Organize & Clean

8 Ideas to Steal from Bridget & Jake’s His & Hers Closets

published Oct 14, 2014
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(Image credit: Kathryn Bacalis)

Of course there are lots of things to love about Bridget and Jake’s Denver home, but the thing that caught my eye while flipping through Kathryn’s lovely photos of their space was their ‘his and hers’ closets. They’ve DIYed these spaces into the perfect place to get dressed. Although you may not have quite as much space as they’re working with here, there are still plenty of ideas you can steal for your own closet.

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1. Just the idea of having separate closets for you and your partner is pretty genius, if you ask me. This means that there’s no fighting over space, and each person is free to organize (or not organize) their closet exactly as they see fit. Of course this won’t work for every house, but if your master bedroom has only one closet you could get creative — Jake’s ‘man closet’ is the landing at the head of the stairs.

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2. Placing a dresser in your closet (if you have room) can help with organization, make getting dressed more efficient (since all your clothes are in the same place) and free up space in the bedroom.

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3. I love these short hanging rods that mount on the wall. It’s a good way to get a better look at your clothes while keeping things easy to access. This would be a great addition to a small walk-in closet with storage only on one side.

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4. Am I the only one who hates, hates folding pants? Hanging them on hooks means no more folding ever — and you can see exactly what you have to work with.

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5. Don’t ignore lighting. Just because your closet is tiny doesn’t mean dim lighting will do the trick. Adding a hanging sconce or pendant (like Bridget did) can give the room a whole new feel.

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6. The idea of painting a closet black may seem a bit strange — but it works in this case, since there’s enough lighting to still be able to see everything, and the black background makes Jake’s clothes really stand out.

7. Copper piping in place of a traditional hanging bar adds a bit of shine and makes this closet feel a little more special.

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8. Once again, the jeans hang instead of getting folded up, but in Jake’s closet they’re on swivel snap hooks attached to a bar. Pretty smart.

To see more photos of Bridget and Jake’s closets (and of their super-creative Denver home), check out their house tour.