Big Closet Design Ideas

A big closet is ideal for implementing the best of storage solutions, and ridding one of the largest spaces of clutter.

Wellborn Cabinets Closet Organizers

Wellborn Cabinets Closet Organizers

By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik
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Organizing a big closet can be tough because the storage solutions are seemingly endless. One of the best rules of thumb is to design it from bottom to top. This means that your most important, everyday items will be easily accessible and located on bottom shelves, clothing rods or wall hooks. On the other hand, items that are not used every day, like a large kitchen appliance or a container that holds out-of-season clothing will be placed on top shelves.

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For the Love of Shelving

Capitalize on closet space with sufficient shelving and drawer space. This California Closet design takes advantage of the natural light streaming in from the window. The closet system, in Hardrock Maple, features a hutch, an array of drawer sizes and granite countertop.

A Closet Divided

For those who share their space with that special someone, this master closet is divided down the middle for his and her peace of mind. Her side features extra shoe storage while his side makes the most of hanging rods. Photo courtesy of ClosetMaid

Spacious Serenity

The distinctive characteristic of this master closet is the open floor plan. An area rug and dressing chair create an inviting feel. For closet systems that don't extend to the ceiling, add decorative boxes that double as storage. Photo courtesy of ClosetMaid

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Classic Sense of Style

Your closet should reflect your sense of style and the home's personality. This Rubbermaid design combines a wire system with custom shelving for an affordable and classic look that will retain lasting beauty over time.

Perfect Placement

Eye level storage is the most important real estate in your closet. A collection of clothes takes center stage, with shoe racks lining the floor. Extra storage space for seasonal items and linens can be found over head in decorative canvas baskets. Photo courtesy of ClosetMaid

A Backdrop for Your Wardrobe

A white, wooden storage system is a great backdrop for a colorful wardrobe. This closet is light and airy, which is very welcoming in the mornings. Photo courtesy of ClosetMaid

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Pocket Doors

For closets that are open most of the time, pocket doors are a great option. The openness allows natural light to stream into the closet and master bedroom through the uniquely shaped windows. Photo courtesy of ClosetMaid

Consider placing hanging racks or hooks on the wall for simple storage of belts, ties, kitchen cooking pans or a broom, depending on the room of the house in which the closet is located. Floor space is best reserved for large items, like a shoe rack, rolling kitchen cart or vacuum cleaner, allowing for adequate room for you to move about within the closet.

If your closet has a set of drawers, remember to avoid using it as a catchall for homeless items. Many homes have what people call a "junk drawer," but that doesn't have to apply to your living space. Giving each item a home within your big closet will help to maintain organization, keeping your space clutter-free.

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