12 Creative Ways to Dress Up Your Closet

12 Creative Ways to Dress Up Your Closet

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Nancy Mitchell
Nov 11, 2015
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You treat your clothes with a lot of care, so why not your closet? Just because it's a storage space doesn't meant it has to be a dull space. Here are a dozen ways to make your closet as inviting as any other room in your home.

Above: The folding doors of the closet in this NYC studio are covered in an eye-catching chinoiserie paper. Image from Domino.

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A lively wallpaper picks things up in this bedroom-turned boudour, also from Domino. The freestanding midcentury-style jewelry box is a nice touch.

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Another alternative, if wallpapering isn't an option, is to add paper to the back of your shelves. We've written before about what a closet lifesaver IKEA's Billy bookcases can be, and this image from IKEA shows that, with a little paper added to the back, they can be really lovely too.

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In a closet from My Domaine, a palm frond wallpaper peeps playfully out from behind rows of clothes.

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In this closet from Peeptoes, a shelf above a half-height hanging bar functions as a sort of vanity; picture ledges on either side of the mirror hold jewelry and nail polish.

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An oversized mirror glams up the closet in Bianca & Craig's California home.

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As long as you have ample lighting, painting a closet black can be a great way to set off colorful clothes, as seen on A Beautiful Mess. The leaning artworks are a nice touch.

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Here's another reminder that it's ok to have art in your closet, just like you would in any other space. And this space from Lonny has another idea worth stealing: the glam gold hanging bar.

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Here's a clever idea from the Urban Outfitters Blog: use an antique armoire for organization in your modern closet.

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This is actually a retail store, and not a closet, but still we love the idea of taking colorful plexiglass and having it cut to fit your shelves. Image from Lonny.

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If you have the space, adding an antique dresser to your closet is a great way to dress things up a little, and gain extra storage and layout space. Image from 47 Park Avenue.

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As seen on Domino: Matching all your hangers is a little thing that will make a big difference.

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