Ideas & Inspiration: Storing Clothes in Apartments with No Closets

Ideas & Inspiration: Storing Clothes in Apartments with No Closets

Nancy Mitchell
Dec 29, 2015
(Image credit: Avenue)

So you've found the perfect apartment, with great light, in a great neighborhood, only — it doesn't have any closets. You could throw away all of your clothes, or, if wearing the same outfit for the rest of your life sounds like too much of a sacrifice, you could check out some of these ideas (and beautiful inspiration photos) for storing clothes in an apartment with no closets.

(Image credit: Avenue)

Holly, the blogger behind Avenue Lifestyle, set up a wardrobe in her bedroom with two clothes racks from IKEA. Shoes go on the bottom; a shelf mounted above, which runs the lenght of the room, provides storage for out-of-season clothes, blankets, and other sundries.

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This is the same idea — a clothing rack standing in for a closet — but here it's tucked under the eaves of a roof, a clever use for a short space. From Lonny.

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If you don't like the look of clothes just hanging out in the open, a freestanding wardrobe is also an option. This one, spotted in Myka and George's Modern Abode, is also from IKEA.

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We spotted this industrial-pipe clothes storage on Style Me Pretty.

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From Livet Hemma, here's another option for the closetless among us who still don't want to be looking at their clothes all the time. Hang a curtain behind your bed, and make the area behind the curtain into a closet with clothes racks and shelves. Presto: a spacious closet, and clothes that are hidden away when you're not getting dressed.

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Hanging clothes bar + dresser = twice the storage power. From Bolig.

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Here's a similar setup, from Designlykke via My Scandinavian Home.

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Marie-Lyne & Karlo made the most of a nook in their small condo with a clothes rack, a hamper, and a filing cabinet. (Putting clothes in filing cabinet = why didn't I think of that before?)

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The mirror, and the shelf mounted above, filled with framed art, make this little closet corner feel like a part of the rest of the room. From Passions for Fashion, via Coco Rosa.

(Image credit: 47 Park Avenue)

The blogger at 47 Park Avenue has a whole room set aside for clothes — but you can still take inspiration from her setup even if you only have a corner. A shelf mounted above the clothes rack is a great place for extra storage (or art), and a dresser placed in front of (rather than under) the hanging clothes makes everything feel intentional. It's like your own little boudouir — and that's even better than a walk-in closet.

Re-edited from a post originally published on 12.4.14-NT

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