By removing your closet door, it feels like an extension of the room. Credit: Shutterstock

29. Remove Your Closet Door

One option to make a bedroom feel larger is to remove the closet door. After doing this, it opens up the square footage and makes it part of the room once again. I have personally done this. After removing my closet doors, I placed a dresser and a bookshelf inside. The bookshelf has baskets to organize things, and the drawers hold my clothes. There is also a place to display artwork on top of the dresser. The obvious downside to this style is that I don’t have a space to hang anything. Ideally, I would install an Ikea closet system. Even then, I would still keep the doors off. Removing the closet doors forces me to keep things clean at all times, because it’s part of the room. For me, making the room feel larger is worth the extra effort to keep things clean.  

Leaving off closet doors makes the apartment much larger. Credit: Shutterstock

If you’re renting, the suggestion might make you nervous. The thought of removing doors seems like a nightmare when it comes to getting your security deposit back. But in reality, you can take the door off of the hinges and store it somewhere. Once your lease is over, simply put the door back on the closet, and there is no harm done. 

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