16 July 2013

Clothes on Display: Tips & Storage Solutions for Small Closets

What's a gal to do when she moves into a place with little to no closet space? Every girl dreams of a house with a spacious walk-in closet, but not every home comes with one. I'm realizing now that I'm pretty lucky to have a townhouse with a walk-in closet. I do realize that I might not be so lucky in our next home. Currently all of my clothes (with the exception of socks and undies) are stored in the walk-in closet in our master bedroom. Jordan uses the dresser along with the large closet in our upstairs hallways for his clothes.

If you don't have a walk-in closet, there are great, unique alternatives to clothing storage. I've really been liking look of the garment rack lately. This type of storage needs to be used wisely to avoid looking cluttered. Pick some staple pieces, or pretty dresses. Keep the hangers clean and uniform. Get rid of those dreaded bright plastic hangers and invest in nice wooden or velvet hangers. You'll be glad you did.

Use brightly colored clothing choices. You don't just have storage, but also pop of color to brighten up a white bedroom. Using the garment rack behind the bed like this doubles as a pretty headboard and a smart use of space.
Select a handful of staple pieces if you prefer to keep the display minimal.
A large mirror helps the garment rack to blend in with your room decor and it won't look like you're just junking up a corner of your bedroom.
If you have the space add a smaller rack for your favorite shoes. This chair works great to display jewels or magazines for when you need a quick outfit inspiration.
Have a neutral color pallete in your bedroom? Easy to keep the flow. Pick neutral pieces to blend into the decor of the space. The white, gray and black pieces in this picture look like they are just another decorative accent in this bright, clean space.

If you prefer not to have your clothes showcased in your bedroom, a spare room or office can double as a dressing space. If you choose to dedicate an entire room you can really have fun with the space like with these framed shopping bags.

Don't like the look of a garment rack or don't want your clothes completely on display? How about finding an old armoir and fixing it up as an in-the-bedroom closet? Glass doors give a tiny peek into the display of pretty garments without looking too cluttered. If you have the space in your bedroom this is a great, clean alternative to the standard dresser. Plus you can pick your prettiest pieces to showcase and tuck the everyday garments into your smaller closet. A shelf at the bottom helps for smaller items like camis or tees.

Do you have a small closet? How do you store your clothes?


  1. Denny blogspot,, Very nice pictures! Love the combinations from the light colours.

  2. Excellent idea! I used to have vacuum storage bags to organize our clothes for it saves more space in the closet. Your idea is simple yet a very cozy way to organize the clothing. Thumbs up!

  3. This is so cute! My husband and I had the smallest apartment when we first got married, we had to buy an extra "closet" from IKEA which was really just racks. I actually didn't mind having my clothes "on display" in our room. It looks so chic in those pictures above! You have a super cute blog, I'm excited to start following!