When we think about redecorating or incorporating more personal style into our homes, closets often get overlooked. But, with a little creativity, it’s possible to transform your closet into one of your favorite spots in the house.
Most of us utilize our closet every day, so why not make the space feel warm and happy? A beautiful and well-organized closet will be easier to keep looking neat, and even putting away laundry may suddenly feel more delightful.
10 DIY Closet Makeovers To Inspire You
Create a dressing room closet
If you have enough space in your closet, you can create a lovely little spot for getting dressed. All you need is a chair, a mirror, and a simple shelf, stand, or vanity table for makeup, jewelry, or other accessories – and getting ready for the day can feel a little more glamorous, even if you’re only heading out to the grocery store.
Add some flair to your closet with art and decor
In a newly decluttered closet, you may discover that you actually have some wall space peeking through. You can get creative, and use that space to hang a small picture, sign, mirror, or display shelf for knick-knacks. Another option is using a cleared-off top shelf as display space. Not only will it look great, but this will also keep that shelf off-limits for storing random items that don’t really belong there!
Upgrade the light fixtures in your closet
Light fixtures for closets tend to be pretty uninspiring. Why not add some inspiration of your own with a pretty wall sconce or elegant chandelier? This simple upgrade can have a dramatic effect.
Paint the closet walls a bold colour
There is no rule stating that closets have to be beige! Adding some color to the inside of your closet can change the entire feel of the space. Whether you opt for a bright, bold look or a zen, pastel shade, painting your closet’s interior can make visible wall space “pop,” causing the closet to appear a little bit bigger. Depending on what kind of look you are going for, you could also paint closet drawers or shelves – either the same shade as the walls or in a contrasting color.
Get creative with wallpaper
Wallpaper can be another way to express your personal style. Whether you paper the actual walls or accent with it in the small spaces between shelves, wallpaper catches the eye and makes a statement in a different way than paint colors alone. No matter what your personal style looks like, it should be relatively easy to find a wallpaper pattern that complements it.
Change things up with a closet door makeover
From glass-paned to wooden, mirrored, or sliding, there are endless options when it comes to closet doors. Doors not only enhance the feel of your closet space, but they can also upgrade the look of the room attached to it. You can paint or stencil your closet doors, add decals to glass or mirrors – even wallpaper the doors themselves! And don’t forget about the hardware. Upgrading the knobs and hinges can make even the most basic closet door look more elegant. Alternatively, you could eliminate the closet doors completely, and hang a pretty curtain instead.
Put a dresser in the closet
If you have a lot of clothing that can be stored folded instead of hung, consider putting a dresser inside the closet. Any excess drawer space can be put to good use, keeping makeup, jewelry, purses, or even dress shoes in their own dedicated space. The top of the dresser can be used for a couple of pretty storage bins, or to display a mirror, jewelry, artwork, or other decor elements that bring a smile to your face.
Purge and organize your closet
Never underestimate the impact of purging and organizing! Treat your closet as your own personal boutique and be intentional about what you fill it with. Don’t waste space with clothing that doesn’t fit properly or reflect your personal style. Likewise, don’t clutter your clothing closet with old sports equipment, electronics, or random items you are saving because “it might come in handy someday.”
How you fold and store your clothing matters, too! Consider investing in attractive storage bins that are sized appropriately for your folded items. This will help you avoid overcrowding bigger drawers, which makes them much harder to keep organized.
Don’t be afraid to change things up to suit your wardrobe
Maybe you have a lot of shoes. Or things that don’t need to be hung. Make your closet suit your own wardrobe needs. Don’t be afraid to remove hanging rods and install closed or open shelves. You don’t have to have the traditional wall-to-wall rod in your closet if you don’t need it. Creating a closet to your own requirements allows you to store your clothing more intentionally and makes finding what you need so fast and easy!
Even your entryway closet deserves a makeover
Entryway closets are one of the most frequently overlooked spaces in many of our homes. We often don’t even have much to store in them in the first place. A simple rod and/or a few wall hooks, a shelf or two, and, perhaps, an umbrella stand or shoe rack are probably all you will need. Add a little flair with paint, wallpaper, or decorative touches. The result will be a lovely little space to greet you (and your guests!) every time you come home or head out for the day.
Closets are usually over-looked as an opportunity to add character to your home. You access them everyday. Why not make them pretty to look at and maybe you will be motivated to keep them clean and organized. I hope these closet makeovers inspire you and give you ideas for your next project.