9 Great Reasons For Modular Closet Organizers For Apartments

I'm loving modular closet organizers, particularly for small space living--from apartments to small homes.  Whether you are a clothes hog, have to share one closet with someone else or just love the simplicity of a minimalist wardrobe, these modular organizers are great investments.  Here are 9 reasons why I think so.

  1. You purchase only the modules you need.  Based upon your time and budget, you can add additional units to the existing one. 
  2. You can take the module closet organizer with you when you move to another apartment or even your own home.
  3. Unless you just want to, you don't even need to purchase additional bedroom furniture, such as a stand-alone chest of drawers
  4. You can install a modular closet organizer right in the bedroom, keeping the apartment closet for yet more storage.
  5. If you don't have an apartment closet, such as in a studio, you can create a fabulous wall modular closet.
  6. You can create a separate dressing area using a modular closet organizer.
  7. Or when installing a modular closet organizer in your bedroom, you can also create a more private sleeping area.
  8. There are closet organizers that have all the attractiveness of stylish furnishings when detailed with picture and crown moldings and designer style door handles and drawer pulls, while other module designs appeal to the minimalist taste.  
  9. Although time is a big factor, many can easily be assembled and installed.  Some installations require minimum to no attachment to walls and ceilings.

The modular system shown in the image above is referred to as a open closet organizer.  It's the Ikea Stomen module.  Although no longer being carried at Ikea (as of the update of this blog), the store does carry other inexpensive modules. 

The downside of an open module is that it can easily create a cluttered look.  But that's avoidable when items are neatly organized, such as using similar shaped containers and grouping together clothes by color, type and size.  


Above illustrates an Fabulous example of a modular closet organizer.  A drapery at the headboard of the bed separates the open module from the rest of the bedroom, creating privacy and avoding a clutter look and feel.   

Below is another beautiful example of a modular closet organizer that voids a clutter look in the bedroom, even suggesting a private dressing area.  Note too how the design also creates a cozy and restful sleeping space not distracted by closet clutter:


Ever had a closet with those folding or sliding double doors with one bar rack?  They're unappealing.  Worse, the one-handing bar for clothes just don't work.  Here's example of just removing the bar, the door and installing modular closet organizer with furniture detailing: picture and crown moldings and decorative door handles.  What's really great is that it offers multiple types of closet storage space:  two-hanging clothes bars; open and closed shelf space; and drawers.


This modular closet organizer covers in entire wall, making use of every inch of it.  The draper closure offers another opportunity to add color and texture in the decor:


Here a very attractive modular closet organizer appears in a bedroom.  It becomes apart of the over all decor with a pair of side chairs, a table, painted walls with pictures, a rug, draperies and gorgeous chandelier:


For a modern, minimalist look, the modular closet organizer below looks best when not overly packed since it's part of the bedroom decor:


In Summary

There are many other types of modular closet storage units but most of these types rely on extensive installation and are permanent.  I've focused on modules more suitable for small space living.  

Have you had experience with a modular closet system also great for apartments?