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Reader request - closets

We recently received this request from reader Judy: "Hi! I'm moving into a new space with my boyfriend after the summer. We realized that the closet space was going to be an interesting dilemma to solve - and was hoping you could post some inspiring photos of other people's tasteful yet non-boring closet sharing solutions!". Now, this request was a bit tough as I don't have many closet photos in my stash, and then many are not exactly in keeping with this request but I figured I'd post whatever I could find as I am going through the exact same scenario at my house. Jeff is moving in this weekend and I have got to get the damn dressing room finished in time for both of us to be able to fit all of our clothes. Luckily I have a tiny bedroom (12' x 7') that is basically useless for any other purpose but to be a closet. The plan is to hang 2 rods on one end of the room and wall to wall shelves on the other. I'll buy some baskets for socks and unmentionables, and the rest can be folded or hung. But enough about my space - here are some closets I found that may or may not be useful non-boring solutions for Judy's new space. (The first one is my all-time favourite, and I've used it a few times already on the blog but I can't help it. It's perfect. And there are many more closets after the jump.)

Country Home

Canadian House & Home Lagerlings
Ulrika Ekblom Lori Dennis
Family Living Family Living
Sunset Better Homes & Gardens
Caitlin Moran House Beautiful
Country Living Country Living

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Closet ideas

I'm puttering about my house today, cleaning and rearranging furniture (see my Flickr photos for that). At one point I happened to be IMing with my "mother-in-law" and I mentionned that I've been thinking about tearing out the closet in my bedroom since I don't really use it (I use the second bedroom as a dressing room and it has a decent size closet). She, being the intelligent person that she is, mentionned how that wouldn't be such a great idea for resale. Sometimes I like to forget about resale and think about ME, but she had a point. She then sent me these photos she scanned from the magazine she was reading, because she had thought of our conversation about closets. This got me thinking. I'm still leaning towards getting rid of the closet, but these are GREAT ideas and got my creative juices flowing. So if you're doing some spring cleaning too, and have a closet that just collects junk, why not turn it into a cute little office space? Or even a little reading niche?

Photos from April issue of Ladies Home Journal

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