Nicki Minaj's ultra-effective closet 'wastes zero space,' according to professional organizers

Storage experts say Nicki's closet effectively maximizes the use of the space – here's how to emulate her technique

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As anyone passionate about fashion will understand, closet space is precious. Misuse of space can be the difference between carefully organized rows of hanging items and neatly folded garments and complete chaos. Clearly, Nicki Minaj understands.

The rapper shared a video of her recently redone closet storage to TikTok, and fashion fanatics and professional organizers alike were impressed. The space includes several rails for hanging dresses and shirts, glass-fronted shelves, and open shelving for purses and shoes. The walk-in closet is expertly designed to minimize mess.

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'Nicki was ready to say no to clutter, along with the overloaded portable hanging rails which had been a feature in her life until this point,' says professional organizing expert Suzanne Roynon.

Suzanne continues: 'She knew she deserved better, and she has worked with specialists to define a dressing room unique to her style and requirements.'

Suzanne Roynon
Suzanne Roynon

Suzanne is a feng shui consultant, interiors therapist and author of Welcome Home, How Stuff Makes or Breaks your Relationshipavailable at Amazon. She specializes in understanding the energetic impact of homes and certain possessions may have on all aspects of life, health, and relationships, and how ‘stuff’ can actively prevent people and families from thriving and enjoying the lifestyle they deserve.

The first requirement Nicki laid out was clearly ample room to create an organized closet. 'Nicki’s closet is an absolute dream! It’s both functional and beautiful. I love that there is zero space wasted in the closet,' says Professional Organizer and owner of Full Service Living, Julianna Melamed.

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Julianna Melamed

Julianna Melamed is the founder of the home concierge company Full Service Living, located in New York City, which specializes in home organization, move management, and home project management. 

She continues, lauding the storage-expanding power of the large volume of shelving in the singer's space. 'Nicki has the double hang for skirts and tops as well as long hang areas for the dresses, as well as plenty of folding space in the island and on the open shelves,' says Juliana.

The closet island console tables further bolster the effectiveness of Nicki's storage. Suzanne says, 'The designers have added two island consoles, one with a glass display case to curate jewelry and shades, and the other for folded items and storage.' This provides extra space for items we wouldn't usually consider storable in the closet. 

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On the topic of featuring accessories, Nicki's closet lighting idea can't be beaten. Juliana states: 'The lighting throughout the inner cabinets of the closet will highlight Nicki's wardrobe like art when there is no natural light coming through the windows. Having a spotlight in the closet adds that extra “wow” factor, and is awesome for displaying bags, shoes, and other accessories.'

Furthermore, the stylish closet has an outside space that makes it all the more useful. Suzanne says: 'Part of the room has been optimized as a dressing and seating area with a low-level circular ottoman positioned under a complementary sparkling chandelier.  This bright, sunny space features an airy balcony and is the ideal spot to road-test outfits.'

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Sophie Edwards
News Writer

I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.