These closet spaces are the stuff many home dreams are made of — flawless organization, plush seating, and incredibly flattering lighting and mirrors. Don’t those sound like great features to help you get dressed every day?
Check out the most popular closet and storage spaces photo of all time. Is there an idea here for your dream closet?
1. Made for two in Houston.
Set up with an island for easy organization and instant traffic routes, this closet has plenty of smart storage ideas. Readers also loved the single playful touch of the zebra bench.
2. Ultimate shoe display in Los Angeles.
An eye-catching shoe display isn’t the only reason readers saved this closet. A bold black chandelier makes this space even more enjoyable to spend time in.
3. Detroit storage for him.
Gorgeous closets aren’t just for women — men need their space too! Neat and tidy spots for hats, shoes, and bags made this bachelor closet shot worth saving.
4. Personal touches in Dallas.
If you have space, make a closet stylish! It will make getting dressed just a little more fun. Readers noted the lace-lined cupboards and matching ottoman when saving this photo to their idea books.
5. A blank slate in Orange County.
This empty space in California provided inspiration for users with all different house sizes and styles. The floors and cabinet finishes, in particular, create texture.
6. Phoenix home’s hidden media storage.
A DVD collection as impressive as this needs to be organized with care, but it’s not always ideal to keep it on display. These doors pull out for storage with easy access.
7. Ohio closet gets cozy.
Making a closet cozy is harder than you’d think. Houzzers loved how a plush chair, a chandelier, and an elegant vanity make this closet feel more like a room instead of just a storage space.
8. Extra shoe storage in Georgia.
Readers couldn’t get enough shoe storage ideas in 2012. This impressive wall of built-in cubbies makes even the most massive shoe collection seem manageable.
9. Incredible organization in Dallas.
A marble-topped built-in dresser provides elegance in this closet, along with the simple chandelier above. Glass cabinet doors eliminate the need for any labeling.
10. Feminine Florida Closet.
A plush upholstered bench adds a subtle touch of color to this elegant all-white space. Houzzers loved how the Lucite legs tie in with the chandelier and cabinet pulls.
No dream closet is complete without a fancy crystal chandelier — a “boob light” simply won’t do. Just be sure to check codes and have enough other lighting to make it easy to see.
Hardware: Diamond 1.25-inch cab knob, Emtek; cabinet color: Studio Finishes metallic glaze in Silver, Benjamin Moore.
12. Smart lighting.
A lack of good lighting in a closet tends to lead to things like putting the navy suit jacket on with the black pants or wearing two different shoes. Continuous LED strip lights over the rods illuminate clothing in a way that eliminates wardrobe malfunctions.
Strip lights: John Cullen
13. Shoe bench.
It’s hard to buckle a Christian Louboutin caged 6-inch stiletto or pull up a thigh-high boot. One needs a seat. And apparently a shoe mirror. And probably an assistant. This is also a good spot for a friend or kiddo to sit while you play fashion show.
Bench: custom; chandelier: Lamps Plus
14. A closet annex.
No room for a dream closet or even a small walk-in? Sometimes there just isn’t enough space in the main closet. Why dig around for shoes hidden beneath your hanging pants when you can display them in a built-in in your bedroom?
15. The stealth closet.
Sometimes a closet is about length rather than depth and width. Using a space just a few inches deeper than a hanger, the length of a bedroom wall can be transformed into a row of closet cabinets. White doors without hardware give it seamless minimalist integration.
16. A dressing table area.
Walking around a giant walk-in closet can be exhausting. A comfortable chair where you can sit while doing your hair and makeup and checking out how your jewelry looks is a must.
Seriously though, while this particular area is indeed in a designated dressing room-closet, you can see how well the design would fit on a bedroom wall. It’s a more traditional version of the stealth closet in the previous photo.
Chair: Lee Industries, upholstered in Tai Lao fabric by Stark; sconce: Ruhlman single sconce, Circa Lighting.
17. Pullout cabinets.
Whether filled with ties, socks, or shoes, these clever cabinets caught many Houzzers’ eyes. They take advantage of the depth of the space yet provide easy access. I particularly like the way the hardware on this walnut cabinet makes it look like an oversized dresser drawer turned on its side.
18. A spot for Sheeba to perch and keep you company.
This is a drop-dead gorgeous closet, but let’s face it, the cat steals the show. I suspect many people saved this photo to admire this lovely diva.
19. Top-shelf opportunities.
No matter how small your closet, you’ll want to take advantage of height — if you stop at the top rod you may be wasting space.
Wall color: Revere Pewter, Benjamin Moore; island counter: 3-centimeter Bianco Carrera marble.
