14 Ways to Beautify Your Closet Doors

My jaw dropped when I first saw this gorgeous and simple closet door update on the One Kings Lane blog. I love projects like this one that look expensive and complicated, but are actually easy to execute and are super affordable.



I've done a ton of closet door updates in my day. Here are my very favorite ones from my site and from around the web. What I love the most about these projects is they are simple and inexpensive and not a huge commitment, so you can get fun and funky with your choices and who cares if you're ready for a change at some point?

I added very thin molding to this door in our old loft. I love the double square pattern and the bright pop of color!

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You can't go wrong chinoiserie panels in my book, but these hot pink beauties are extra special! PS here's a great place to buy (more) affordable hand painted panels.

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In my first story for Domino, I added 30 pieces of mirror to these painted IKEA Pax armoires, dentil trim moulding and gold pulls. I think the mirror inside helps amp things up, too!

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Here's another wallpaper idea - this one's from House Beautiful. I love the bold pattern. Wouldn't something like this be great in a kids room? It's a great way to add wallpaper without breaking the bank. You'd only need one roll to do a closet door like this one.

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Another great idea for a kids space - simply paint the closet doors with chalkboard paint. Make sure to use a foam brush or roller so there are no brush marks!

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Here's another paneling + yellow paint idea, but this one was made with canvas stretchers hung with my very favorite picture hanging strips! Easy and rental-friendly!!

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I decoupaged some pretty floral fabric on inexpensive, flat bi-fold closet doors and I made a folding screen, but obviously the same idea works when using them as closet doors. This can be a really inexpensive way to get the wallpapered look. And - bonus! - the finish is wipeable! Great for a play room!

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I love the idea of adding nail head to a flat door for pattern and texture, the way Ashley Hicks did here.

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A layer of leather underneath the nail heads would be even more amazing!

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And here's another favorite. This one would be a ton of work to DIY, but it's such a luxe look!

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I've done some experimenting with glass to look like antique mirror (here's my favorite version of that project). I love how the antiqued mirror looks on closet doors! These are gorgeous.

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I love the pattern and hardware used on these doors from Driven By Decor! The squared off pattern is so Palm Springs!

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This project uses O'Verlays and grasscloth wallpaper. Another renter-friendly approach!

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I added wooden rounds from the hardware store and chunky moulding to our studio closet doors. I still love them and the glossy Gentlemen's Gray color.

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And if you're not up for a lot of work, just paint your closet doors black and switch out the hardware. I pulled these off of an old Draper chest. I love how they look in our guest bedroom.

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I'd love to see some of your closet door projects! What am I missing here?
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