DIY Floating Closet + Inspiration

I recently moved to Ottawa, and I live in a 4 bedroom townhouse with three other people and our 2 dogs. My room is 9X10, which is a little small, but I lucked out with an east facing window! (I’ll explain more about the importance of that in another post.) The closet can hold exactly 15 hangers and has two shelves- not nearly enough for all my treasures! I had to think creatively if I was going to be able to keep everything in order.

So I wandered over to Home Depot and picked up a copper tube (in the plumbing aisle), some copper wire, and some ceiling hooks. The bill came to about $15, and with an Urban Outfitters aesthetic in mind, I set out to make a floating closet.


I borrowed my roommate’s drill!


I measured a mark on my ceiling about 9 1/2 inches from the wall (so the edges of the hangers wouldn’t touch it). I then followed the instructions on the back of the ceiling hook package. Ignore the dreadful popcorn ceiling!


I measured 35 inches of copper wire and used approximately two inches to wrap it around the tube itself.


I used the same method of wrapping and twisting around the ceiling hooks.


The finished product!

It’s so cute and such a space saver! I use it to plan my outfits day to day, and I put my shoes on the floor right underneath it. Here are some other examples of floating closets to inspire your own:


This cute design from Design Sponge.


This stunning boutique display from Anne Sage.


A minimalist design from this blog.

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  • Reply Kate November 27, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Umm, I’ve wanted to make something like this for a while. I love how simple this is!! I’m def gonna have to copy this for my bedroom. I wonder if it’d look cute if I hung plants off it too? hm.

    x Kate

    • Reply Sophia Stone November 29, 2016 at 12:14 am

      It would look so cute with plants, great idea! Just make sure the ceiling kit can support the weight, I don’t think the one I got could withstand any more than a few hangers! xx

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