By Hannah West
Whether you’re short on closet space or you just love your clothes, there are plenty of ways to show off your outfits besides wearing them. There are also ways to store them without just hanging them on a rack in the closet. Here are a few ideas for making your favorite outfits part of your home decor.
Don’t take up precious closet space with clunky shoe boxes. Grab a shoe ladder from your nearest home furnishings store and create a display that rivals your favorite boutique. Forget about having to find a coordinating painting or extra piece of furniture you don’t need just to fill a blank space, because a shoe ladder is both attractive and useful. You can easily use it to display scarves and purses as well.
If you’re a fashion lover or designer, a dress form isn’t just a way to display a pretty dress or hang necklaces. It’s a way to incorporate one of your passions into your home decor. Use it as a way to display a pretty cocktail dress you’ve only had the chance to wear once, or a quick and easy necklace organizer that prevents tangling.
Whether you want to go rustic, modern, or retro, there’s a creative clothes hanging option for you. Suspend a tree branch from the ceiling to hang whimsical dresses and scarves for a cottage-y look. Use pipes for a more industrial feel. Even an old wooden window shutter can work as a clothes rack. Stop by resale shops and antique stores for affordable inspiration.
Have a gorgeous hand-me-down dress that would you rather put in a display case than wear? Here’s a solution: hang the dress in front of the window and see how it filters the sunlight. Not only can a vintage dress work as a lovely makeshift curtain, it can be a great way to display a sentimental item of clothing that would otherwise be shoved in a garment bag in the back of the closet.
Turn a corner of your room into a staging area with a full-length mirror, flattering lighting, a makeup area, and a clothes rack. The best thing about this creative clothes display is that trying on four different outfits before you start the day doesn’t have to equal coming home to a messy room. Treat it like a dressing room and place the clothes you don’t want to wear back on the rack.
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If you have a very specific color palette and don’t want to disturb the peace by showing off your entire closet, choose just a few coordinating pieces to blend in with your decor.
For more home decor ideas and inspiration, head to Modernize.com.