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How to Live Large With a Small Closet

Aug 21 2014 - 4:05am

We've got good news and bad news. First, the bad: not everyone can have a closet like Carrie Bradshaw's. (Did she really live in a Manhattan apartment?) The good: there's a simple way to make your small closet look and feel larger than it really is. From organizing tips [1] to design ideas [2], we're breaking down everything you need to know to boost the small space from meh to major. Oh, and do us a favor — tag any photos of your closet makeovers with #SpringStyling [3] to be featured on the site, will you?

Source: Domino Magazine [4]

Mirror Trick

You already know mirrors work wonders [5] when it comes to making a room feel bigger, so why should your closet be any different? Prop one up against an inside wall, or consider installing mirrored doors. Plus you won't have to walk far to see how all those great outfits look.

Source: Domino Magazine [6]

Eye-Catching Curtains

Sometimes your space is so small, there's not even room for a closet door. In that case, bring in a patterned or lively curtain to spruce up the space.

Source: Domino Magazine [7]

Extra Seating

Even if it's a really small pouf, incorporating some seating will make getting ready in the morning easy. It'll also help your closet look and feel more like a room.

Photo by Trent Bailey Photography [8] via Style Me Pretty [9]

Photos and Artwork

One way to instantly feel happier about your closet situation? Adding a personal touch by hanging art or your favorite photos. Then the space will truly feel special.

Source: Domino Magazine [10]

Stylish Storage

A great way to make up for a lackluster closet space is to buy boxes and baskets that pop. Not only are they incredibly practical, but they're pretty enough to want to leave your closet door wide open.

Source: Domino Magazine [11]

Expert Lighting

Just because your closet can't accommodate a huge chandelier doesn't mean you have to settle for anything less than spectacular when it comes to lighting. We're big fans of flush mount lights [12] for small closets in particular.

Source: Domino Magazine [13]

Extra Closet Space

Too little room for all your clothes? Make some more! Think about getting a free-standing closet or installing rods and shelves to double (or triple) your space. Bonus points for color coordinating your clothes with your hangers for a sleek look.

Source: Domino Magazine [14]

Wallpaper Lovin'

Take a cue from Whitney Port's closet [15] and decorate yours with striking wallpaper [16] — it's a simple way to give the spot some love.

Source: Justin Coit [17] for Domaine Home [18]

Shoe Show-Off

Do not — we repeat, do not — keep those fabulous shoes and handbags in boxes or hidden underneath the bed. Display them front and center for a touch that's stylish and convenient when you're deciding between the right pair of pumps.

Source: Domino Magazine [19]

Color Organization

If all else fails and you can't bring in lights or seats or wallpaper, arranging your clothes by color will do wonders for your closet. It's eye-pleasing and will make it easy to pick out clothes in the morning. Win.

Photo by Bryce Covey Photography [20] via Style Me Pretty [21]

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