Last week we shared how to refresh your closet here. Now that your closet is organized, here comes the fun part…styling your closet like a chic boutique.  Here are twelve ways to create a boutique closet:

#1 If there’s room, hang a full-length mirror on a wall in your closet or on the door.

Photo credit: Haute off the Rack

#2 Place a chair or stool in your closet.  I love my swivel stool from Home Goods. 

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#3 If you have natural light or a window in your closet, think about adding wallpaper.  FYI…wallpaper on the ceiling adds a luxe accent.  

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#4 If you have space, move an armoire or chest of drawers into your closet.  

Photography by Shayna Fontana, Styling by Ashley Maddox, Design by Abbe Fenimore

#5 Repurpose a china cabinet…they are great for displaying shoes, handbags, sweaters, etc. 

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#6 Go antiquing…I love my 1940’s retro armoire for storing and displaying jewelry, handbags, etc. ….purchased at the Montgomery Street Antique Mall.

Photo credit Holley Williams

#7 Be creative in displaying jewelry by using items around the house, such as…a candy dish, a cake stand, small bowls, and trays….and even teacups.

Photo credit: Paige Smith Designs

#8 For color and texture, add a rug or piece of art.

Photo credit: Mimosa Lane blog

#9 Add some hooks or a valet to display your favorite coat, hat, scarf, or handbag.

Photo credit: BHG

#10 Definitely matching hangers to give your closet a cohesive look and can be space-saving.

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#11 For a party vibe…bring a bar cart or party tray into the closet.  They are great for storing makeup, handbags, hats, jewelry, etc.  And even a bottle of tequila!  

Holley serves bubbly in her closet. Stop by!

#12 Top off your closet boutique style with a chandelier or a unique ceiling fixture.  If you have space, add a lamp for ambiance.

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For more ideas and inspiration, browse our Pinterest board to view all the beautiful boutique closets we’ve featured.  Once your closet is styled, grab your bar cart or a party tray and invite friends over for a closet reveal party….after your two Covid vaccines, of course!  Be sure to take before and after photos of your closet, tag @HolleymWilliams, and @homewithatwist, then congratulate yourself on a rewarding and refreshing project!  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, and wardrobe consultation.  Be sure to check her Holley Williams Style on Pinterest.  Contact Holley at [email protected].