Sunday, June 19, 2011

Organized Linen Closet

Don't you love it when your linens and towels are freshly and beautifully folded right where you can see and easily access them? I used to drool over the Martha Stewart images of colored coordinated linens all nicely pressed, folded, and tied up in a bow.

Well, I'm definitely no Martha Stewart when it comes to domestic perfection, but I'll certainly make my best attempt at creating a beautiful and organized linen closet. I'm not sure about you, but I need my linen closet to store as much as possible because I always seems to be out of space to store things (I'm still working on that simplifying thing...).

I decided to keep sets of sheets and towels folded and exposed for easy access. Same for the toilet paper--I just simply stacked the rolls and keep them to one side of the shelf. I used my "Derby Foods" vintage box for storing soaps, green cleaning products, and other bathroom toiletries when not in use during Derby time. Lastly, I hung a home-made curtain with a tension rod to hide my husband's beer-brewing equipment in the open space underneath.

a home-made curtain hung by a simple tension rod
provides valuable hidden storage space

Ahhh, a fresh look for my linen closet!  If you don't have the luxury of a linen closet (we used to not have one when we lived in our apartment just a few years ago), you can create one either by using a free-standing book shelf or cabinet that will adequately hold your linens and bath necessities. Try adding baskets or decorative boxes for pretty storage for things that you don't want on display.

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  1. Love this! You've done a beautiful job :)
    Lusi x

  2. Be still my heart!! Seriously, I thought you had used pictures from Martha Stewart's blog til I realized these were YOUR linen closet! Wow! I've already shown my husband. We tore out an existing large linen closet that had according doors which I hated and replaced it with two linen closets like your own with standard doors (although I love your glass front door!!!!). I just have to add shelves now and your closet will be my inspiration. Thanks for linking it up!

  3. This looks lovely! We don't have a linen closet, but we have a stand over the toilet that acts as extra storage for us. Way to stay organized!

  4. This looks really great. We don't have a linen closet. I'd love to do my cabinets with the curtains though.

  5. What a nice arrangement of bath towels. I also like the horizontal boards in the cupboard. So cottage-y. I especially like the crate for storage.
    So nice.

  6. Thank you all for your sweet comments. Now I just have to get started organizing the rest of the closets in my house! HA!

  7. This is probably one of the prettiest linen closets I have ever seen. Absolutely rivals one of Martha's. The little vintage crate is beautiful with the white and red. Can you fly here and do mine, please?