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Bedside Organization

Over the break I realized I needed new bedroom organization so we partnered with IKEA to get things done. To start, I’d never really found side tables I liked since we moved in a few years ago…

Bedside Organization | Oh Happy Day!

I was using a little bench I’d found off Craigslist but I was in dire need of some storage so the first thing on the agenda was getting a side table. I found these little round modern tables that have a ton of storage. I was able to organize all of my accessories and pins inside. I picked up lots of little organizational dishes (see here, here and here) and sorted things out. The whole process only took an afternoon and I was so happy when it was done. (And a little mad at myself I didn’t do it earlier.) Now that I don’t have to spend the time hunting for my things, I can spend an extra 20 minutes in the morning on a creative goal (like taking ukulele lessons!) I’ve been doing this Daily Creative Challenge for a week now, and I already feel like my days are more productive.

The next thing I did which always transforms a room is refresh my plants. I usually do pretty well keeping plants alive (I try to choose plants that are hard to kill!) But I also don’t feel any guilt when I accidentally kill one. I always figure it’s cheaper than getting cut flowers and I just take the old planters and fill them with new plants. No harm done! It breathes new life into the space when you add plants. I also picked up this clever table lamp that has a built in charger. You leave your phone on it while you sleep and it charges it! No more looking for lost chargers (which is another great way to save time each day.) My final step was to donate anything I didn’t want.

Bedside Organization | Oh Happy Day!

Bedside Organization | Oh Happy Day!

Bedside Organization | Oh Happy Day!

Bedside Organization | Oh Happy Day!

Bedside Organization | Oh Happy Day!

How can you get switch up your normal routine for 20 minutes every day this week? Try taking time in the morning or evening to try a creative activity. Record your practice by snapping a photo and sharing it on Instagram with using #iamcreative.

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Bedside Organization | Oh Happy Day!

Sources: RIGGAD Work Lamp, IKEA PS 2014 Storage Table, RENS sheepskin, GADDIS Basket

This post is sponsored by IKEA.

Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

  1. Michelle

    January 25, 2016

    I love it, it looks so cozy!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

  2. zandra zuraw

    January 25, 2016

    I have to say, I love everything about your bedroom…And the Ikea additions are great! The wall color is soooo dreamy (I’m a huge fan of dark and moody) and I love how everything looks so layered in a a very lived-in but stylish way. (Plus, those are some damn fine shoes). Have a lovely day!

  3. Ana

    January 25, 2016

    Love the contrast with the dark wall!
    http://www.worldkids.es

  4. Jaime @laviejaime

    January 25, 2016

    Where is your bedding from? Thanks!

  5. malaika

    January 25, 2016

    Loved this post and the beautiful photos! Can you please please please do a post on organising your dressing table/jewellery?

    Something I’m not sure where to begin with. I have an IKEA Tarva dresser but the drawers are just way to big for jewellery, and too small for all my socks and undergarments.

  6. Rachel

    January 25, 2016

    Your bedroom looks dreamy, and these photos are so beautifully styled! Where are all of the ceramic trays and little boxes from?

  7. Kelly

    January 25, 2016

    This is so timely! I was at IKEA for the first time in years over the weekend and was so impressed with their organizational tools and wrapping paper. They also had great plants- I went in for candles and came out with five pots and five succulents and so much fun wrapping paper! Love your bedroom update.
    http://theroyalpost.com

  8. Leslie

    January 25, 2016

    I love it! I’m digging the multi layers in the stand. Your bedside is super cute & effiencent. I love all things Ikea.

  9. Jess

    January 25, 2016

    Do you have to remove the lamp and plant to access the lower levels??

  10. Chelsea

    January 25, 2016

    I loooove your room!! The plants add just a wonderful vibe. That’s my goal this year is to get more plants for my place.

    xx Chelsea
    http://www.organizedmessblog.com

  11. Cintia - Sol de Noche {deco crochet}

    January 26, 2016

    Love the whole bedroom and those walls!!!
    http://soldenochedecocrochet.blogspot.com.ar/

  12. Elise

    January 26, 2016

    I love the plants and completely agree – they make a room feel alive and healthier. I’d take a rooted plant over cut flowers any day!
    http://homegardenlove.com/

  13. Angela Z.

    January 26, 2016

    Hi, I am also wondering where the bedding is from, please. Also where are you getting your practice sheets for the ukelele? Thanks!

  14. Eliza

    January 26, 2016

    I love this side table by IKEA, I am doing up my bedroom right now, so this is top of the list, however since it is trays (not drawers) have you found it difficult to access the items?

    Also – on a side note, being from Australia, I love that you have a sponsor that I can go to their store and purchase their product, unlike alot of your posts that are USA specific!

  15. Indi Stilling

    January 28, 2016

    Your bedroom is absolute goals! It looks so cute :)

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