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Friday, January 23, 2015

NEW LIFE...SMALL SPACE DECOR THE LINEN CLOSET

When I was looking at an apartment in Georgia, (see more posts on small space living here)I noticed that there was a small linen closet in the bathroom. I would have to give a big hooray!! for that. I love linen closets and I was thinking how nice it would be to remove the door and have it be not only functional, but pretty. 

I love this linen closet. I don't think I know that I have never had a linen closet that was this neat and organized. 


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How clever that she has not only put things in baskets, but she has labeled them so prettily. In all honesty, I'm not sure I have that much time or energy, but I do love the idea of baskets. I am definitely a basket girl. 

I guess there could be some definite benefits to leaving the door on. Of course this is a built-in, but I like the idea of the hanging shelves on the inside of the door. A definite space saver in a small apartment.


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I love the use of the pretty canisters and glass jars in this linen closet.


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Oh, and white towels. I only use white towels. I can do that now that I am on my own. 

More labeled baskets. That seems to be a pretty popular theme on Pinterest.


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This is an interesting idea for bed linens. I'm not quite sure how I feel about this one. What do you think?


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(PSSST!!! I don't want to get in Martha Stewart's bad graces, but I think this takes up too much room.)

I love the idea that if you don't have a linen closet that you can create a beautiful one.


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I think that one was pretty perfect.

I was a bit disappointed in what I found on Pinterest. I guess there are only so many things that you can do with a linen closet. Storing toilet paper just isn't that exciting. 

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P.S. I've just started a new board on Pinterest called Small Space Living. You can find it here.
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8 comments:

  1. Laura - I'm going thru the same thing as I'm preparing to redo both of my bathrooms. My hall bath has a linen closet that is 36" wide and 36" deep from floor to ceiling. I have found things in the back of those shelves that I do not even remember having. LOL I'm going (I think) with roll out shelves simply to utilize that back space. Like you, I haven't found much on Pinterest.

    Judy

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  2. oh, i just love that last image. not sure about the labeling things behind close doors unless the baskets are hard to figure out?

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  3. I don't have a linen closet in my bathroom :( but I did put a bakers rack in there with baskets. I'm still in making it pretty mode but I like how it looks so far.

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  4. Laura, I had to laugh...at myself. If only I was that organized. xoxo,Susie

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  5. I like the idea of taking the door off....would make it easier to get things out, too. My closet is in the hallway though so I can't do that. Love the small space ideas! I'll look at your new board! Happy weekend my friend! Hugs!

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  6. I have a linen closet in both of my bathrooms but I store more than linens in them. Since the door is on them, I can hide almost anything in them! LOL! Those are some great inspiration photos.

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  7. I don't have any linen closet and for now storing things is a bit of a nightmare... But that last picture, wow... I need one like that when I redo my bedroom!

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  8. Martha Stewart does suggest that you consider keeping top and bottom sheets together by storing them inside their pillow cases. But I envisioned that sheets would be folded very neatly and placed equally neatly into one of the cases, and folded over one time, ending up in a stackable, square shape. I don't care for these plops of sheets tied on top. I like to see crisp folds (but I still have some difficulty folding fitted sheets even though I have watched the Pottery Barn video a few times on how to do it).

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