Whether your closet space is walk-in or nonexistent, a garment rack can be a great way to keep your entire wardrobe organized. A chic clothing rack can add surplus storage to a kid’s room, create a stylish drop zone in an entryway, and can, of course, create the illusion of a closet where there is none.
When it comes to constructing your own, stick to sturdy building materials like wooden dowels, PVC, and copper pipe for DIYs that won’t crunch under the weight of your sweaters and jackets, and don’t hesitate to add swiveling wheels if you’re prone to redecorating on a whim. Glance through the tutorials here to get started on your own customized clothing rack.
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Dowels are a great building option for a sturdy clothing rack—they’re easy to cut to size, fit into PVC elbows, and take well to stain or paint. This simple box design comes together in an afternoon and yields two hanging rods for maximum clothing storage.
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In order to make the most of your (or your child's) bedroom’s vertical space, consider a clothes rack that hangs from the ceiling. This one is super simple, just be sure to secure your heavy-duty cord from a solid ceiling beam so that the clothing rod can bear plenty of weight.
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For that industrial-chic aesthetic, source a few lengths of copper pipe from your hardware store to build a minimalist garment rack. With added lengths of pipe on either end of the main rod, this clever design incorporates an area to hang bags and purses alongside your wardrobe.
Buff your copper pipes with a nail buffer or fine-grit sandpaper before building to attain a luxe, shiny finish.
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If you rent a space with little (or no) closet space, a rolling garment rack is an absolute necessity. Four caster wheels keep this sturdy DIY easily movable, so it’s a guarantee that this piece is usable in any apartment or rented space.
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Create a homemade dress-up station perfectly sized for your little one. Costume and play clothes look especially cute displayed on this pint-sized garment rack, but consider transitioning it to hanging everyday clothes once your kid demonstrates an inclination toward choosing their own outfit of the day.
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Solve your shoe storage issues by adding an extra shelf to the bottom of this tall rolling clothes rack. This piece is definitely formidable in size, but is actually straightforward to make and adds oodles of extra wardrobe and accessory storage to any space.
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For a small-space solution, consider building a trellis-style clothes rack. This easy, lightweight project leans directly against a wall and acts as a chic drop zone for your everyday cardigan, jeans that don’t quite need to be washed yet, and a cozy pair of house shoes.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Take your DIY more towards trendy by combining clear acrylic poles with gold hardware. Don’t forget, you can spray paint any iron or PVC connectors to your personal taste, so don’t spend extra money on pricey shiny materials if you can easily customize plain pieces yourself.
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Hang a stylish wall-mounted rod in your laundry room or mudroom for the perfect place to allow wet clothes to hang dry. This is so much more useful than a foldable drying rack and the rod promises to give you daily use. Not to mention your most-used spaces will stay looking organized.