How to Give Your Closet a Makeover

First of all, we want to start by saying we hope this blog finds you happy and healthy in your home during these tough times.  We have been thinking about you all, and how we can help share some ideas for projects that we can all do while bunkered down at home.  

A few friends have told us that re-organizing their closet is at the top of their lists.  So, we wanted to share some of our favorite ideas with you to help get your creative juices flowing and those closets looking fresh and tidy!

 

For a traditional take on a closet system, this one incorporates soft storage components which can help to save space and be a bit more versatile.  You can pick and choose which items best suit your needs, and create your own layout accordingly (i.e. Need two (or three or four…) extra shoe hangers?  No problem!)

West Elm

 

If you love the idea of a system but don’t quite have the closet space, try using that big empty wall in your bedroom instead!  Who says you need to hide all those gorgeous clothes and accessories, anyways?

Pottery Barn

 

Or, if bedroom space is tight, try an open rack with shoe storage.  Bonus: handbag and accessory storage on the side!

Urban Outfitters

 

Maybe you don’t have enough closet space, but you’re not into having everything out on display.  We get it.  An armoire is a great way to keep your things out of sight and add a gorgeous statement piece in your bedroom.

CB2

 

 

Anthropologie

 

Can’t decide?  A little bit hidden, and a little on display, this piece from IKEA won’t break the bank.  Plus, has a super convenient sliding bamboo door.

IKEA

 

I love ladders for extra storage, and these ones are unique twists on the classic.  They’re perfect for hanging your favorite scarves, throw blankets, or towels.

Anthropologie

 

 

Grandin Road

 

If you’re like us, it may seem like there is just never enough shoe storage to hold all those beauties.  We really like this one because it has storage of all different sizes.  (I don’t know about you, but we can never fit boots and heels in those regular pockets!)

Honey-Can-Do (Available at Nordstrom Rack)

 

And if you’ve already run out of room in your closet, we’ve got you covered.

CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan (Available at Wayfair)

 

 

What other organization projects are on your list?  Are there any other ideas we can help you with?  Let us know in the comments!  

 

Stay safe and healthy at home, friends!

 

 

Our Favorite Summer Whites

There’s nothing lighter and airier than a breezy white curtain blowing in a summer wind.  But why only bring out the whites between Memorial Day and Labor Day?  For a fresh look 12 months a year, add a soft summer white and keep a little summer in your home year round.

I love the whitewashed woods mixed with the creamy neutrals.  The Kouboo Chandelier just completes the room.

Kouboo

Kouboo

 

Stash some white accessories around…they go with everything!

Lulu & Georgia

Lulu & Georgia

 

Nothing beats white curtains on a white wall for a fresh “summer” feel.

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel

 

And crisp white bedding is a practical and pretty solution for what to put on the bed.

Matouk

Matouk

 

A white sofa and table don’t have to be monochromatic.  Change it up with colorful pillows and accessories, and you have a room that can change along with your mood.

Wisteria

Wisteria

 

White outside on cushions?  Absolutely!  Make sure they’re washable and you’ll have them for many seasons.

Serena & Lily

Serena & Lily

 

White slipcovers also are a great, practical solution – just make sure they can be easily cleaned and you’re ready to go.

 

Kathy Kuo Home

Kathy Kuo Home

 

What’s your take on white all year long?  Do you have a favorite room to use this crisp, clean look in?