Last week, we touched briefly on hanging jewelry in small closet spaces; this week, we are going to really dig-in to different jewelry storage options and what might be best for you.
As a woman myself, I know how difficult it can sometimes be to keep track of all the different necklaces, bracelets, bangles, earrings (and etc.) that we seem to hoard like there is no tomorrow. So here are some great ways to organize all that jewelry, whether you have a lot of room to work with or a small space.
Lets get started by saying there are three main jewelry storage types -table top, hanging, and in-drawer. Each of these has it's perks and drawbacks; which storage solution is best for you depends on how much jewelry you own, how much storage space you have, and ultimately what your own personal tastes are.
For those who have a small space to work with... let's say a small, reach-in closet, hanging your jewelry may be your best option. It displays your lovely array nicely and mostly flat against an unused space. This is great because it takes up essentially little room in your closet -you can fit it between shelf towers, on the back of a door, or even on the side of built-ins. It is also a fairly inexpensive option... All you really need is a thin, surface with hooks; something easily purchased or even made at home.
The down-side to this storage method, however, is two things - first, this becomes impractical if you have A LOT of jewelry, and second, it is not the best option for very fine jewelry which needs some tender love and care.
So what should you do then? Let's talk about option number two -jewelry stored in a drawer. This is great for those who want to keep their accessories nicely organized but out of sight or protected from being knocked or jostled.
When storing your baubles in a drawer, its important to use some sort of dividing method to keep things from getting tangled and messy. Some casual, cost effective options include using ceramic dishes and small boxes or platters, while more elegant organizers can be purchased with felt linings and perfectly portioned areas. With the right dividers, this would be the best option for those with large amounts of jewelry as you can store grand quantities of accessories nicely and effectively.
Here you can see how this felt-lined drawer organizer creates perfect spaces for earrings, rings, and bracelets; protected and easy to find.
Looking for a more accessible place for your jewelry? Or maybe you just have a small collection of accessories to work with? Perhaps something closer to hand is for you. That brings us to option number three: table top storage.
Storing jewelry on top of a dresser, shelf, or table could easily become the most creative option available as you can really get innovative with different types of containers/ displays. Make your jewelry storage part of your decor with decorative dishes/ boxes and bracelet displays.
You can see how a fashionable bracelet holder is used here as a stylish decoration for this closet shelf.
Create different looks -from shabby chic to elegant and refined. Don't be afraid to think out of the box (literally!) to find the perfect solution for you.
In the end, your jewelry storage could utilize one or all of these ideas; it really comes down to what works best for you. Just remember: Don't forget to think creatively!
Come back next week to discuss office storage!
* All images by Aaron Bailey Photography