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Beautifully Organized and Functional Spaces

June 26, 2015

Get ideas for the problem areas in your home from these wonderfully organized spaces.

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Photo: Stacey Brandford. From: Sarah Richardson and Sarah Sees Potential.

Make It Beautiful

Create a closet that is not only functional but is beautiful! You'll naturally want to maintain a space that's lovely to look at more than you will want to keep up an unattractive one. Get inspired by these dream closets >>

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Photo: Alex Deringer and Courtney Cox; 2 Ivy Lane

Shoe Storage, Solved

Clean up your closet and keep your footwear in tip-top shape with uniform shoe storage containers. Label each box with a snapshot of the enclosed pair, and store special-occasion shoes on the top shelf. Get more clever shoe storage ideas >>

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Photo: Photography by Rachael Boling

No More Nightstand Woes

Any designer will tell you that selecting a nightstand with interior storage is the best way to keep the top clear of clutter. But if you fall in love with a bedside table that doesn't have as much stowaway space as you need, "use decorative storage boxes to keep small items organized," says designer Linda McDougal. "And there are certain things you should always plan to keep on top of the nightstand: a lamp, a coaster for a glass of water and a couple of books."

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Photo: Jonathan Allen. From: Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects.

Make the Bed

Treat your bed as the sanctuary it is by positioning it for use every day. If you spend three minutes each morning to tuck and fold, you'll develop a habit of keeping order in the room, which may translate into motivation for picking up the pile of clothes on the floor.

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