The Solution to a Closet-less Room: Easy DIY Industrial Hanging Clothing Rack

IMG_7429When Caleb and I moved into the rental house we currently call home nearly a year and a half ago, one of the upstairs bedrooms had just been completely stripped and remodeled. So even though it wasn’t the obvious choice for the master bedroom, we of course opted to take advantage of the brand-new drywall and windows and lovely rustic exposed-beam ceiling. The only problem was that a closet hadn’t been built back into the room. This forced us to get creative with a clothes storage solution, and I’ve been thankful ever since! I love this industrial-style hanging rack so much that I may not even want or use a real closet in our next house!


This may be one of the very easiest Pinterest-inspired DIY projects we’ve ever taken on. I searched for things like “closet alternative” and “closetless” and Caleb helped me form a vision for the super easy, super simple option we came up with. If I remember right, we were lying in bed the morning after we moved home from Florida, brainstorming, and ended up heading to Lowe’s first thing for our materials (some heavy-duty rope (similar), screw hooks, and 3/4″ galvanized pipe with threaded, capped ends). A few hours later, I had this beautiful rod and was hanging our clothes on it.


This rod holds our capsule wardrobes (yes, I finally got Caleb to finalize his own :)) and our belts/ties and the like hang on hooks on the back of the bedroom door. Our shoes are stored in an over-the-door pocket shoe holder on the other side of the door. This system works great for us — no clutter, and no room for things that don’t get worn!


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