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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Alternative Closet Design Ideas For Your Space

Create a statement while keeping your clothes organized


One's love for clothes and a limited floor space make up a combo that somehow challenges homeowners. If you're one of the many who encounter this dilemma, chances are, you've tried a couple of solutions already. There are some who try their best to resist bold signs announcing discounts and there are also others who have successfully purged and were able to let go some of the things that they no longer need.

If you are in the process of revamping your home and you're planning to make the most of the space minus a bulky cabinet, we've got five ideas that can help you manage your clothes and essentials while still keeping your home looking lovely as ever. 

Main photos from: Tiny-Ass Apartment and Showroom by Mia Maia.

Work with solid iron pipes

For a industrial and vintage appeal, you can have an open closet customized according to your needs. Vintage Hardware sells solid iron pipes that you can consider (available in different lengths and thickness). Ask help from a carpenter when installing it on one wall. You would need to create a structure that can hold your clothes—similar to the one in photo. 

RL Tip: Have two long lines parallel to each other so you have two levels where you can hang clothes. This allows you to separate pieces for daily use and special events.

Photo from Tiny-Ass Apartment.

Update a clothes rack

Getting a clothes rack is one of the easiest solutions that you can do. Depending on the number of items that you have, you can get two wide racks that can take up one side of the wall. Hang your clothes using uniform hangers. Use scarves and hats as quirky accents that you can hang on both ends of the rack.

RL Tip: Paint a piece of wood in your chosen hue. Once dry, place it under your clothes rack to serve as a station for shoes.

Photo from Bldg 25.

Maximize coat hooks

If you already have a cabinet and would just need an extra spot for your belongings, create a mini dressing up corner with wall-mounted open shelves and large coat hooks. Install the shelves as you would and under it, install the hooks. You also have the option to add tension rods. Hang your clothes properly—you can sort them by color or type.

RL Tip: Don't leave the shelves bare and empty. Use it to display pretty boxes that you've collected to serve as decor. Make sure to put lightweight items that the shelves can hold.

Photo from Refinery29.

Stack canvas storage bins

These alternatives aren't just limited to pipes and hooks. If you have a small room, you can have the structure of a slim shelf customized then you can fill it with canvas storage bins. Group your clothes accordingly and add labels for tops, pants, and other essentials.

Photo from My Home Tableau.

Keep it simple with wood

Save on floor space and maintain a minimalist aesthetic by installing sturdy pieces of wood on the ceiling. In the photo above, the owner used nails as support. Use this alternative idea when hanging light items like blouses, shirts, and pajamas.

Photo from Showroom by Mia Maia.

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