Five DIY wardrobe solutions for when you don't have one

00:38, Aug 14 2014
5 DIY wardrobe solutions
SHIPPING ROPE: Hung between two corners, this is a really simple way to hang your clothes without the fuss of having to build an actual wardrobe.
5 DIY wardrobe solutions
CEILING COATHANGERS: Using hooks and cord, hang coathangers from the roof. Genius!
5 DIY wardrobe solutions
CLOTHING RACK: A clothes rack is probably the easiest hanging solution and can be picked up quite cheaply.
5 DIY wardrobe solutions
RECYCLE OLD CHAIRS: Rather than using chairs for sitting, they can double as a wardrobe, shelf included.
5 DIY wardrobe solutions
CARDBOARD WARDROBE: You could leave it as is and call it 'industrial chic' or give it a paint so it blends into the walls, or matches your decor. There are a few different ones around but this one is from <a target="_blank" href="http://mobistore.co.nz/product/portable-wordrobe/"> Mobistore.</a>

Kings and queens had whole rooms dedicated to the hanging of their robes. However unfair; those days are gone. Instead, renters on a budget would know that a good built-in wardrobe is hard to find.

If you're anything like Carrie Bradshaw and you prefer to have your money where you can see it - hanging in your closet - the absence of a wardrobe isn't an option.

Luckily, when left with little or no space for your clothes, there are some alternatives.

But first, Jan Favaloro of Rocksalt Interiors says, you need to figure out exactly what you want your wardrobe to store. And you will need a metre of space to be able to hang clothes, she says. 

Keeping this in mind, here are five creative design ideas that will make your friends wish they didn't have a wardrobe either.

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