Closet Storage Containers
Try a closet storage container to corral clutter instantly.
Closets can collect more random stuff than any room in a house. Tame the overflow with storage containers that complement your room's decor and restore order to the space. Whether you plan to use bins, boxes, baskets or bags it's important to evaluate how you will use them so that you can identify which will work best.
Boxes with tops or covers are terrific for storing seasonal items, protecting them from dust, moisture, light or pests. They stack easily on high shelves above hanging clothes and are a great way to use an area that can often be underused. Plastic boxes, clear boxes, cardboard boxes and wooden boxes protect while keeping the contents in easy reach.
Closet and Blue Floral Wallpaper
To give a walk-in feel to this closet, the sliding door and hanging rod were removed and replaced with custom built-in shelves, drawers and a vanity. The brilliant blue Gracie wallpaper was lacquered for high resistance performance.
Jewelry Storage in Custom Closet
You would never know that this fabulous walk-in closet was created from an outdoor storage room. An exterior door and window were closed and removed to allow space for custom built-in shelving, providing ample room for clothing, shoes and jewelry. Nicole Norris, ASID, NCIDQ, is responsible for the dressing room design in this North Carolina home.
Fold-Out Ironing Board
Install a pop-up ironing board, like this model from Rev-A-Shelf, into a closet drawer and you’ll be able to touch up your clothing without having to wrestle with that beast of a regular ironing board. In can be installed in any drawer that has an opening between 14-1/4" and 21" wide. If only all wrinkles would disappear so easily.
Wine Storage in Chicago Closet With Wooden Bottle Racks and Stone Flooring
Watch in amazement as you remove a blouse from its hanger … with one hand! Folding hangers by Quirky pop open and closed for easy removal from the closet. They also allow you to insert a hanger without having to stretch out the shirt collar or unbutton the top button. Magic, indeed.
Rich Wall Treatments
The bathroom, closet and dressing area of Boyd's apartment features an array of rich wall treatments—including Fornasetti wall covering—and details like this gilt and velvet chair to anchor the space. In a small bathroom space Boyd recommends having a little bit of fun. "Powder rooms are the one place you can be indulgent" he says.
Vacuum storage bags are very popular, efficient and affordable. They are great for large seasonal items like sweaters, jackets and blankets and when space is at a premium they can be a terrific way to maximize it. The clear bags allow you to see what's inside and their vacuum seal protects clothes from moisture, dust and bugs.
Bins and baskets with open tops are useful to maintain order on shelves and help keep clothes folded and unwrinkled. You can get colors, sizes and styles to match any decor and fit anything from socks to blankets. The other great thing about bins and baskets is how easily they travel from the laundry room to the shelf. Bins and baskets are also a terrific way to keep track of toys, balls and sports equipment in children's closets.
Storage bins, boxes and other containers come in a huge variety of materials. Plastics, metals and cardboard are all affordable and sturdy enough to hold a variety of types and weights of items. You can also create an eclectic look using recycled or repurposed items as storage containers. Keep in mind that the inside of any storage containers should be clean and baskets should be lined to prevent snagging clothes.
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