Since we were on the topic of all things master bedrooms last week, it’s finally time to reveal MY closet. Emmett’s is behind the french doors to the left of mine and it’s still surprisingly organized, I might add. After living with my wardrobe strung out through the guest room these last few weeks, I’m feeling relieved to finally have a functioning closet (and guest room) again. Click through to see how I designed and organized my custom system with ClosetMaid SpaceCreations.
I wish the closets were built back further in our master bedroom (which we’ll be revealing soon)… instead they jut out into the space and take up quite a bit of room. You’ll notice the panel moulding and the nook to the right in the above photo- that’s pretty much where the master door swings and opens into.
That leaves us with a wall full of closets. Visually, I like the look of the double set of french doors, but it eats into precious bedroom space. We decided to live with it and embrace our closets, and I’m actually really glad we did! Not only did it save us a ton of money, but the bedroom still has a good traffic path around our king size bed.
I designed my closet exact opposite of Emmett’s. My drawers and shelving sit to the left side and I have double the hanging space on the righthand side.
Hanging space was super important to me because I have more clothes than he does. I will say- we are minimizing our closets and investing in quality pieces… you know, the less is more / quality over quantity idea. I still have some pieces to add to the “garage sale” bin.
You might be wondering where that leaves space for my shoes. I know you’re assuming I own more than 6 pairs of shoes and you’re not mistaken! My solution for shoes is a closet just outside our bedroom. It’s only about three or four feet from my main closet and sits on the other side of the bedroom door. Our last custom system will be for overflow clothing (and the majority of my shoes). We’ll keep gear and out-of-season clothing in that one- look for the final closet reveal next month!
One thing I actually really like about this closet is the shoe storage… it forces me to think about what I wear most often. I never trade shoes more than six times a season anyway, so it’s pretty perfect for easy access and less clutter is a total bonus. My house slippers stay tucked in the corner most of the time because I’m constantly slipping them on off and throughout the day. I swear by these things, especially living in a house full of hardwoods.
Another storage must for my closet was a place to keep jewelry. It used to live in our hallway… and that was not a great place for it, to say the least. It looked messy, was constantly unorganized, and I always forgot to put it on because it wasn’t close enough to my clothing or shoes.
Happily, it has been moved into my closet and is on the easiest-to-reach shelf. Since the shoot, I’ve also added my perfume to this section and I haven’t forgot to put either on since the closet makeover (I’d call that a win). No more running out the door without accessories or smelling nice. Ha!
The jewelry box was a gift from my Mom when I was a kid. Emmett refinished and lacquered it for me (it used to be cherry finish). I also added an inexpensive bracelet organizer and a charming boudoir tray– it’s SO beautiful! I really like the way this shelf displays.
I also love organizing with simple, neutral totes. I’ll toss anything from hats, wallets, bags, and swimwear into totes for hidden storage. They fit perfectly on the shelves and keep items tucked out of sight for a clean, streamlined look.
Overall, I couldn’t be more pleased with the way my closet turned out! It’s really the little things that make a house feel like home and give you the feelings of ease and comfort. You wouldn’t guess an organized closet would do that for you, but I’m here to say… it actually does. I feel calm walking into our master bedroom and so happy every time I open the french doors. I know that sounds stupid, but it’s true!
Has anyone installed one of these systems since I started sharing them? I’ve had a people couple email and comment with questions. I’m always happy to offer feedback! Emmett and I were both chatting about how we never would’ve guessed closets could be such a good investment. Here’s to organization and stress-free homes!
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