12 Things to Buy to Improve the State of Your Closet

These items will help to organize your closet, to maximize space and to give that small area a big makeover.


4 trendy baskets for your closet

Indulge in cheap-and-cheerful, of-the-moment baskets to store anything from yoga mats to laundry.


Woven basket

$35, from HomeSense. Various Calgary locations, homesense.ca


Seagrass basket

$30, from Indigo. Various Calgary locations, chapters.indigo.ca


Braided storage basket

 $20, from H&M. hm.com


Graphic-printed basket

$159, from West Elm. 868 16 Ave. S.W., 403-245-1373, westelm.com

Special lighting options

While lit closet rods and motion-sensor spotlights are practical, fancy chandeliers and sleek wall sconces give closets extra pop.


Brass pendant

$579, from Crate and Barrel. Southcentre, 403-278-7020, crateandbarrel.com


Wall/clamp spotlight

$30, from IKEA. 8000 11 St. S.E., 1-866-866-4532, ikea.ca


LED sconce in copper or brass finishes

$234 each, from West Elm. 868 16 Ave. S.W., 403-245-1373, westelm.com

Keep it smelling fresh

Aromatic cedar helps repel moths and other insects which helps to preserve your woollens. Plus, it adds a hint of forest-fresh scent to the air.


Cedar closet set

$10, from Canadian Tire. 9940 Macleod Tr. S.E., 403-278-4040, and various other Calgary locations, canadiantire.ca

A different kind of hook

For garments and accessories on frequent rotation, opt for hooks inside and out of the closet. 


Bamboo hook

$8, from EQ3. 8180 11 St. S.E., 403-212-8080, eq3.com

Hang up whatever you'd like

Hangers aren’t just for pants and shirts. Think outside the box when it comes to your hanging options.


Umbra pendant scarf holder

$15, from Twisted Goods. Market Mall, 403-247-6691 and Southcentre, 403-452-6086, twistedgoods.ca

Opt for bold wallpaper

Dress up your closet’s white walls with over-the-top wall-paper. This is your chance to make a big impression in a small space. 


Farrow & Ball Closet Stripe wallpaper

Prices vary by order, from Maria Tomás. 6051 Centre St. S., 403-454-6051, mariatomas.com

Don’t have a walk-in closet? Go for a walk-by closet instead.


Antique grey modular clothes rack

$329, from Pottery Barn. Chinook Centre, 403-259-2100, potterybarn.ca  


This article appears in the May 2017 issue of Avenue Calgary. Subscribe here.


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