We've begun finishing our basement to make more room for our family and my two oldest daughters now share a room down there. In our hurry to get things done we didn't do much with the closet except put up a closet rod. But I love a nice, tidy, organized closet and theirs was anything but. They needed storage they could reach (and some the couldn't!) and a way to each have their own little section of the shared closet.
Luckily, I have a husband who can come home to a doodle that looks like this:
And using melamine shelving and some quarter-round trim, turn it into this:
I used inexpensive cube bins at the bottom to store shoes and accessories.
Large baskets at the top store seasonal items and extra linens. I printed each child's initial using this vintage monogram from The Wedding Chicks, mounted them in white frames and adhered them to the front of the baskets.
The frames are attached to the baskets by string laced through holes drilled in the back of the frame. I just tuck the strings between the basket weave and tie them tightly together on the inside of the basket.
My favourite part is the memo boards I made so that the girls could display cards and crafts they want to keep. I spray painted a couple cookie sheets white and lined them with pretty chevron scrapbook paper to make magnetic memo boards. I added some push pin magnets and screwed the memo boards to the closet with discreet white screws.
I love how neat and organized it is and my daughters love each having their own little space.