3 Life-Changing Room Makeovers
Moved by reader stories of cluttered spaces causing family fights, Real Simple extends the olive branch—tackling an overrun basement, an overstuffed closet, and a chaotic teen’s room. And proving once and for all that in the right surroundings, everyone really can get along. By Nicole Sforza
Rescue overstuffed drawers from chaos—and your dresser top from its destiny as a drop spot for junk. Clutter coach Chip Cordelli makes an open-and-shut case for how to do it.
Caitie’s Bedroom: After
A daybed is great for sleepovers. To the left, a designated spot for Caitie’s backpack means it won’t get tossed on the floor;
fencing medals hang on a black dress form and are also framed, above. The 14 Chinese lanterns that were removed from the ceiling
have been replaced with a trio of lanterns clustered above the daybed.
To buy: Female dress form, $65, mannequinhub.com. Magnetic Dry Erase/Cork Weekly Planner, $18, boarddudes.com. Martini side table, $129, westelm.com. Window Daybed, $449, westelm.com. Grand Basics teal 20-inch pillow set, $69, hayneedle.com. Balance Fuschia Print with Orange Embroidery pillow pair, $158, laylagrayce.com. Art: Autumn Doorway by Everaert Studios, $200, everaertstudios.com for info. Mimosa (patterned) lantern, $7; Paper Lanterns white, $7 (small) and $13 (large): zgallerie.com.