10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas

Smart organization can make all the difference in a home. Not only is it the first step to making any home look better, but it also can take a lot of stress away when your home is functional and efficient. Some of the most crucial spots in any home to keep organized are the cabinets. These can easily get out of hand, and often people will be under the impression that they don’t have enough storage space when in reality, their cabinets simply aren’t organized as efficiently as possible.

The kitchen and the bathrooms have a lot of items that need to be kept inside cabinets, many of which are small items that easily clutter up the space. Thankfully, there are tons of clever and easy cabinet organization ideas that can improve these areas tenfold. Many of them are very affordable and can be implemented right away.

There are always new cabinet organization ideas popping up, so here are 10 of my favorites that I’ve seen recently that I just had to share.

Cabinet Organization Ideas

THE KITCHEN

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHang a magnetic sheet on the inside of a cabinet door to attach important notes, keep your most used spices, and even to hang your measuring utensils. You can easily switch them out and move them around as needed.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comPlace little cups inside a drawer near the stove to hold cooking utensils such as spoons, spatulas and whisks for easy access.
Source: Kitchens by Deane

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comIf you want a more open look in your kitchen, remove the upper cabinets and use drawers in the island to hold your plates, cups and cutlery.
Source: Divine Kitchens

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comInstead of tossing your measuring devices in a drawer, hang them up on the inside of a cabinet door with clear labels as to what size each one is for more efficient access.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comRemove your spices and other main ingredients, such as sugar and flour, from the packaging they came in and place them in clear, labelled containers. These will be much easier to store since they are all the same size, you’ll be able to see what everything is at a glance, and it will look more visually appealing overall.
Source: Chez Larsson

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comCreate your own coffee station with pretty containers and customized racks. The ones you see here you could recreate on your own by spray-painting white ones gold.
Source: House Beautiful

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comMake room on your countertops and in your fridge by delegating your bread and veggies to labelled containers to an easy-to-reach drawer.
Source: IHeart Organizing

THE BATHROOM

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comFor tidier bathroom cabinets, place your toiletries and extra products in pretty baskets.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comYou could also place items you use regularly in a lazy susan or tray to keep them organized. For your brush and hair dryer, hang a pocket on the door.
Source: Good Housekeeping

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comUse pretty cups and trays to keep your smaller items organized in your medicine cabinet.
Source: Refinery29

Do you plan to implement any of these cabinet organization ideas in your home?

Warm regards,
Megan

Increasing Storage & Style with a Freestanding Bathroom Cabinet

When it comes to spaces in need of storage, the bathroom ranks high on the list. It is one of the rooms people most often complain about not having enough storage in. There are a few ways you can increase storage in a bathroom, such as hanging shelving along “dead space” such as the wall above the toilet, or better organizing your vanity.

One of my favorite ways to instantly increase the storage in your bathroom in a big way, though, is by introducing a freestanding cabinet. If you have some space, this piece of furniture will not only provide you with copious amounts of storage space, but it will also infuse a lot of extra character into the decor. (It’s a win-win!)

A freestanding cabinet could be a hutch, chest of drawers, or even a bookcase. They come in a variety of different sizes and styles to suit what you need. If you’re on a budget, you can look through thrift shops and garage sales and then personalize them with fresh paint and hardware. Just make sure you measure the space to make sure you get a piece that is the right size.

To inspire you, here are 10 freestanding bathroom cabinet ideas to show you just how effective and stylish they can be.

Freestanding Bathroom Cabinet Ideas

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comA simple antique hutch brings some character and warmth to this clean bathroom.
Source: My Domaine

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comAn antique hutch painted in white looks elegant against the blue walls and provides tons of storage for towels and other bathroom necessities.
Source: At Home in Arkansas

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comGlass doors help keep the items free of dust while still helping the small space feel open.
Source: Desire to Inspire

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comBaskets help keep a freestanding cabinet organized and from looking cluttered.
Source: Country Living

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comThis enormous hutch brings a ton of rustic, masculine character to this bathroom and gave the homeowner a place to house all of their toiletries, including a wide cologne collection.
Source: My Domaine

