Transformation: My New Room!

I had quite a task ahead of me when I moved into my new room a couple weeks ago. First, to give you a little background, I went from living in a 2 BR apartment with my own walk-in closet to a 4 BR house with a very tiny closet (see new tiny closet below).

I’m the type of person who likes to have practically ALL my clothes hung up. I don’t like to have my clothes folded and stuffed in drawers (except for pajamas and sweatshirts), because 1) my clothes tend to get wrinkled that way and 2) I like to be able to easily sift through my clothes when deciding what to wear. So I needed to put my thinking cap on and come up with a solution. My new room is pretty spacious so I had a couple options:

1. I could get an armoire,

2. I could get one of those free-standing clothing racks, or

3. I could install supports into one of the walls and hang a clothing rod from it

I decided against the armoire because it seemed like it would just take up space and still not hold enough clothes. Same with the free-standing clothing rack. Option #3 seemed like the best bet. So off to Home Depot I went!

I was lucky enough to have my handy sister help me out with this project. We got everything we needed and went to work. If you want to learn how to install a closet rod, click here.

Prior to getting this clothing rod up and working, my room was an absolute disaster.

Clothes everywhere, boxes everywhere…I was paralyzed because I felt I needed to get my clothes organized before I could do anything else. Once I was able to hang up my clothes, everything else started to fall into place. Check out the before and after pictures below!

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I still have a ways to go (I’d like to decorate a little differently and drape off the open closet area), but it’s a start! What do you all think? Any other suggestions?