Chic and Practical DIY Clothes Racks That Put Your Wardrobe On Display

Our appearance is important to us and that makes us spend a lot of time, effort and money on things meant to make us look good and different from the others. We take great care of our clothes and accessories and sometimes we even display them in ways meant to draw attention. Clothes are for us what the colorful feathers are for the bird-of-paradise and the difference that, at the end of the day, we can take them off and prepare some new ones to wear tomorrow. We put them on clothing racks and sometimes we even make them a part of our home’s decor. If you like the idea of an open clothes rack, we have a few suggestions that you might enjoy.

Chic racks you can put together yourself

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First off, consider the idea of a DIY clothes rack. This can be an opportunity for you to embrace the less is more concept and to try something different for a change. Instead of hiding your clothes in a closet, how about keeping some of them out in the open? You could put together a simple rack made of copper pipes and fittings. It’s very easy and the minimalist and open design will let the clothes be the center of attention. Check out Burkatron for more details.

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Have you ever considered hanging your clothes from the ceiling? Sure, it sounds weird when we say it like that so we’ll give you a few more details. Picture a clothing rack that’s nothing but a wooden rod that hangs from two leather loops secured to the ceiling. Actually, you can see exactly how it would look like if you check out this project that we found on Burkatron. It’s a rack that you can put together yourself and which requires very few supplies. It’s a great way to put some of that dead space in your bedroom to good use. This rack could actually replace the famous chair that holds all the clothes that we either wore or want to wear again but for some reason are not fit to stay in the closet with the others.

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Since we mentioned “the chair”, we think that this trellis rack featured on Fallfordiy could also be a good alternative, among other things. As you can see, the idea is very simple: a grid-like structure which can hold a lot of things including clothes, towels, jewelry, scarves, even shoes and pretty much any other fashion accessory. It’s something that you can build yourself in just a few minutes and which can be customized in a lot of cool ways. You could paint it, accessorize it with planters, shelves and a bunch of other things.

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There’s a lot that you can do with metal pipes (not necessarily copper). Simple clothing racks like the one on Flair are super easy to build. You can check out the full description to find out all you need for the project and, of course, you can adapt everything according to your own storage needs as well as the space available in the room. Matching the hangers to the rack is definitely a nice touch.

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Clothes racks are not just for bedrooms and dressing rooms but also for entryways. In fact, it’s a must-have for this part of the house. In addition to a rod for hangers or at least some hooks, you’ll probably also need some shelves to store shoes and other accessories on. These can be combined into a practical and space-efficient show and coat rack which you can build yourself by following the instructions on Celestefohl.squarespace.

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We love everything about this rolling garment rack. It’s simple, it can be easily relocated thanks to the casters, it has shelves for shoes and other accessories and it uses simple and accessible materials. The best thing about it, however, is that you can build one just like it if you just follow the steps described on Freshmommyblog. It’s an easy project but, most importantly, one that will complete your home in a chic and practical way.

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This is definitely a cool accessory for kids although it could also look great in a master bedroom. It’s a teepee clothing rack and to build one just like it you need four thin pieces of wood, a dowel and some paint. After you’ve trimmed the ends of the four wood pieces on a 15 degree angle, cross them at the top, two by two and make a mark where they overlap so you can drill a hole for the dowel. Paint the wood and then assemble the rack. {found on stylecurator}.

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Another possibility is to use a small cabinet or nightstand that you already own and to build a clothing rack around it. You can use it as a base for your design, as suggested on Atelierdecuriosite. If you like this design, here’s what you’ll need to make something similar: a small cabinet, four wooden rods, a wardrobe rod, a piece of wood board as big as the base of the cabinet and two leather strips.

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Yet another very cool design idea comes from apairandsparediy. This clothing rack is made using two wooden ladders and it looks great. We like the ruggedness of the design and the fact that it looks casual and a bit industrial without making a big statement that way. We also like the versatility of the design and the fact that you can add boards as shelves, attach hooks or paint the rack to make it match the rest of the decor.

Minimalist clothing racks that you can buy

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As easy as it is to build some of the racks we just showed you, buying a ready-made one is always easier. We found a few examples that we think you’ll like and this is one of them. This Standing Coat Rack is a cool extension of the traditional closet which can be used in a variety of different environments like bedrooms, entryways and even bathrooms.

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This Garment Rack from Westelm is very stylish too. It comes in blue or black and it’s great for bedrooms and entry halls. It adds storage without taking up a lot of floor space and it looks chic and elegant while doing it. Even the design is very simple, the rack is actually quite bold.

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Leni is part mirror and part clothing rack. It’s a multifunctional piece that can be used in a lot of ways and spaces. Let it lean against a wall in your bedroom or take it in the bathroom and put towels on it. It would also look lovely in an entrance hall. We like its golden tips and thin and slender construction.

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If space is limited and you like simple designs with a bit of industrial flair, check out Ship, a minimalist clothing rack and organizer handcrafted with an iron frame and a wooden shelf for shoes, bags and other things.