Try This Simple, Space-Saving Bedroom Storage Tip for Accessories

published Apr 28, 2023
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If you have a collection of purses and accessories but little to no closet space, then you’ve probably found yourself searching for storage solutions. There are plenty of smart ways to optimize your closet space, but unfortunately, they aren’t all stylish or cost-effective. One homeowner in Texas found a cool way to display her everyday accessories that’s pretty and practical, though, and it’s super budget-friendly, so I wanted to call attention to that idea and give a little credit where credit is due.

Nayeli Crossdale lives in a colorful 1500-square-foot home in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Nate, and their dog, Bella. The couple has owned this home for five years, and they’ve been doing projects large and small, like painting, renovating, and decorating, to make the space their own. “When we walked into our house, everything just felt right,” Nayeli says. “It was a 1977 build with good bones, and I couldn’t help but envision what our future looked like hosting friends and family in this house.”

The couple defines their design style as eclectic-colorful meets lived-in casual, so you’ll find tons of bold design ideas and cozy touches sprinkled throughout their home. “I never really followed one type of design aesthetic,” Crossdale says in her house tour. “I’m always drawn to mixing patterns, textures, and bright colors.”

Each room in this couple’s home is different from the next, but their bedroom may have the most unique storage ideas. Specifically, for her favorite accessories in their primary bedroom, Crossdale hung a branch on the wall and used it to stash and display prized pieces, like hats and purses.

Crossdale loves dressing up, so she had a lot of clothing and accessories she wanted to find a home for. “The closets in our home aren’t huge, so when it comes to organizing, I’m a big fan of clear bins and labels,” she says. Sure, this particular idea strays from that norm and adds in a touch of nature. But in a room that’s otherwise lighthearted and eclectic, the branch as an accessories hanger turned artful display just works.

If you’re interested in recreating this look for yourself, the concept is super-simple. All you need is a stick that’s clean and sturdy with a few branches you can utilize as spots for hanging pieces. Crossdale used leather straps as hooks to secure the larger branch to the wall, and that’s it. This idea works best to hold and display accessories you keep in heavy rotation; use this spot instead of tucking those oft-needed items away in a clear bin, and rotate them as seasons — or your favorites — change. 

Perhaps Crossdale sums it up best herself: “There are no rules when it comes to designing what works for you,” she says. “It’s your home, so bring in elements that make you happy and make you feel comfortable in your space.”