9 Tips For Beautiful Organisation

Julia Millay Walsh
Sometimes getting organised can be like cooking: all you need is a beautiful image to motivate you to get behind the stove again. Hence, we've rounded up some inspiring photos of spick-and-span spaces along with tips for making you home look like Martha Stewart just paid a visit. 1

1. Keep everything arranged by colour and type.


2. Ditch the dry cleaner's wire hangers and opt for wooden or felt "huggable" hangers, which not only prevent snags and tears but are also more visually pleasing.


3. Lower shelves sized perfectly for muddy boots give credence to that age-old adage, "a place for everything, and everything in its place." If you have the opportunity to remodel, hire a closet organiser, or even just raise or lower a shelf, we say go for it. Anything that brings an extra dose of order to your home is a good thing.

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Basic Natural Wood Hangers, $8 (Pack of Six), The Container Store Our White Storage Boxes, From $13, The Container Store Joy Mangano Huggable Hangers, $17 (Pack of 34), Target

1. Place bookshelves and bins at ground level in children's rooms, where they will be in little-arm's reach.


2. Transform children's books, toys, and dolls into works of art by installing floating shelves on the walls to showcase them. Display the covers of your children's nighttime books, rather than spines, forward.

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Expedit Shelving Unit, $90, IKEA Lack Shelf, $17, IKEA Dotted Cube Bin, $20, Land of Nod

1. Purchase magazine files and desktop accessories in a single colour. Having a cohesive shade can alleviate some of the visual dissonance that inevitably comes with a desk full of paperwork, books, and other odds and ends.

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Mercer Magazine File, $20, The Container Store Mercer Storage Boxes, From $22, The Container Store Mercer Pencil Cup, $8, The Container Store

1. If you have open shelving in your kitchen, paint your walls the same colour as your pottery. Your dishes and glassware will stand out less, making the shelving look less cluttered.


2. Storing all of your dry goods in glass jars or other canisters is a beautiful way to organise your pantry and it instantly makes your shelves look cleaner. However, be warned: this takes commitment!


3. Keep your favourite cookbooks or your go-to appliances on a shelf just below your counters -- they will be much more pleasing below eye level, but still easily accessible.

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Wesco Canisters, $100 (Set of Three), Williams-Sonoma Ancor Hocking Glass Jar, $13, Target Orla Kiley Round Canister Set, $30, The Container Store
Photographs: DwellAshley CappLaura Moss, Mi CasaBetter Homes & Gardens, A Cup of JoAshley CappThe Coveteur, Lucas Allen, Mi CasaiVillageMi Casa

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