A stylish, organised wardrobe is one of life’s simple pleasures, but when you’re short on room - and have far too many clothes for your closet – making your wardrobe a design feature can be tricky. You don’t have to have the biggest of boudoirs to create a cool closet, with a few clever tips and tricks you can turn your wardrobe into a stylish space no matter the size. From styled up hanging rails to creative curtain tricks, here’s how to give your wardrobe ultimate staying power…
Keep it neat and tidy
The first rule of making your wardrobe work is to keep it tidy. Big space or small, keeping your clothes and shoes in order will make your life much easier, and your bedroom looking glorious. You’ll be able to find the things that you want, without having to rifle through endless piles of clothes. Plus when it’s tidy, you can work what’s on display, incorporating colours and textures into your existing design scheme.
Display matching hangers
Coordinating your clothes with matching hangers can totally transform your wardrobe space. Such a simple tweak, but sticking to one block colour – be it black, white or wood – can bring your wardrobe space, particularly if it’s an exposed rail, to the forefront of your bedroom scheme.
Install floating shelves
Shoes are one of the worst culprits when it comes to keeping your wardrobe clean and tidy. To stop them looking messy, and from taking up extra space, adding a few floating shelves can make a world of difference. If you have a gorgeous shoe collection, display them in all their glory on the walls to add an extra design element to your bedroom space.
Pick your IKEA PAX
For fashionistas with an envious collection of designer garms, an IKEA PAX is the ultimate wardrobe goal. Versatile and stylish, this is the coolest way to store, and showcase, your clothes. With its open front, you can use it as a canvas to coordinate colours, as well as using the drawers to stash away bulky bags and shoes.
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Work a rail into your boudoir
With the right picks you can make a hanging rail look like a slick design feature in itself. Raise the bar by adding a few designer bags, hats and shoes to the mix, then style it up with colour-matching accessories. Hangers and clothes in the same or contrasting hue – think black and white monochrome – can look uber stylish, particularly when paired with quirky matching artwork on the walls.
Hang a curtain
If you’re not keen on keeping a rail on display, separate a corner of your room by a simple hanging curtain. You’ll be able to hide all your clothes and shoes behind the screen, without having to worry about bulky wardrobe features taking up all your floor space. The perfect solution for small bedroom spaces.
Hide behind the bed
You don’t have to have a sprawling space to work designer features into your room. If there’s space behind the bed, transform it into a walk-in closet instead. Whether it’s a wall or a simple curtain, a division will give the illusion of a much grander space, and you have the benefit of having your own luxe walk-in wardrobe.