No Closet? No Problem! Try These 12 Alternative Clothes Storage Ideas

Gone are the days where clothing and accessories hide behind closed doors. These functional and stylish wardrobe options are perfect storage solutions for homes that are short on closet space.

By: Caren Baginski
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Bright and Fresh

Want to pare down your wardrobe but don't know where to start? Store all your clothes in the open, like this open-closet concept from blogger Holly Marder of Avenue Lifestyle. Shelves and racks help you become selective about the things you own.

Boutique Style

Stuck with a tiny closet? Expand your wardrobe space using a rolling clothing rack seen here from blogger Kat Tanita. This inexpensive solution adds boutique style to the bedroom.

Design Your Own

In her Victorian home, blogger Christina Orleans of Little Victorian ditched furniture in favor of an open closet design. Keep the wood shelving simple and splurge on brackets and hardware that you love.

Little Black Box

Take advantage of the space under your bed with these sleek Vardo storage boxes from IKEA. Wheels allow easy access to shoes and other items. A fabric lid snaps in place to keep dust away.

Minimal and Chic

Less is more when it comes to displaying your clothes with style. Grab the instructions to make your own chic clothing rack by bloggers Nomita and Richard of Your DIY Family.

DIY Ladder Wardrobe

We love wooden ladders for adding storage and style, and this DIY wardrobe is no exception. Blogger Geneva Vanderzeil of A Pair & A Spare has easy instructions to make this unique open closet.

Mix It Up With Mesh

Keep clothing storage simple and in sight with mesh basket storage. These Algot mesh baskets from IKEA provide lots of folding storage space, especially for difficult-to-hang clothes.

Floating Shelves

Practical pipe gets an industrial-style upgrade when fixed to a chunky floating shelf. This solution from Teslin Doud provides ample storage for clothing, accessories and shoes.

Plastic Bins Begone

These Romskog rattan baskets from IKEA are a serious upgrade from plain plastic bins. Zippered canvas covers keep the dust out of your necessities.

The Planter Closet

This clever DIY wardrobe design by Katleen Roggeman doesn't just stop at function. Pair a plant with your pretty things for a design statement in the bedroom. The complete instructions are on Katleen's website.

Transform a Nook

Turn any bedroom nook into a custom closet solution with the PAX wardrobe system by IKEA. Ready-made configurations take out the guesswork and stress of where to store your clothes and accessories.

Modern Aesthetic

Ready-made wardrobes come in all shapes, sizes and designs. These from Dokter and Misses — seen in blogger Angie Batis' home — include shelves and a hanging rod to accommodate all types of clothing and accessories.