Closet expert Lili Pettit is known for transforming and organizing several celebrity wardrobes, including Jessica Alba’s. Each month, we ask Pettit for her expert opinion on a new closet-related topic. Scroll down for this month’s tips!
With the nearly endless amount of options offered at IKEA, it can be a tad intimidating and time-consuming when figuring out what to buy. So why not let an expert make the calls? Scroll down to shop the 10 must-have IKEA pieces for a perfectly organized closet.
"I love this Dragan box set for organizing makeup and accessories. Stacking boxes maximize space, and the bamboo material is chic enough to be on an open-shelf counter top. Sustainable bamboo products are a great alternative to plastic!"
IKEA Set of 3 Dragan Boxes ($15)
"These baskets offer tons of versatility, and I adore their sharp charcoal color. The semi-flexible material makes the Nordrana easy to fit in tight spots, such as a deep dresser or vanity drawer. IKEA didn’t miss a beat when it came to cleanliness and longevity—they are machine washable!"
IKEA Set of 4 Nordana Baskets ($15)
"Each Asunden sea-grass laundry basket is a one-of-a-kind hand-woven gem! The vertical style is well-suited for a corner, or it can be neatly tucked away inside of your closet or bath, space permitting. The liner is machine washable, and the sweet handled lid will hide all your dirty laundry—literally."
IKEA Asunden Laundry Basket ($45)
"The black and natural chevron pattern of the Magga basket makes it an attractive and stylish storage option. Use it to hide your unsightly dry-cleaning bag, or as a place that houses hand-wash-only garments. The Magga can be used to store extra hangers, tote bags, or travel bags."
IKEA Magga Basket ($8)
"We all need more shoe storage, yes? I never met a client who had enough shoe storage—ever! If you have traditional shoe shelves in your closet, most likely vertical space is lost on your flat shoes. Think ballet flats, slippers, and sandals. Enter the Skubb hanging organizer, where all of your flat shoes can live, creating a ton more space on your shoe shelves for your new booties and pumps. If you can’t give up any hanging rod space, the Skubb offers a door-hanging option as well."
IKEA Skubb Hanging Shoe Organizer ($5)
"The super-slim Hofta drawer dividers keep your drawers organized while taking up very little space. I have found them to be most useful in drawers that house intimates and accessories. Easily separate shapewear, color code your silk scarves, or roll up your belts to keep them from interfering with each other."
IKEA Set of 3 Hofta Drawer Dividers ($2)
"The Kvarnik linen box is an excellent option for storing folded off-season clothing. The lid protects the contents from dust, and the front handle allows for easy extraction from a high shelf. The built-in label area earns the linen gem two gold stars!"
IKEA Kvarnvik Box with Lid ($17)
"The Askvoll wardrobe unit is perfect for anyone who is short on closet space. The sleek design fits well with a myriad of interior design styles. IKEA offers loads of accessories to suit your specific storage needs. I recommend using the shelf above the hanging bar for folded sweaters and jeans or housing a few bins. If your hanging clothing is on the shorter side, the floor of the wardrobe provides additional storage space for a weekender bag and a few pairs of shoes."
IKEA Askvoll Wardrobe ($100)
"This wardrobe unit is a great option for housing off-season or special-occasion pieces. It should be stored in a clean, temperature-controlled space. The zip-front cover protects your clothes from dust, and the cloth material is easily removable for cleaning. The hanging rod is strong enough to hold winter coats and tall enough for long summer dresses."
IKEA Breim Wardrobe ($30)
"If you aren’t blessed with a proper vertical boot-storage area in your home or closet, chances are your boots may need a lot of TLC before you can wear them this season. Boots not only take up a ton of space, but they can become wrinkled, dusty, and damaged over time when they aren’t given a good home. This boot box is a solution for both space-saving and preservation. Stacking boxes vertically can double your storage abilities, provided you have the depth to accommodate them. One more reason I love these gorgeous gray and pale pink beauties… they are made from 80% recycled paper!"
IKEA HYFS Boot Box ($10)
Do you own any of these items? What's the best closet-related IKEA find you've ever purchased? Let us know in the comments below!