Custom Closet Design Ideas

Everyone likes options, and when it comes to designing a closet the ability to make it your own is always a bonus. Learn how to transform your space with these ideas for custom closet designs.

By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

If you like to have a variety of options at your fingertips, then a custom closet design might just be the best choice for organizing your space.

Boutique-Inspired Closets

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Comfortable and Personal

An upgrade from the typical walk-in closet, boutique-inspired closets often incorporate seating, stylish lighting and other luxuries. In this closet by ClosetMaid, a plush rug and a comfortable bench create a place to relax, while framed photos and decorative boxes add a personal touch. The closet also features ample storage space in the form of drawers, shelves, shoe racks and rods.

Ornate Details

With gold leaf accents, elegant molding and plush carpeting, this closet by Studio Becker is a luxurious extension of the bedroom. A popular feature for boutique-inspired closets, an island provides extra storage space and a surface for folding laundry or packing clothes.

Chic Contemporary

Whether your style is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, choose a closet system that complements your home. California Closets' Venetian Wenge suite system features flat-panel drawers and simple hardware for a look that's sophisticated and contemporary. A stylish light fixture highlights the central island, while a woven rug and baskets add warmth to the sleek space.

Seamless Transition

A large doorway allows this closet by ClosetMaid to flow seamlessly off the master bedroom. The door also defines the his-and-hers zones of the closet, which are equipped with shelving, rods, a hutch for him and shoe storage for her. A double center island with a bench unites the space and adds extra storage space.

Timeless Style

Clean, classic and neutral, this closet by Studio Becker feels like a fitting room in a high-end clothing store. The drawers and storage boxes feature hand-stitched leather pulls, and the shelves are crafted from quality maple wood.

Handsome Design

Cherry cabinetry with an espresso finish adds masculine appeal to this closet by Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. The well-designed space includes several convenient features, including laundry storage and open shelving for shoes and purses.

All in the Details

The right details can transform a typical closet into a stylish sanctuary. Decorative molding, an antique-looking light fixture and maple cabinetry with a distressed finish add vintage style to this closet by Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. Along with rods, drawers and slanted racks for shoes, the closet features built-in shelving for books, framed photos and other personal mementos.

Soothing Hues

Think about what colors attract you when designing your closet. Grays, blues and browns make this closet by ClosetMaid a serene place to get dressed and spend time. For an invigorating space, opt for reds, oranges and other bright colors.

For those who are looking to have a hand in the design of their space, a custom closet allows for plenty of do-it-yourself options. Shelves, adjustable clothing rods, drawers, container storage, jewelry organizers and wall hooks are just a few of the custom options from which you can choose. Paint and wallpaper also help to add a personal touch to a custom closet space.

Store-bought closet organizers are also an option for customizing your closet. Plenty of companies have designed shelving, drawers and organization cubes that are sold individually, but can be easily arranged to fit together. These practical options make for a functional and clutter-free space that was inspired by your personal flair.

Organizing and Storage Solutions

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