Men's Closet Ideas and Options

A man's closet requires a few simple additions to achieve optimal organization. Use these storage solutions to make his space clutter-free.

Masculine Reach-In Closet

Masculine Reach-In Closet

A masculine approach mixes functional with a classic color palette. Hanging storage in smaller sections tend to stay neater and are ideal for shirts and pants. Photo courtesy of ClosetMaid.

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Little to no frills are required when it comes to organizing men's closets.

Invest in a few simple pieces, like a chest of drawers, shoe rack, valet and tie rack. Many of these items, such as the drawers, can be purchased inexpensively if you choose plastic. Use the drawers to organize undershirts, socks and underwear.

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Your closets deserve beautiful doors, too. Bi-fold and louvered doors are great options, saving space and allowing for air circulation. Photo courtesy of California Closets

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Bedroom closets generally have sliding doors or bi-fold doors, which take up less space since they don't open out. Photo courtesy of ClosetMaid

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Hall closets typically have a single door, but bi-folds are a good option, too, depending on the size of the closet and space around it. If you've got extra room, why not try a double door, for easier access to your coats and boots? Photo courtesy of California Closets

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Sliding Doors Save Space

Sliding doors are an efficient way to save floor space and, if they're hung like barn doors (like the ones in the photo), they add architectural interest to the room. Photo courtesy of Rubbermaid

Bi-Fold Doors Offer Full Access

Bi-fold doors allow you to access your whole closet at once and save space by folding accordion-style instead of swinging out. Photo courtesy of ClosetMaid

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Consider Louver Doors for Circulation

Louver doors have slats set in a frame running the length of the door. The louvers allow air to circulate into the closet, while obscuring the contents. Photo courtesy of ClosetMaid

Hang shirts and pants on a closet rod, organizing them in sections so that each item is easy to locate. A wall mount hanger valet is useful for allowing extra room to hang clothing when closet space is limited. These valets are easily mounted to the wall and are often able to be folded down when not in use. Valets are also useful for men who like to prepare their next day's attire ahead of time.

A shoe rack or cube storage system is useful in a men's closet for keeping footwear organized, and shelving is handy for storing folded sweaters or containers with out-of-season clothing. Place an accessories organizer on top of the dresser for storing watches, cuff links, a wallet or even his cell phone.

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