Your closet is the opposite of aesthetic. On the top shelf, sweatpants are thrown into uneven piles, shoeboxes are stacked to the ceiling, and bins of winter clothes are stored in plain sight. Below, your favorite cardigans hang on hangers of different colors and materials. Truthfully, it's hard to see what your outfit options
really are, which is why you need this guide on how to make your closet look like a boutique.
You don't need to call in a professional organizer or the interior design-loving friend in your circle to fix up your closet. You can make your closet look like a boutique with just a few tricks and products under $50. To start, "unpack" your shelves and decide on what you want to keep, sell, or donate. During this process, be honest with yourself and don't keep anything that you won't *actually* wear.
The next step is to start putting items back into your closet, making sure to keep any piles small and your most-worn items front and center. This is essential to maintaining your little boutique, even on those days when you say, "I don't have anything to wear!" Put your clothes on matching, streamlined hangers, and make use of stylish baskets, hooks, and catchall trays.
Boutiques look aesthetic AF because they're organized, styled, and stick to a single color scheme. If you really want the
most Insta-worthy closet (which you can make even more aesthetic with some Kardashian-approved organization hacks), here's our carefully curated list of trendy products $40 or less that will help make your closet look like a boutique: We at Elite Daily only include products that have been independently selected by our editors. We may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article. 01 Add Boutique Overhead Lighting
One thing that can make your closet look more like a boutique is great lighting. These
push lights ($12, Amazon) can be added anywhere in your closet that you need more lights. Adding them overhead, even to your shelves may give you more of that store-like feel. One of the over 15,000 5-star reviewers said that these lights are “surprisingly bright,” but you can hang them up vertically if they’re a little too bright for your liking. 02 Add Shelf Dividers To Organize Your Sweaters
If you currently have stacks of sweaters leaning all over the place on your shelves, you need these
dividers ($20, Amazon). These not only keep your shelves organized AF, but they also have a professional look to them. You do want to make sure you measure the shelves you have in your closet before buying these, though. One of the over 3,500 5-star reviewers said these shelves “fit really tight.” 03 Color Coordinate Your Purses On The Shelf
For your clutches and small purses, these
clear organizers ($18, Amazon) are perfect. You could even color coordinate how you arrange them on your shelf for an even more organized look or place them small in the front to larger purses in the back. One 5-star reviewer even used this organizer for their sandals, so it’s versatile. 04 Get This Kardashian-Approved Organizer For Your Jewelry
If there’s one storage must-have for the Kardashians, it’s a Lazy Susan.
Khloé uses Lazy Susans in her pantry, while Kris Jenner has a few in her Insta-worthy fridge. You can use these versatile organizers in your closet as well for things like perfume and jewelry. They not only organize your items in one place, but also make it easier to find what you’re looking for by spinning them. One of the nearly 2,000 5-star reviewers even mentioned that because this Lazy Susan is clear, it can “go with any decor.” 05 Create More Space By Using Pants Hangers
One way to create more of a boutique look in your closet is to free up some space and get rid of the clutter. If your racks are overstuffed, you might want to get hangers that help with that. These
pants hangers ($24, Amazon) can have up to five pairs of pants hanging from just one hanger at a time.
Many of the over 5,000 5-star reviews claim that these hangers are “durable” and hold “heavyweight pants,” but it’s a good idea to place your heavier pants towards the top and something lighter, like leggings, on the bottom to prevent them from bending.
06 Light Up Your Clothes With These Motion Sensor LEDs
For more lighting options, try these
LED lights ($30, Amazon) to hang over your clothes. A dimly lit closet is never ideal, and these lights will make it so much easier for you to find the outfit you’re looking for. They also have motion sensors to make them bougie as well as boutique-like. One of the nearly 10,000 5-star reviewers pointed out that it’s great that these lights are “rechargeable” as they don’t last forever. For $10 a light, you get what you pay for. 07 Store Your Seasonal Clothes In Cute Bins
Let’s face it, we all have seasonal clothes that take up a lot of space in our closet. One way to organize these items is to get cute storage bins to place on the top shelf of your closet. These
bins with handles ($26, Amazon) are aesthetically adorable and make it easy for you to pull out when you need them. According to one 5-star reviewer, the large sized bins are your best bet for clothes, but you can also get matching medium sized bins for smaller items you need to store as well. 08 Arrange Flowers In A Simple Vase
Like art, flowers can be inspiring and calming. But, to add them to your personal boutique, you'll want to first buy a
simple vase ($35, Amazon). For easy maintenance, arrange dried or fake flowers in the vase once it arrives at your doorstep. Of course, you could also swap out fresh flowers, but that comes at the risk of spilling water or petals on your clothes.
These vases are also pretty small, but that’ll work even better in your closet space. In fact, one of the over 8,000 5-star reviewers on Amazon said that these vases are the “perfect size: not too big, not too small.”
09 Organize Your Favorite Shoes On A Rack
The floor of your closet is where chaos can really ensue. So, be sure to grab a
shoe rack ($15, Amazon) for your shoes. When organizing the rack, keep only the shoes you wear often on it, along with any seasonal shoes you may need like boots or flip flops. Pack the others away in a bin or basket to make your closet feel like a real-life boutique.
