Thanks for taking the time to post a comment! Well, my room is actually a hodge podge too. I just disguise it a bit. I buys lots of shelving and storage items from Goodwill and garage sales and have received lots of treasure from donations as well. First off, it's awesome that you are handy!
You would be surprised at how much a coat or two of neutral paint on everything helps make it look like it matches. I chose a color that is close to my classroom wall color to make it blend in more. I also used the same color for my curtain closet.
The other thing I would look at is how to create a smooth eye line to reduce visual noise. Put things that are like heights together and for things that are bothering you or messy looking, cover it up by placing it under a table with a tablecloth.
You don't need a show! (Smile) I would love to help you. Where in the U.S. are you? If you send me your email address and some pictures, maybe I can give you even more help. Let me know!
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