Some would argue that the style of your closet is as important as the style of clothes in your wardrobe. If you’re frustrated by a disorganized, less-than-efficient-use-of-space closet, now is the perfect time to do something about it.
We’ve compiled some of our favorite ways to make the most of your closet – big or small – so you can easily find your shoes, have enough space for all your clothes and begin your day without a hassle.
A girl (or a guy) can dream
Let’s assume that you have ample space for a custom-designed closet, or you’re ready to convert the guest bedroom that nobody ever uses into an amazing space for all your clothes. This is what it could look like!
This closet takes on a style all its own that any pressed shirt would envy. It’s complete with an island of plentiful drawer space, a window seat for putting on your shoes, and walls of lighted shelving and hanger space. Can you see yourself getting ready for the day here? We can, too.
No such thing as too many shoes
Unless of course, you have them scattered around your closet floor haphazardly. Isn’t this so much easier visually and practically? If you’ve invested in a large shoe collection, you owe it to yourself to display them in a way that allows you to easily find the perfect pair for your outfit every day. And don’t forget the extra-tall shelves for all your favorite boots to keep them easily within reach.
Multifunctional use of space is a must
When it comes to organizing your closet, you’ll want to maximize the space you have. One way to do that is to create multifunctional areas for hanging and storing clothes. Shelves for hats, bags, and accessories work well for items you may not need every day. Drawers are ideal for storing folded items. And bars to hang shirts, dresses, and pants of varying lengths are essential. When planning your custom closet, take into consideration the different types of clothing and accessories for which you’re creating the space.
Even if you don’t have an entire room to devote to your wardrobe, you can still make the most of a single wall. Remember – organization is key. Dividing a wall, big or small, into a more efficient space for clothes, shoes, and accessories allows you to easily see your items, and that means less time getting ready for work in the mornings. Consider a white backdrop for your clothes for the best visibility.
Hall closet harmony
Keeping a small hall closet organized can be a challenge, too, especially if you have kids. You might be surprised to see how easily every member of the family can grab a coat or umbrella on the way out the door when your hall closet makes more efficient use of space. Create “mail slots” for shoes and gloves; add hooks for grab-and-go jackets; and drawers to neatly store backpacks within reach.