If your closet is large enough to fit an island, you’ll want to ensure that you’re making the most of whatever design you select for the space. There are many directions to go in when designing a closet island, though. You may wish to set up a station that doubles as a place to sit down and do some work or apply makeup, or perhaps you just need some extra storage space for jeans and sweaters. It’s important to take inventory of your belongings and consider your day-to-day routine before committing to a particular setup.
Below, we’ve rounded up 15 fantastic closet island ideas that range in style, size, and structure. Best of all, these designs are all simple to recreate in your own home. Let this be the year to finally get your closet nice and organized once and for all.
Why not set up your closet island so that it serves double duty as a desk or vanity, too? If you’re not building an island from scratch, you can always position a desk so that it looks as though it’s connected to the island in order to achieve a similar effect.
A round pedestal table looks chic in this closet thanks to its organic texture, and it also provides valuable surface space without leaving a large footprint. Due to its shape, it can be used as a place to sit or just as a surface on which to set makeup and accessories.
A velvet bench makes sitting down and lacing up one’s boots feel nice and luxe. It also double as extra surface space for laying out outfits for the day ahead.
Add hooks to your closet island in order to easily hang up and stash away handbags, baseball caps, scarves, or other accessories. Maximizing storage space doesn’t have to be complicated.
If you can’t decide between expanding your island to include extra seating or extra storage, why not take advantage of the best of both worlds? This carefully structured set of drawers can easily be jazzed up with a cushion to double as a small bench.
Set up your island so that it can also double as a kitchen island type of piece if you wish. This is a great idea for those whose closet is technically a “cloffice” and need to carve aside some space to work, too.