Organized and Updated Bedroom Design

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Today I’d like to share tips for an organized and stylish bedroom design. Just before the holidays, I gave you a peek into my bedroom to show you the changes I made as I decorated it for the season. Unfortunately, when I put all the fun Christmas decor away, I was left with a boring and not-so-functional space. (Whomp. Whomp.)

Ideas for an Organized and Stylish Bedroom

Fortunately, things are looking up in that space because this year I’ve teamed up with IKEA to be an official IKEA Brand Ambassadör. I am thrilled about this partnership since IKEA is an excellent source of affordable furnishings, home decor, and storage solutions. I also love how forward thinking they are with their designs. (Does anyone else get goosebumps when their catalog arrives in the mail?) As an added bonus, now that I’m in Pittsburgh, I can get to an IKEA store in under 30 minutes. Winning!

Organized and Updated Bedroom Design

In thinking about how to make my bedroom space more organized, functional, and beautiful, I quickly realized that I needed a better way to store my clothes. Since I’m currently living in an apartment, I don’t have the luxury of a basement or attic off-season clothing storage. Therefore, I needed to make my bedroom design and the closet in there function as effectively as possible.

Adding storage in a bedroom - Organized and Updated Bedroom Design

To do that, I added two dressers. Since my bedroom closet is large, I thought that having drawer storage inside it would be ideal. I use the top half of the closet for hanging clothes, and after measuring, I realized that the HEMNES 3-drawer chest would fit perfectly in the bottom half. Its simple styling and clean lines also work well in my bedroom.

Bedroom Clothes Storage - Organized and Stylish Bedroom

Once the chest was in place, I discovered I still had room on the top of the dresser to store accessories. This brass GLATTIS tray adds a bit of bling and is a handy spot for some of my belts.

Bedroom Clothes Storage - Organized and Stylish Bedroom

For a cohesive look and even more storage, I put a HEMNES 5-drawer chest in the area behind my bedroom door. Previously, this was dead space, but this tall and narrow chest fits beautifully. This is where I store undergarments, socks, and some gym clothes. To dress up this section of my bedroom, I added this painted portrait of a dapper cat. On top of the chest is a YPPERLIG tray which holds my cologne.

IKEA Furniture in a Bedroom -Tips for an Organized and Stylish Bedroom

Unique Bedroom Styling Ideas - Tips for an Organized and Stylish Bedroom

With the addition of these two large storage pieces, I now have enough space to store almost all of my clothes in my bedroom. I still have a plastic tote that holds a few off-season items in another closet. Plus, I keep my coats and jackets in my entryway closet.

My mission to create clothes storage is now complete!

Bedroom Design and Decor Ideas

Bedroom Organization - Organized and Updated Bedroom Design

To further organize my space, I added two brass KAMPIG hooks. I’m one of those people who often leave jeans and hoodies on the floor after I’ve worn them. With those two hooks on my wall, now I have a place to hang clothes I’ve worn but aren’t dirty. These hooks will also come in handy when I have to get up early in the morning and want to put out my outfit the night before.

Bedroom Organization - Tips for an Organized and Stylish Bedroom

I also added a couple other organizational tools to help me keep things in place. On top of my dresser is this lidded YPPERLIG box which holds my watches. Near it is another GLATTIS brass tray to corral decorative accessories.

Home Decor from IKEA - Organized and Updated Bedroom Design

Ikea Vase - Tips for an Organized and Stylish Bedroom

Organized and Stylish Bedroom Gallery Wall

After all my organization was complete, it was time to make things pretty! As you know, I installed a shelf above my bed. In fact, I used EKBY VALTER brackets and a piece of wood from the home improvement store that I stained to match my bed.

DIY Bedroom Shelf - Organized and Updated Bedroom Design

DIY Bedroom Shelf - Tips for an Organized and Stylish Bedroom

Sitting on the shelf is artwork I created with watercolors, paper, and a brush. The design is simple, but it adds color and interest Displayed in inexpensive HOVSTA frames, my custom art instantly looks professional and important.

DIY Artwork for an Organized and Stylish Bedroom

Tips for an Organized and Stylish Bedroom

Some other IKEA accessories in my bedroom include this chic gray GRADVIS vase (holding fresh hydrangea blooms) and some colorful pots to display the plants I bought. It is spring so I say bring on the plants! A friend and I recently agreed how much we love the live plants at IKEA.

Simple Ideas for an Organized and Updated Bedroom Design

Organized and Updated Bedroom Design

I also fell in love with the LAUTERS lamp and JARA lamp shade. They complement the colors and lines of the HEMNES pieces very well.

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Masculine Modern Farmhouse - Organized and Updated Bedroom Design

Masculine Modern Farmhouse - Tips for an Organized and Stylish Bedroom

Along with a few new throw pillows for good measure, I’d say my bedroom design is officially organized and stylish. It’s amazing what a few key pieces (and a handful of pretty accessories) can do to make a space simultaneously functional and beautiful. After living in this space for several months now, I can’t tell you how great it is to have a place for everything and everything in its place. What do you think?

If you’re looking for details on some of the other pieces and furniture in this space, check out SHOP IBC.

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  • Lisa Bruzzese at

    Beautiful bedroom! What white paint color did you use? I love it! Right now my bedroom is painted a color called Mayonnaise but I’d like to lighten it up.

  • Mike at

    Nice work!

  • The Himalaya at

    The bedroom looks so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Jeffery Lewis at

    Wow! These are really some amazing ideas. Thanks for sharing this post with us. I have also updated my room recently. I placed Himalayan salt lamp in my room to add beautiful warm glow. This lamp is so beautiful and it is said to have so many health benefits as well.

  • Morgan at

    Whoooa! This is so fabulous! Lots of unique details here and also fresh, minimalistic and artistic treat to my eyes. 😀

  • Liz at

    Where did you get that incredible dapper cat print? I need this in my life!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Isn’t he cute!? I found it at HomeGoods.

      xo Michael

  • Meryl the chaletmomma at

    Michael – your vision is singular & utter perfection! Makes me want to scrap all my bits & bobs here in the chalet & emulate you!

  • Michele at

    Love it—and everything you do!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks, Michele!

      xo Michael

  • Tricia at

    Your bedroom is gorgeous. I’m a huge fan of IKEA. Unfortunately, or fortunately 🙂 I live 2 hrs. from the closest one. I’m going to give your artwork a try! Then I’ll
    frame them with IKEA frames.

  • Maureen at


    Have you ever done a post about your cats? I would so love to meet them.


  • Odalis at

    Great storage ideas! Love the room!

  • Barbara at

    As always, perfection!!

  • Carlo at

    Beautiful job! All the details are stunning, I’m in love! 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I really appreciate that Carlo, thank you so much!

      xo Michael

  • Muriel at

    Love it, it’s so…you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you, Muriel!

      xo Michael

  • Amanda Taylor at

    It looks SO good! The Hemnes line is my fave thing at IKEA. I love the room as a whole, but let’s be honest, my favorite part is your cat curled up on the bed! I’ll be a crazy cat lady for life. Ha!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Omg. I couldn’t agree more. Moments like that just melt my heart. And he’s super scared of the camera, so getting this shot was a little miracle. Thank you!!

      xo Michael

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