Paris Hilton's closet is a masterclass in using vertical space – here's how her simple technique maximizes storage

The socialite's enviable closet taps into professsional organizers' favorite techniques. Here's what she's done and how to recreate it

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When you have as many clothes as Paris Hilton, maximizing storage is essential. The socialite's closet utilizes expert-approved techniques for keeping her garments organized in the chicest way possible.

We spotted Hilton's storage in a recent TikTok where Paris reacts to a fan's story about her from years ago from her stunning closet. The space features all-white walls, a crystal chandelier, a marble island for accessories storage. In the background, we can see a variety of cabinets, shelves, and hanging racks for storing clothing.

Hilton's use of shelves and cabinets as closet organizers instantly stands out. 'Paris has utilized the height of the room by placing closed storage cupboards above the rails, which when the doors are closed means you can't see any mess,' says Gemma Lilly, professional organizer and co-founder of Style Sisters. She continues, 'It's a great way of storing away items you don't need every day, such as out-of-season pieces, skiwear, summer wear in winter, etc.'


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Gemma Lilly

Gemma Lilly, along with her alongside her best friend and business partner, Charlotte Reddington, is a co-founder of the Style Sisters lifestyle brand. Their goal is to teach people how to lead a more organized life through tips, tricks and hacks. You can see their advice on social media or find it in their new book.

She continues on the walk-in closet, 'It looks as though she's also maximized storage in the room, behind the door. This just ensures every inch of the space is utilized.' Unseen spaces can easily be forgotten, but they are a key storage spot. Maxmizing this space can add feet of storage to a small closet.

It's also set up to be the ultimate dressing room. Lilly states: 'Having the rest of the wardrobe visible with open shelving provides a nice contrast, meaning you can find and see everything easily.' The open railings make it easy to select an outfit, while the island in the center of the room acts as an accessories bar, providing easy access to Hilton's collection of purses, jewelry and sunglasses.

In addition to how Hilton has expanded her existing closet space, experts immediately notice the exemplary design of the room. Jennifer Ebert, color expert and digital editor at Homes & Gardens states: 'I love the way that Paris Hilton has color-drenched her space in white. The continuity of white from the floors, across the walls, shelving, and up across the ceiling brings a grounded, sleek feel to her space. The white also serves the important function of making her clothes stand out against the neutral color, making it all the easier to choose an outfit.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

She continues, 'I also adore the use of opulent materials in Paris's closet. Using marble on the island and crystal for the chandelier instantly transform her closet from simple storage space to luxurious statement room. You can feel the classic warmth radiating off of these materials.'

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No matter how much or how little space you have in your closet, closet organizers can help keep it much more manageable. Use these within vertical cabinets, like Paris Hilton has to maximize even more.

Paris Hilton's closet showcases that organization doesn't need to complicated but it does need to be well-planned. By following the easy lessons demonstrated in her space, there's always room for one more article of clothing.

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I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture focusing 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. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.