These Industrial Pipe Closet Ideas Are the Unexpected Touch Your Wardrobe Needs

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Closet organization is a big deal. It looks daunting before diving into the project, but after you finish it, you wonder, Why on earth didn't I do this sooner?

Sure, you can always purchase a ready-made closet organization system (and they totally work), but what about making your own? If you're a fan of a vintage look with lots of industrial flair (think plenty of metal and wood finishes), you'll definitely want to consider an industrial pipe closet. We know what you're thinking, but yes, you can actually make one of these stylish wardrobe ideas with your own two hands — just be sure you have a few power tools standing by.

Whether you choose to make over your walk-in closet or you prefer a freestanding version, we've got you covered with five industrial pipe closet ideas worth considering.

1. White Industrial Pipe Closet

This closet made by Christina of The DIY Mommy proves industrial style doesn't have to be dark or masculine. In fact, it can actually be pretty darn light and airy. Simply pair your metal pipe rods with all-white walls and warm wood touches, and you've got a DIY industrial look that skews more farmhouse than anything else.

2. Copper-Hued Industrial Pipe Closet

Maybe silver just isn't your thing, but you're still dreaming of industrial pipe closet ideas. Copper is certainly a stylish choice, since it's on-trend and will add a pop of warm color to your space. Jenn and Vicki of 2 Bees in a Pod opted for copper in this DIY closet. We also love that they paired the pipes with a matching copper ceiling light.

3. Freestanding Industrial Pipe Closet

Let's say you don't have a dedicated closet space, or you could just use more room for your clothes. You can always choose to create a freestanding setup that will fit just about anywhere. This one crafted by Ana White shows off industrial style beautifully, thanks to metal pipe rods and a wood frame.

4. Rolling Industrial Pipe Closet

If a freestanding closet appeals to you, what about one that's on wheels? It's an ideal option if you're short on space and need to be able to move it around quickly and easily. Tabitha of Fresh Mommy Blog shows us how to make this DIY number with copper pipes for a finished piece that's oh-so-stylish.

5. Industrial Pipe Closet with Bonus Decor

After hanging a pipe or two in your own closet, start thinking about other ways you can add industrial flair. We recommend taking a page from this modern-meets-vintage walk-in belonging to Joyce of My Dubio. She complemented the pipe rod with an old-school filing cabinet that is perfectly sized for stashing away socks, scarves, and other small items.


Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who contributes to national magazines and websites, including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Well+Good, and more. When she's not writing, you'll find her shopping flea markets, hiking, and going for walks with her corgi.

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