I love a beautiful closet and think it’s one of the easiest ways to enhance your life. A beautiful closet makes your clothes and accessories look better and I believe it can also make you feel your best each and every day.
Many of the design clients I work with struggle with making the most of their closet, from organizing it to making it a design statement like the rest of their bedroom. No matter how big or small your closet is, there are some design tricks you can use to make it a beautiful, functional and inspiring space.
1. CREATE A POWERFUL FIRST IMPRESSION
If you don’t have a walk-in closet, don’t let that stop you from creating a dynamic first impression with your closet. Painting your closet doors, adding trim work or using wall paper to add a graphic punch is a great way to up-style your closet.
2. ADD PAINT OR PAPER
Adding a little pizazz to the inside of your closet will not only energize the space but your clothes will look more glamorous surrounded by pretty paper or paint.
I love the idea of wall-papering the inside of a closet door. It creates such a pretty backdrop to display outfits against.
Paint your closet walls your favorite color which is sure to lift your spirits.
3. ORGANIZE BY COLOR
Organizing your clothes by style first (shirts, pants, skirts etc.) and then by color will give your closet a stylized feel and make getting dressed easier.
And don’t forget that the hangers are part of your style statement so use all one style of hanger to give your closet a streamlined and cohesive look.
4. KEEP IT ORGANIZED
I can’t stress how important an organized closet is to starting your day on a good foot. Keep like items together and use shelf dividers to keep things tidy.
5. USE STORAGE BOXES AS A STYLE ELEMENT
Storage boxes are another great organizing tool. Invest in study boxes with stylish details. Storage boxes can become part of your closet style! If you come across plain boxes at the thrift store, an inexpensive roll of wrapping paper and double-sided tape can transform them into decorative boxes in a flash.
6. PUT THINGS ON DISPLAY
I love to incorporate decorative accents into a closet space. Hanging a piece of art or displaying accessories or personal care items on decorative risers can transform your closet into a special space.
7. MAKE IT PERSONAL
If space allows, why not incorporate a small vanity desk or chaise into your closet space. It my not seem like you’d hang out in your closet but I promise this will become a special retreat for you.
8. ADD A TOUCH OF GLAMOUR
One of the easiest ways to up-style your closet is by hanging a chic chandelier or pendant light. This change alone will make your closet feel special and personal.
9. ADD SEATING
Ok, who wouldn’t want this gorgeous ottoman in their closet. Seating, whether a chair, stool or ottoman will give you a place to put on your shoes and turn your closet into a salon.
10. ADD A RUG
Adding a decorative rug as a style layer in your closest is a quick and easy up-style tip. Go bold or stay classic but layer a rug to give your closet a sense of warmth and coziness.
If you’re looking for ways to make your closet a more inspiring space, try one or more of these Closet UpStyle Tips!
If you’d like help creating a home your absolutely love, CONTACT ME about my design services!
all images can be found on MY DREAM CLOSET pinterest board.