Always dreamt of a walk in closet? Oh hasn't everyone. While we could waffle on in Carrie Bradshaw references for a paragraph or two, let's just cut straight to it – you can have a walk in closet (of sorts), no matter how small your bedroom, with this amazing IKEA hack. This ingenious idea is just about being really clever with your space, buying the right storage and then covering it all over with a super cute curtain.
And as we looked at pictures of the gorgeous, practical, clutter-free room, we couldn't help but wonder why we had never thought to do this sooner (sorry couldn't help it)...
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1. Create a walk-in closet with a space-saving curtain
'So how do you do it?!' we hear you shout. How do I create the walk-in closet of my dreams?! Well, first pick a wall. Look at where your wardrobe currently is in your bedroom; we bet it's shoved in the corner, maybe with a chest of drawers next to it and – if you got the room – a dressing table next to that. This set up is wasting so much space!
For the space that those three pieces of furniture take up, you could create your perfect storage set up that includes, drawers, hanging space and even an area to act as a dressing table. So, start by designating that side of the room as the space to create your new 'walk-in closet'. Then, use a curtain to divide it from the rest of your space – installing doors is costly and takes up more space.
2. Find practical walk-in closet storage systems
Next you want to pick pieces of storage that all work together, and will work for you too. Got loads of dresses? Make hanging space the majority of your storage. Live in your loungewear? Make sure you have enough drawers to accommodate your vast collection of sweat pants.
The Pax wardrobe set up has been used here – it's great for creating a really customised wardrobe, as you can buy all the individual section. All you need to do is buy the Pax frame (this one is really narrow so perfect for small rooms) and then add shelves and a rail.
Next to the hanging section goes the Syvde– a glass fronted cabinet. The change in height means you have created a space above to act as a dressing area, while the glass front gives the wardrobe a really polished look.
3. Leave wall space for a pegboard
Ah pegboard, of course there has to be some pegboard. It's great for creating storage for makeup, jewellery and accessories. Then, pop a mirror up and you have a dressing table as part of your wardrobe too.
4. Use clothes bars – for hanging clothes and drying laundry
Then, in any space you have left, wall mount a clothes bar for more hanging space and leave the space underneath for storing all those bits that you can never find a home for – shoes, suitcases, that sort of thing.
All that's left to do that is pick some fabric, or a curtain, to cover it and to divide it from the rest of your bedroom. You could also rearrange your furniture to make it feel like even more of a separate space – in this bedroom the headboard faces away from the wardrobe area, creating a 'wall' between the two areas.