If you're like most people, most of your clothing is kept in your bedroom closet. However, sometimes your closet needs some improvement so that you can make better use of the space. Here are four things to keep in mind as you renovate your bedroom closet.
Use Proper Lighting
One of the challenges with a bedroom closet is being able to see properly. Many closets have no lighting at all, and you must rely on light from your bedroom. While you can use a floor lamp to see things better in your closet, a better solution is to install overhead, recessed lighting. You can also use track lighting, but be sure that the bulbs are covered; that is important because you could have a very real fire hazard if the bulbs stay on and something touches them.
Keep Air Circulating
Closets are almost always fully-enclosed spaces, so they can often have a musty smell and provide a breeding ground for mildew and mold. To avoid this, you can run a dehumidifier in the closet to make sure that there is not too much moisture in the air. You can also use a small fan in your closet, just to make sure that air continues to circulate.
Use All the Space in the Closet
Many people simply hang their clothes on the rack in their closet and don't think about any of the other space they could be using. There is sometimes space above the closet rack where you could mount shelves, or you can use shelving beneath the rack. You can also use the inside of the closet rack to store your shoes, or install hooks for sweaters and shirts.
Of course, to use the space in your closet most effectively, you have to ensure that you're not keeping anything in the closet that you can't use. If you're not wearing half the clothes in your closet, it's important to do some cleaning so that you have room for all the clothing you do wear. You can always have a garage sale or give the clothing away to friends or a charity.
Think Twice About Cedar
Many people have beautiful cedar closets that keep moths and other insects away from their clothing. However, the smell of cedar can be very strong and spread over into your bedroom. If you don't want your room to smell like cedar all the time, you might opt to use other materials in your closet.
If you want to do more extensive work on your closet, contact a closet contractor who can help you. With a little work, you can have a closet that helps you store your items well for a long time.