Have you always wanted an open wardrobe in your bedroom, but didn’t know where to start?
I have the answer for you with this open wardrobe diy. And the best part is that you can make it yourself without spending a packet. Yes, really. Grab my free tutorial below and you will have the step by step instructions.
If the whole boxy wardrobe look doesn’t appeal to you, this kind of open wardrobe is for you. It’s simple, minimal and best of all it won’t take up nearly as much space in your bedroom but still gives you as much storage as a standard sized wardrobe.
With this open wardrobe diy you can hang your clothes in style and hide all your undies, socks, accessories and clutter away in some chest of drawers underneath the DIY clothes rail. The top of the cabinets also come in handy for keeping bits and pieces that you need to access to all the time.
I’ve always lusted after the Scandi style minimal open wardrobes and so when we moved in to our current home (which we renovated from scratch), I decided now was my chance. Also, I’m not a fan of readymade wardrobes as many tend to look so modular and bulky. But when I looked in to purchasing some stylish Scandi style clothes rails, they cost a lot. So we decided to make our own for a fraction of the price.
We came up with this unique design for the clothes hanger and decided to use Ikea kitchen cabinets for the closed storage. You can of course use a ready made chest of drawers or anything you like under them. You can also add shelves above the rails. For an ultra minimal look, you can have nothing under or above the rails but you’ll have to find somewhere else to keep your smaller stuff.
We started sketching and drawing and finally once we had designed it all, Richard set about making it. The design is striking with the angled look and it’s super practical too.
We created identical rails for both of us and then had the drawer unit going across the length of the wall. A shared wardrobe isn’t an option in this house – c’mon people, do you know any woman who can share a wardrobe?!
Two added and unexpected bonuses of this kind of open wardrobe are that it made me get rid of clothes I never wear. We all have a ton of those, don’t we? And also, now I don’t leave a ton of clothes lying on chairs and stuff because it’s so easy to hang them up every evening.
Most of all, I love how minimal and light this DIY open wardrobe looks in our bedroom. And now you can make the same – get the free step by step tutorial above or at the end of this post.
It takes a little effort to make this wardrobe, but once made it will be so worth it!
Would you go for a wardrobe like this?
If you want to make this open wardrobe diy, don’t forget to download the free tutorial below.
KAIRI GAINSBOROUGH says
It is really neat how these clothing racks are mounted at an angle from the wall! The closets in my house are so small. They are about 2 feet by 4 feet, maybe. Putting racks like these up would be a life saver for me. I hate not having room to hang up all my clothes.
Thanks! Yes, you can hang quite a lot on these hangers so do make them and send me a pic 🙂
Mirka Moore says
Love this wardrobe. So clever nomita, you did it again! Where do you get all your inspiration from? xxx
Thanks lovely lady. This is Richard and mine inspiration together. And he made it. xxx
I didn’t notice the slant until I scrolled down…love it! It looks like you have put a lot of thought into your nest…enjoy!
Thank you! It’s all about the slant – which makes it practical and looks more designed. Yes, we are constantly thinking what to make next or buy as we still have lots to do. xx
So gorgeous! I love the idea of open wardrobes but I am shaking at the idea of having to sort through my clothes and get rid of the clothes I hoard!
Beautiful IKEA hack for the closed storage too!
Thank you! It feels so good after you do it, promise. 🙂
Honest Mum says
This is utterly stunning. I had an open wardrobe when I was a director using a clothes rail from a fashion shoot I was gifted. I’m sad it never came with me when I left that house and my early 20s. This is so stylish and I love how it makes getting dressed up more practical and fun too. You are a creative genius x
Thank you lovely. I love having an open wardrobe – seriously keeps me tidier as I don’t end up throwing clothes on the bed and around the room. Can’t take all the credit for this one – was made by Richard xxx
Jacob Cosquer says
I absolutely love this! So pure and minimal yet raw at the same time, in the process of editing my collections and getting some nice accessories and pieces to finish off my version of this design …
Stay tuned;) as soon as my rail is finished I will email you over some photos!
Thanks again for the inspiration!!
Thank you! And yes, please do send me photos. I would LOVE to see. Always love receiving photos from my lovely readers 🙂
Babes about Town says
Nomita, your creativity and ingenuity always blow me away. I’m so fed up with our current wardrobe situation, it seems to take up so much space and yet doesn’t have nearly enough room for all my load. I’ve got a summer declutter on my to-do list and if I had more space in our bedroom (it’s quite compact) I’d love to try this out. Don’t think it would wind up looking nearly as neat as yours though 😉 x
Thank you so much. I hear you – regular wardrobes take up so much room therefore we wanted this kind of wardrobe that looks so light but still holds a lot. If you want to make it, more than happy to help you – we could design it for your space. xxx