When the day is over and it’s time to store your favourite accessories, keeping your jewellery collection from turning into a tangled mess is easier said than done. How do you make sure your heirloom pieces and costume jewellery are stored properly and kept in mint condition?
No worries – this article has got you covered.
From a jewellery stand made of dried up twigs to a DIY art project using vintage flea market finds, our creative jewellery storage solutions are all you need to give your dresser space a facelift. Here are our top jewellery storage ideas:
DIY Jewellery Storage
Make jewellery organisation fun with these crafty projects you can do at home.
DIY bracelet and watch holder
Here’s a DIY jewellery storage project that’s easy to make: wrap paper towel rolls in decorative paper and arrange them in a shoebox — it’s that simple! These eco-friendly jewellery holders are perfect for keeping bangles, chain bracelets, anklets, and hoop earrings tidy.
DIY drawer organisers from small cardboard boxes
Cardboard jewellery boxes are an inexpensive way to store jewellery. You can organise further by colour-coding your boxes according to the type of collection. It’s a convenient way to classify your jewellery without spending a lot on storage.
You can also use your old jewellery storage box if you’re not keen on making origami from cardboard. Cut off the covers from old same-sized jewellery boxes and arrange them in your drawer for a quick makeshift storage solution.
Framed jewellery storage
Chandelier earrings are gorgeous accessories to wear, but they can admittedly be a bit of a bother to store. A jewellery holder made of a wooden frame and metal screening makes for the perfect storage when keeping this type of earrings tangle-free.
Hardware jewellery organiser
A trip to the hardware store may be just what you need to give your jewellery storage a unique spin. Ornate knobs and door handles make for convenient and attractive necklace and bracelet holders. You can mount the knobs and handles on a wall or behind your closet door as a space-saving alternative.
Mounted cork display
Your trusty office cork board works as a handy display for dangly earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Choose a board that’s big enough to accommodate your accessories, then mount on your bedroom wall for easy access.
Twig jewellery holder
Spray paint a dried up twig (make sure it’s a sturdy one!) and prop it in a vase to keep it stable. You now have an environmentally-friendly jewellery stand where you can hang bracelets, rings, and necklaces.
Wall decor storage
Who says storage has to be boring? Coloured trays used for office supplies can be converted into jewellery storage containers by suspending them vertically against the wall. All you have to do is attach a hook in each tray. From there, you can easily hang your necklaces and bracelets and keep them tangle-free. These colourful mounted trays will give you extra storage space and make for a great arts and crafts project, too!
Make the most of your vertical space with these clever hanging storage hacks.
Curtain rod for your necklaces and bracelets
Are your necklaces and bracelets starting to clutter up your drawer? No problem! With a handy curtain rod, organising unruly jewellery is a cinch. Install a metal rod at eye level in your bedroom or bathroom to keep your jewellery tidy. A 30 cm long rod should work just fine, but there’s no stopping you if you need a longer one!
Hooks on the back of your wardrobe door
Whether you need to hang jewellery pieces or belts and scarves, hooks are the ultimate space saver of any bedroom. Install these hanging organisers on your wardrobe door to give you easy access to your fashion accessories.
Wooden clothespins and hangers
Clothespins and hangers aren’t just for hanging clothes — you can also use them to keep your jewellery collection tangle-free. This clever storage idea is a quick way to easily hold necklaces and bracelets without the fuss.
Flea market finds
When it comes to foraging for vintage pieces, the flea market is every home organiser’s go-to place.
Bowl collection organiser
Decorative bowls are the perfect solution when you’re looking for a time-saving jewellery storage idea. Keep necklaces and bracelets from getting entangled by using separate bowls for each kind of accessory. This nifty trick is easy peasy and requires 10 minutes of your time, tops.
Thread rack organiser
A thread rack organiser works just as well for hanging your jewellery collection. Simply put your necklaces, bracelets, and hoop earrings on the rods to keep your favourite pieces organised.
Tiered jewellery stand
Flea market finds make for a unique upcycling project that doubles as decor for your dressing table. Simply attach vintage plates and candlesticks together using strong adhesive, then place your trinkets on your charming jewellery stand for that romantic 19th-century vibe.
What better way to display the beauty of your jewellery than to have them laid out on an ornamental tray? A decorative jewellery tray adds style to any dresser and makes for a quick storage hack.
Store-bought jewellery organisers
Keep your bedroom space clutter-free with these store-bought organisers.
Acrylic organisers are as versatile as they are fuss-free. They’re not only useful as makeup storage — you can also use them to keep your small jewellery pieces tidy and easily accessible.
Ice trays have compartments that make organizing jewellery effortless. For extra aesthetic appeal, use ice trays in different shapes and colours.
Jewellery storage mirror
Do you want to keep all your baubles in one place without taking up too much space? A jewellery storage mirror may be just what you need. With this nifty contraption, you get a full-length mirror on one side and storage for your jewellery and makeup on the other.
Magnetic jewellery case
A magnetic jewellery case will quickly become your new favourite jewellery storage. All you have to do is detach your accessory of choice and pop it back on the case when you’re done — the magnet will keep your jewellery in place in a snap, no fixing needed.
Rotating jewellery case for watches
Some watches need to be calibrated before you wear them. If your watch has a similar mechanism, a rotating watch case is the best storage for it. Some of these cases come in faux leather and glass, which means they’re meant to be displayed. If you want an accent piece for your dresser, these storage cases are perfect for you.
Stud earring storage
When it comes to jewellery, studs and extra earring backs are some of the most difficult accessories to store. They’re tiny and look alike from afar!
To store your earrings and small trinkets properly, use a jewellery box lined with velvet- or suede-wrapped cylinders. The velveteen texture will keep your earrings from getting scratched, while the small cylinders ensure that your jewellery stays in place.
Weekly pill organiser for studs
Imagine rushing off to an all-important meeting all decked out in your accessories and business suit, only to realise that you’ve put on two different earrings! Needless to say, the last thing you need in this situation is a mismatched pair of studs making you feel that you haven’t prepared for your big pitch.
Luckily, there’s a way to avoid this fashion disaster. Here’s what you can do to keep your studs sorted sans the fumbling: place them in a weekly pill organiser.
A weekly pill organiser has nifty storage compartments that can hold at least 7 pairs of stud earrings separately. Each compartment corresponds to a day of the week, making picking out your accessories less time-consuming. Use this space saver as a portable travel jewellery case — it’s small enough to fit in your bag or dresser with the rest of your trinkets.
More jewellery storage ideas to keep your favourite pieces looking brand new
1. Classify your jewellery
Group your pieces according to their jewellery type to keep them from getting easily tangled.
2. Use soft material to store delicate jewellery
Keep delicate jewellery and heirloom pieces in their best form by lining your jewellery organisers with soft material. Fabrics such as silk, satin and velvet are the best choices for jewellery storage — they’ll protect your jewellery pieces from dust without scratching the precious stone or metal.
3. Make your storage dual-purpose
Multipurpose storage is your best bet when you want to do some speedy decluttering and organisation. Storage organisers that are both functional and decorative will give your room a quick facelift and free up extra storage space at the same time.
4. Place a jewellery box on your nightstand
There are times when you’re far too exhausted to open the jewellery storage cabinet and put back the accessories you wore during the day. Instead of leaving them cluttered on your dressing table, you can place a jewellery box on your nightstand to catch your trinkets.
Another way to give your accessories a quick organisation and decluttering is to hire professional cleaners. Having your home cleaned professionally is a sure way to keep your bedroom orderly. With a tidied up home, you’ll have an easier time keeping track of your valuables and other knick knacks.