5 times Ikea clothes rails saved us from bedroom storage disasters

No space? No problem? Ikea clothes rails to the rescue

Ikea clothes rail wrapped in fabric
(Image credit: Ikea/Benjamin Edwards)

Dealing with a small bedroom but have A TON of clothes? We feel you. And that is why we want to introduce you to Ikea clothes rails. They are the perfect storage solution if you don't have room for a wardrobe, if your wardrobe is at full capacity and you need more space to expand your, some might say, vast collection of clothes.

We have rounded up the best Ikea clothes rails below – they are cheap, easy on the eye and if styled in the right way, becomes one of those bedroom ideas you wish you'd thought of earlier. Another buy you need? Storage baskets for anything that won't hang up – find all our best buys below. And don't miss our best bedroom storage ideas in our design gallery.

1. Customise your clothes rail 

Ikea clothes rail wrapped in fabric

(Image credit: Ikea/Benjamin Edwards)

A really easy hack for making a simple Ikea clothes rail feel more personal to you is to wrap it in fabric. Sounds weird, but it works, just check out the Turbo clothes rail above. All you need to do is rip a fabric you like and that goes with your bedroom decor into strips and wrap it around the frame of your clothes rail for a cool rustic look – it also stops the hangers sliding too. 

2. Use an Ikea clothes rail to add colour to your room 

Ikea clothes rail

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Just like books, clothes can be a really easy way to add some colour, texture and interest to your bedroom. Why hide away all your favourite clothes? Get them out from the depths of your wardrobe and get them on display. Pick a colour pallette that works with the rest of your room and hang or fold your clothes in an open wardrobe like the Ivar for a practical and pretty bedroom update. 

3. Go for a multi-functional Ikea clothes rail 

Ikea clothes rail

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A clothes rail, mirror and extra storage for your jewellery, hair styling tools and whatnot, you get it all that in the Lierskogen. Plus it looks super cute and is only £85. You can style it up too to make it an actual feature of your bedroom, pop it in a corner and pick your nicest clothes to hang, get that lovely skincare you pay an arm and a leg for out of your bedside drawer and display it on the circular shelves. You can give that corner even more walk-in closet vibes by adding some hooks to the wall as seen above. 

4. Create a walk in wardrobe 

Walk in wardrobe by Ikea

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If your room is large enough you can easily create a section of your room that's dedicated to storing clothes. Use wardrobes to divide the space and then add clothes rails behind it so everything is easy to access. Here it's actually Billy bookcases that have been used to divide the room and the super cheap Mulig clothes rail has been attached to the opposite wall. 

What you can't see here is that the other side of the Billy bookcase is being used as a headboard. Very clever.

5. Use an Ikea clothes rail to build you own open wardrobe 

Ikea clothes rail used to create open wardrobe

(Image credit: Ikea/Nato Welton)

Love this idea. Build your own open wardrobe that's bespoke to your clothes storage needs. You can combine shelves, chest of drawers and of course clothes rails and make it as big or a small as you and you space need. Nifty right?

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