Dealing with a closet-less bedroom can be frustrating especially if the space is less than spacious as it is. But with these creative small apartment ideas, you’ll forget you never had one.
We say it time and again, dealing with small spaces require creative thinking and lots of planning. If you have a small bedroom without a closet, adding more storage space sure is frustrating. I know, I’ve been there!
Take this as an opportunity to redecorate your room. A closet may be a bedroom staple but there are stylish subs that work just as great. If you live in a less-than-spacious apartment with a closet-less boudoir, here are ways to get around the problem creatively:
An armoire or chifforobe are the most common storage solutions for closet-less bedrooms but these pieces of furniture are quite bulky. Not all tiny bedrooms have space for these pieces and if the same thing goes for you, opt for a dresser.
A petite dresser makes a great alternative to a closet. Sure, you can’t hang your clothes but you can fold your clothes to fit everything in. It has a flat surface that you can use to style your space or organize the bedroom. It’s a versatile piece that will extend your storage space.
Dressers come in all shapes and sizes, you’re bound to find one that suits your needs and space. Amazon has a stylish selection of dressers that’ll fit small bedrooms. My favorite is the Christian, an 8 drawer dresser that offers lots of room for your essentials.
One of the best small apartment ideas for a closet-less bedroom is a clothes rack! This terrific space organizer offers lots of room for your clothes + space for shoes and bags. The great thing about clothes racks is that it makes your wardrobe a part of the interior design, so curate away!
Best of all, you can customize the clothes rack however way you like. You can even boost the storage space by adding a shelf or two! The slim profile means the rack will never get in the way.
There are so many different clothes rack styles to choose from but the Whitmor Supreme garment rack at Overstock ticks all the right boxes! It’s compact yet spacious, affordable, and it has separate areas for shoes and bags. I don’t know about you but my bags need a space of their own and the Whitmor is definitely a great pick!
If you’re a hardcore DIY-er who’s got no problem making pieces of furniture on the cheap, this is a fantastic solution, make your own hanging clothes organizer. Just scour your property for abandoned branches and turn these tree bits into a hanging clothes organizer. Here’s a great tutorial to get you started.
But if you’re a lazy duck like yours truly, buy your own hanging branch organizer online. Etsy has loads of options to choose from. A hanging branch organizer isn’t as roomy or functional as your average clothes rack but it makes a pretty makeshift closet.
Headboard Clothes Organizer
Give your bedroom a unique look by making the most out of the space behind the bed and turning it into an impromptu closet. It’s a lengthy project but the payoff (and the extra expense) will be worth it.
You can start with a couple of floating shelves and work your way into adding a couple of closet rods. Just like clothes racks, a headboard clothes organizer turns your clothes into a part of the decor. Pictured above is a beautiful example, the colorful clothes added a pop of color to the all-white bedroom.
Not keen on converting your headboard into a closet? Take the same concept to other parts of the bedroom, perhaps, a naked wall that needs sprucing up!
If you think bookshelves are strictly made for books, think again! You can use any type of bookshelf to store anything from shoes, bags, clothing, and accessories.
And if there’s literally no room for a standard bookcase in your tiny bedroom, get those skinny ones that could fit in tight corners like the Sawyer leaning bookcase by Crate and Barrel.
It’s sleek, it’s sexy and it’ll keep your stuff nice and organized. It’s one of the best small apartment ideas for the space-strapped!
Yes, we’re talking about a regular ladder being converted into an impromptu wardrobe. A conventional ladder doesn’t have enough room to store all your belongings but it’s surprisingly useful as a space organizer. You can use the ladder to hang a few articles of clothing, organize your shoes, display your bags, etc.
A ladder’s profile is thin enough that it doesn’t take a lot of space, perfect for studios or microapartments. You can use the ladder as is or spruce an old one to match your interiors. If a skinny ladder just won’t cut it, you can always make your own ladder wardrobe, here’s a great tutorial.
Storage cubes are so versatile, they can be used as mini subs for a closet too! Of course, the tiny storage space means you have to fold your clothes as opposed to hanging them but hey, these storage cubes are really compact and useful!
Sure, you can’t keep a lot of things in it but you can stack ’em up to stretch the storage space! You can also add bins or decorative items to style the storage cubes.
Bed Bath and Beyond has a great selection of these storage cubes and they come in an array of colors and sizes to choose from. You can start with a couple of single cubes and gradually add more to build yourself a closet sub.
A little creativity goes a long, long way when you’re in desperate need of storage space. If you’ve got unused wooden crates lying around, you can use them to build yourself a closet.
The result is surprisingly stylish! There are two ways to use crates as a closet sub. You could either stack ’em up or make a rolling crate organizer using basic tools. Here’s a tutorial to get you started.