While this gray rack is a “good value shoe rack,” according to one of the nearly 2,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, it may not fit with the color scheme or aesthetic you’re planning for your closet. You can always splurge a bit more for a wooden rack or something more colorful.
10 Keep Your Drawers Organized As Well
Even the drawers in your closet can get a makeover. These
dividers ($26, Amazon) are perfect for organizing different compartments in each drawer for different things. Since they’re adjustable, they really do work for you. A 5-star reviewer said these dividers are “heavyweight, not cheap,” which is great for such a budget-friendly price. However, one reviewer did say that the dividers broke their drawers, so just make sure you carefully adjust them when putting them in. 11 Add Greenery To Your Shelves
Adding greenery to your space can really liven it up. However, you don’t always want to be taking care of real plants. Instead, get yourself some
faux plants ($25, Amazon) like these to add to your shelves. These small potted plants are a best seller on Amazon with almost 7,000 5-star reviews. They do come with a white fuzz on the leaves, which may or may not be your style. 12 Add Mirrors For OOTD Selfies
A proper boutique has plenty of mirrors for you to check your ‘fit, so you’ll want to get these wall mirrors for your closet at home. It comes with four square mirrors you can arrange in any order on your wall. If you place them on your closet door, you could even use your mirrors to take artsy OOTD selfies each morning. However, you’ll want to make sure you place the adhesives “evenly among mirrors before putting them up,” according to one of the over 2,000 5-star reviewers. You definitely don’t want them falling off and shattering on the floor.
13 Put Your Clothes On Matching Hangers
To bring your closet from boring to boutique, you'll want to hang your clothes on matching, neutral hangers. In doing so, your clothes will stand out, and you'll find that it's easier to pick out an #OOTD. Simple
wood hangers ($8, IKEA) will look casual and inviting, but you can also opt for white or black hangers if they match your color scheme more. One of the over 600 5-star reviewers even recommends hanging two pairs of jeans with these hangers as well, because it “frees up space in the closet.” 14 Install Hooks For Coats And Accessories
On the wall of your closet, or the wall next to it, install stylish
coat hooks ($16, CB2) for your jackets and accessories. These hooks are as durable as they are cute, with one 5-star reviewer saying they can even “hold heavy wet towels.”
Hooks can also give your belts and wide-brimmed hats an accessible and designated home away from your basics. Plus, they can create an
Instagram backdrop for your #OOTD posts. 15 Give Your Closet Color With A Macrame Hanging
To give your closet the same vibe as a boutique, you'll want to stick to as many neutral colors as possible. But, you can add a few pops of color here and there, courtesy of a
macrame wall hanging ($28, Etsy) or decorative book. This wall hanging will add some beautiful texture, in addition to color, to the space. Plus, one of the 5-star reviewers said that this particular macrame hanging came “exactly as pictured,” so what you see is what you get. 16 Add A Scented Candle To Your Shelf
Depending on the layout of your closet, you may have a shelf you can style with candles, books, and trays. Instead of piling sweaters on this shelf, make it a spot for accessories and lots of accent pieces. This
ginger and peach scented candle ($28, LONÉZ SCENTS), for example, will not only be nice to look at, but also give your closet a subtle aroma. If you are lighting a candle in your closet, though, make sure you don’t leave it unattended. 17 Place Your Jewelry In A Unique Dish
Catchall trays and jewelry dishes can act as statement pieces in your closet-turned-boutique. This
filled hands dish ($40, Etsy), for example, can be an art piece and a convenient spot to place your rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings at the end of the day.
It serves multiple purposes and looks good while doing so. One 5-star reviewer did mention that this dish was “a lil bit smaller” than they originally thought, but it was “still so beautiful.”
18 Store Your Shoes In A Rattan Basket
When it comes to closet organization and styling,
woven rattan baskets ($40, KonMari) are the MVPs. They can store shoes like sandals, sneakers, and flip flops, or accessories like sunglasses, belts, and baseball caps. You'll want to keep some on the shelf of your closet, and others on the floor for easy access. If you find the medium size is too large for your space, there is also a smaller rattan basket ($30, KonMari) as well. 19 Hang A Cute Mirror On The Wall
You can't get dressed in the morning without a mirror, so it's necessary to hang one on the wall near your closet or even on the closet door. You could hang up a full-length mirror, or this
moon-shaped mirror ($40, Luna Sundara). It may be only 8 inches and not the best for a full OOTD mirror selfie, but it’s the right size for double-checking your accessories before starting your day. 20 Frame An Art Print That Makes You Feel Good
Many boutiques hang art prints or neon lights on the wall that make you feel good. They have catchy phrases or #inspo for a new,
Vogue-inspired look. This print, titled "Poster Girls", ($30, Etsy), will have the same effect. One of the 5-star reviewers on Etsy said the prints from this shop “are made on high quality, thick paper and the colors are so vibrant and saturated.” Frame it and put it beside your candle, favorite magazines, or a mood board. Don't miss a thing
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