Let’s face it our closets are not the best looking spaces in the world. We spend lots of time and money on buying things to fill our closets, but are they pleasing to the eye? When you have a true collection it’s worth the time and money to organize it so you enjoy your things. For most of us, it’s always the clothes closet, in particular our own, coupled with not enough space. We will not delve into whether you should have purchased the new article of clothing in the first place but rather how to store it no matter how big or small your closet.
Women’s closets with the rest of the home have evolved over the years, and a dressing room has replaced the walk in closet. The size of a house obviously dictates the space alloted for a women’s closet, but when there is enough space a women’s dressing room is a true luxury.
One feature I find appealing is the island or staging area in the center of a dressing room. Usually made out of a glamourous material: lucite, lacquer, or even mirrored, the island is a perfect spot to mix and match all the accessories in your closet.
Tory Burch’s closet includes a dressing table as does Aerin Lauder’s (below) which makes it truly a room of her own.
Here are a few “regular” walk in closets that have caught my eye.
You will remember this closet from the ever popular show, “Sex and the City.” Carrie Bradshaw’s closet was a masterpiece but more for her unbeliveable vintage and couture clothing.
No matter how small, the space can be organized. Meg Braff’s closet is more on par with the size of my own closet, and I like her idea of adding drawers below her tops and skirts.
For most of us, our closet does not resemble these highly organized ones, but what an inspiration as we transition to fall. Organization is really the main ingredient to making our closet space work. In addition, visibility is key. If you can’t see your clothes, sooner or later you will forget you own the item.
Here are a few items that have made my small closet function better. This hanger is a true space saver, allowing for 25% more room. It also gives your closet uniformity. While hanging your clothes on the new hangers, go ahead and arrange them by type and then by color.
I don’t know about you, but I keep my sweaters stacked at the top of my closet and inevitably by the end of the season they are a mess. This fall I am plan on buying these lucite shelf dividers that keep your sweaters and tees neatly in their stacks.
Lastly, I plan on adding a few fun hooks so I can have my own version of a staging area. Hopefully, I will be stepping out the door in one of these fun creations from my newly organized closet.
How is your closet? Is it ready for fall?