From a small cupboard to a large open area there are numerous options for linen closet organization.
Linen storage is one of those do-your-best propositions because houses often lack really ample space for stashing sheets, pillows and extra blankets for every bed, or towels for each bath. Unless you’re lucky enough to have an old house with a walk-in linen closet or a droolworthy linen room with built-in cupboards, almost any armoire, a salvage cabinet (or even a bookshelf) can do the job. Putting together a system of linen closet organization is a matter of creating available real estate combined with effective, practical tactics for using it.
I’m always impressed by the ability to organize usable space that’s visually and thoroughly coordinated [top]. More than a dozen shallow laundry baskets fit into an open wood storage grid to house a large quantity of linens. The beauty of baskets is their uniform appearance and portability. Plus, they conveniently hide messes large and small. It must be easy to stow and rotate linens with a system like this though it requires a substantial amount of space and a budget for the baskets.
A narrow, primitive armoire fits well into the cottage style of blogger Melinda Reyes bedroom where she uses it to store her vintage linens and a extra pillow. An inexpensive towel bar, placed perfectly on the door, is used to hand pillowcases. While a closet this size might not work for everyone, those who lead blissfully pared-down lives might take great satisfaction in how good it all looks.
A free-standing, vintage double cupboard has three zones: glass doors on the upper section where colorful linens will add to the display quality, plus handy drawers above the lower cabinet. A cabinet like this should hold linens for one to two beds and the drawers can be fit with inexpensive dividers to organize mending supplies and other small items.
When we renovated our house, I took a piece of the fourth bedroom to create a linen closet. We have a king-size bed plus two queen pull outs and a double bed so I needed a fair amount of storage. I thought twice about snapping picture of the way that closet looks every day – especially considering how extensively some linen closets are styled. But here’s a real-life peek into my highly functional linen closet organization. There are sturdy 1-1/2-inch thick shelves, each 44-inches long and 30-inches deep. That depth accommodates our king size duvet when it’s folded up for summer storage. Each set of my sheets is packaged with the fitted sheet and pillowcases folded inside the top sheet. Towels are organized by bathroom and the shelves are labeled.
Magazines are fond of creating how-tos that pack every inch of available space so cleverly. I know things would be falling on my head when I went to take something off the top shelf, and I don’t personally care for rolled up towels. But for those who don’t mind spending the extra few minutes it takes to maintain a system this elaborate, it certainly looks great. Here’s another example of towel bars used to create easy-to-access hanging space. The only issue is accounting for the projection of the towel bars and making sure that shelves are shallow enough so the door can close properly.
(Source: pinterest, melissareyes, tempurpedic, bh&g)
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