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Have you caught the January we-have-to-downsize-our-crap-and-get-organized bug yet?
The bug caught up to me mid December actually, but I didn’t have time to act on anything.
However, now that the Holiday decor is down, I have this organizing energy brewing that wants to tackle every square foot in our house.
If I can find the time 😉
Inspiration and influence can go a long way when it comes to wanting to organize your home. This is why I’ve rounded up 25 beautifully organized spaces to inspire and delight any other O.C.D. home owners out there.
Now mind you, I am not talking about labelled plastic dollar store containers or upcycled cardboard boxes . . . although those certainly have a place in our never-to-be-seen-online spaces in our home.
Today I’m hoping to inspire a type of organization in the home that suits for display and functional purposes. The spaces where we can show everyone in site that we are perfectly and beautifully put together, and that we have the type of home where there is a place for everything, and everything is in its place.
Well, it likely is. But that should not stop us from doing what we can to have a beautifully organized home – little by little.
If you find yourself drooling over these images, I want to point out 2 philosophies of mine that make these kinds of spaces achievable.
1 – Less is always more
“Organizing” should actually be 2 words.
You just have to get rid of things to make your spaces feel and function better. Keep the bare minimum, necessary, beautiful and meaningful items, and donate the rest.
The images below will speak for themselves in regards to this concept.
2 – Keep things in plain site
I’ll admit, I’ve been criticized more times than I can count for my open shelving. But I will always always swear by the concept.
Yes, you’ll have to dust. Yes, you’ll have to keep it tidy.
But for me, the minute I have “that closet” or “that drawer”, I shove and stuff and before I know it – I’ve lost my marbles.
But if you choose to organize things in open shelves, open closets, antique cupboards, you not only add a lovely cottage feel to your home, but you’ll be forced to keep things organized and you’ll resist collecting more clutter you don’t need – because there is no where to put it! Unless you get rid of something, which is always a good thing.
I hope you’ll enjoy this collection of images I put together to inspire us all to achieve beautifully organzied spaces in our homes.
*Disclosure – Sometimes an images original source is difficult to find. Some of these will link back to pinterest where I found them. Others will lead to the blogger or brand for whom they originated. Thank you!
5 Tips for a Simple Home from Vintage Society Co.
Oh wait. Did I say 25? Forgive me, but this last one cannot go without mention.
And of course, I have to throw in one of my own spaces – our master bathroom. We keep the essential tidy in this clear glass cupboard my husband made.
So what space are you planning to tackle next??
I have a kids craft closet that is beginning to look like it might spill out on you if you open the door. #2017goals
Thanks for reading! I’d love to hear of your favorite image!
If you are looking for inspiration for decorating for the winter months, you might enjoy my post on clean and simple winter decor inspiration.