Aug 11, 2019

DIY IKEA Montessori closet

As so many of you asked, this is a very brief tutorial to create a DIY Montessori closet using IKEA’s Kallax shelves. It’s very brief, because it takes literally half an hour to make!

What you need

All together, you’ll spend around €60.

How you do it

You don’t do it, because it’s practically done!

Assemble the Kallax furniture, leaving out one of the two shelves so that one side is for hanging clothes: put the bar in and hang some small clothe hangers.

On the other side, put the insert with door at the top and the insert with drawers at the bottom.

You are done!

Two tips

I suggest you put the drawers at the bottom, because otherwise the child does not reach the highest one.

And at the beginning I also advise you to leave out just a few changes, a maximum of three, to make the choice easier: in the evening you can select two or three combinations of clothes that you think will be good for the next day.

Dedicate one drawer to the child’s pajamas, so that he knows where to put it in the morning, and the other drawer is for underwear.

The more organized, the better.


Hi Carlotta.
Absolutely love this idea! The link you posted for the extendable bar has expired on Amazon. Can you suggest another product with another link please? Many thanks.


Thanks! I won't, because since then I stopped using Amazon for environmental and ethical reasons, and I wish everybody would choose to buy more locally. If you go to a hardware store and ask for an extendable bar (like the ones you use for the shower curtains, but shorter) I'm pretty sure they'll direct you to the right product. Good luck!


Hello! Can I ask how you transformed the faces of the white drawers/door to red? Thanks!


I bought them like that in IKEA! 🙂

would this fit in a closet? just a basic long closet


Mmm, I'm actually not sure, best thing would be to measure (I think you can find the measurements on the IKEA website). Hope it works for you too! 🌸

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