An Open Closet Embraces Color

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Of course we all dream of giant closets and loads of storage, but in small-space living situations, such luxuries aren't often to be found. Open closets are sometimes a necessary evil, and we love this clever way of making the situation work: by embracing the colors of the clothes, almost as if it's a collection display rather than just a storage solution.
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Kelly (appropriately named Flickr member RedOrangePink) arranged her closet by color, complete with cute color-matched hangers; perhaps this is not by itself such an unusual closet strategy, but we think the reason it really works in this bedroom has to do with the rest of the room's d├ęcor.

By embracing bright color with her bedding, flooring, and lighting (that great pink lamp!), Kelly makes the display of her clothes seem like a natural extension of her decoration scheme. Of course, it helps that the "closet" is orderly as well. We also love the choice of the black and white artwork with just a hint of color, leaning up next to the mirror; it provides the perfect subdued contrast to the rest of the room.

Check out Kelly's photostream for some more colorful inspiration from her home in Tasmania.

More open closet inspiration from the Apartment Therapy archives:
Letting Your Clothes Show
Open Closets in Small Spaces
The Anti-Closet

(Images: RedOrangePink)

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