PROBLEM: What with my husband’s and my things, plus all the blankets and bedding, our room is a chaotic mess!
SOLUTION: Boost the room’s storage capacity. Make use of the walls by installing chic box shelves, ideal for holding books, photos and other small items you want close at hand. A bench at the foot of the bed is convenient for stowing blankets or extra pillows, and provides a place to perch when putting on shoes. Shallow baskets that slide under a dresser or bed can hold out-of-season clothing.
- Storage on the cheap: Alve storage bench, $90; Ikea.
- Keep a clutter-free sleep space!