20. Rolling ladder.
A library ladder allows you to take advantage of the space all the way up by the ceiling. And by the way, get a load of that ceiling! The closet is a good place to indulge in some whimsy — why not add a fun paint color, wallpaper, or mural.
Of course, for the majority of people with regular, non-walk-in closets, there’s a different way to handle top-shelf access. Integrate a cute step stool or sturdy chair into your bedroom design close to the closet.
21. Glass-front doors.
These keep your clothes dust-free while allowing you to view them as you plan your outfit.
22. A closet large mirror.
I’m always having to walk from my closet to a mirror, and it’s a time-waster. It’s also a tricky trek in two shoes with different heel heights that I’m trying to choose from. While you may not have room for a mirror this large, consider adding a mirrored closet door or a mirror just to the right or left of the closet door.
These homeowners turned a sleeping porch into a luxurious walk-in dressing room closet. This meant there were plenty of windows to preserve, which give the room beautiful natural light. If you don’t have room for regular windows, consider transoms above your top shelves and-or a skylight.
24. Closet Curtain Call.
All right, let’s have a little reality check: In a sea of closets that are bigger than many apartments, over 29,000 Houzzers added this realistically sized example to their ideabooks.
A typical double-closet-turned-craft-emporium has a place for everything, including wrapping paper and ribbon racks, boxes with clear fronts, magazine bins, and more. It looks wonderful exposed, but this clever homeowner replaced the closet doors with bold and pretty curtains from West Elm.
25. Sliding barn doors.
These doors add an architectural element to the bedroom. While you’ll need ample wall space on either side for when they’re open, they’re less obtrusive than swinging doors. It’s not that pleasant to enter a closet and then have to shut yourself in because the swinging door is blocking racks or drawers. Pocket doors are another good solution for this issue.
26. Closet Integrated drawers.
If your closet is large, you may have borrowed some space from your bedroom. Eliminate the need for space-hogging dressers and armoires in the latter by using clever built-ins inside the closet.
Here’s a closer look at those drawers, specially outfitted forties for the bachelor who lives here. Note the beautiful hardware that dresses up the closet. Another important detail, of course, is the classical bust. What dream closet is complete without statuary?
See, I told you. Ancient Greek and Roman ladies come in handy when you need somewhere to hang your necklaces.
27. Closet Open Concept.
As long as you’re neat and have a great built-in designer, this could be a fantastic solution for you.
It keeps a bedroom feeling more open and lets both spaces get the maximum amount of natural light. The room divider serves as a closet on one side and can be used as bookshelves or a media wall on the bedroom-facing side.
28. Closet Personalize.
If you have any leftover space where you haven’t placed a classical bust, hang a favorite fashion drawing or photograph. When I was a tween-teen, I used to tack my favorite fashion inspirations from Vogue and Elle all over the inside of my closet doors.
When I opened up the double doors, Cindy, Estelle, Elaine, Linda, Paulina, and Naomi played a part in helping me choose my outfits. Actually, today’s no different — I framed my favorite subscriber covers from Harper’s Bazaar (I swear, they are the best covers out there, besides Prince on the cover of Ebony and Tina Fey on the cover of Esquire, which I also have framed and hanging there) and hung them on the one small blank wall that covers the ductwork in my closet.
Anyway, enough about me. Your display of accessories like jewelry, scarves, and purses also adds color, pattern, and personality to your closet.
29. Closet Wallpaper.
Much like a powder room, a walk-in closet can be a jewel box that departs from the style of the rest of the room. There’s no need for white walls — let your whimsy flag fly in the closet.
Wallpaper: “Out for a Spin” Soft Gold on Mink in Brown Manila Hemp, Phillip Jeffries
It’s soothing to see everything in its place, as these 10 closet photos illustrate. The following designs — the most popular closet photos — may be nothing more than dream spaces to many of us, but they offer a wealth of ideas, such as a mirror in front of storage cubbies and a concealed wall of hanging pegs. Also, they’re fun to look at.
30. The most popular closet of 2016
As we take a look at the most popular closet of 2016, it’s hard to find a storage feature that it doesn’t have. From the wood flooring to the shoe racks, laundry bins, double hanging rods, chandelier, and skylight, we’ll take it all.
31. White and wood
White and wood is a popular combination, and this closet shows why. Oak drawers contrast crisp white cabinetry and complement the natural texture of the footstool. This closet is about 10 feet long and 8 feet wide.
