Feeling inspired to clean out your closet? Before you go on a shopping spree for new hangers and containers, hear out Lisa Adams, CEO of L.A. Closet Design. “Keep everything organized by category and color, similar to the way you would find clothing items displayed in a boutique,” she says. So that means don’t go stuffing purses in a drawer—set them out on open shelves and surfaces. “If you see everything you have, you’ll wear everything,” Adams points out. Ergo, no more losing clothes in your own closet. These ideas put it all out there for the world to see.
Accessory shelves are the new bookshelves. Stash small items in glass display boxes, which will make your closet look like a boutique.
The open shelving in this California Closets–designed space makes finding the perfect shoes so much easier. And the extra-large island? Not just storage— it’s motivation to fold and put away your clothes.
Designed by California Closets, this space takes boutique-like storage to the next level.
Extremely Genius Thing alert: Insertable purse pillows keep your bags in shape and upright for storing on open shelves.
Bailey Austin keeps everything bright and open in this glam closet.
Closets don’t need to be white. Here, designer Phillip Thomas used a lips-covered wallpaper by Konstantin Kakanias for Templeton and a quirky furry stool to energize a client’s hallway storage space. Note: Mirrored doors = genius.
A small bench, such as this one in the patterned closet of public-relations maven Christina Juarez, means you never have to teeter on one foot to take off your shoes.