With every new year I try to clean up and organize my life a little bit more than it was the previous year. I blame part of this on the fact that I’m a Virgo (we’re notorious picky neat freaks) and the fact that my husband is a bit of a mess when it comes to organization. If you walked into our bedroom you’d see one side of the room with everything in its place, and the other side of the room looking as through a Tasmanian devil ran through.
I like for every item to have a home; a place to rest so I know where to find it when I want it. And I want it to look good. Recently my accessories collection, specifically my jewelry, was getting a bit chaotic, so I created a few storage solutions that artistically display my jewels.
Artful Wall Necklace Storage (above)
I already own a lovely jewelry box that’s like a miniature armoire but it isn’t big enough to house all of my bangles and bracelets, nor long enough to carry some of my statement necklaces – and I have quite a few of those. Since I love many of these bold statement pieces that I have, I wanted to figure out a way to incorporate my necklaces – like a piece of artwork – in my bedroom. We have art in every room of our house (even the tiny bathrooms) and I like to intentionally display things that I love. So why not add my great jewelry collection to the walls too?
I decided to use a piece of fabric that matched the dark navy blue color scheme of our master bedroom and cover a small cork board (at left from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft for $6.99).
I just stapled the fabric to the back of the cork board and hung it on the wall. A DIY you can do in 5 minutes is my kind of project.
For a finishing touch, I bought decorative pushpins instead of the standard ones, so they’d look a bit prettier against the board. I even staggered the pieces to add more interest and make them easier to access.
Boutique Style Bracelet Display
To house my bracelets I picked up an acrylic bracelet stand that I found at JoAnn’s when I popped in to pick up the cork board (here’s a black velvet jewelry stand that’s $6.99, but now on sale for $4.19).
I knew I needed something simple, clean and easy to see all of my bracelets and pull them off. I couldn’t take the tangled mess they had become in the drawer of my jewelry box and that left room for my big bangles to all sit in a neat row where I could see them.
And in just a few minutes, I now have an organized jewelry collection and it looks pretty on the walls too. My kind of organizing.
Readers – do you artfully store your accessories? Share simple and stylish ways to store purse, jewelry, scarves and more in comments!
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