No linen closet? Find a creative solution to houseing your linens using these unique linen closet ideas.
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Are linen closets necessary?
It's not necessary to have a linen closet, however, a place to store extra towels and linens is helpful. When the storage solution is not built-in, alternative options are available.
Most older homes do not have a built-in closet for this type of storage forcing homeowners to think outside the box for creative storage solutions.
What belongs in a linen closet?
Linen closets store bathroom accessories such as bath towels, hand towels and face cloths as well as spare bed sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers.
Like most old homes we did not have a linen closet. Using this antique hutch we were able to store all of our bed linens as well as some off season decorative pillow covers
In the main cabinet, we used baskets to divide up our linens based on size. In the top two drawers, we store all our extra pillowcases.
It's been a great way to store our linens out in the open and not have them on display.
What can I use if I don't have a linen closet?
A tiny powder room can gain some storage with a few added baskets. Baskets provide the perfect storage location for extra towels and toilet paper.
A credenza or even a buffet like this one in our home is great for displaying outside the bathroom for additional storage. We store all of our extra bed linens in this buffet because there is no linen closet in our home.
3. dresser or small cabinet
A small dresser or piece of furniture can be a great addition to the bathroom. Furniture is also an added design bonus, a great way to pull in your personal style.
4. open shelving
Not having a linen closet can be solved with open shelving. You can place shelving in the bathroom itself or in a hallway before entering the bathroom. Cute baskets and a few plants can really add style to an ordinary mundane space.
5. display cabinets
A display cabinet is a great way to store bathroom accessories while keeping dust and mould away.
6. linen cabinet
Tall and skinny furniture like this linen cabinet is a great way to add additional storage and not worry about taking up too much space.
7. tiered storage tower
Tiered storage like this one or a simple tiered cart would be a great solution for small spaces with no linen closet.
8. space saver behind the toilet cabinet
A space saver behind the toilet is perfect for small bathrooms, adding interest to an otherwise useless space.
I hope these ideas help you solve all your linen closet needs are provide you with ample ways to stay organized!