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 organization 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 awesome small spaces 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We know that this entire closet isn't exactly small. However, some of the same storage solutions can be applied to even the tiniest closets.
A small walk-in closet can make it hard to use all the space correctly. This closet is a perfect example of how to add shelving, drawer organizers and shelf dividers for these DIY custom built-ins. From the fun chandelier to the circle mirror this closet makeover showcases her personality while providing tons of storage.
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 while keeping your total cost down.
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.
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.
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.
Use this step-by-step tutorial to add a shoe rack made from PVC pipes to 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.
Don't be scared of building a closet organizer. We all dream of getting rid of those wire shelves and this proves you do not have to be a master woodworker to try. We love that they decided to just remove the closet doors since kids always just leave them open anyway!