3 Easy New York Closet Design Hacks

November 4, 2021

When you live in New York City for long enough, you’ll notice that there’s often a limited amount of closet space in any apartment. Some smaller apartments may not even include a closet, leaving renters with very limited options. When you lack sufficient closet space in your apartment, consider these ideas to make your living space more functional. 

Below we discuss 3 essential storage hacks for your apartment. 

Use a clothes rack. 

Purchasing a free-standing rack will serve the same purpose as a closet, and help you keep your wardrobe organized. Clothes racks are unique because they can add a rustic element to your interior design while remaining functional. Racks also offer the flexibility to install shelves, and will have enough room for accessories like bags, belts, and even jewelry. 

Racks come in a variety of shapes and sizes. We recommend checking out retailers like The Container Store or Pottery Barn to find the perfect fit for you! 

Try a free-standing wardrobe or armoire. 

A wardrobe or armoire will give you a similar feel to an actual closet. In some instances both can actually offer more room. This is a common closet solution for people who live in small apartments or studios. You can find them in all different shapes, sizes, designs, and price ranges. Some retailers include The Home Depot, IKEA, Restoration Hardware, and Wayfair. 

Wardrobes can add an elegant flair to your interior design scheme. They are available in a wide variety of different styles and designs, so you will certainly be able to find one that fits the style of your apartment’s interior.

Hooks and floating shelves. 

In Manhattan, renters have to use every inch of space they have in their apartments. The walls are always a great area to utilize. Getting creative with floating shelves can offer plenty of storage space for almost anything! Depending on how much you’re looking to spend, shelving can make up for the lack of closet space in your apartment, and add some really interesting design features to your home. 

Hooks are a great option because you can hang up things like bags, coats, and other accessories like belts. Hooks can be used to hang storage containers and open up more space on the floor. You can also store more than clothes using hooks. Any household items like pans, cooking utensils, and cutlery can all be stored in some fashion using hooks. 

Living in New York City is an amazing experience, but the limited closet spaces can be difficult. Finding creative solutions to make your apartment attractive and functional is key. 

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November 5, 2021