In order to keep things clean and tidy at home, it is important to have a plan, a set place to keep things when not in use. Too often clothes get thrown onto a chair in the bedroom. Pieces that can be worn again but are not freshly washed, such as jeans or sweaters, sit in a pile on a chair waiting to be picked up. The solution for this is simple: the clothes valet.Valets are nothing new, but traditionally they have been an item that men would use to hang their jackets or ties and were therefore most commonly available in limited styles and colors. Often they are found in dark glossy wood or pewter versions that feel dated and unnecessarily cumbersome. Modern versions exist but tend to be pricey. That was why I was so pleased to find the IKEA MULIG. Sleek and simple, available in black or white, this valet is perfect for hanging clothes when not in use and even has a place to put accessories.
The IKEA blog suggests winding rope around the bar to customize it, but I can also imagine it wrapped in leather or with a bright color. It could also be painted or covered in contact paper with a print if you are particularly skilled.