Do you live in a small apartment with no closet? Or maybe you have a closet but it’s just not big enough to support your shopping habits? Well, whatever your reason, having more hanging space for your clothes is never a bad thing!
There are lots of ways to be creative with how you hang your clothes so below I’ve listed some unique ideas to give you some inspiration. You will be surprised by what you can create with repurposed items or even simple hardware from the local hardware shop. So pick your favorite design and give it a try!
DIY Clothing Rack Ideas
1. Copper Pipe Clothing Rack
A beautiful idea for a clothing rack when you don’t have a closet available. As simple as hanging a copper pipe on your ceiling you can in no-time have a way to hang your clothes.
2. Mommy and Me Clothing Racks
A clothing rack for you and another for the little one! These clothing racks are made on wheels for easy movement and have a bottom shelf to hold shoes.
3. Galvanized Pipes Clothing Rack
This project is a full-on closet and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It does, however, contain two beautiful clothing racks made from galvanized pipes. Perfect for a “his and her” closet option.
4. Pipe Hook Clothing Rack
Another beautiful pipe clothing rack on wheels, this time with an addition of pipe hooks on each side. I love the industrial yet modern feeling to this rack.
5. Kids Teepee Clothing Rack
A beautiful clothing rack designed to look like a teepee. This clothing rack will look great in your child’s bedroom. Perfect for storing their tiny and adorable outfits.
6. Modern Clothing Rack
This clothing rack is both useful and beautiful. The open wood gives it a light feeling and it is efficient with two shelf units, a copper clothing rack, and more space on the top shelf!
7. Ladder Garment Rack
A clothing rack made out of two old ladders, very thrifty! The blue shelves add a wonderful pop of color against the simple white refurbished ladders.
8. Ladder Clothing Rack
Another refurbished ladder clothing rack, this time the ladders have been left as they are. I love the original wood color and even the fact that is has some old paint splashes to give it a unique style.
9. Rolling Garment Rack
A large-scale clothing rack that will definitely fit all your favorite shoes and clothes. On wheels, you can easily transport your closet anywhere in your room.
10. Gold Clothing Rack
With just a bit of spray paint, you can recreate this gold clothing rack for under 30$! Sometimes you just need a bit of extra hanging space for those special items, this project will help with that problem.
11. Branch Clothing Rack
This beautiful and natural clothing rack will look beautiful in any bedroom. The original page is in Swedish but with a little bit of creativity, you should be able to recreate this gorgeous branch clothing rack.
12. Simple Wooden Clothing Rack
A simple clothing rack to hang up a few extra items. It doesn’t take long to make and you will be happy with the result. Light and bright!
13. Stylish Clothing Rack
This is a modern and chic clothing rack that is equipped with a wire basket shoe rack. This would look great at your front door to hang your winter coats and various shoes.
14. Hanging Copper Clothing Rack
Copper is a lovely metal with a beautiful color. In my opinion, there is very little that copper doesn’t go with. So this hanging copper clothing rack is perfect to add to a room that is short on space for some extra hanging room.
15. Rope Wrapped Garment Rack
A nautical design for a garment rack! This hanger has been wrapped with rope and then hung up as an efficient way to hang your favorite dress shirts.
16. Pipe Garment Rack
Some more inspiration for making a clothing rack out of pipes. Stop by your local hardware shop to find everything you need to create more closet space.
17. DIY Coat Rack
Some white PVC Piping is all you really need for this DIY Coat Rack Project. The white seems to blend in well and not attract too much attention. This will look lovely in your bedroom!
18. Pipes to Garment Rack
Another pipe clothing rack idea this time incorporating a lovely painted shoe shelf on the bottom. Once again, wheels have been added to make transportation simpler.
19. Minimalistic Clothing Rack
Super minimalistic and very chic, this clothing rack is a unique way to hang your clothes. The bottom rack makes it easy to rest your shoes against and the touches of gold make this piece really pop.
20. Mini Clothing Rail
Okay minimalist fans, it doesn’t get more simple than this! The beautiful copper hangers are what really make this piece beautiful. Perfect for just that little bit extra need of hanging space.
21. Homemade Modern Garment Rack
I love this modern open closet idea. The shelving unit on the bottom is an awesome addition for even more storage space and the various racks are perfect to hold all your fancy dresses and casual blue jeans.
22. Wooden Crate Clothing Rack
This fun project uses old wooden crates to add shelving space that could be perfect for your folded pants, or just to add decoration like plants or ceramic knick-knacks.
23. Leather Wrapped Dowl Rack
This clothing rack uses materials as simple as wooden dowels and leather chord to keep everything held together. It has a beautiful look and does the job!
24. Leaning Clothing Rack
This angled clothing rack is a great closet option when you are short on space and don’t have a built-in closet available. Doesn’t take long to make and you will be happy with the result!
25. Hammock Clothing Rack
This chic clothing rack uses a different option as a shoe rack. Instead of the standard shelf or wire basket, this one uses material to form a hammock! Great idea!
26. Chain Clothing Hanger
Now here is a simple way to hang your clothes when you have no closet! Extremely space efficient and definitely cost-efficient, this idea is definitely an interesting one!
27. Sleek Hanging Rods
By staggering your hanging clothing racks, you can create more space and organize your clothes so they stay clean and off the ground. Not to mention, it gives a cool asymmetrical look to your open closet.
28. Copper and Concrete Clothing Rack
Maybe not as easy to move around as the clothing racks we’ve seen before with wheels, however, these concrete blocks with the copper piping give a cool industrial look.
29. Copper Ladder Clothing Rack
This clothing rack made with beautiful copper piping has a unique ladder part. The ladder is perfect for hanging towels, blankets, or scarves.
30. Paddle Clothing Rack
I am loving this oar clothing rack. It fits against the wall so it’s perfect to hang your coats, sweaters, scarves, or bathrobe. This unique piece will look great in your house and is sure to get compliments!
31. Industrial Shelf and Clothing Rack
Using small hooks as shown in the picture above, you can use this rack to hold all your clothing items. It works great as a clothing rack at the front door too!
Ready to Make Your Own DIY Clothing Rack?
To keep your clothing rack neat and organized, you can use matching clothes hangers and if these clothing rack ideas still do not provide sufficient storage space, then consider these portable closets. Alternatively, we have great space saving ideas in our bedroom-storage-ideas post.
So as you can see there are various options for how you can hang your clothes. Pipes of all different materials and colors, branches or wood, or even chains or paddles! With a few tools and some creativity, you will be making your own clothing rack in no time.
A lot of projects could be made with found or recycled materials or if not, you can support your local hardware stores by picking up a few cheap items. Which clothing rack will you make?