So you found the perfect apartment. It checks nearly all of the boxes on your must-have features list; whether they be oversized windows that flood the space with natural light, or original details that showcase its history without looking outdated. It has hardwood flooring and it has a dishwasher. It’s fresh, it’s simple, and it’s exactly what you need.
Except, it doesn’t have a closet.
This is what happened to me, and I know I’m not alone. When I first began my apartment search, I prioritized closet space as one of the most important pieces of the puzzle in the hunt for the “perfect place”.
Or at least, that’s how I thought it should be after watching years and years of House Hunters, where home buyers are quick to cut homes from their lists without walk-in closets and unfinished basements to store all of their stuff.
At the end of my search, I ended up signing the apartment with very little closet space. I have yet to regret that decision. In fact, I’ve had fun finding alternative ways to store my clothes. Especially as minimalism continues to trend, simple and stylish ideas for small closets are not in short supply.
Looking to make your own closet in a small space? Check out a few of my favorite ways to store your wardrobe and showcase your style.
3 Ways to Create a Closet (When You Don’t Have One)
Gone are the days of conventional dressers and wardrobes. If a piece of furniture is going to play a major design role in your bedroom, find something you’ll enjoy looking at every day.
This high shelf gets less-used items off of the floor or out from under the bed. It frames the clothing racks without making the space look cluttered or cramped.
Image: Apartment Therapy
With the addition of shelving, this corner under an eave goes from an underutilized space to a cozy closet with tons of storage.
Last but not least, you can combine all three ideas: Furniture, hanging racks, and shelving. All so easy to create in your own room.
Of course, all of this becomes easier if you have less stuff in the first place, right? If you’re in need of a plan to get started, read my post on decluttering your apartment. Let me know your thoughts and ideas in the comments, or send us some love on social media! decluttering your apartment.
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