32. Flexibility and ease while still maintaining order
Sure, closets are important for storing clothes in the bedroom, but storage for all rooms is essential. In this London home, a built-in closet helps define the boundary of the living room while also storing shoes, clothes, and CDs. Racks and hooks provide flexibility and ease while still maintaining order.
33. Open storage cubbies for folded clothes and accessories.
In contrast to the previous closet space, this one has been done in rich, dark wood. Instead of cabinets and lots of hanging rods, it features open storage cubbies for folded clothes and accessories.
34. This closet has everything one could want
This closet has everything one could want — plenty of built-in storage and a washer and dryer — enveloped in attractive warm bamboo wood.
The architect-designed this space for a homeowner who is in her 80s, making all of the features easy to access. The well-lit room has doors that slide, rather than swing, so that the space remains open and clear.
35. Natural light and closet lighting
The master closet of the 2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design is a showstopper. While it features the trappings of an extravagant showcase house, from the chaise lounge to the crystal chandelier, it’s easy to see what readers loved about it. From the ample seating to the natural light and closet lighting, this closet reminds us to enjoy the ritual of dressing.
36. Full-length mirror sits front
It can be easy to want to sacrifice closet essentials such as a mirror to make way for more storage. In this clever closet design from Russia, a sliding full-length mirror sits front and center without taking up valuable storage space.
37. Completely custom closet system
Hanging laundry hampers, cantilevered shoe racks, and double shirt and pants rails are tailored components from a customizable closet system. The approach this popular closet took can be a great solution for homeowners who want an organized walk-in space without the price tag of a completely custom closet system.
38. Slick and organized closet space
This all-white closet shows us how lots of shelves and plenty of drawers and cabinets make for a slick and organized closet space. No nook or cranny goes to waste.
39. Custom closet made to display footwear.
Whether or not you share Carrie Bradshaw’s love for designer heels, this shoe closet’s appeal is clear: It’s about the presentation. While we can’t all have a custom closet made to display our footwear, floating shelves or a bookcase could produce a similar effect.
Whether your closet is large or small, there are ways to make it better. Many closets can be better organized; after that base is covered, move on to the decor.
These closet photos show solutions both practical and pretty. Some of the images are, for most of us, purely aspirational. But we can have fun looking, right?
Here are eight great closet ideas, taken from the most popular closet photos uploaded from July through October 2017.
Ideas for Styling Your Closet More Beautifully
40. Color coordinate frequently.
An even, regular color palette helps this closet feel extra organized. Not only are the bins and pullouts mostly tan, but the majority of the visible clothing is also in shades of blue and gray, black, white, and caramel. This closet is essentially a neutrals heaven.
41. Face your shoe toes out.
If you’re a shoe-lover, like Caycee Hewitt, and lucky enough to be considering a closet remodel or redesign, you might consider building in storage for your shoes. But even if your budget allows for only a freestanding rack (as opposed to built-in), facing the toes out makes it easier to find the right pair in the morning rush.
Ideas for Improving the Space When Renovating
42. Put extra storage in a hallway or mudroom.
These built-in cabinets and drawers make a great place to tuck away backpacks and boots and other everyday necessities, all beautifully hidden behind closed doors. The corkboard at the left is also a great place to post a calendar, notices about upcoming events, and fun pieces of mail.
43. Hang a chandelier (or two).
If you’ve got the space and the budget, hanging a chandelier — or a pair, as shown in this photo — can instantly dress up a closet area. This spacious closet certainly falls into the aspirational category. Given its many bays of cabinets and wall-mounted television, it feels like a fancy boutique.
44. Add some windows.
If you’re remodeling and creating a new closet, you might consider including windows in your closet. This suggestion does have its downsides — you certainly need to think about protecting your clothing from the sun, and you’ll also want to consider privacy.
But If you can work around both of those potential issues (with drapes and a private view, perhaps), then windows can bring in lovely natural light to help you choose your daily attire.
Adding a dress form to a spacious closet can also be a nice touch — something particularly fun for people who sew.
Ideas to Improve the Look Without a Remodel
45. Focus on the ceiling.
One way to make your closet feel like a destination is to pay special attention to its ceiling. You might paint it with stripes, as in this popular photo, or even add a fun wallpaper.
46. Stow your jewelry behind a mirror.
A swing-out mirror hides a display of many necklaces in this photo. Hanging them makes them easier to spot than they would be when crumpled in a jewelry box, and might also help preserve their shapes. This was the most popular new closet from July to September.
47. Build your own rack.
If you don’t have enough closet space, why not display some of your prettiest clothing items on an attractive rack?
This one, against an office wall — also from the home of Caycee Hewitt, mentioned in No. 2 — is made of copper pipes that Hewitt found on Etsy.