Trying to determine the best closet design ideas can be pretty overwhelming, and everywhere you go you will likely find a lot of different things that makes making your choice even more difficult to do. A well designed closet however is critical in staying organized, and it can often also add value to your home as well!
The first thing to consider is how much space you are working with. A small closet in a bedroom is not the same as a large walk-in closet. While it would seem the smaller space has a huge disadvantage, you would be surprised at how well that space can be utilized when properly designed.
Here are some of our favorite tips & ideas when designing closets:
Best Closet Design Ideas
Matching Color Scheme
Many people do not think about color schemes or style when creating a closet. While it is true that a color scheme is not going to make you more organized, it can greatly improve the overall appearance. Choose coordinating or matching accessories for the best success.
Whether your closet is big or small, having some cubby space is a great way to organize things such as books, clothing accessories, hats, personal care items, and much more. These can often be purchased inexpensively from kits or you can design your own custom closet organizers. Baskets which fit into this space can also help you coordinate more space.
Install a Shoe Rack
Having a neat place to organize shoes you don’t wear everyday is a great way to add a special touch to your closet and help you stay more organized. No room for shoes in the closet? We absolutely love these shoe storage benches.
Use a Kit
So many people shy away from using a closet organization kit, however they can often be the easiest solution, especially if you do not have a lot of design style. If you hate traditional wire shelving kits, there are a number of different types, in wood, nickel, and other finishes. Just be sure the kit actually fits your needs before buying.
A new trend in closet design this year is to use an island or a bar inside the closet. These can often be purchased at many kitchen supply stores or specialty closet shops. Having deep cabinets or drawers adds ample storage, and the counter space will give you a place for your accessories and personal items.
Keep Things Open
There is nothing worse than having to dig around to find things. Having open space makes it much easier to know exactly where everything is. Clear containers or glass doors on cabinets can make this much easier as well.
Just like the island, cabinets are also becoming more popular options in closet organizing solutions. Cabinets can be stylish and functional, but it can also become quite costly – there’s a reason most people don’t redesign their kitchens on a regular basis!
Be a Basket Case
Stylish baskets can not only add to the overall design, but help you organize and group like items together. When you know that every item in a basket is related, it makes it very easy to find exactly what you are looking for – just be sure you don’t put too much in each basket!
We hope you enjoyed our best closet design ideas for the New Year. Happy organizing!