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comIf you want to add a unique flair to your bathroom, a funky color of pattern on the freestanding cabinet could do the trick.
Source: Architectural Digest

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comA simple glass cabinet frees up a lot of visual space and white towels keep it looking chic.
Source: Domino

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack contrasts beautifully against all the white in this elegant bathroom.
Source: Elle Decor

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comThe unexpected green wallpaper in the back of the hutch provides a great touch of character.
Source: Elle Decor

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comThis piece fits perfectly in this corner, making sure every inch is working as hard as it can to provide extra storage.
Source: One Kings Lane

If you have some empty space in your bathroom and not enough storage, finding the right freestanding cabinet for it could be just the thing it needs.

Warm regards,
Megan

Kitchen Tips + Ideas Round-Up: Part I

Kitchen Tips & Ideas Round-Up: Part I | HomeandEventStyling.com

The kitchen is one of the most beloved rooms in a home. It tends to be where everyone gathers, so you want it to be stylish, and it definitely needs to be functional. I have written many posts on decorating and organizing for kitchens, so this round-up with be split into at least three parts. (When it comes to kitchen tips, I say the more the merrier!)

With these tips and ideas, you’ll be on your way to a more stylish and functional kitchen. All of these ideas are simple and easy to implement, even on a budget. Enjoy!

kitchenupdates07Low-Cost, Easy Kitchen Updates
Whether you are buying, selling or fixing up your current home for better living, the kitchen is one of the most important areas to focus on. There are plenty of  updates that are easy on your budget and easy to execute. If your kitchen is in good shape and just needs a fresh look, try some of these easy kitchen updates. If you’re selling your home soon, you’ll find these especially useful.

kitchendecor0810 Ideas for a Stylish Kitchen
There are many elements that create a stylish kitchen, but it’s the details that really bring a kitchen to life and make it feel like a home. Whether you are living there or staging it for sale, the right decor can bring the space to the next level with color, character and warmth. Here are 10 ideas for stylish kitchen decor that will hopefully inspire you for your own space.

Quick Character for Your Kitchen Cabinets | HomeandEventStyling.comQuick Character for Your Kitchen Cabinets
One of my favorite tricks for spicing up your cabinets without switching them out or giving them a new finish is simply transforming the inside of your cabinets. Giving this often ignored space a pop of color or pattern (or both) will infuse the entire kitchen with new life. To get a better idea of what this look can accomplish, take a look at these 10 charming kitchens.

kitchenrug02Adding Style to Your Kitchen with a Rug
One of the most overlooked spots to improve with a rug is the kitchen. Rugs can add warmth, color and texture to a space and help areas with heavy foot traffic, making them a great asset to the space in front of the sink, for example. They also lead the eye through the space and make it feel more complete. Here are 10 examples of how a kitchen rug can improve the style of the space.

smallkitchen03How to Make the Most of a Small Kitchen
Small kitchens can be very functional and high on style. With some simple improvements you can make the most of a small kitchen and take it from an annoyance to a gem. Here are some tips and ideas on how to make the most of a small kitchen, using the space in clever ways and bringing style to it that will make you forget all about its limited square footage.

kitchenstorage0810 Kitchen Storage Ideas You’ll Want to Steal
One room in the house you can never have too much storage in is the kitchen. I have gathered 10 of my favorite kitchen storage ideas that definitely help with just that. Some you may have already thought of, while others could truly be that eureka! moment you’ve been needing. All of them help make a more dynamic kitchen.

Stay tuned for Part II coming next week!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Creative Ways to Display Your Jewelry

There are two ways to organize your jewelry: hide it a drawer or cabinet for a totally streamlined look or display it as part of your decor. If you’re the type that wants to embrace the latter, then read on because I’ve got some great ideas for you.

Taking pride in your jewelry and wanting to show it off while not creating a “cluttered” look can seem like a challenge, but there are actually some easy, creative ways to accomplish this. One rule of thumb is that if you have a lot of jewelry, choose some key pieces you’d like to display and keep the rest organized elsewhere. Choose pieces that coordinate in the display to make it visually cohesive and match them to your overall decor.

