Here's Proof That Mirrored Walls and Doors Can Actually Look Good

You’ve seen them, I know you have. The sad, mirrored walls, or maybe sliding closet doors, the ones that were intended to be signs of disco-era extravagance but that can now read a a little sad and tawdry. They’re all over a certain kind of ’70s and ’80s condo. I always thought that mirrored walls were just plain bad. I thought that until I started doing research for this post, and discovered that actually, mirrored walls can look very nice. It’s a design idea that’s very often misunderstood. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The Best Closet Systems — The Best List 2018

The average closet, if you’re lucky enough to have one, is typically uninspired: a few rods, maybe a shelf, and space for a few pairs of shoes. It works, but it leaves much to be desired in terms of storage and organization. A great solution to making the most out of any closet space is investing in a closet system that will carve out a spot for all your clothes and accessories. You might associate these systems with walk-in closets or larger reach-ins (like I did), but the truth is that there’s a system out there for anyone and any Read More

7 Ways to Hack Your Way to More Closet Space

Closets come in all shapes and sizes—and often, with not enough storage space. Thankfully, with a little imagination (and research), you can turn your cramped closet into a stylish storage hub, no matter how tiny it may be. To prove our point, we rounded up some of the easiest—and not to mention, affordable—ways to carve out more storage for your wardrobe. Read ahead for seven of our favorite products for creating more storage room when you aren’t working with a ton of closet space. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

8 Bedrooms That Master the Open Closet Storage Trend

While house hunting, you sometimes fall in love with a place so quickly you don’t notice what’s not there. When I realized my first apartment had no closet, I made do with a cheap, pop-up wardrobe that looked liked I never really, truly settled in. I wish I had seen some better ideas first (searches for open closets are up 126% on Pinterest) because so many clever people have fully embraced the open storage trend. We’re sharing their tips for making a similar setup work for you. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

7 Simple Closet Tricks That Let You Do Less Laundry (and Keep Your Bedroom Clean)

Not all laundry is created equal. Those leggings you wore to a super-sweaty hot yoga sesh? Toss those in the washer post haste. But things like a sweater you threw on for the late half of a chilly night? A dry-clean only blouse you wore to work on a half-day summer Friday? Literally any pair of jeans that’s not ripping at the seams (and even then…)? You can totally wear that again before you wash. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

I Tried Every Shoe Storage Solution Out There – This Is The One I Still Use, 4 Years Later — Deal of the Day

Over the years, I’ve tried every possible shoe storage solution. This is not an exaggeration — just about every possible solution that is available, I have purchased, tried, and discarded. Regular shoe racks require a good amount of closet space. But even when I have had the closet space to store, I found that my shoes often lived in cluttered piles since I’d be less likely to bend over and put them back on the rack. More often than not, however, I’ve lived in places with tiny enough closets that shoe storage required a bit more creative thinking. READ MORE Read More

9 Kids Rooms Using IKEA's Trofast as Genius Storage

Storage for kids’ things can be tricky. It has to be user-friendly enough that kids can put their own things away and versatile enough to grow with them and accommodate their ever-revolving collection of toys. IKEA’s Trofast system fit the bill; it’s adaptable, can either blend into the background or make a statement, and its offers enough customization options to solve a range of organization conundrums. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The Best Place to Buy KALLAX Storage Cubes Isn't IKEA

IKEA’s KALLAX line is a storage staple, relied upon for organizing kids’ toys, craft supplies, paperwork, socks and unmentionables, hats and gloves, and so much more in an attractive fashion. The Swedish retailer obviously offers a range of compatible storage bins—seven baskets and boxes—but these 18 alternatives will take you beyond IKEA. Spoiler alert: the bins designed for kids might be the most covetable. Don’t let them have all the fun! READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico