I have spent much of the past several weekends working on my master bedroom closet.
I already have an organizer system in my closet, but wanted to pretty it up a bit.
I started by painting the walls the same color as the tray ceiling in the master bedroom.
I thought this would take no time at all. It ended up taking me over three hours since the organizer was already in the closet and I had to cut in what felt like a million times.
While the closet was empty, I went through each and every item and edited what would go back into the closet. This is really an important step in organizing your closet.
After loading five bags of clothing to give away, and reorganizing everything that went back in,
here is my new and improved closet:
A few weeks ago I started this makeover by removing my closet doors and adding drapes instead.
It totally opened up the inside of the closet.
I added decorative boxes on the top shelf to hold all of my handbags and other infrequently used items.
I created labels for the boxes using my Silhouette machine.
On each label I wrote down the contents of each box.
This way I can tell at a glance what is inside.
I also added a damask stencil to the closet.
I used my Silhouette machine to cut out two different sizes
of the damask pattern out of brown adhesive vinyl.
While I was at it, I created a sign for over the door inside the closet also out of the brown vinyl.
The damask on either side of the sign is the negative side of the vinyl cutouts.
I mixed a few elements on the Silhouette machine to make the scroll design.
I think there are several key elements to having a well organized closet
that is both functional and pleasing to the eye.
1. Have all the same hangers. This may seem like it's not a big deal,
but you would be surprised at just how much better your
closet will look and function.
2. Organize your clothing by type and color
Having your clothing organized by type and color makes putting together outfits much easier.
3. Organize your closet by season. Right now I have all of my winter clothing up front and visible.
4. Store less used items in decorative boxes at the top of your closet
so as not to take up valuable "real estate".
So what do you think?
I can't wait to hear.