Below are some great ideas on how to display your jewelry in a decorative way, plus more tips to inspire you.

10 Creative Ways to Display Your Jewelry | HomeandEventStyling.comA dress form is the perfect place to drape and hang your jewelry for a decorative look.

10 Creative Ways to Display Your Jewelry | HomeandEventStyling.comTurn any book into a ring holder by folding in the pages to create a pretty flower look.

10 Creative Ways to Display Your Jewelry | HomeandEventStyling.comGlass stands like these turn your jewelry into works of art and keep the dust away.

10 Creative Ways to Display Your Jewelry | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a creative, rustic look, this DIY tutorial shows you how to turn branches into the perfect necklace holder. Tutorial: My So Called Crafty Life

10 Creative Ways to Display Your Jewelry | HomeandEventStyling.comSome decorative statues like this lovely bronze bird can double as a holder for bracelets and other jewelry pieces.

10 Creative Ways to Display Your Jewelry | HomeandEventStyling.comBranches show how perfect they are for jewelry again in this wall piece from West Elm.

10 Creative Ways to Display Your Jewelry | HomeandEventStyling.comA guitar case gets recycled into a hip place to store and display jewelry.

10 Creative Ways to Display Your Jewelry | HomeandEventStyling.comClipboards double as wall art to display jewelry in a fashionable way.

10 Creative Ways to Display Your Jewelry | HomeandEventStyling.comLots of interesting decorative items can double as jewelry displays, such as vintage bottles.

10 Creative Ways to Display Your Jewelry | HomeandEventStyling.comA vintage rake looks charming and rustic on the wall to hold a variety of necklaces.

These are just some of the many ways you can display your jewelry in a creative and stylish way.

Warm regards,
Megan

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Organizing Tips Round-Up

Organizing Tips Round-Up: 5 Posts Full of Organizing Tips | HomeandEventStyling.com

Organization is not only as important as design, it is integral to it. Model homes may be beautiful, but we all know that a home that is lived in requires a lot more from our closets and cabinets. That is why it is so important to make the most of any space you have.

There are some tried-and-true methods that make accomplishing this very easy. From optimizing the storage space you have to create new storage opportunities, these posts can help you create a more organized home.

kitchenstorage0510 Kitchen Storage Ideas You’ll Want to Steal
One room in the house you can never have too much storage in is the kitchen. I have gathered 10 of my favorite kitchen storage ideas that definitely help with just that. Some you may have already thought of, while others could truly be that eureka! moment you’ve been needing. All of them help make a more dynamic kitchen.

hallcloset09Clever Hall Closet Storage Ideas
As we all know, hall closets are an important asset in a home. We are always looking for more storage space, so these closets are always priceless to find. (Anyone currently looking for a new home can probably relate to counting all the storage spots in a potential home.) Here are 10 inspiring hall closet storage ideas that fit a variety of needs and make the most of each purpose.

linencloset06Tips & Ideas for a Better Linen Closet
Even the smallest linen closet’s space can be maximized with clever organizing, but smart organization is just as important in larger linen closets, as well. A spacious closet can seem smaller than it truly is once you start piling everything into it without much thought to how you are using the space. Here are 10 tips and ideas for a better linen closet.

armoires02Armoires: Are They Still In Style?
The whole point of an armoire is to provide storage in a beautiful, stylish manner. What looks like just a decorative piece of furniture hides away all the things you don’t want to see, or have no space for elsewhere. You may be surprised by just how many solutions this one piece of furniture can solve in your home. Take a look at these inspiring ideas

closetorganizing01Style & Organizing Tips from Dream Closets
A closet is a commodity to most people and a crucial part of the decision process of buying a home because they want to make sure they have ample storage for their clothes, shoes, accessories and other personal items. So, giving any closets in your home some extra attention before you put out the “for sale” sign is a must. Here are some style and organizing tips from dream closets.

Want more organizing and storage tips? Leave mea a comment and let me know what spot in your home you most struggle with organizing.

Warm regards,
Megan