Homeowners use their master closet at least twice a day, every day, so it should be a retreat that is well-organized. Smart storage designs come first of course, but what comes after? If closets are the proverbial cake, then personalized accessories are the icing. 

“I’m seeing non-negotiable trends that are taking center stage when I’m designing closet spaces for my clients,” explains Amanda LeBlanc, professional organizer and national spokesperson for Organized Living. “My client’s see their closet as an extension of their home and as a relaxing respite. I show them rich shelving textures and on-trend finishes. But they want more. They want me to personalize the space to their style with wallpaper, beautiful lighting and custom finishes.”

Going the extra mile is easier than you think. You can customize a closet by adding character to the space as if it’s any other room in a home. LeBlanc agrees and shares five easy upgrades she recommends that you add to your next project to make the space more inviting and to satisfy your client’s needs.

  1. Add Wallpaper. Express your client’s personal style using interesting wallpaper. Most brands are easy to apply these days and are easy to remove when the time comes.
  2. Install Beautiful Lighting. Hang a chandelier or add a lamp to transform the closet into a cozy changing room.
  3. Use Matching Hangers. This creates a uniform look and a more organized closet because it allows your client to space clothing apart evenly. Plus, it will make them feel like they’re in their favorite boutique.
  4. Designate a Jewelry Nook. Keep jewelry in one place and on display for quick access. Not only will the display look like closet art, but it will also be easy for your client to hang their jewels back up when they’re finished.
  5. Shoe Display. Our prized possessions and possibly the prettiest things we wear should be displayed, not hidden, in a closet. Show your proud collection off by using adjustable wood shelves. This way you can adjust shelves accordingly depending on shoe type.  

The more beautiful a space, the more likely we are to keep it organized.  Watch this quick video below for additional closet design tips from LeBlanc and use them to elevate your next project. 

 Jenni Dusina, communications manager at Organized Living

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