It’s not the first time that I post about my master closet but I have added some little touches and kept the systems that already worked.
Sort and Donate
This is always how any organization project should begin. There are always a ton of items that I get rid of when I set my mind to it. I try to donate anything that doesn’t fit, doesn’t fit well or I no longer like. It’s even a good idea to go through I items again, even after you think are you are done sorting.
A Place to Sit
I like having a little stool in the closet to sit on while I try on shoes. I used to have a different one before but this one is smaller and works better in this narrow space. I found this one at Target.
Adding a Valet Rod
This clothing valet has been one of the best things about this closet. I use it to set aside my outfit for the next day, when I am sorting clothing or trying on multiple items.
I really take advantage of the adjustable shelves to make them work for me and customized to all the items that I own. That means that some of my shelves are really narrow, like the ones that hold my sandals.
Create a vignette
I don’t have space for a large vignette but I do like leaving a shelf semi-open and housing only a few items. Here I added one of my favorite purses, a bracelet holder and a little plant. The addition of the plant makes a huge different in livening up the space. Also, a vignette breaks up the monotony of shelf-after-shelf with shoes and purses.
Lots of bling, lots of fake. 🙂
Tie rack as a necklace holder
I have quite a few long necklaces that tend to tangle easily, and this tie rack works perfectly to keep them organized and tangle-free.
Placing a dresser inside the closet
I have an IKEA dresser inside my closet and the closet system is built around that dresser. I think it gave the closet a more finished look, while adding a lots more storage for my t-shirts and shorts.
Organize sunglasses and bracelets
Last year I posted about how I organize my sunglasses. This system still works for me. It is great for inexpensive sunglasses that don’t come with a case.
I have two t-bar displays for watches and bracelets in my closet and pictured below is one of them.
On the other side of the dresser, I have a little bowl with my hoop earrings, which is mostly what I wear.
A little ring plate sits on the dresser which is where I place the rings that I wear most often. Can you believe that small holder was a little over 4.00 at Target. Love those clearance items!
The rest of my rings are on this ring display. I purchased 2 of them to hold all my rings. Above my rings is a little shelf that holds all my perfume. I wear perfume everyday whether I am working from home or heading out with the boys. I know some people have a signature scent that they like, but I like changing it up and trying new perfumes.
I know that it’s not easy to take the time to go through all the items in your closet, but it is so worth it. I hope this encourages you to go through your closet and streamline your items. It’s a great feeling to walk into an organized closet every morning!
dreamiest closet everrrrr!! love it girl!
Thank you so much, Ellen!
Love your closet
Susan Gauthier says
What are the dimensions of your closet? I love it!
Thank you, Susan! My closet dimensions are 31 1/2 x 39 3/8″.
Karen @ Dogs Don't Eat Pizza says
I need to organize my closet – this is just the inspiration I need! Gorgeous and organized!!
Thank you, Karen!
I love the valet rod and the ring holder. Wow, I would also love to shop your closet! 😉
Wow you have totally inspired me! Looks awesome!
OMG. I love your closet. It’s what I dream of. I keep trying to get my husband to re-do our closet.
Thank you! I will tackle my husband’s closet next but this was on my to-do list for a long time as well.
Your closet is beautiful, job well done! *swoon*
What closet did you use?
I had a local closet company build it out, after measuring. The dresser is from IKEA.
I was wondering about the boxes on a top shelf with the clear window cut out in front. Any shots of them or where to get them?
Kristi, they are shoe boxes and I found them in the closet section at Target. They open upwards in the front of the box, so they never need to be removed from the self. There is another master closet post on my blog that has a better picture of them. They are covered in a linen-color fabric.
This is an old post (the photography is blah) but it has a better picture of the shoe boxes. http://gracefulorder.com/2014/08/12/transform-your-closet/
Thank you for answering. I found them on Targets site, but they are no longer available there. I did find them on Amazon (don’t know what I would do without them at times). They are by Iris if anyone else is interested.