costa
Create a "drop zone" just outside the bedroom.


The key to a clutter-free bedroom? Keeping clutter out of it in the first place. A slim chest of drawers and a gorgeous bowl in the hall of designer Lindsey Coral Harper's apartment offers a spot to put away books or small accessories that would clutter up your nightstand.

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christina rottman master bedroom
Jonny Valiant
Tuck in a basket.


A rounded basket fits just under the nightstand in a bedroom by Christina Rottman. For a similar look, choose a basket woven from natural fibers that's large enough to hold a spare blanket (or function as a mini hamper).

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Annie Schlechter
Hide storage in plain sight.


In this elegantly bedroom in a Charleston home by Angie Hranowsky, white lacquer nightstands and a demilune cabinet have seamless fronts, which shifts the focus to their form rather than their function.

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Bjorn Wallander
Place a trunk at the foot of the bed.


The stunning bedroom in a Texas home by Nestor Santa-Cruz makes storage a statement with an placed at the foot of the bed. If you can't find a similar hand-painted chest, opt for a classic trunk in a neutral finish.

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Tara Striano
Choose a bed with built-in drawers.


Fitzhugh Karol and Lyndsay Caleo of The Brooklyn Home Company had to get very creative when designing a 400-square-foot apartment. Not an inch of space is wasted — even the bed frame maximizes functionality thanks to built-in shelves.

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Jonny Valiant
Use open baskets for extra pillows.


If you love to accessorize with pillows, getting ready for bed can involve a debate about where to put these decorative flourishes. In editor Zim Loy's Kansas City, Missouri home, open baskets provide a lovely home for spare pillows.

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Annie Schlechter
Use a two-tiered table as a nightstand.


Also designed by Angie Hranowsky, this bedroom features a clean-lined table instead of a traditional nightstand. The second level is perfect for placing books, magazines, and even your tablet, keeping the top level clear.

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Jonny Valiant
Hide underbed storage.


This peppy pink-and-green bedroom belongs to the daughter of designer Amanda Lindroth. The tailored bedskirt is in keeping with the room's decor and brings color to an unexpected place. In your own home, a bedskirt isn't just for style — it can also hide under-bed boxes.

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Thomas Loof
Slip in narrow armoires.


No room for a closet? Follow the lead of designer Juan Carretero, whose 700-square-foot apartment optimizes space without sacrificing style. He added two slim custom armoires on either side of the bed to stow away clothing.

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