How to Organize Your Walk-In Closet

Categories: Blog | Posted: August 28, 2019

It’s like a dream come true: a perfectly organized, clutter-free walk-in closet. We all have fantasies of artfully arranged, color-coded wardrobes tucked nicely into a breezy closet, ready for a cozy night in, a night on the town, or another day in the office. But a lot of work goes into that dream. 

Having the closet of your dreams isn’t out of reach. You just need to set up a few basic organization methods and have some will power. We’ve collected a few introductory tips for making the most out of your walk-in closet below: 

Declutter and Donate 

Rule number one of a brand new, organized closet is getting rid of the clutter. We’re all guilty of hanging onto clothes that are worn out, don’t fit, or were never our style in the first place. Why let something like that take up valuable closet space? Take a hard look at your wardrobe and start sorting out your favorite pieces from your meh pieces, then donate anything that’s still in good shape. You’ll feel like a weight has been lifted afterward, trust us. 

Sort by Season, Sort by Use 

You’ve gotten rid of all the clothes you never wore, don’t fit into, or went out of fashion years ago. Now you’re left with a great wardrobe ready to be organized. Start by arranging clothes by season – summer, fall, spring, winter – and place them in your closet accordingly. We’ve got a few tips below to help you organize those. Then, within each season, move the clothes you wear the most (your favorite pieces) to the front of the row so they’re easily accessible. 

Go one step further now and sort by color or style. You’ll end up with a closet arranged perfectly for the weather, making it easy to pick an outfit and be on your way. 

Double Up to Maximize Space 

Your walk-in closet has a lot of vertical space too — don’t let it go to waste. Take advantage of your closet’s height by using a double-rod closet organizer. Place an upper and lower bar in your closet, then hang clothes strategically by length and style. For example, keep your blouses, cardigans, and tank tops on the upper bar, and place your pants and dresses below. 

Let Your Clothes Breathe! 

Wire closet organizers are great for storing clothes in a closet you’d rather keep folded. The benefit of these wire shelves is that you can let your clothes breathe and avoid the musty back-of-the-drawer smell. Many organizers like this are customizable, so you can sort and stack them however you want to best fit your organization preferences. 

Reach for the Sky 

Use every inch of space in your walk-in closet — all the way to the ceiling. You undoubtedly have a few items of clothing or accessories (an extravagant Easter hat perhaps or a bright pink faux fur coat, perhaps?) that you hardly use but need to store. 

Keep them out of the way by putting them on high-up shelves at the top of your closet. Place this extra row of shelving closer to the ceiling, above your double-rod closet organizers. Now you can store those important-but-often-ignored items you can’t bear to part with. 

Add Storage 

One of the best things about a walk-in closet is that there’s often room to move around. However, the downside of that is there can be a lot of wasted space. Use the space below your clothing rods or on an unused wall to arrange a dresser or small cupboard to store additional clothing items that may not fit on your clothing rods or shelves. Here’s a great decorating opportunity; add elegant style or a splash of color with this piece of furniture. 

Get Hooked on Hooks! 

There’s never a great place for purses in a closet. You can’t hang them up, and they just get cluttered and disorganized piled on a shelf. You’ve got the wall space now, so use it! Hang decorative hooks on the walls of your closet at different heights to hang purses, bags, or even jackets you don’t want on a hanger. 

You can even make a smaller version of this for your jewelry! Hang small hooks near a mirror in your bedroom or closet and you’ve got a place to store your necklaces tangle-free. 

Take a Deep Breath, Get Organized, and Live Out That Fantasy 

A perfectly arranged and organized walk-in closet isn’t out of reach. By following these few basic tips for organizing the structure of your closet, you’ll be there in no time. Just remember to keep sorting through clothes on a regular basis, donating what you don’t wear and recycling what’s too old to keep. You’ll end up with a perfect wardrobe suited to your current tastes in a de-cluttered walk-in closet.

8 Home Decorating Tips You Should Always Follow

Categories: Blog | Posted: August 15, 2019

No matter what style speaks to you – whether you’re a minimalist at heart or love rustic themes – some design tips always apply. Here are some timeless home decorating tips you should always follow, no matter how you choose to decorate your home.

  1. Make Your Bedroom Your Favorite Room in the House

Your bedroom should be a calming, relaxing sanctuary. It should be a room you can escape to, a place you enjoy being in. Splurging here is fine, as long as you do it carefully. Spend the extra money on high-end bedding and pillows – you can reuse them for years, and falling asleep each night will be a luxurious experience.

To elevate the room’s design, choose a solid-color duvet or comforter and pair it with matching pillowcases, adding in a decorative pillow or two. The combination of color and pattern will make for a magazine-perfect look.

  1. Expand Your Home with Mirrors

Mirrors immediately brighten and expand any room, no matter how cramped. Place mirrors on walls opposing windows or other light sources to double this effect. Windows can double the visual square footage of a room.

Artfully place mirrors on your walls in a series or on their own to amplify any room.

  1. Let There Be Light (and Lots of It!)

Lights can do wonders to a home. For instance, you can immediately set a mood with lights on dimmers. Different lights, like overhead lights or table lamps, add a lot of style and interest to the room. Experiment with different shapes and sizes to figure out what works best – and don’t be shy. Combine various light sources in a room and see what happens!

  1. Bring Style to Every Room, Even the Bathroom

It may not be as glamorous as your bedroom or living room, but a neglected bathroom is a sad sight. Elevate the humble bathroom by using beautifully folded towels, tasteful art, chunky bars of soap, and a few decorative items. Consider lighting here too – you don’t want harsh or over-bright light here.

  1. Try to Keep Your Home Clutter-Free

Here’s a truly timeless design tip. Clutter in your home can add stress to your life. Try not to clutter the surfaces in your home. Of course, we all know that dining room tables should be for eating, not for piles of paperwork or books. Apply the same idea to other surfaces of your home.

Don’t clutter your shelves with knick-knacks or misplaced items. Stick to a few statement pieces and try not to overstuff your shelves or open spaces. Keep things clean and minimal.

  1. Your Couch Doesn’t Have to be a Wallflower

Here’s a tip most people do not think about. We tend to push furniture up against the wall to create more space in a room, but that can sometimes feel strange. We want to encourage comfort and conversation, not keep everyone with their backs to a wall.

Consider instead orienting furniture around a central point in the room. For example, around a fireplace, underneath a ceiling fan, or in a particularly sunny corner. Ideally, don’t orient your entire room around an entertainment system.

You’ll find this cozy arrangement is much better for inviting people into your home and enjoying time together.

  1. Natural Lighting is the Best Design Element

There is nothing better than letting beautiful, natural light pour into your rooms. Make sure you are capturing every bit of the natural sunlight your home receives, especially if you’re facing north or south.

Swap out dark or thick window coverings for lighter ones – both in color and weight. Thinner fabric will help the room feel lighter, even when the sunshine outside is dim.

  1. Use color!

Accent walls, decorative pillows, statement pieces. Try not to design a room with one single color or pattern. Mix and match complementary colors or patterns to avoid building a dull room. This design mix keeps your room exciting and visually appealing. You can use this as an opportunity to show off a particularly unique piece of furniture in your home or even a favorite art piece.

Keep these basic tips in mind when designing your dream home, and you’ll be sure to love every space in it. Remember to maximize natural light, don’t go crazy with the statement pieces, and take advantage of design tricks to expand your home’s many areas.

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