In life we have to face many hard truths. One of those truths? We can’t all have the closet of Kim Kardashian. Most of us are stuck with the same basic small bedroom closet. You know the one – it’s small, bifold doors are involved, there’s a couple of sad wooden rods, and definitely no crystal chandelier.
But don’t give into the closet blues just yet! Even the smallest closet can fit your needs with the right tricks. Here are some of our favorite tips to make your small bedroom closet feel more spacious and organized.
You knew this was coming. The first rule when organizing any space, especially when square footage is limited, is to get rid of the excess. Time to empty your closet and brutally edit the contents. Have you worn it in the past year? Does it fit? Would you buy it if you were out shopping today? No, no, and no? Donation pile.
2. Reconfigure Your Closet System
Just because your closet came with one hanging rod doesn’t mean you have to live with it. Relocate the current rod higher, than add a second lower rod for skirts and pants. Just that small change makes a huge difference. Adding a small set of drawers can also be useful for coraling folded sweaters, workout clothes, and more.
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3. Shelves, Shelves, Shelves!
Open shelving can change your world when it comes to small closets. Whether you use a closet kit, or build your own – remember to use all the vertical space available to you. The top shelf can be reserved for out of season clothes or other items that are not needed daily. Filling the shelves with baskets give you even more storage options.
4. Open Up Those Doors
If you have sliding closet doors, or small bifold doors like these, you know how frustrating it can be to not have full access to your whole closet. We love this brilliant solution, removing the closet divider and the doors completely, revealing a much bigger closet that would otherwise be hidden!
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5. Matching Baskets or Bins
If you use baskets or bins in your closet, opt for matching ones. This makes the whole closet look tidier, more cohesive, and yes – bigger! Color coordinating your clothing can also help give the space a more organized feel, and makes it easy to locate your favorite yellow top.
6. Create a Jewelry Station
You may not be Kim Kardashian, but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a little luxury in your closet. A nook or shelf reserved for a jewelry and a small decorative mirror can add a bit of glamour to an otherwise boring closet.
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7. Get Everything off the Floor
This is one of our favorite tricks that is so simple, but so effective. Keep everything off the closet floor – even your shoes. Everything should have a home on a shelf, or hanging on the rods. By clearing the floor space, your closet will automatically look cleaner and bigger.