Bedroom

Your bedroom is meant for rest, so it should be a peaceful, zen-like retreat—but because it’s the one space that visitors don’t typically see, it’s easy to neglect. If yours has turned into a dumping ground (clothing piles on the corner chair, odds and ends cluttering up your night table), find the easy fixes in Real Simple’s roundup of the best bedroom organization ideas. From easy closet updates (sliding doors, extra shelving, corner shoe cubbies) to fresh solutions for an overstuffed dresser, we’ve got loads of genius ways to maximize your bedroom space. Want a room that looks more “finished?” Check out our pros’ design-by-the-numbers tricks, including the ideal heights for nightstands and headboards, how much wall space to fill out with art, the best bench to place at the end of a bed, and more. We have plenty of pointers for kids’ rooms too—from clever closet setups and organizing hacks to a step-by-step decluttering plan.

Creating a Brighter Home

Decorating tricks and stylish shortcuts that will make your house a home.

5 Bedroom Decorating Ideas

It’s easy to change the look of a bedroom―without even changing the big stuff.

3 Bedding Innovations You Need to Know About 

Sleep better than ever before with these revolutionary bedroom products.

29 Creative, Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers

Find something for everyone on your list with fun and inexpensive ideas from our holiday gift guide.

Expert Interior Lighting Tips

Looking to create a flattering glow yet still have enough wattage to see what you’re doing? This speedy lesson in lamps, fixtures, and bulbs (plus some room-by-room tips) will illuminate the way.

8 Ways to Create a Sleep Sanctuary

To make your bedroom an (ultra-functional) picture of bliss, follow the decorating pros’ M.O.’s.

10 Cheap Organizing Hacks for a Clutter-Free Home

Create order out of chaos with creative, low-cost—or, even better, no-cost!—DIY ideas.

Smart Decorating Tricks for Any Space

Foolproof design advice for any room in your home.

Complete Living Room, Dining Room, and Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

An 11-step guide to cleaning three rooms (yes, three!) in just a few hours or over a few days.

Organizing the Bedroom Checklist

Your bedroom should be a haven, an oasis of calm. Keep it that way with a few simple organizing tricks.