How to Create a ‘Cloffice’ on a Budget

Today, I am going to be sharing how I turned a spare bedroom in our home to the ultimate closet space! This post is absolutely LONG overdue, but better late than never right?! Ha! If you're just wanting the links to my furniture and things, that info is at the bottom of this post. If you're interested in how I put this room together, keep on reading. :-)

A couple of days ago, I hit a year since building my beautiful woman cave, aka my "cloffice" and I am just so in love with this space! If you'd like to see some pictures of it, you can check out this post that I put out a couple of weeks ago. I built this entire room for UNDER $1000 and judging by how much custom closets usually cost these days, I'd say this space is a bargain and extremely customized and functional for my lifestyle. Sometimes I just sit in there and admire it because I think it is SO pretty!

First, let's take a look at my room empty!

I honestly don't even remember the room looking like this anymore. Now, let's get into the details. :)

Plan Plan Plan
Before we even bought our home, I told my husband that I wanted to turn one of the bedrooms into a closet and surprisingly, he was immediately on board! I didn't even have to do any convincing, but it did take us about a year before we actually did it (other areas of the home were definitely more important). I started planning for my closet room immediately once we moved into our house. I found a website where I could put in the room dimensions and then each item could be customized to fit the space. Basically so I could see the room virtually. This step was important to me because I wanted to know what size furniture could fit in my space. So, I started looking online for different furniture I felt would be functional to what I needed, I'd check the measurements, and then plug it into this online website. It really helped me to see what could work in the room and where I was thinking the space was bigger than what it was.

Here's some of my online renderings:

Shop Shop Shop
Once I had all the furniture I wanted picked out and I made sure it would fit in the room, it was time to shop. I found most of my items at Ikea, Target, and the At Home store. I will be linking furniture I have at the end of this post for your shopping convenience and everything is SUPER reasonable in price! More about that later on!

Like I said, it was last year on July 27th-28th that we started on this project. We don't have an Ikea here in Nashville, but there's one in Memphis. So, it was a random Saturday and we were relaxing at home and I was like "Marcus, can we go get my closet furniture from Ikea today?" I don't think he was on board, but we were going to be using my Mom's truck to get everything, so I think he thought she was going to say no. He told me to call and ask her and I did and guess what? Within the hour, we were on our way to Memphis! Haha

We get to Ikea in Memphis and luckily because I had PLANNED ahead, I had a list of every piece of furniture needed and which aisles I could find them on (I did the list on the Ikea website). This was important because we got there close to closing time and we probably would have run out of time if I hadn't planned ahead. Doesn't my husband look SO happy? LOL!

I also have no idea how we fit it all in my mom's truck and made it back to Nashville, but we did it! I'm so blessed to have a husband and mom who puts up with my crazy shenanigans!

The next day was all about building the furniture and I was so excited to see my room come to life. The hardest piece of furniture to assemble was the dresser. My mom and Marcus were working on that together for a few hours while I did a lot of the other furniture by myself. Overall, putting the furniture together really wasn't that hard. You just have to follow the directions and take your time.

Here's some progress photos:

Y'all.. at this point I was SO excited! Now, all I needed was my chair, rug, accents, and to add all my clothes and stuff. I eventually added shelves on top of my clothes racks and a mirror also, but that was an easy task from Home Depot! After a couple of weeks, I could look at my space and admire the finished product.


So now, let's talk furniture! I'm going to list everything I have, where I got it, how much it cost, AND cheaper alternatives! Get excited! :-)

SHOE SHELVES -- Mine are from Ikea. It is the Billy Bookcase and they are currently $84 a piece. I also used the height extension on them. Similar and some cheaper options below.

DRESSER -- My dresser is the Hemnes dresser from Ikea. Current price is $179. It came with white knobs, but I bought the gold ones from Home Depot for a classier look. Similar and some cheaper options below.

WHITE DESK -- My desk is from Target. I caught it on sale for I think $80. I couldn't find it on the website anymore, but I found one exactly like it except with a marble finish (which I think is cooler) and I linked it first below. Similar options below too!

BLACK GLASS SHELVES -- My accessory shelves are the VITTSJÖ shelves from Ikea and they are $50 a piece. Similar options below.

CLOTHES RACKS -- My clothes racks are Mulig from Ikea and they were $10 a piece. Similar items below.

JEANS/ACCESSORIES SHELVES -- This is the Kallax shelf unit from Ikea and it is $80. Similar options below.

PINK CHAIR/PINK OTTOMAN/RUG/MOST OF THE DECOR -- At Home Store! I wish I could link the items, but you can't shop At Home Store online. Similar items below.

WALL MONOGRAM -- Etsy! I think it was between $50-$60, I can't remember. The shop I bought it from is on a break, but I will still link it plus a few others below.

I think I covered everything major! If you are looking for something specific, let me know and I can see if I can find it for you.

Thank you so much for reading! xo


  1. Your office slash closet space is AMAZING! I wish I had an extra room in my apartment to do this, hopefully in the future!


  2. Wow! This is so awesome! What a great idea. I love that you posted pictures of the process. It looks great!

  3. Wow ... It all came together so well. Thanks for sharing the bts process. It looks amazing.


  4. Anonymous8/01/2019

    It honestly turned out PERFECT!! We have a spare room with this same floor plan and I think I'm going to use this post to help me convince my fiance to turn ours into a cloffice like this!! You did an amazing job!!

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  5. Ahh I love it! It's such a beautiful space!

  6. This turned out amazing!!!! The tips you shared on how to do it are so good. I’m planning on turning a bedroom into a cloffice too so definitely saving this!

  7. That's awesome that you did this all by yourself- the shelves turned out great!!

  8. Ok I love the idea of a "cloffice"!! I need something like this for all of my shoes! You did a great job!!

  9. My sister and her husband are making custom built closets out of Ikea shelves too! It looks amazing and is such a budget friendly way to do it.

  10. It pretty much sounds like you did the same thing with your cloffice that I did - IKEA and a couple of other pieces from random home stores. We actually have several of the same pieces in our rooms! Love how yours turned out!

  11. This is the cutest cloffice ever!

  12. OK TALK ABOUT CLOFFICE GOALS!!! This looks AMAZING. Wish I had enough space to do this! xx

  13. Definitely loving the cloffice space. Such a great way to have all you need as a blogger in one space.

    Xx, Nailil

  14. I absolutely love how this space turned out!! So cute and functional!

    xx Mollie

  15. These are such good tips! I've been dying to turn our junk room into a cloffice like yours!

  16. This looks so good! I love how it turned out. I really need to make a cloffice too, so fun!!


  17. Looks great lady! Need to step up my game for sure!

    xo Laura Leigh

  18. Wow! This look amazing! I love the idea of a "Cloffice!"

  19. Being able to have an entire room for your closet is the dream! The space came out beautifully!
    Chic on the Cheap

  20. Wow what a amazing transformation! Such a dream space. And i am loving all of those shoes!

  21. Wow. So beautiful. If I had a spare room I'd totally do this. Thanks for sharing.

  22. What online website did you use to input the room dimensions and furniture to plan out the space?

    1. I used! It was very user friendly. I love it!


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