How to Store Necklaces & Other Jewelry: 14 Creative Ideas
If you’re a chronic necklace tangler or someone who always seems to lose just one earring in every pair, it might be time to rethink your jewelry storage. According to the expansive (and somewhat oversaturated) world of organizational tools and supplies, there is a solution for everything, and whether you adore lengthy necklaces, dangly bracelets, chunky rings, or hoop earrings, there’s a way you can keep your collection sorted and tidy.
Maybe you’re in need of purchasing a whole new set-up, or perhaps you’ve got supplies at home you think you could work with. Either way, you won’t regret following through and finally organizing the accessories that always seem to be last on your list of cleaning priorities. Up ahead are 14 different ideas and products to keep your brightest, sparkliest baubles in order.
1. Look up for storage opportunities
The cool black accent wall in this Brooklyn apartment makes for a jewelry display unlike anything you can find in-store. To get a similar look, paint a small strip of color in an inconspicuous spot (like above a door frame) and use small pin nails or adhesive wall hooks to hang your baubles.
3. Branch out
Driftwood will forever be a hot DIY commodity. There is so much you can do with these sun-bleached sticks, including creating a designated spot for bracelets and necklaces. Stick with one if you’re a minimalist, or stagger a set of three for a display worthy of accolades.
5. Work with acrylic
Clear trays and boxes are not only wallet-friendly, but they also look Instagrammable in a matter of minutes. Sort your jewelry by color or type and place your collection on top of a vanity or dresser, like in this perfectly organized studio apartment, for an elegant display that doesn’t require any DIY know-how or blow to your budget.
6. Utilize the color palette
Why go outside of your accessory collection to find pops of color? You can add plenty of color to a room, like in this gorgeous Toronto apartment, by stacking and arranging your jewelry to serve as an accent in its own right. Frame a mirror or table with this set up to make selecting your jewels each morning that much easier.
8. Find space in unused drawers
Most jewelry organization solutions involve the tops of tables or dressers or some kind of hanging contraption, but in this professional organizer’s beautiful home, she uses drawers to house her accessories. Installing dividers and sections for different baubles will make hunting for your daily accessories a piece of cake.
11. Rethink the standard jewelry box
There’s no need to go out and buy a storage system if you have the ingredients at home. Boxes, containers, and glass bottles — as seen in this gorgeous jewelry studio — can all serve as one-of-a-kind jewelry displays that are an original take on storage solutions.
13. Repurpose old toys
Yes, even dinosaur figurines can make for cute jewelry storage. If you have unused toys (or want to go buy some, because these are so dang cute), all you need is a little spray paint to turn them into fun ring and bracelet holders. They’re a far cry from a square bin or cushioned case.