Our bedroom is unbelievably small. It's very, very small and I have a growing make up collection so there's shrinking room on my vanity for my jewelry. A lot of my nightstand was being used as space for junk - both drawers were junk drawers! So I decided to sit down, clean them out, and put them to good use - to organize my jewelry.
The first thing I moved over a while ago was this three tiered jewelry stand I picked up at Joanne's (I believe). It's a soft velvet texture and is great for both bracelets and necklaces. If the necklace is too long, I doubled it up & wrapped it around two of the tiers. I don't really wear jewelry much - answering the phones and being very active at my job really limits the jewelry I wear! But it's nice to have it all on display when I need it. I actually have more bangles but I am notorious for taking them off & putting them in my purse. So I'm pretty sure the remainder of them are in a bag somewhere.
Since I don't really wear too much jewelry I've been getting into watches. For some reason they just seem a bit more classy & practical to wear for work. I've been collecting a few but needed a way to store them. Luckily I snatched up these divider things on sale at Meijer! I'm sure you could find them in the closet section of a place like Meijer or Target, or even on Amazon. (Hey! Here's a link for them on Amazon!) The sections are great for earrings, watches, bracelets, etc. Love them! As you can see there's plenty of room for more since I picked up two of the dividers. Oh, and the divider things comes out - so if I ever want to use it as just a plain tray, that's an option.
Then I just stuck a box on the side with hair ties, my ear plugs, & my chap stick. A brush because I have long hair now, I have to brush it (gosh, so annoying lol). Under the brush is a stylus for my iPad. Then I have a few journals - my blog book, a Vera Bradley patterned one, & my Gnome Gnotebook. On top of the night stand are some lotions & my alarm clock stand (from Modcloth here). The lamp is something I've had for ages & it used to be white - then I painted it yellow - then I painted it black. I forgot to mention that there is a night stand on each side of the bed in the same style. I picked these up from Big Lots & almost totally missed on getting a second for Zach. He had his own but I didn't really like the mix-matched feel. His is now the nightstand for the spare room. I had to snatch up the floor model of mine for him. Phew!
The bottom drawer (not pictured!) just holds some more bits - bluetooth keyboard for my iPad, matches for our candles, a few empty Birchbox boxes for storage. I've vowed all the junk will reside in this drawer only! Also, in the first picture, you can probably see some yarn & half finished crochet projects in a basket under the night stand. Yeah, that just sort of lives there I don't even know what projects are in it! But I also keep a box of spare crochet hooks in the bottom drawer as well.
How do you organize your night stand? Where does your jewelry live?