Closets are the ultimate fashion accessory and details—yes, even down to the hangers you use—make the closet. I have recently designed closets in custom homes and it is a room that can make a big difference in your life if designed properly. We typically set the fashion or design direction and work closely with closet designers to get all the details installed.
If you’re a busy man or woman on the go, you can minimize prep time in the morning and gain valuable minutes by creating a closet that’s as organized as your timetable. Putting the clothes in your closet together in a way that makes intuitive sense means that it’ll be easier to create outfits that look good and you won’t have to agonize over what to wear. Plus, if you learn how to organize your closet, you’ll never again have to rush around frantically searching for your favorite shirt or belt while worrying about whether you’ll be late for a meeting or social event
Here are a few tips to keep in mind along with some design concepts Norman Design Group has used recently.
1.Don’t keep what you don’t need
One of the biggest problems facing overstuffed closets is that they’re full of clothes the closet owner doesn’t need. Some people are simply lazy and haven’t cleaned out their closets in ages, while others are attached to certain garments or feel wasteful throwing out items that are not full of holes. Come on, admit you still have that mock turtle neck from 1989 hanging in there….
The fastest way to organize your closet is to own fewer clothes because visually it will be easier to find what you’re looking for. To organize your closet, take everything out and dump it on your bed; go through each piece of clothing one item at a time and assess when you wore it last. Apart from formal wear, if you haven’t worn something in one year and it’s in good repair, donate it to charity.
2.Hang like garments together
Stop wasting time rummaging around in your closet by using two simple systems that will help you retrieve individual garments. First, hang all garments that belong in the same category together — i.e., sweaters next to sweaters and dress shirts next to dress shirts. At all costs, avoid hanging clothes by color family. This system will simply make a big mess of your closet because people tend to think “I want to wear a sweater,” rather than “I want to wear something brown,” so use the more intuitive grouping system of clustering similar items together; this is the correct approach when figuring out how to organize your closet.
3.Make small accessories visible
While it may seem like a good idea to place smaller accessories like ties, belts and the like in a drawer, the truth is that you might end up wearing them less often because when you can’t see them, you’ll forget you own them. Get the most out of your wardrobe by purchasing a set of hooks or even a small rack to throw over your door and hang your accessories.
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A few pieces of furniture below indicate a clean but very stylish direction for this project. Now, I just have to see if the clients like this direction as much as I do…….stay tuned!
A potential above the Living Room Fireplace.
These 2 chairs are a perfect candidate for a stylish Family Room
A simple but elegant entry bench or may end up in the Living Room.