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14 ways to overhaul your wardrobe

01 January 2016

This new year, refresh your clothes storage with inspiration from some of our favourite ideas from real homes. From personalised and dual-use solutions like Yvonne’s (above) to easy updates, find a wardrobe resolution to suit you. 

Yvonne’s wardrobe with built-in TV cove, shelves and drawers is the perfect dual solution Yvonne’s wardrobe with built-in TV cove, shelves and drawers is the perfect dual solution Yvonne’s wardrobe with built-in TV cove, shelves and drawers is the perfect dual solution Yvonne’s wardrobe with built-in TV cove, shelves and drawers is the perfect dual solution Yvonne’s wardrobe with built-in TV cove, shelves and drawers is the perfect dual solution Yvonne’s wardrobe with built-in TV cove, shelves and drawers is the perfect dual solution Yvonne’s wardrobe with built-in TV cove, shelves and drawers is the perfect dual solution Yvonne’s wardrobe with built-in TV cove, shelves and drawers is the perfect dual solution Yvonne’s wardrobe with built-in TV cove, shelves and drawers is the perfect dual solution Yvonne’s wardrobe with built-in TV cove, shelves and drawers is the perfect dual solution Yvonne’s wardrobe with built-in TV cove, shelves and drawers is the perfect dual solution Yvonne’s wardrobe with built-in TV cove, shelves and drawers is the perfect dual solution
Multifunctional open storage in a white bedroom works well Multifunctional open storage in a white bedroom works well Multifunctional open storage in a white bedroom works well Multifunctional open storage in a white bedroom works well Multifunctional open storage in a white bedroom works well Multifunctional open storage in a white bedroom works well Multifunctional open storage in a white bedroom works well Multifunctional open storage in a white bedroom works well Multifunctional open storage in a white bedroom works well Multifunctional open storage in a white bedroom works well Multifunctional open storage in a white bedroom works well Multifunctional open storage in a white bedroom works well

‘In a small bedroom, it’s about making the best use of space, being creative with it and not putting too much furniture in’ 

Siw, interior designer, Norway

Team an old frame and piece of fabric to create a pin board for your jewellery. Team an old frame and piece of fabric to create a pin board for your jewellery. Team an old frame and piece of fabric to create a pin board for your jewellery. Team an old frame and piece of fabric to create a pin board for your jewellery. Team an old frame and piece of fabric to create a pin board for your jewellery. Team an old frame and piece of fabric to create a pin board for your jewellery. Team an old frame and piece of fabric to create a pin board for your jewellery. Team an old frame and piece of fabric to create a pin board for your jewellery. Team an old frame and piece of fabric to create a pin board for your jewellery. Team an old frame and piece of fabric to create a pin board for your jewellery. Team an old frame and piece of fabric to create a pin board for your jewellery. Team an old frame and piece of fabric to create a pin board for your jewellery.

FRAME TREASURED ACCESSORIES

With an old picture frame and a piece of fabric you can create a pinboard for your favourite earrings – they won’t get tangled and will look beautiful. 

Add hooks to hang accessories from the side of your wardrobe Add hooks to hang accessories from the side of your wardrobe Add hooks to hang accessories from the side of your wardrobe Add hooks to hang accessories from the side of your wardrobe Add hooks to hang accessories from the side of your wardrobe Add hooks to hang accessories from the side of your wardrobe Add hooks to hang accessories from the side of your wardrobe Add hooks to hang accessories from the side of your wardrobe Add hooks to hang accessories from the side of your wardrobe Add hooks to hang accessories from the side of your wardrobe Add hooks to hang accessories from the side of your wardrobe Add hooks to hang accessories from the side of your wardrobe

ADD HOOKS TO YOUR WARDROBE

Take advantage of a bare side of your wardrobe in the same way as you would a wall, by adding hooks for accessories and even small mirrors. 

Hang hats on your bedroom wall for a fun display Hang hats on your bedroom wall for a fun display Hang hats on your bedroom wall for a fun display Hang hats on your bedroom wall for a fun display Hang hats on your bedroom wall for a fun display Hang hats on your bedroom wall for a fun display Hang hats on your bedroom wall for a fun display Hang hats on your bedroom wall for a fun display Hang hats on your bedroom wall for a fun display Hang hats on your bedroom wall for a fun display Hang hats on your bedroom wall for a fun display Hang hats on your bedroom wall for a fun display

HANG YOUR HATS

For favourite accessories that are too big or bulky to store in drawers or on shelves, try hanging them on your walls – practical, pleasing and out of harm’s way. 

Customise your wardrobe with interior solutions like shelves, drawers and storage boxes Customise your wardrobe with interior solutions like shelves, drawers and storage boxes Customise your wardrobe with interior solutions like shelves, drawers and storage boxes Customise your wardrobe with interior solutions like shelves, drawers and storage boxes Customise your wardrobe with interior solutions like shelves, drawers and storage boxes Customise your wardrobe with interior solutions like shelves, drawers and storage boxes Customise your wardrobe with interior solutions like shelves, drawers and storage boxes Customise your wardrobe with interior solutions like shelves, drawers and storage boxes Customise your wardrobe with interior solutions like shelves, drawers and storage boxes Customise your wardrobe with interior solutions like shelves, drawers and storage boxes Customise your wardrobe with interior solutions like shelves, drawers and storage boxes Customise your wardrobe with interior solutions like shelves, drawers and storage boxes

CUSTOMISE A BUILT-IN WARDROBE 

Use interior solutions to maximise storage and improve organisation. Try adding high shelves and boxes for less-used items and hanging storage inserts for folded clothes that double as rail dividers. For a streamlined look, swap all your clothes onto the same type of hanger. 

