I’m gonna say it– this is one heck of a before and after. Honestly, it’s a little embarrassing to share what my closet used to look like. But now when I get dressed in the morning, this gives me a much more peaceful start to my day. Maybe I’ll add a chair and a coffee bar in here 😉 Here are my tips on how I organized and accessorized my small closet!
“I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman” -Vera Wang
Step 1: Hangers
Hanging all my clothes on the same type of hangers (and color coding them) instantly made the closet feel more organized. Here are the hangers I bought from Target. There were several options there– wood, black, and velvet!
Step 2: Shoe and Accessory Organization
Lining my most worn shoes up in formation made a big difference! I put the ones that I don’t wear as often into these 2 baskets. You could also use 3-4 smaller baskets for hats, scarves, and other accessories if you don’t have a lot of shoes!
This is how I chose to hang my necklaces. I pulled a plank from my garage, attached drawer pulls from Hobby Lobby, and hung my DIY necklace holder on the empty wall!
Maximize space in a small closet by hanging hats on the wall.
Step 3: Adding a Mirror and Rug
To me, the mirror gives a “boutique” feel to the closet. I can try an outfit on, immediately look at it, and then turn around and hang it back up if I change my mind. This has prevented me from leaving clothes on the floor out by the mirror in our bedroom. I bought this one from Amazon.
The rug is from a company I LOVE– Well Woven! The beautiful print on the rug is a little more difficult to see with the lighting in my closet. Here is the one I purchased:
If you want this one, or any other gorgeous rug from their website, you can use the code Morgan15 to get 15% off your order of $75 or more (valid until August 24th)!
Step 4: Changed out the Light Fixture
If it didn’t feel like a boutique before, it certainly does now! This isn’t a light fixture that I would normally choose, but it felt so right to make my small closet feel more elegant and feminine.
You can purchase the light here.
Step 5: Inexpensive Wall Art
I made all 3 of these scrolls for less than 10 dollars! There’s an online resource I found that lets you browse THOUSANDS of prints, drawing, etc. to download and print for free from your home! I downloaded these floral images and then had them blown up at Staples. Click here for the blog post that walks you through how I did this!
Shiplap definitely isn’t something you need in order to make your closet appealing, but it sure is pretty!
The method I use to put up shiplap in our home is fairly inexpensive, and looks like the real deal! I made a video all about it. Join me on Instagram and click the story highlight called “shiplap” 🙂
I know not everyone understands why I would put the money into a closet refresh. For me, this is a space that’s all my own, a space I go into every day, and a space I love to be in because I love fashion!
I hope these ideas are helpful to you as you decorate and organize a closet you DON’T want to shut the door on <3 -M