Storing your jewelry properly keeps your pieces organized and safe, ensuring they remain in good condition. The right storage can double as a fun way to display your favorite jewelry pieces like the works of art they are. There are plenty of jewelry storage solutions to choose from that look amazing while also keeping them ready within reach and free from knots. Here are some of our favorite creative jewelry storage ideas:
#1: Vintage Tea Cups and Saucers
If you're a fan of vintage decor, consider repurposing vintage tea cups and saucers as jewelry holders. Simply place your smaller pieces of jewelry like rings, earrings, and brooches inside the cups, or you can lay your necklaces so that they dangle over the edge. Saucers are a great substitute for ring dishes, so you can display your collection beautifully on a dresser or vanity without getting them tangled up with a pile of bracelets or necklaces.
#2: Bookshelf Displays
Turn your jewelry into decor! For a collection of jewelry that deserves to be ornamental even when you’re not wearing it, consider using a bookshelf to display your pieces. You can use small dishes or trays to organize your pieces and create an eye-catching display amongst your other bookshelf items like photos, plants, books, and trinkets. This is a great way to put your jewelry front and center where you can appreciate it every time you look at it (and your guests can, too).
For an off-beat, eclectic display, you can use a mannequin (or even a small, interesting statue) as a way to showcase your jewelry collection. Drape necklaces, bracelets, and even earrings on the mannequin to create a funky, fun display; you can even arrange tomorrow’s accessories to go with your outfit on the mannequin so it’s ready for you when you start getting ready for the day.
#4: Wall Hooks
Wall hooks are simple and stylish storage solutions that can be easily installed anywhere. You can use temporary stick-on hooks for a renter-friendly version, or you can install any sort of wooden, metal, or colorful hooks into your wall using screws or nails. Then, hang your necklaces, bracelets, and even rings to keep them organized and looking cool.
If you like the idea of hanging your pieces, you can also consider a pegboard. This is a versatile and customizable storage solution that can be used to hang and display all types of jewelry. You can add hooks and shelves into the peg holes to create a functional display that fits your specific needs. Go ahead and decorate your pegboard with other fun items while you’re at it!
#6: Jewelry Cabinets
Jewelry cabinets are a great way to store and display your jewelry collection. Most cabinets come with multiple drawers, shelves, and hooks already installed, and often have a full-length mirror on the front for added convenience. You can secure your jewelry cabinet to a wall for ease, which has the bonus of looking decorative as well.
#7: Jewelry Hangers
Jewelry hangers are a fun and unique way to display your necklaces and bracelets. They often look like windchimes or clothing hangers with several places to hook necklaces and holes to thread earrings through. You can find hangers in a variety of styles, from sleek metal frames to whimsical and ornate shapes, and hang them on a wall.
#8: Jewelry Frames
Large picture frames are a fun, unconventional, and creative way to showcase your favorite pieces; they make your jewelry look like wall art! You can find jewelry frames with built-in hooks, cords, or shelves, or simply use a regular picture frame and attach hooks or wire to the inner edges of the frame to create a custom display. You can either include an interesting patterned fabric or photo in the frame as a background, or go without to make your jewelry the central focus.
#9: Jewelry Trees
A jewelry tree is a small statue with branches that can hold your necklaces, bracelets, and even earrings. These trees come in a variety of styles, from architectural metal structures to more natural materials or even real wood, taking the tree theme literally.
#10: Drawer Organizers
Drawer organizers are perfect for storing your pieces in a safe and subtle way. Instead of making your jewelry a part of your room’s decor, this method helps you keep your collection private and organized in a convenient spot. Drawer organizers can showcase your pieces perfectly when you’re getting ready in the morning so you can easily see all your options laid in front of you.
General Jewelry Storage Tips
No matter where you store your jewelry, here are a few tips to keep your favorite pieces safe:
- Store your jewelry in a cool and dry place: High humidity and extreme temperatures can damage your jewelry. Avoid storing your jewelry in the bathroom, in an attic, or close to external windows.
- Line containers with soft materials: Padding can help protect your jewelry from scratches and damage. Use soft-lined jewelry boxes or pouches to store your pieces, and separate them by type to prevent tangling and scratching. If you’re using a dish or a jewelry box, try padding it with a soft cloth.
- Keep your jewelry away from sunlight: Prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause your jewelry to fade or change colors. Store your pieces in a protected area away from natural light to prevent damage.
- Clean your jewelry before storing: Dirt, oil, and sweat can accumulate on your jewelry over time, causing damage and discoloration. Before storing your pieces, clean them with a soft cloth or a jewelry cleaning solution to remove any dirt or debris.
- Store your jewelry separately: To prevent tangling and scratching, store your pieces separately from each other. Use a jewelry organizer or drawer dividers to keep your pieces untangled and easily accessible.
Which pieces are you going to display? Browse our jewelry to find your next treasure to complement your current collection. No matter what you choose, be sure to take good care of your best jewelry by storing it safely.