1. Wardrobe on a budget
If you’re short on cash but desperately need a stylish storage solution, why not attach some shelving and hanging space to a free wall, pop up a rail and hide the whole lot behind a curtain? Quick, easy, cheap and stylish.
2. Make a statement
This clever copper open wardrobe system not only provides hanging space and shelving for folded clothes, but there’s also room to use it for holding makeup, displaying pictures and decorative ornaments, and even enough visible wall to hang a mirror on. Shelving like this makes a statement and works in small space homes.
3. Think outside the box
Clothes and shoes don’t always have to be hidden. This room is the perfect example of using a bookshelf for shoe storage, a portable clothes rack for hanging space and a large chest of drawers that double as a dressing table for everything else. No built-ins or shelves required. This is a great option for renters.
4. Utilise a nook or alcove
While a recess in the wall such as this might usually be the place to put a desk, it’s actually a storage opportunity. Have shelves custom-fitted to the space, add a rail for hanging clothes and leave enough space at the bottom for baskets that can hide away shoes and bags.
5. Buy a bookshelf instead
Ditch the idea of a wardrobe altogether and embrace the convenience of bookshelves. A set of square shelves are perfect for storing everything - apart from coats and dresses that need to be hung. Once again, this is a great option for renters or those who don’t have a budget for built-ins. Use baskets for socks and underwear, while the flat top can be used as a dressing table.
6. Hang what you can, fold what you can’t
Simply by having all your clothing hung up or folded and within view means everything is easily within reach. Plus, it looks super neat!
7. No space? No problem
If you have a tiny amount of space but you need to store as much as possible, an open-shelving system such as this is the way to go. There’s plenty of space for shoes, hanging racks, shelves for folded clothes and drawers for socks and underwear, plus up-top storage.
8. Give the bed a boost
Give the bed a boost and use the space underneath for additional shelving and storage.
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