How I Created a Custom Closet | Ikea Pax
Since revealing my cloffice a few weeks ago I have received dozens of questions about the closet system I used. Today I thought I would tell you more about it, and share the exact measurements and items I used to create mine. If you’re designing the system for yourself, you’ll want to take your own measurements and customize it to your space, but I thought I would share my own to act as a guide, and serve a little inspiration.
The system I used to create the closet is the Ikea Pax System. With the Pax System, everything is completely up to you. You decide the size, color, doors (or no doors), and interior. When I was designing my closet, I knew I wanted more of a boutique-style look, so that is why I opted for the doorless system. My closet consists of four wardrobes, two wider frames on the inside, and two slimmer frames on the outside. I then opted for a mixture of drawers, shelves, clothing rails, and pull-out drawers. If you go to the Ikea website, or in-store, they have a program that allows you to drag and drop items until you create the closet of your dreams. They seriously make it so easy, and the options are endless.
My exact Ikea Pax Closet (Shopping List)
Below is a list of the exact items used to create my closet. I designed it myself online using Ikea’s customizer, brought my shopping list to the store, ordered it through customer service, and within 30 minutes, they had my order ready for me. You can also order it ahead of time if you don’t want to wait for them to pull the pieces.
2x Pax Wardrobe Frames: 29 1/2 x 22 7/8 x 92 7/8 (Article No. 202.145.71)
1x Komplement Pull-Out Tray: 29 1/2 x 22 7/8 (Article No. 302.463.74)
1x Komplement Divider for Pull-Out Tray: 29 1/2 x 22 7/8 (Article No. 802.467.91)
2x Komplement Clothing Rails: 29 1/2 (Article No. 402.568.95)
1x Komplement Glass Shelf: 29 1/2 x 22 7/8 (Article No. 802.576.47)
2x Komplement Drawers: 29 1/2 x 22 7/8 (Article No. 102.463.32)
2x Komplement Drawers with Glass Front: 29 1/2 x 22 7/8 (Article No. 102.466.95)
3x Komplement Shelves: 29 1/2 x 22 7/8 (Article No. 902.779.61)
2x Pax Wardrobe Frames: 19 5/8 x 22 7/8 x 92 7/8 (Article No. 802.145.68)
1x Komplement Clothing Rail: 19 5/8 (Article No. 902.568.93)
1x Komplement Drawer with Glass Front: 19 5/8 x 22 7/8 (Article No. 702.466.83)
5x Komplement Shelves: 19 5/8 x 22 7/8 (Article No. 302.779.59)
3x Komplement Drawers: 19 5/8 x 22 7/8 (Article No. 102.463.08)
A video tour of the space
As far as building the wardrobe, it can be a bit tedious, but it’s possible. I had a smaller version of the Ikea Pax after college, and Matt built that one too, so he does have a bit of experience. However, he doesn’t find it to be especially difficult to build. I will say that it’s time-consuming, especially if you have multiple frames like I do, so know that it will take you a while.
I hope this helps you if you’re looking to create your own custom closet or wardrobe. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions. I like to think of myself as an Ikea expert at this point!