After years of rummaging around in jewelry boxes for matching earrings I gave up and started storing my jewelry in a plastic art bin with lots of little compartments. Practical, but by no means pretty.
Which is why I was so excited to discover Joyful Abode
's jewelry storage tutorial
. She uses frames, cork, fabric, and ribbon to create a jewelry storage system that is both useful and practical.
I love everything
about it. Each piece of jewelry is in plain view so you can easily get at what you want. Plus, each piece has a place, so you know where to put everything back when you take it off. It's pretty enough that there's no need to hide it in a closet or dresser. In fact, because it's in a frame, you can hang it on the wall, freeing up precious surface space. And, you can customize it to coordinate with your bedroom, bathroom or wherever you store your jewelry.