It’s every well-dressed apartment renter’s nightmare. What do you do when your apartment’s tiny closet doesn’t fit your clothes?
When Chloe reached-out to us on Twitter, we took her tiny closet challenge to a few of our Home Stylists for their advice!
Read for their tips to maximize your nonexistant closet space – helpful info for anyone with a fashionably small apt.
“Put clothes everywhere! The trick is multi-tasking furniture. Use a wide dresser as a media console in your living room, and nobody will realize that your wardrobe is inside. Nightstands with drawers can also store smaller garments. If your bed doesn’t take up your whole room, you can push it a foot or two away from the wall and mount a curtain rod behind it to hang shirts or blouses. Hey, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do for fashion!”
– Colleen McCarthy, west elm Burlington
Clothing racks can be a storage lifesaver. Get cute hangers and organize your wardrobe by color to make it visually appealing and to make choosing outfits easier. Thinking floor-to-ceiling increases your usable storage, too. Mount curtain rods to hang scarves, pashminas, belts, T’s, jewelry etc. How you organize your wardrobe becomes the decor!
– Sandra Guzman, west elm Salt Lake City
A bed with built-in storage should be your first option. It’s like adding an entire dresser without taking up any extra space. Hanging shoe racks on the back of a closet door is another classic space-saving move. And if you have a little room in your entryway, put it to work! Options like the Pipeline Hall Tree are great for storing folded + stacked clothing items, bags, and heavy coats.
– Katherine Fellows, west elm Chicago