Why not store your clothes in a way that’s as stylish and savvy as you are? Today I’m taking you through some clothing rack inspiration – for those of us who don’t have an entire walk in closet to ourselves but still want to display some wardrobe gems in sight.
I am one of those lucky bastards with a spare little bedroom that I’m currently turning in to an office and fashion inspiration room – you can actually see my custom made clothing rack here. What I like to do is make little capsule collections of about 10-15 pieces that go well together in terms of color scheme and that speak for my mood and style at that time. It might be light and more romantic for summer (with a lot of white, nude and grey) or black and edgy for fall (with a leather, mesh, denim) or soft and cozy for winter (with big grey knits, a fluffy coat and a few pretty dresses). As a result I constantly feel inspired and can easily put my finger on whatever piece might be missing in my wardrobe.
6 tips for creating an inspiring clothing rack space:
1. Choose a clothing rack that suits the style and color scheme of your bedroom, walk in closet or hallway. White always works well, and Ikea has a plain white rack called Riga for 13 euros, and a black tripod rack called Turbo for 30 euros.
2. Add a few other personal pieces that say something about your style and to add different heights and depth. Like a framed black and white poster, glass vases, a vintage stool, a rug small or an industrial floor lamp.
3. Place pretty pastel paper boxes, a braided basket or a (vintage) wooden storage box right under the rack. This will give you stylish storage space. Then line up your prettiest shoes on top of the boxes.
4. Got lack of space or don’t want to make your clothing rack the focal point of the room? Hang three few shelves on the wall for folded items, shoes and accessories and screw a tube on to the bottom shelf. Just like in the last right photo, this has the feel of a clothing rack in a more concealed and space saving way.
5. Avoid wire hangers as those will mess up the fit of your o so beloved clothes. Use all of the same hangers, preferably slim ones so you can stack many items on your rack. I use wooden hangers in a white wash or light wood tone.
6. Switch up the items on your rack according to season, and color code them. If your clothing rack is actually your entire wardrobe, then group them by category. So pants go with pants, jackets with jackets, dresses with dresses, shorts with shorts. This makes it simple to find a specific pair of trousers in the morning and helps you to see which items you might need to throw out (those are never taken out of the rack) or what you might need to buy.
(photos found on Pinterest and Tumblr, first photo via Joyce Croonen)