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Simply Chic Farmhouse Closet Makeover

The changing season often necessitates a shift in wardrobe, making it a perfect time to clean out your closet and give the space a bit more style and flair. See how lifestyle blogger Morgan Smith of Olive Branch Cottage gave her small closet a big update with shiplap walls, a chic chandelier and more.

 

Simply Chic Farmhouse Closet Makeover

Like most of us, Morgan noticed that her bedroom closet had become a little cluttered and disorganized. A jumble of shoes, a tangle of hangers and stacks of boxes combined to make the small walk-in a bit untidy. “Honestly, it’s a little embarrassing to share what my closet used to look like,” she writes. (To see the “before” photo, check out her original blog post.)

With a clean, fresh look in mind, she followed a few simple steps to give her closet a makeover and restore her sense of calm. Plus, she added a touch of farmhouse style to the background. Here’s how she did it:

1. Careful Coordination. Morgan replaced her mismatched hangers with a single style and color of hanger and arranged all her clothing by color.

Simply Chic Farmhouse Closet Makeover

2. Orderly Objects. She pared down her shoe collection so she could display favorites in a single row on the closet shelf. Less frequently worn footwear was tucked into two large woven baskets. For those with fewer shoes, baskets might be a perfect place for hats, scarves or handbags. Morgan also made use of items like cup hooks and drawer pulls for hanging caps and necklaces.

3. Fancy Furnishings. To give the space a little more style and function, she brought in a pretty rug and a cheval floor mirror.

Simply Chic Farmhouse Closet Makeover

4. Razzle Dazzle. Morgan installed a sparkling chandelier to crown the room and make it feel like a dressing room at a luxurious boutique.

Simply Chic Farmhouse Closet Makeover

5. Shiplap Style: To give her revamped closet some farmhouse flair, Morgan added the popular shiplap look to the walls. It’s a step that lends extra appeal, but it isn’t a makeover must to lighten and brighten the space. See details on how she did the walls on her Instagram page @olivebranchcottage.

6. As a finishing touch, Morgan decorated the finished walls of this once-utilitarian space with three pretty art pieces she made for less than $10. Click here to learn how.

Putting a little extra time and money into fixing up a private area like a closet can have a big impact, especially since you use it every day, Morgan says. “My goal with this project was to inspire people to find beauty in their spaces -- even ones that only they see.”

Designed and photographed by Morgan Smith of OliveBranchCottage.com.

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