Small Space Solution: 15 DIY Garment Racks
Ample closet space is hard to come by, and if you’re a big city girl, you know you’re lucky if you even have a closet. Whether you’re strapped for space or are just looking to fill an empty corner in your bedroom, it’s a shame to cram your best dresses or that new romper in a drawer. Bring your clothes out of the dark and into the light with one of these 15 DIY garment racks.
1. DIY Garment Rack: In one afternoon and a trip to the hardware store you’ll be able to keep your favorite pieces right where you can see them with this simple rolling garment rack. Tip: If you buy your conduit pipe at a major home improvement store, they will cut and thread the pipe for you, making this a project even a novice DIYer can master. (via Smitten Studio)
2. Copper Clothing Rack: More often than not, we always reach for our favorite pair of jeans and that super comfy t-shirt when getting dressed. Bring your essentials out and you’ll see which items are integral to your wardrobe and which ones are headed for Goodwill. (via SF Girl by Bay)
3. Branch Clothing Bar: Add an air of whimsy to any space with a rustic branch clothes bar. While this won’t hold a ton of clothes, it will display a few key favorites without overpowering the space. (via Project Nursery)
4. Corner Clothes Rack: Use this corner rack to simplify your morning routine. Set out a whole weeks worth of outfits, and you’ll save yourself from running around looking for that top until you realize it’s in the dirty laundry and you’re late for work. (via Radical Possibility)
5. Floating Clothing Rack: If you’re already tight on space, the last thing you need is a big bulky armoire taking up more precious real estate. This simple DIY floating solution will give you the storage you need without making the room feel overcrowded. (via Love Aesthetics)
7. Clothing Headboard: Bright dresses, skirts and blouses give an otherwise colorless room just the right pop when hung behind the bed. If you’re going to invest so much in your wardrobe, you might as well get your money’s worth and have it double as decor. (via Decor 8)
8. Blanket Ladder: Have all your fluffiest blankets on hand whenever you need them. You never know when a movie night might strike! This would also work great with sweaters to avoid the dreaded hanger marks on the shoulders. (via Shanty 2 Chic)
9. Bookcase Closet: An IKEA bookshelf gets a facelift with a new tension rod and rearranged shelves. Use this in a nursery and adjust the clothing bar height as your little one’s clothes begin to take up more space. (via Smile and Wave)
10. Rope Wrapped Bar: Don’t you hate it when you pull a shirt out of your closet and it’s completely full of wrinkles? Now you can keep things on permanent press with this rope wrapped clothing bar. (via Apartment Therapy)
11. Plumping Pipe Rack: Lightweight yet sturdy, this leaning rack is as good looking as it is functional. And with no nails or screws, it’s easy to take apart and store away for unexpected house guests or impromptu dance parties. (via Love Aesthetics)
12. Ladder Garment Rack: Make sure your fashion sense is a step above the rest with this ladder turned clothing rack. Use the top as a shelf and store off-season items depending on what time of year it is. (via Living)
14. Copper and Concrete Clothes Rack: This garment rack is like the lace dress and leather jacket combination, tough yet feminine. The copper pipe keeps things light and dainty, while the concrete feet make the whole thing ultra modern. (via Funky Time)
15. Crown Molding Shoe Racks: Shoes are meant to be seen, and with crown molding racks, your favorite heels will look like little pairs of art on your walls. It’ll look so good you might even be able to charge admission. No flash photography, please. (via Buzzfeed)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)