3 Tips to Saving Space and Getting Organized in Your Bedroom Without Sacrificing Comfort

One of the best ways to ensure space and organization in your bedroom is to resist clutter in the first place. Those knickknacks can add up quickly, becoming clutter before you know it. However, if you want to clear the clutter and bring back organization to your bedroom, the following three tips will see you through.

Double Duty or Multipurpose Furniture to the Rescue!

Double-duty furniture is multipurpose. For example, the headboard behind your bed could double as storage space for your bedroom knickknacks, like books, lotions, plushies, and a nightlight.

Ditch the Dresser and Utilize Closet Space

Dressers take up a lot of room. Folding clothes is supposed to save space, but it often creates more unnecessary bulk. A custom closet design can help you hang the clothes you wear all the time while giving you space to store seasonal and formal wear. Shoes? Never underestimate the power of shelves in your closet!

Paint the Walls in Neutral, Reflective Colors

custom closet design

Does your bedroom still feel cluttered and “closed” after cleaning up? It might be your perception! You can “widen” a room by painting the walls in neutral colors, like eggshell white or beige. These tones are reflective, drawing eyes away from the center of the room to trick your perception into seeing more space.

If you need to have colorful elements in your bedroom, opt for heavy curtains in your favorite color. Or paint an accent wall behind your bed.

An Organized Bedroom is Within Your Grasp!

Cleaning up, saving space, and organizing can turn your cluttered bedroom into an oasis. Somewhere you can’t wait to unwind after a long day at work.

The happier you feel in a bedroom, the better your mood will be, which means the better you sleep. It’s a win-win; one that hopefully inspired you to come up with your own tips for decluttering and organization.

Green Thumbs in Texas: What Kind of Gardens Can You Cultivate Indoors?

Texas can have very dry, sweltering summer days that turn into freezing evenings. The Lone Star State gets the brunt of weather, which can be hard on outdoor gardens. You have to have the perfect soil, temperature, and a proverbial green thumb to cultivate an outdoor garden in Texas.

This article is for those with limited time but high hopes of having a seasonal garden. You will learn about which gardens and plants would be better grown indoors.

The Herb Garden

Windowsills, especially in your kitchen, are perfect places for herb gardens. Use a little rectangular planter, or several small planter pots, and you can grow herbs like basil, parsley, rosemary, and thyme.

The Succulent Garden

Cool succulents are plants that retain water, so they can withstand high heat and thrive with low maintenance care. Some of the most popular succulents for indoor gardening include:

·    Cacti – something like a Christmas Cactus or Pincushion Cactus do well in small planters, so you can place them on a bookshelf with low light and water them occasionally. The Christmas Cactus has beautiful annual blossoms.

Cool succulents

·    The Burro’s Tail is a succulent that juts up and lays over the soil in a planter. It has a sprig of leaves from the top that bears a resemblance to a donkey’s tail.

·    Aloe Vera is a popular plant for its medicinal properties. It grows quickly with low to moderate sunlight and weekly water. When you have a burn, you can break off a leaf, apply the interior goo like a salve, and then aloe plant will regenerate.

You Can Still Be a Gardener from the Comforts of Indoors!

In some cases, it’s easier to grow gardens indoors, especially if you live somewhere like an apartment. You could hang a net over your patio or balcony, then use planter pots, hanging baskets, and rail planters to create a little green oasis. There are loads of indoor gardening possibilities and you have options!