Do you want to make the most of your closet space? Custom shelving does not have to be expensive or hard. These DIY shelving and closet projects are a perfect solution to help you create an organized space. From DIY shelving ideas to wood shelving ideas to organizing craft supplies here are unique DIY closet organizer ideas for you.
Unique Storage Ideas
Sometimes you want to completely organize the closet and other times you can completely redo the space to be whatever you want. Closets are an awesome space to start to think outside of the box (literally) to meet your individual needs.
- Paint the walls
- Redo the shelves
- Add wooden shelves
- Use brackets to add shelving of your choice
- Use patterned wallpaper
- Get matching storage containers
- Buy a variety of containers (clear is always great)
- Add a tension-hanging closet rod in unexpected ways (see the shoe image below)
- Create a french cleat system
- Take the closet doors off and create an open space
- Buy a kit to add to your closet
- Build shelving in the dead space (side of the closet)
- Use PVC pipe to store shoes, toys or other household items
- Cover wire shelving with plywood to create wood shelves
- Create DIY drawers and pull-outs
- Don’t even use it as a closet, but create something new!
- Create easy labels and dividers to let your family know exactly where things belong
DIY Closet Ideas For Any Home
DIY Closet Ideas
From main clothing closets to pantries, and craft closets, here are small closet organization ideas to give you plenty of space.
Craft Closet With Simple Wood Shelves and Brackets
An easy way to increase storage and help a messy closet is by removing the doors. Our children have easy access to their art supplies but also have to organize the open shelving before leaving the space. No more just closing the doors!
You can create simple wood shelves using farmhouse brackets to turn an unused basement closet into an amazing craft supply storage area. Add your own storage bins or recycle plastic containers like we did. We can just see the creativity coming out of this kid's craft room.
Bedroom Closet Idea With Storage Bins
This kid's closet is what all parents hope for. We love that everything is labeled and appears to have a specific place. The top shelf is the perfect place to store seasonal items and off-season clothes. This organized closet really used all the valuable real estate.
Add 2 Hanging Rods
This small closet used all available space by adding two wooden hanging rods and adding storage space on the sides of the closet. This tiny bedroom closet design gives you easy access to everything you would need. We also love the added mirror on the back of the door.
Build Easy DIY Wooden Small Closet Shelves
Sick of those old wire shelving units and need a more custom shelving option? Creating your own easy, custom wood shelves is an awesome shelving idea. We also love the contrasting gray painted walls with white shelves to add a little pop to this space.
Use An Over-The-Door Organizer
Using an over-the-door organizer is one of those storage solutions you should consider in your small space. This organizer really lets you utilize all of the vertical space in your hall closet.
Turn A Closet Into Open Storage
Turn that unused closet into an entryway storage cubby in your home. Add beadboard, hooks and shelves to store everyday items. We also love that we were able to paint the closet a fun color. Again, maybe taking the doors off the closet will force you to keep it more organized.
Use A Small Dresser With Wall Shelves
A small short dresser can be the perfect addition to your closet. Adding bracket shelving along the side of the closet was a great way to get a variety of storage in this closet.
Create A Fun Hangout
If you don't need a closet, consider changing it into something completely brand new. We love how creative these tweens got to make a cozy space for just them. Getting the whole family involved in DIY projects is a sure way to bond together! We even could see our hexagon-painted wall working here.
Use Plastic Bins For Easy Storage
Adding Dollar Store bins on cup hooks was a great way to give children easy access to whatever they need. You can easily remove the bins, reorganize them for the season and place them back up.
DIY Adult Closet With Tons of Storage
We know this, this closet isn't exactly small. However, some of the same storage solutions can be applied to even the tiniest closets.
Small walk-in closets can be hard to use all the space correctly. This closet is a perfect example of how to add shelving, drawer organizers and shelf dividers for a custom feel. From the fun chandelier to the circle mirror this closet makeover showcases her personality while providing tons of storage.
Use A Pre-made Closet System
If creating a DIY closet out of wood or your own materials, then you could always purchase a closet kit to help you out. Personalize this closet by adding an extra hanging rod or different shelves to meet your needs.
Practical Homeschool Room Closet
We love the use of simple and bright color bins in the same size to keep you organized. Not to mention how smart it is to use the back of the closet door to display school concepts for your little ones.
Craft Room Closet Organizer
Create your own organization system for your crafts by making labels and using matching containers.
Build Shelves In The Side Of The Closet
If you have extra space on the side of your closet why not put small shelves there. This is such a perfect way to keep those random games and toys organized.
Making the Closet Pantry Prettier With Paint
Did we mention we love painted designs? This easy wall design added a lot of character to this pantry closet. Simply use painter's tape to get your vertical lines and paint the walls your favorite color.
Create Fun Patterned Closet Walls
If painting isn't your thing you could always try decorative paper to add a little fun to your linen closet. The contrast of the white bins with the fun wall really updates this linen closet.
Simple Linen With Different Containers For Organizing
Mix and match different containers to help you stay organized in your linen closet. Labeling and using motion-sensing lights in your closet can truly help keep your family organized.
DIY Custom Closet - Easy French Cleat System
Comparing the before and after closets is mindblowing. No one would even think this is the same closet. Creating a DIY french cleat system in a closet is our genius and one we think our kiddos could actually keep neat.
DIY Hanging Organizer with Pockets
Create this fun organizer for any closet. We see so many different ways this could be used to help keep your closets organized.
DIY Baby Nursery Closet Ideas
Create easy closet dividers and gain other baby closet ideas from this post. All DIY projects don't have to be expensive or hard.
Small Closet Shoe Organization with Curtain Rods
Using wall space to help organize your shoes is borderline genius. Not only will this keep shoes off your floor but you will easily be able to find the right pair to match your outfit.
DIY PVC Shoe Rack To Give You More Floor Space
Add a PVC shoe rack in your closet to help you stack your shoes and keep them organized. The best part about this DIY project is that you can easily customize it for the size of your closet.
Build DIY Floating Closet Shelves
Technically these shelves are above a toilet, but you could do that exact same DIY shelf building process in any closet.
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These DIY closet organizer ideas are the perfect DIY project to start today. We know we always feel better when we declutter and start to get organized.