15 Dream Closets to Admire

Houzz

Erin Carlyle

23 January 2017

Who wouldn’t love a more organised closet? Shopping for clothes can be overwhelming enough; keeping them neatly arranged and easily accessible is another challenge altogether. But the owners and designers of the following 15 spaces – the most popular closet photos uploaded to Houzz from July through September 2016, measured by saves to ideabooks – have mastered the art of the beautiful closet.

15. Clothes? What Clothes? 
Aside from the colourful chandelier and graceful herringbone wood floors, the most compelling element of this closet may be the fact that all the clothes are hidden — in this case, behind periwinkle doors. Ah, rest for the eyes.

14. A dapper duo
In this closet for a pair of well-dressed gentlemen, two sets of shelves above the clothing rods offer storage space for infrequently accessed items.

13. How calming
Our closets could look this uncluttered if our wardrobes were composed of only four tank tops and a few shirts. But even with full rods and shelves, this space would boast a pulled-together look thanks to the warm wood cabinetry. A vanity area adds a luxurious touch.

12. No space too small for shoes
This photo proves that even those who don’t have a proper closet can make room for their shoes and bags. This ‘closet’ actually lies within the living room zone of a 500-square-foot studio apartment.

11. Teal is my favourite colour
White and wood cabinetry and neutral carpeting provide a blank canvas for getting dressed. The neutral colour scheme makes the one spot of colour, that teal bench, stand out.

10. Contemporary tan
Beige and tan tones for cabinetry, walls and floor provide a calming feel in this neatly organized closet space, while the bench at the end of the room offers a handy place to put on shoes.

9. Tabula rasa
This closet from Russia grants what cluttered-closet owners find most envy-worthy: plenty of empty space to fill up. It also appears to contain a wall safe. Perhaps a place to stash some treasured jewelry?

8. Calm and contained
This closet blends the orderly aspect of closed doors with the ease of open shelving, which works well for beautiful favorites or frequently worn pieces. The lush carpeting presents a soft landing pad for undressed feet.

7. Boutique at home
This elegant closet looks as inviting as a curated shop, with neatly displayed sections and most items visible. The two large windows bestow good natural light, meaning that the owner should be able to leave the house without a sudden shock that her clothes just don’t match under the light of day.

6. Bright and creamy
Rich off-white cabinetry and blue-and-white accessories create a pleasing backdrop for getting dressed in this Los Angeles closet. The window seat could be a comfortable place to curl up on and read a book – on fashion or any other subject.

5. Everything in its place
This closet is just right for a shoe collector who likes to pump up the biceps – note the colourful dumbbells on the bottom shelf. The room affords ample space for folded sweaters and jeans, and the centre island offers a place to hide unmentionables.

4. Grey on grey
Many Houzzers loved this grey-toned closet, where the only reminder that clothes are stowed here are the kicked-off heels and the scarf.

3. Efficiently sized
This closet may not have the volume of the other popular closets, but it maximizes its space. The bench at right opens to reveal more storage.

2. A Room for my shoes
Neutral and neat married glamorous and textural in this refined shoe closet space, with orderly shelving, a sparkly chandelier and a soft seat.

1. Necessary objects
The golden-hued wood in this closet is admirable, but it’s the proximity of the washing devices that makes this closet so practical. Move clothes directly from the dryer to the shelf – at least for the lucky members of the household who enjoy storing items here. 

 

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