You all know I love jewelry. I hardly ever walk out the door without either a bracelet, watch or necklace on. As a lover of good contemporary design, I’m always adding to my collection as I find well-designed original jewelry hard to resist. Plus, I like to support young independent designers who make the jewelry (at least that is one of the excuses I use for buying new pieces).

I also had my own jewelry online store for a short time, which has only added to my collection. As do my frequent travels; a piece of jewelry is often my souvenir of choice. Please note though that I tend to stick to affordable contemporary jewelry, so don’t really have a lot of precious or semi precious pieces.

As my jewelry collection grows, so does my storage problem. I’m not a fan of storing jewelry in boxes or hide it away. I believe that any clothes or accessories I own should be clearly seen. That is the only way it will actually gets worn!

This was my current solution. Not too bad, but my little rack of statement necklaces was way too crowded which did not give me a good overview.

How to store jewelry | 40plusstyle.com

Although my jewelry cabinet that I had made in China (when I lived there) offers a lots of space, it’s very crowded in there and there is not really any space for my bulky necklaces.

Chinese jewelry storage cabinet | 40plusstyle.com

I like to get a nice overview of all my jewelry so that I can get ideas and can quickly pick the right pieces for the outfit I’m wearing. It was way too messy for my liking.

Organising your jewelry | 40plusstyle.com

Enter a new solution. I spotted this mirror while looking online for jewelry storage. A great solution for some of  you that don’t yet have a full-size mirror!

Jewelry storage hidden in mirror | 40plusstyle.com

The mirror doubles as a cabinet for jewelry and offers a surprising amount of space. You could even put your makeup there! Although I realised that this would not solve my problem completely (still no good space for my bulky statement necklaces) I thought I would give this a try and see if it would give me a better overview of all my pieces.

How to store jewelry - storage mirror | 40plusstyle.com

And this is what it looks like when I reorganised my jewelry: a much better overview of everything I own. Earrings, bracelets and watches are sitll in the compartments of my jewelry cabinet, but most of my necklaces and rings are now in view. I actually discovered quite a few of my old necklaces that I lost sight off! With this configuration I’m still able to close both the cabinets comfortably.

Get a complete overview of your jewelry | 40plusstyle.com

And this is what it looks like when both cabinets are closed.

How to organise jewelry | 40plusstyle.com

Although it’s a good temporary solution, it’s not ideal. I would love to have just one bigger custom cupboard just for jewelry and perhaps other accessories like scarves and belts. A girl can dream!

For more storage ideas, you can see some of the options you can buy online right now below. (RSS subscribers please click through to the website to see the product display).

You can also check out my article on how to store your accessories  for additional ideas or check out my storage ideas Pinterest board.

How do you store your jewelry? do you have any good ideas?

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