Closet Island Ikea Hack
When we moved into our house, I immediately identified a spare bedroom adjacent to the master bedroom that would become the master closet/my dressing room, as there was no closet space in the master area. While we have plans to eventually connect the two rooms via pocket doors and wall off from the hallway, I’ve made this setup function well as my “un-custom” closet with a few rolling racks, DIY shelving systems and a great Ikea hack. Most every Pinterest-worthy closet has a center island, but for me a custom-build closet is not currently in our top priorities, so I assembled one from 3 Ikea Kallax-style cube shelves — two back-to-back to make a square, and a third placed perpendicularly on the end. For the countertop, I placed 16” square stone tiles that were leftover materials stacked in the basement when we moved in. I needed two extra tiles to cover the entire top, which I found at Home Depot. They were 18” square so I had them trimmed to match in the store. For 8 of the 12 shelves, I have basket “drawers” that hold all of my non-hangable items like undergarments, workout gear, and tees. The end cap shelves hold purses and clutches, organized by acrylic magazine racks. On top of the island, I keep my jewelry on display so that I can see it (and therefore wear it), as well as a glass box with my sunglasses. I also styled it with a mirrored tray with a little ring dish and candle. The finishing touch is a bouquet of flowers, which I try to keep here year-round since fresh flowers make getting ready just that much more enjoyable!