Never get tangled again. Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, cofounders of The Home Edit, share their top ideas for arranging your jewelry using whatever space you have.
If You Have a Drawer…
1. Take Inventory
First, sort your collection—categorizing like with like—to determine how much storage you’ll need.
2. Gather Containers
Search for items throughout your home that can be repurposed as in-drawer dividers, such as egg crates, teacups, or box tops. Use them to supplement store-bought drawer dividers.
3. Divide by Style
Place similar jewels together within each container: Set chunky bracelets in a bowl, hang chandelier earrings over the edge of a cup, and put studs and rings in the smallest compartments. Limit groupings to no more than a few pieces to avoid overcrowding, so you can see all your options at a glance.
4. Layer Up
For drawers deeper than the one at left, use multilevel inserts: Stash in-season items on top and lesser-worn pieces toward the bottom.
To buy: Clear Acrylic small stackable trays, from $6; containerstore.com.
If You Have a Vanity…
1. Grab and Go
Designate a small dish or a ring cone to hold the accessories you reach for every day. Leaving them out means you won’t have to search for them—and you’ll always remember to wear them.
2. Design a Display
To make things look pretty, arrange your collection like one you’d see at a store, putting favorite pieces on sculptural objects or figurines. (Don’t overdo it, though. Too much could lead to clutter.)
3. Hang Loose
To prevent daintier, fine-chain necklaces from getting tangled or misplaced, drape each one over a separate peg on a clear carousel. TO BUY: Acrylic Necklace Keeper, $22; containerstore.com.
4. Put a Lid on It
A jewelry box keeps your baubles dust-free. Choose one that complements your decor and has room to accommodate new additions.
To buy: Faux Shagreen box, from $79; westelm.com.
If You Have a Wall…
1. Use Vertical Space
Hang long or chunky pieces from hooks (on a rod, like above, or directly mounted to the wall) to keep them orderly and within reach. Bonus: It’s a sturdy solution for your heavier pieces.
To buy: Lusso Hook Rack, $68; anthropologie.com.
2. Find a Double-Duty Solution
If you prefer to keep your jewelry tucked away, a shallow hanging mirror organizer is a practical fix. The full-length mirror opens up to reveal a series of hooks, shelves, and slots to stash all your accessories.
To buy: Black Deluxe mirrored jewelry armoire, $82; homedepot.com.
3. Frame It Out
Fabric memo boards are ideal for earrings. Slide the earring back all the way onto the post and push into the memo board (like a thumbtack). To hang lightweight necklaces, drape them over pretty pushpins.