Mary Alice Haney and Lisa Adams: Of course we all want to have lux closets that all the stars seem to be raving about, but what does it cost? Do you really have thousands of dollars to spend on the closet of your dreams?
Don't fret -- we have the perfect answer for you. Follow these five steps and pretty soon you'll be stepping into a closet even your favorite celeb would be jealous of.
Fabulous Closets on a Dime
Step 1: Accents
Search your surroundings! Pick a few plush, lush-looking accents from the flea market or Goodwill -- from pillows and rugs to paintings or lamps. Your eye will be drawn to that unique piece in your new closet. Check out these fantastic Target finds!
Paper Shade Table Lamp, $29.99
Step 2: Hardware
Home Depot and Lowe's are our friends, ladies! Take a trip to your local hardware store, or better yet, search unique furniture shops and pick out cool handles and knobs to bring a touch of style and luxury to your closet. There are fabulous leather and stainless steel options. Home Depot has plenty of options to jazz up your hardware!
Rustic Drawer Pulls
Liberty 50 MM Small Birdcage Oval Knob, $4.19 each, from Home Depot
Leather Drawer Pulls
Leather Curved Strap Pull, $12.50 each, from Mockett
Classic Door Knobs
Baldwin Peyton Knob Half Dummy Set, Traditional Rose Venetian Bronze, $33.98/set, from Home Depot
Step 3: Mirrors
Stop checking out your outfit in sections, girls! You know, first your top half, then the bottom, by tilting the mirror down at an angle ... Just stop and instead get yourself a full-length mirror. It'll make the room feel bigger, and will open up the space, not to mention you will be able to see your whole body at one time. Ikea has great mirrors to add character to your space.
Mirrors from Ikea
JONDAL Mirror, $49.99
Mirrors from Ikea
HUSNES Mirror, $29.99
Step 4: Paint
Add a bright color to one wall of your closet to add spunk and high energy, or use cool shades like grays, blues, and purples to promote relaxation. Lowe's has a huge variety of beautiful bright colors!
Step 5: Seating
If you have the room, add a sitting area. Why not? Your favorite boutiques have them, so if you have the room, then indulge. The seating comes in handy when trying to decide on which shoes to wear. Plus, adding a sitting area makes the closet a true living space. Be on the lookout while in your local Goodwill for these great buys.
|Mary Alice Haney is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle editor and mother of two boys. Mary Alice served as the West Coast Editor of Allure and GQ magazines, and most recently was West Coast editor for Domino and Entertainment Editor for Marie Claire.|
|Lisa Adams is the creative force behind LA Closet Design, a full-service firm offering personalized living spaces created to calm the chaos of everyday living. As President of the Wardrobe Division for Troy Adams Design, Lisa created spaces for a varied and notable client base including Eddie Murphy, Carmen Electra, Robert Cort, and Jim & Nancy Chuda. The launch of LA Closet Design has given Lisa the opportunity to expand her design expertise and aesthetic vision, taking customized wardrobe spaces from concept to completion.|