Over the last year, I had been struggling to store all my clothes in my walk-in closet. It’s not a small closet so it got me thinking that maybe the problem wasn’t the space, but what I was storing in the space. I was also feeling uninspired getting ready in the mornings and really wanted a change.
I decided to go through my ENTIRE wardrobe, right down to athletic socks and pare down what I owned. I’m a professional organizer so this wasn’t hard for me, but I’m a bit of a clothes horse, so this did take a while. I used the Marie Kondo litmus test to guide my process: I only kept what I absolutely loved. I donated several bags of clothing and shoes, including items from high school! It was very freeing. I highly recommend doing this every 6 months or when you swap out your seasonal clothes.
After I was left with only the items I loved, I decided that I was going to make this my dream closet – a space in which I would love beginning and ending each day.
Step one was to paint the existing structure and built-in shelving. Then, I decided to go BOLD and wallpaper the walls and backs of the shelves. I also swapped out the awful, pre-existing florescent light with a beautiful, prism chandelier that picked up the prism shapes in the wallpaper.
The finished space has made me SO HAPPY. I love getting ready in the mornings and being able to easily see and locate what I need as I prepare for my day. My 10 year-old daughter says it’s like walking into a boutique. I couldn’t agree more.
To appreciate the transformation, take a look at the before shots…
Sources: Cole & Son wallpaper, Lamps Plus chandelier, Linen Jewelry Busts from Nile Corp., and Drawers from ELFA.