10 Beautiful Real-Life Closets of All Sizes

We talk a lot about closets here on Apartment Therapy. Closets turned offices. Closets turned nurseries. Even a kitchen in a closet. But what about looking at closets as, you know, just closets?

Although it stays behind closed doors when company comes over, there's no reason to neglect decorating the closet. And that doesn't mean spending thousands on custom Carrie Bradshaw-style lighted shelving. Treat your closet as you would any another room — consider paint colors, accessories, and even hanging artwork — and you just might find the closet is your favorite place in the house.

Here are 10 stunning and thoughtfully decorated walk-ins, reach-ins and coat closets to inspire:

    TOP ROW:
  1. Classy Clutter's closet makeover. Idea to steal: A bright accent color that makes you want to leave the door open.
  2. Nina of Stylizmo's walk-in closet. Idea to steal: Tons of decorative accessories.
  3. Ursula of Carmona Home's coat closet. Idea to steal: A super up-high gallery wall.
  4. A Teen Girl's Closet on HGTV.com. Idea to steal: A closet color that coordinates with the bedroom it's attached to.
  5. Our Corner House's closet makeover. Idea to steal: The green! So bright and cheerful. Imagine this closet in basic beige and you see what a difference good color can make.


  6. BOTTOM ROW:
  7. Rachael Bishop Designs' master closet. Idea to steal: One oversized piece, like a giant round mirror.
  8. Moth Design's walk-in closet. Idea to steal: The framed shopping bags hung inside a closet cubby.
  9. Mia Pollard's Brooklyn closet makeover on Real Simple. Idea to steal: Leaving room in a reach-in for a small stool and vanity. How luxe!
  10. A walk-in from Something Like That Designs. Idea to steal: The percfectly-sized wall-to-wall rug to cover ugly carpet.
  11. An LA loft closet by Lori Dennis. Idea to steal: Wallpaper, all the way to the ceiling.

(Image credits: Classy Clutter; Stylizmo; Carmona Home; HGTV; Our Corner House; Rachael Bishop Designs; Moth Design; Real Simple; Something Like That; Lori Dennis)