5 Easy DIY Ways to Decorate Closet Doors

Whether in a bedroom, hallway, or some other room, closets do a lot to help us keep our things neat and orderly.

Neat and tidy doesn’t have to mean boring, though!

If you want to liven up a room with a closet, there are some easy DIY things you can do to decorate any of the closet doors in your house.

Decals and Stencils

Lots of people turn to paint when they want to make a vertical surface look attractive, but that takes a lot of time and work and is easy to mess up.

Decals and stencils offer you a much easier way to add some fun, exciting decor to your closet door.

These can be as simple or elaborate as you want them to be. The color wheel is the limit when it comes to color options, and your design is only limited by your creativity.

If the room has a theme, find options that work into the theme to better incorporate your closet door into the rest of the room.

Add a Mirror

If you want to make a room look bigger, try adding a mirror to the closet door. Mirrored closet doors can open up a room, making it feel brighter and deeper than it really is.

You aren’t limited to a single mirror panel either. Adding multiple mirrors to the doors can create different looks.

If you already have mirrors, try adding decorative trim on or around them to change it up a bit.

To create an artsy look on your closet door mirrors, try using a frosted glass spray paint from your local home improvement store.

You can use stencils or painter’s tape to cover areas you want to leave unfrosted. This can be an excellent option for renters since the spray paint can be removed by either scraping it off with a sharp blade or using an acetone remover.

DIY Panels

For flat, boring closet doors, add dimension and interest with some DIY panels. No carpentry skills needed.

All you need are some canvas stretchers or frames, adhesive strips, and some paint. Paint the closet doors and the canvas stretchers or frames. You can use the same color or opt for some contrast by using different colors.

Once the paint is dry, use the adhesive strips to attach the canvas stretchers or frames to the door. For best results, measure and mark where you want them to go before you apply them.

Keep in mind that this decorative option works best with folding doors, single-door closets, or double-door closets. If you have sliding doors, this probably isn’t a good option for you.

Add Washi Tape

A touch of whimsy can be a great way to brighten up a room.

Japanese paper washi tape can turn your closet door into a colorful explosion.

You can cover specific sections, create a cityscape, or cover the entire door. There are lots of color options available.

With how simple this DIY decorating option can be, this can be the perfect project for livening up a child’s room.

You can even let them make the creative decisions and help put it up.

As an added bonus, you don’t have to worry about this tape damaging your doors if you decide to remove it, unlike decorative duct tape.

Hanging Decor

Closet door decor can be as simple as hanging something on the door.

Seasonal wreaths can add a festive air to the room, and there are plenty of attractive indoor wreath options that work for any time of the year.

If you have jewelry, add some bling to the room by hanging your jewelry on the door.

Hanging framed pictures is always a classic option. If you have space over the door, you can also hang art or some other eye-catching piece above the door to draw the eye upwards.

Decorating your closet door with easy, inexpensive DIY tricks can be a great way to brighten up an area. Between decals and stencils, mirrors, DIY panels, decorative tape, and hanging decor, there are options that will work well for any decorating tastes and budget.

Get creative and turn your ordinary closet door into a masterpiece.