Hang blinds in front of open storage to create a calm, clean look Hang blinds in front of open storage to create a calm, clean look Hang blinds in front of open storage to create a calm, clean look Hang blinds in front of open storage to create a calm, clean look Hang blinds in front of open storage to create a calm, clean look Hang blinds in front of open storage to create a calm, clean look Hang blinds in front of open storage to create a calm, clean look Hang blinds in front of open storage to create a calm, clean look Hang blinds in front of open storage to create a calm, clean look Hang blinds in front of open storage to create a calm, clean look Hang blinds in front of open storage to create a calm, clean look Hang blinds in front of open storage to create a calm, clean look

‘Blinds in front of my shelves made my room more calming and created a backdrop for displaying my favourite dresses’ 

Hydi, designer, the Netherlands

Store shoes in uniform boxes with photographic labels Store shoes in uniform boxes with photographic labels Store shoes in uniform boxes with photographic labels Store shoes in uniform boxes with photographic labels Store shoes in uniform boxes with photographic labels Store shoes in uniform boxes with photographic labels Store shoes in uniform boxes with photographic labels Store shoes in uniform boxes with photographic labels Store shoes in uniform boxes with photographic labels Store shoes in uniform boxes with photographic labels Store shoes in uniform boxes with photographic labels Store shoes in uniform boxes with photographic labels

LABEL YOUR SHOES

Keep shoe storage visually ordered with boxes of the same colour – add a photograph at the front so you know what’s in each one. 

Make use of the storage space under your bed Make use of the storage space under your bed Make use of the storage space under your bed Make use of the storage space under your bed Make use of the storage space under your bed Make use of the storage space under your bed Make use of the storage space under your bed Make use of the storage space under your bed Make use of the storage space under your bed Make use of the storage space under your bed Make use of the storage space under your bed Make use of the storage space under your bed

STORE UNDER YOUR BED

Make the most of all the available space in your room – under the bed is a great spot for storing shoes, bedding, sports kit and even bags.  

Fold out-of-season clothes away into clear storage boxes to save space on clothes rails Fold out-of-season clothes away into clear storage boxes to save space on clothes rails Fold out-of-season clothes away into clear storage boxes to save space on clothes rails Fold out-of-season clothes away into clear storage boxes to save space on clothes rails Fold out-of-season clothes away into clear storage boxes to save space on clothes rails Fold out-of-season clothes away into clear storage boxes to save space on clothes rails Fold out-of-season clothes away into clear storage boxes to save space on clothes rails Fold out-of-season clothes away into clear storage boxes to save space on clothes rails Fold out-of-season clothes away into clear storage boxes to save space on clothes rails Fold out-of-season clothes away into clear storage boxes to save space on clothes rails Fold out-of-season clothes away into clear storage boxes to save space on clothes rails Fold out-of-season clothes away into clear storage boxes to save space on clothes rails

PACK AWAY OUT-OF-SEASON CLOTHES

Take the pressure off overloaded rails by folding out-of-season items into clear storage boxes. When the seasons change, simply swap over. 

Hang semi-clean clothes separately to air Hang semi-clean clothes separately to air Hang semi-clean clothes separately to air Hang semi-clean clothes separately to air Hang semi-clean clothes separately to air Hang semi-clean clothes separately to air Hang semi-clean clothes separately to air Hang semi-clean clothes separately to air Hang semi-clean clothes separately to air Hang semi-clean clothes separately to air Hang semi-clean clothes separately to air Hang semi-clean clothes separately to air

‘We love fashion, but prefer style. We used black paint to add a motif to our closets that suits our personal style’

Peter and Elisabeth, photgrapher and artist, Sweden 

Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder

HANG YOUR SEMI-CLEAN CLOTHES

For clothes that aren’t ready for washing, but that you don’t want to store with your clean items, try hanging them up to air so they’re refreshed for another day.  

Turn a spare stretch of wall into a gallery of hooks for outfits and accessories Turn a spare stretch of wall into a gallery of hooks for outfits and accessories Turn a spare stretch of wall into a gallery of hooks for outfits and accessories Turn a spare stretch of wall into a gallery of hooks for outfits and accessories Turn a spare stretch of wall into a gallery of hooks for outfits and accessories Turn a spare stretch of wall into a gallery of hooks for outfits and accessories Turn a spare stretch of wall into a gallery of hooks for outfits and accessories Turn a spare stretch of wall into a gallery of hooks for outfits and accessories Turn a spare stretch of wall into a gallery of hooks for outfits and accessories Turn a spare stretch of wall into a gallery of hooks for outfits and accessories Turn a spare stretch of wall into a gallery of hooks for outfits and accessories Turn a spare stretch of wall into a gallery of hooks for outfits and accessories

INSPIRE YOURSELF 

Save time and make getting dressed more fun by putting snaps of your favourite outfits in your dressing area. And never have a wardrobe dilemma again! 

Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder Take and hang snaps of your favourite outfits for a handy reminder

STREAMLINE YOUR MORNINGS

Turn a stretch of unused wall into a gallery of hooks, where you can hang outfits ready for the next day while showing off your personal style.