At some point, a lot of ductwork was added to our home for the heating and cooling system. This resulted in slightly awkward bump outs in each bedroom. When we first saw what would become Wilson's room, I turned to my husband and said (squealed), "This would be the perfect toddler closet!" Yeah, I'm a Montessori nerd... but in all honesty, I've always wanted to let my kids choose their own clothing. Read more about the benefits here.
Here's what I came up with:
I still store the rest of W's stuff in the big white dresser (you can see it here), but this little closet allows him to make his own choices without getting overwhelmed. He loves sliding the hangers back and forth, taking them off and putting them back on the rod, and helping put out clothes for the next day (usually we do this before bed).
I know this nook may not always be used as a closet, but it's working well for now and is easily dismantled if and when we want to make a change.