Dream Cedar Closet
Aromatic cedar closets are becoming more popular, and for good reason! Cedar closets do a lot more than smell good. High end hotels and homes are featuring cedar lined closets. Closet system designers are using cedar more and more. If you are interested in learning about cedar, its benefits, and how you might use it at home, then read on.
First, let’s talk about the benefits of using cedar in a closet. Cedar has a wonderful aroma that can last a lifetime. If your cedar walls, cedar shelves, or cedar hangers begin to lose their scent, you can gently brush over them with a fine-grit sandpaper to renew the aroma.
Cedar does more than awaken your senses and soothe your nerves when you smell it. Cedar actually has a deodorizing quality. This is useful in closets because it absorbs odors that may come from shoes or other heavily used items. Even using cedar hangers alone will do this and keep your wardrobe smelling fresh and clean.
Cedar also absorbs moisture. Humid environments and a close proximity to a bathroom can let a lot of moisture into your closet. Clothes hold the moisture, so it is difficult to get rid of. You may have mold or mildew in your carpet, behind the baseboards, or anywhere in your closet that you can’t see. Cedar absorbs the moisture and prevents mildew and mold from forming.
Cedar hangers, cedar wall linings, even just cedar accessories in your closet can deter pests, such as moths, from coming into your closet. Moths destroy more than just wool. They lay their eggs anywhere that they believe the larvae can get food. This means that any of your coats or sweaters that have been worn and put away without being cleaned, are a perfect environment for moths. They feed on the invisible body soils embedded in the fabric. Cedar keeps moths away so that you don’t have to worry about the destruction of your wardrobe.
Lining the walls of your closet with cedar can give it a high-end look. Some people line with sheets of cedar, but cedar planks are also easy to install and look great. You can line up the planks horizontally, vertically, diagonally, or in a custom pattern. Simply tack the boards into place with small nails and glue the backs to the wall. This is an inexpensive way to get that dream closet you’ve been thinking about.
If you don’t want to do your entire closet, consider just upgrading your hangers. Clothes hangers can make a big difference in the appearance of a closet. With cedar hangers, you get all the benefits of cedar, plus the added bonus of that classically beautiful look that comes with having your clothing all perfectly spaced.
If you need more space than cedar hangers provide, consider high quality metal hangers. You can use cedar in other areas, either on the walls, shelves or just cedar accessories. Metal hangers are a lot stronger than wire hangers and come in a variety of beautiful finishes. Enjoy your dream cedar closet!