12 Tidy rooms to make clean freaks rejoice

Jan 7, 2015 at 9:19 a.m. ET
Image: Dream Green DIY

You don't have to be a total neatnik to appreciate a nice, tidy space. An inviting blend of cozy and clutter-free, these 12 rooms will resonate with the inner clean freak in all of us.

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Photo credit: Dream Green DIY

Carrie Waller of Dream Green DIY's living room is the embodiment of polished and pretty. We want. We want, we want, we want. Everything feels at once orderly and symmetrical, and it's a to-die-for combination.

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Photo credit: I Heart Organizing

We all know that, of all the spaces in the house, the kids' playroom has the most potential for utter chaos. And haven't we all suffered the Lego-to-foot fallout from that at some point? Jen from I Heart Organizing proves that with a solid organization system in place, the playroom can be neat, functional and — most importantly — fun.

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Photo credit: Ish and Chi

In further proof IKEA's Expedit shelves are an interior design godsend, this sweet office is a marriage of convenient and kid-friendly. Ish & Chi's Viv made her office kid-proof — while keeping it clutter-free — by bolting the shelves to the wall and making room for some of her son Robert's toys.

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Photo credit: View Along the Way

We don't know about you, but our closets don't look like this — where's the mountain of "is this clean or not?" laundry? We do wish, though, that this adorably girly and tidy space was ours.

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Photo credit: Sarah M. Dorsey Designs

Be still, our hearts! Everything about Sarah Dorsey's amazing home makes us feel all aflutter. We especially love her inspired idea of using a chic, high-gloss white credenza to hide all of those unsightly but wholly necessary supplies like printers and papers.

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Photo credit: Sarah M. Dorsey Designs

Meanwhile, right on the other side of that glorious office space, Dorsey made the most use of the square footage she had left by using a minty blue open shelving unit to section off a living space — which, you guessed it, is just as gorgeous and organized.

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Photo credit: SAS Interiors

While many little boy rooms spell t-r-o-u-b-l-e, this playful space is s-t-e-l-l-a-r. To combat the classic "stuff everything under the bed" issue, SAS Interiors' Jenna created some pretty cool rolling underbed wood storage carts to corral wayward toys.

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Photo credit: Lo and Behold Life

In the hierarchy of play things that really suck to step on with your tender bare feet, Matchbox cars come in second only to LEGOs. Lo of A Lo and Behold life found an expertly adorable way to nip that potential pain the bud with this clever DIY Matchbox car "garage."

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Photo credit: A Bowl Full of Lemons

On a scale from 1 to 10, how weird is it to dream about having an office with a designated drawer, cubby, nook or cranny to store everything? Because we totally do — and this fantastic work space by A Bowl Full of Lemons is definitely the stuff dreams are made of.

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Photo credit: The Handmade Home

Much like an organized office makes our professional selves swoon, a smartly coordinated kids' room woos our maternal sides. From DIY toy storage cubbies to ceiling-height book shelves, this playroom has all the right storage in all the right places.

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Photo credit: My Joy-Filled Life

They say an organized space is more conducive to learning, so this home school space by My Joy-Filled Life ought to turn out some pretty impressive little brains. Check out all the wall charts!

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Photo credit: The Family Handyman

Hey, just because it's a garage doesn't mean it has to be messy. Sure, garages tend to catch the overflow from the rest of the house, which is precisely why we adore the idea of a garage outfitted with a few of these DIY toy — or whatever! — storage bins.

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