Closet Tip: Use Corkboard

April 1, 2011

Magazines are rife with pictures of luxurious closets: jewel-box rooms with reams of gilt-edged drawers, and enough crystal dripping from the ceiling to blind a Baccarat salesperson.  Everything’s put away and sparkly.

Where’s the utilitarianism?  I’d rather (oh yes, we’re talking dream closet here, a fantasy rivaled only by lottery-wining reveries) have spacious hanging racks and bright open shelving than custom cabinetry.  That way you can actually see the clothes, and your jewelry doesn’t have to compete visually with mirrored drawer pulls.

So this gem of a tip from Lucky Magazine was right up my bare bones alley:

Line a portion of your closet in corkboard, and use it to hang costume jewelry, fabric swatches, and outfit inspiration pictures.

Utility and inspiration in one budget-friendly package!  My magazine tears typically languish in a pile, where I can only hope they’re magically seeping into my sartorial subconscious.  How much better to have them posted in my closet, where they could inspire outfits on the spot?

Read all of Lucky’s closet tips here.  What are your favorites closet tricks?



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a stylized hysteria April 1, 2011 at 10:38 am

I saw this tip in Lucky and thought it was great too! In my last apartment, I actually wallpapered my door with fashion ads and spreads and I loved having all the beautiful images in my face.


Kate @ Travelmoon April 1, 2011 at 11:40 am

I am soooo glad you posted this! I caught this article in Lucky Magazine at the nail salon, and it had so many great tips, especially resources for closet stuff! Then, I forgot the name of the resources in the article and couldn’t find it online-and now here’s the link! Thanks!


ralph April 4, 2011 at 7:43 pm

I love it. It’s like an old school version of pinterest, but right where you need it. Next time I’m dating someone I’ll make one in her closet, but I’ll tell her it was your idea. :)


mel wilson April 29, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Saw this in Lucky as well. Just loved the thought on the rushed mornings were I barely have time to brush my teeth, that I can have outfit inspiration at my finger tips.


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