Are your clothes left in piles around your bedroom? Is your space feeling drab? If you answered yes to either of those questions, it may be time for a closet refresh. Getting your dream closet may feel like it’s unattainable, but DIY and a little elbow grease can help you get there. Whether you need to up your organization game, transform your closet into a whole new space, or establish some new storage solutions, these DIY closet ideas have you covered.
As always with DIYs, make sure you’re following safety precautions. Wear gloves when dealing with chemicals and goggles when you’re woodworking. If you deal with paint, make sure to wear old, dingy clothes that you don’t mind ruining in case you get any paint on you, and make sure your kids and pets stay away while you’re working.
Most importantly, have fun DIYing! Be creative and design your closet just how you’ve always dreamed. Use colors that match your bedroom and incorporate interesting accents (think delightfully green plants or quirky knick-knacks) to make your closet even more your own. Here are our favorite DIY closet ideas and tutorials to get you started on the path to a more organized closet.
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Modern Wooden Wardrobe DIY
This DIY is great for people with small spaces. The wooden wardrobe offers ample storage space for clothes and accessories without taking up a ton of square footage. Bonus—it looks great! If modern is your style, you can’t go wrong here.
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IKEA Closet DIY Hack
If you’re looking to get your dream closet on a budget, consider this DIY. For under $100, you can hack a closet from IKEA to create an exceptionally organized closet. With everything in its place, missing socks will be a thing of the past.
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DIY Closet Office
You can transform an unneeded closet into your very own home office area with some paint and a few simple tools. Take a look at this stunning “cloffice” for inspiration. This fun DIY is also great for a guest room, where closet space isn’t always needed.Continue to 5 of 32 below.
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DIY Dressing Room Closet
Fashionistas can have their own glamorous fashion show in this DIY closet in the style of a dressing room. This DIY project will take a few days, so carve out a weekend to get the job done.
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Kids Closet Makeover
Kids' closets are hard to keep clean and organized. This kids' closet makeover with kid-friendly organization systems will be of great help, allowing them to keep everything organized themselves.
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Industrial Pipe Closet DIY
With a few budget-friendly supplies and some simple tools, you can create this cool industrial pipe walk-in closet. This easy-to-follow tutorial even guides you through the process of drawing up your plans.
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Closet Organizing Ideas
If you’ve already got your ideal closet structure in place, but your clothes are still a mess, explore DIY organization systems. From arranging clothes by color to installing hooks for accessories, you’re bound to find a solution that works for you in this blog from Sanctuary Home Decor.Continue to 9 of 32 below.
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DIY Built-In Closet
Built-in closets are not only cute, but they’re also so functional. If you love the look but don’t have any built-in shelves in your closet space, follow this step-by-step guide. These bloggers will show you how to DIY a built-in that will give your space a whole new feel.
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DIY Custom Closet Shelves
Most closets contain way too much wasted space. With custom shelving, you can add areas to hold shoes, jewelry, and other accessories. You’ll no longer wonder where to cram your work outfit when you change at the end of the day.
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Simple DIY Closet Organizer
Say goodbye to your messy closet and hello to a bright, beautiful new one. After a trip to the hardware store, you’ll be set to make this simple closet organizer to keep all of your things tidy.Continue to 13 of 32 below.
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DIY Floating Closet Organizer
Closet organization is a must, especially for those with large wardrobes and small closets. This DIY floating closet organizer will help you tidy up and keep all items in their place. Follow these detailed instructions to draw up your plans and get building.
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Custom Closet DIY
Large closets with no structure are simply sad. With this custom closet DIY, you can transform your walk-in into a stunning and beautifully organized space. Install shelves for your knick-knacks and accessories, rods for your shirts, and even hidden cabinets for things like suitcases that may not be used on a regular basis.
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Cute DIY Nursery Closet
If you’re expecting, you may be in that nesting phase of life where you want to make your home welcoming and perfect for your new bundle of joy. Our tip? Start with this DIY nursery closet. It’s absolutely adorable. Plus, its organized compartments will make it easy for you to find a new outfit when an accident happens in the middle of the night.
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DIY Closet Organizer
Display your cute accessories, like shoes and hats, with this DIY closet organizer for a basic reach-in closet. You can customize it however you’d like to fit your needs so you’ll never have to worry about finding your favorite scarf ever again.Continue to 17 of 32 below.
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DIY Closet Shelving
Test out your woodworking skills by making these adorable and functional shelves for your closet. They’re great for all types of closets, not just the one in your bedroom. Make shelves for your soaps and dryer balls in the laundry closet, or towels and bedding in your linen closet.
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Walk-In Closet Makeover
If you’re lucky enough to have your very own walk-in closet, we’re envious. But not all walk-ins are created equal. If yours could use a makeover, consult this tutorial. Elfa is a kind of manufactured storage solution. It makes it easy to install your very own closet organizer.
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DIY Closet Built-Ins
Built-ins just have a classic, timeless look that makes closets look sleek and stylish. If your home doesn’t come with built-in closet organizers, you can make your own. Not only will these DIY versions look great, but they will also cost you less than manufactured built-ins.
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DIY Closet System
Clothes lying in heaps around your bedroom is not a good look. It’s time to create a closet organization system that actually works, so you can spend less time cleaning your room and more time on your more pressing responsibilities.Continue to 25 of 32 below.
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Adorable Closet Door Makeover
Sometimes all you need is a new closet door to give your bedroom a whole new look. But instead of spending money on new ones, make these cute DIY laminate closet doors (or opt for wood, which is more expensive). Your space will feel brand new instantly.
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Custom Closet Organizer DIY
You can create your own closet that incorporates functionality while still looking good, and this DIY is proof. The most unique part about this closet organizer is that it’s made entirely out of wood boxes. Even though the boxes are very simple, the final look of this DIY closet organizer has major wow-factor.
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DIY Closet Wardrobe Built-In
Wow. We’re majorly jealous of this giant closet. If you’re not sure how to organize a giant closet space, follow the steps in this tutorial and create big, beautiful built-ins. You will need to know how to use power tools to complete this DIY.
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Modern Closet Makeover
We’re getting cool, sleek vibes from this DIY modern closet. This blogger used a simple boxed unit from their local hardware store to complete an easy closet upgrade that looks fantastic. This is a great option for a coat or entryway closet, too.Continue to 29 of 32 below.
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Closets sitting unused are a waste of space. This can be an issue in spare rooms or kids' rooms with multiple closet spaces. This cute DIY aims to fix that wasted space problem by transforming an unused closet into a kids play area. Remove the doors and add shelves along with your kids’ favorite toys, and they’ll be playing in no time.
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DIY Kids Closet Organization
Any kid would be lucky to have this closet space in their room. It’s stylish and practical, acting as a fun way to show off cute kids clothes and accessories. Because it’s organized, this closet lays out all clothes in an easy-to-find manner and allows you to pick out outfits for your kiddo quickly.
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Nursery Closet Renovation
New parents will absolutely love this closet design. This DIY nursery closet is simple, yet oh-so-organized and very adorable. Best of all, this custom closet will only cost you $300. You’ll need to take a trip to IKEA to purchase the drawer unit. While you’re there, be sure to pick up some cute accessories to spruce up your nursery.
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Closet Reading Nook DIY
Make your kids’ dreams become a reality by building them this cozy DIY fort in an unneeded closet. The materials needed are surprisingly simple. After a few hours of work, your kiddo will be happily lounging in their new favorite nook.