Have you hopped on the closet office bandwagon yet? The closet office (or "cloffice," as it's commonly called), can take a couple of forms. In some cases, individuals have chosen to repurpose unused closets in their homes and turn them into mini workspaces. In other instances, we see walk-in closets that serve as multipurpose spaces in which to display clothing and accessories and incorporate a desk setup. No matter which kind of cloffice most speaks to you and your lifestyle, you can't go wrong implementing one in your own space. We've rounded up 16 of our favorite displays, featuring clever details including pops of paint, wallpaper, and handy storage hacks that you won't want to miss.
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In her New York City apartment, blogger Anna Page creatively made over a hall closet so that it could function as a private workspace for her husband. The addition of sleek metal wall shelves and a pop of sage green paint turned the nook into a welcoming spot in which to productively spend 9 to 5.
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Chic and Colorful
Blogger Chimee Ahaiwe’s cloffice was actually an expansive DIY project that she executed on a $500 budget—color us impressed! Her space now boasts storage galore and features a sizable workstation, fashion forward accessories, and plenty of other glam touches. Any clothing fanatic is bound to fall head over heels for this setup.
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Black, White, and Bold
A little bit of wallpaper can go a long way, and in the case of blogger Jessica Welling’s closet, it really made a statement. The black and white hue shines and transforms a utilitarian work from home space into an eye-catching nook. Welling made use of the closet’s existing shelf system and now uses it to store work supplies.
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This and That
Talk about fitting a lot of style into a small space! When making over her closet, blogger Brooke Christen used two types of wallpaper—faux shiplap and a geometric print—and lots of accent pieces to add personality to her desk area. The wicker pendant light and bistro chair look super luxe and add welcome texture to the space.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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If bright colors aren’t your thing, have no fear—a cloffice doesn’t have to be filled with vibrant prints and patterns in order to shine. Identité Collective founder Anastasia Casey designed a workspace rooted in neutrals but warmed up the room with accent pieces like a Turkish rug and an artful chair. Her clothes and accessories are neatly tucked away off to the side of the desk.
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Cute and Crafty
Why not designate your cloffice as a craft space? Blogger Aimee Page did just that in her home, adding thoughtful touches including a chalkboard wall and rolling supply cart to really embrace the theme. Celebrate your favorite artsy activity—be it scrapbooking, needlepoint, or collage—and set up a similar space in your own home so that crafting essentials are always accessible when you need them.
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Require lots of storage? You can still work plenty of drawers and shelves into a small closet space, as exemplified by blogger Ursula Carmona’s setup. Best of all, more surfaces equal more styling possibilities. Painting everything the same shade keeps the setup looking neat and cohesive rather than too overwhelming.
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What do you get when you combine a desk top from an outlet store, melamine boards from a former closet system, some paint, and a few other essentials? Instagrammer Katie Sullivan was resourceful when designing her cloffice, and it paid off—the end result couldn’t look more intentional.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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All the Extras
Just because your office is in a closet doesn’t mean you have to skimp on stylish touches like sconces, shiplap, and an area rug. In fact, blogger Ashley Smith was able to incorporate all three of these elements and tucked away a filing cabinet, because #practicality.
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Blogger Suzana Natola designed a darling boho workspace featuring plants and woven accents. Oh, and that “wallpaper?” It’s actually a DIY: Natola created the herringbone pattern using a sponge stamper—genius!
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Simple Yet Sweet
Blogger Brittany Cayless kept her small cloffice relatively minimal but still added charming touches like wallpaper, a glass pendant light, and aesthetically pleasing storage accessories. Rather than risk squeezing a standard size desk into a small space, she opted to purchase a floating piece that could easily be installed.
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Diana Steffan’s new closet office is well equipped to store her photography equipment, handbags and fashion accessories, and to serve as a workspace thanks to the addition of tall shelves that are perfect for holding a laptop and printer. Productivity has never looked so good.Continue to 13 of 16 below.
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Pretty and Polished
Professional organizer Jen Rowe knows a thing or two about keeping a small space orderly, and her closet is both sweet and functional, boasting book storage, a printer, and your standard hanging storage system without looking cluttered. Who says a printer can't share a shelf with accessories?
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Instagrammer Ericka moved her workspace into an unused closet and uses her newfound empty floor space to exercise. She added shiplap and other sweet details—like a throw pillow and small plant—to a simple closet to make it a comfortable, productive space to work.
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Why not try a tulip table in lieu of a traditional desk? Blogger Aly McDaniel did just that, making her workspace the literal center of her expansive walk-in closet. The setup means she can admire her fashionable wardrobe from every possible angle.
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Not All Neutral
Go for the unexpected and try an accent wall in the closet. Instagrammer Andrea Vowels added a pop of pale pink behind her desk—in the form of wallpaper—and topped off the look with a charming leopard print pillow. The primary elements of her closet office are rooted in neutrals, but these touches add a splash of femininity to the space.