Guest Post: Dreamy closets

Interior designer Andrea Schumacher of Denver-based O Interior Design shares ideas and inspiration for transforming a highly used but oft-neglected space: the closet.

We love designing homes and spaces that make our clients feel excited and happy. All too often these are the âmajorâ spaces of a home in which the owners entertain, but what about the more private spaces that have just as much potential to enhance your own well-being?!

Take closets, for example. Sounds kind of boring, but you should give your closet as much priority as your master bathâafter all, it is part of the master suite. Need some inspiration? Check out these amazing master closets:

Accessorize! Rugs, antique settees, benches and wall art will really take your closet to the next level. Not only is it a space to house your clothes, but it can become a welcoming dressing roomâand wouldnât we all love to have that!

Lighting is so important in a closet! Not only do you need direct overhead lighting, but decorative chandeliers and sconces can add sparkle and make the room feel cozier. For more focused lighting, integral shelf lighting helps highlight your most prized possessions.

A large mirror is also a key element. One of our biggest pet peeves is seeing a huge walk-in closet with just a tiny mirror. This is one element that you should splurge on! We love this huge mirrorâso very practical. Just make sure you place your own mirror in a spot where you can stand back from it.

If you canât spare an entire room for your master closet, then a piece of furniture will do the trick. This timeless antique armoire is decked out as a great storage space.

We couldnât resist this idea! Get creative with your railing, like this hanging piece of driftwoodâso cute and unique.

For more inspired ideas, visit ointeriordesign.com.

Categories: Architecture & Interiors, Decorating Secrets, Interior Designer Andrea Schumacher, Mountain Living, O Interior Design