So, we’ve had our little guy’s room “in-progress” for like two years now. I just want to get it done and call it done. It’s so close! Seriously! We have all the big ticket items: the bed, mattress, dresser, storage, rug, etc. All we need to do is finish the extras. We do plan on doing a hand-painted wall mural (which I am super excited to do) and I think I got Luke on board to do it during the few days he has off around Christmas. I’m really excited.
So, besides the wall mural, there are a few things that need to be addressed. Let’s talk about the closet today. Fair warning, this photo was not censored and, yes, this is what the closet looks like 90% of the time!
So, I don’t know if it is obvious what is wrong from the picture or not. Basically, you have to have the right closet door shut to open/close the door to the room. The room door hits the closet door all the time. Anyone would have a hard time remembering to always close the door (or to open the door to the closet then close the door to the room) but with a preschooler, it’s that much harder. So, about a year ago, we took the right closet door off the hinge so that the two doors didn’t hit. We never put it back on or addressed the issue.
This isn’t related to what I’m talking about, but totally check out that beautiful white door compared to the yellow dingy doors! We’ve made it so far in getting rid of all the dingy doors and baseboards, but as you can tell… we still have more to go!
Ok, back to closet door/room door issues.
Basically, I think there are three options to solve this.
Kid’s Closet Ideas
Hang curtains instead of doors. Dana from HouseTweaking did this and it looks so good! She has them in quite a few of their rooms. Some inside mount (inside closet) and others mounted with a curtain rod on the outside.
I found another curtain option at HGTV.
They used a hospital curtain track to mount the curtains. I can’t really tell if if’s mounted on the door jam or on the inside, but I do like the look of it.
I think his room could pull off a modern-style barn door.
I like this one by BHG but his room would have to have a double-wide that rolled to the left-side.
Here’s a pretty modern example of a double-wide via Houzz.
One concern that I have with this option is that they are all shown open. They are pretty when they are open, but that defeats the purpose of what I’m trying to do (hide the clutter in the closet). When you look at a few images with the door closed, your eye immediately gets drawn to the track. When the door is open, it’s a nice visual for your eye and the track just kind of blends in.
Half closet / Half Reading Nook
I can’t quite picture how this would work exactly. We can’t get rid of all of our hanging clothes. We need some space to hang stuff and a few shelves. Right now, everything is so disorganized. I could pair down more when I got organized.
Maybe something like this:
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We are not as minimalistic (wish we were) as the owners of that closet but I could have a shelf on the top with some baskets with toys and junk. That option gets rid of the closet doors, but still allows for some hanging clothes without it looking crazy.
Here’s another similar one:
I don’t know. Anyone have any good ideas? This is what’s halting the progress in his room. I wish I could just finish it up and call it done! Anyways, I would love any ideas you guys have!