It can be a bit of a shame if your bedroom doesn’t come with a closet to store away your cloths. But this just means you need to get a little creative when it comes to finding no closet solutions. You can even take it a step further and turn your open closet into a decor and design feature for the bedroom.
Spaces Around The Room
Here are a few ideas of how to create a closet style storage space around the bedroom:
- Free Standing: The most common storage solution for a bedroom without a closet is to use a free standing hanging unit just like the ones in pictures (1) and (2).
- Railings: Another common solution is to fit your walls with metal railings to hang clothes from (4) which will help save floor space.
- From the Ceiling: If you can fit hooks to your ceiling then you could hang a railing, again saving floor space. Plus it ends up looking like a design piece (3) – like something from a boutique shop.
- Ladders: Leaning a wooden ladder against a wall can be used to hang up a few clothing pieces and magazines (D) or even shoes just like in picture (C). You could also fit hooks to the side of the ladder for extra hanging space.
- If you get two ladders that open out, these can be put opposite each other and planks of wood can be used as shelves. A wooden dowel can be fitted across the top to act as a hanger – just like in picture (B).
Around the Bedroom
Take a look around your bedroom and see where you could add some extra storage space. Here are a few ideas: there are over the door organizers, use wicker baaskets or a rolling container to store things under the bed, and the foot of the bed could have bench storage (G).
See if you can make use of the corners in your bedroom. Check out the railings in pictures (E) and (F) that have been fitted to the corners of the room.
And the best way to make the most use of a small bedroom space is to try and add as much storage space going up the length of your walls. In picture (A) you can see how the whole height of the wall has been fitted with shelves and railings, saving valuable floor space.
Style It Up To Be Room Decor
Since your clothing storage is going to be out in the open, it might be a good idea to style the area so that it helps add style and decor to the bedroom. Some ideas include:
- Arranging your clothes by color
- Use unique materials to build your storage space. For the railing you could use a rustic branch seen in picture (3), industrial pipes (H), or for a more chic look go with copper pipes.
- Try and get decorative (and matching) storage containers. Have a look at the wicker baskets in picture (1), how about using a wooden crate or vintage trunk in picture, or check out the decorative boxes in picture (F).
- Check out the no closet solution in picture (4). Notice how the fixtures (the railing and shelves) are the same color as the walls. This is a good way to blend the room together, which helps create a clutter free look and makes the space feel larger.
Hide It Away
If you have a bit of space in your bedroom, you might be able to close off your no closet storage solution – keeping the bedroom looking neat and tidy. Check out my post here on DIY room dividers. There you’ll find some ideas that include using a bookshelf or a folding divider. A simple way of creating a divider is to hang up a curtain – just like in the bedrooms in pictures (5) and (6).
The clothes in pictures (7) and (8) are not hidden away. But they have been put behind the headboard, which means when you are in bed you don’t see any of it. You just need have a little bit of space to be able to walk behind the bed to get to your clothes
Here are some other clothes storage posts to get more ideas from:
- Stress Free Living: How To Declutter Your Bedroom
- Unique Closet and Entryway Shoe Storage Ideas
- Design Tips: Small Bedroom Ideas
- Space Saving and Stylish Bedroom Storage Ideas
- Search all of my storage posts for more ideas