Pimp Your Kids’ Closet: Personalization Tour & Tips

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Color Palette
Since clothes offer plenty of color, texture, pattern, and general visual impact, keep the rest of your closet colors relatively simple and subtle.  For the boys we opted for navy and creme stripes and gold metallic triangles by Urban Walls.
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Accessorize
Little details can make a huge impact in a small space.  We added custom drawer pulls to our custom closet system.  They’re perfect for a the toddler-preschooler pair and can be switched out as the boys grow and mature.
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Functional Display
Carefully executed closet systems can manage functional storage with a little room left over for fun.  Displaying some of the boys’ heirloom toys creates a completely unique space that belongs to the boys physically and psychologically.
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 Sensory Experience
I regularly encourage clients to add welcoming sights, sounds, textures, and even smells to their closet.  It helps to transform the daily dress routine into some welcoming and rejuvenating.  I wanted to help Levi and Oscar identify themselves as non-stinky creatures, which is a feet considering the amount of smelly shoes and dirty diapers that regular visit this closet.  A simple air freshener can help create a fresh environment without introducing the danger of candles.
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Did you already see Miss Coco’s closet transformation?  It details all the basics of organizing a kids’ wardrobe.
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3 Steps to Organize Your Kids’ Closet

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Step 1: Flexible Organization
Kids and their clothes are in constant flux.  You want a closet organization system that can keep up.  When determining a closet system for kids, ensure it is flexibility.  Can you adjust the hanging rods?  Can the shelves be removed, added to as the clothes get longer to accommodate taller bodies.  You want to be sure that your closet can grow with your child.
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Step 2: Structure by Accessibility
Not all the storage areas in a closet have equal value.  Drawers, shelves, and rods at eye level are your most valuable real estate.  This is where you want to place the items you use most.  Put items you use rarely on top.  Normally the bottom of a closet is a less valuable area as well, but since this is structured for a 5 year old, the area closest to the ground contains her most frequently used clothes, toys, and shoes.
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 Step 3: Employ Boundaries and Tools
 Clothes are like jello.  If you don’t contain them in a mold, they end up degrading into chaos.  Every items should be visible simultaneously.  Consider using drawer dividers and a standing fold.
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Coming soon, more ideas on how to personalize your kids’ closet, stay tuned.  And if you like the vinyl kitty decals in Coco’s closet, check out Urban Walls.
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