If you’ve been keeping up with the mega-consumer Kardashians because you like ogling their closets, why not turn the visuals you picked up into an inspiration for getting your closets organized? It doesn’t take any more patience than is required to sit through a reality TV marathon. In fact, you could do the planning while watching said marathon of madness.
Design the Layout
Take stock of your possessions and determine how you use what and how often. Plan on creating quick-access zones for staple items that you use most of the year. Create standby zones, which are harder-to-reach shelves, for those pieces that will be rotated as the seasons change.
Make a rough sketch of how you might want your closet organized, mapping out the zones with an eye on both efficiency and aesthetics. The most basic sections consist of long and mid-length hanging racks, fixed shelves for folded items and purses, pull out baskets for personal items and shoe organizers, which can be shelves, racks or boxes.
Now for a reality check: Take end to end and top to bottom measurements of your existing closet space. Look for any nearby alcoves or unused nooks that can be used as additional storage space.
By working with a designer at More Space Place, you’ll be able to count on professional and knowledgeable assistance in creating your dream closet. We will spend time with you one-on-one in order to get a clear idea of both your functional and aesthetic needs. We’ll also take a solid inventory of the space and assure that your new closet will be personalized for you and your home.
Choose Your Shelving and Closet Components
Closet organizers come in different materials, colors and designs. Decide on a color and design scheme that will serve as the theme for your closet reorganization project. Uniformity of components does a lot to make your closet look stylish, organized and inspiring.
Prepare color swatches if you must, but consider that neutral tones work best if you want a blank canvass as backdrop for those daily life-changing decisions, such as, “Does this primrose velour skater skirt match this fuchsia silk shirt?”
Depending on how large your closet space is, some accessories are worth having around. For fashionistas, the top item would be a full-length mirror or two, positioned and angled in such a way that front and back are viewable. Lighted and magnified make-up mirrors are also important for close-up views of whatever you want to see up close.
A sitting area is also desirable if your closet is large enough. An upholstered bench makes a nice place to set down discarded clothes for re-hanging and a chair or footstool is helpful for strapping on those gladiator-style sandals.
Making it Real
You’ve already made the commitment to invest in the closet of your dreams by mapping out what you want. Stop the sighing and turn that plan into reality. Reach out to the closet experts here at More Space Place Austin to learn about the wealth of options available for creating a better closet.