Creating the closet of your dreams comes with a lot of choices (well, you want it to be perfect, don’t you?!). One of the decisions I discuss with my clients is whether they want handles, knobs or even decorative hardware on dressers, drawers and cabinets. Several factors go into selecting which hardware is optimal. The decision usually comes down to the closet, drawer and door styles, as well as personal preference from a functionality standpoint. So how do you know what’s best for your closet?  

If you lean towards modern design, sleek pulls or knobs will bring you the most hardware happiness. Buster & Punch offers chic black knobs and pull bars, while Ochre’s wrapped leather handles blend modern with masculine. Klodea’s Ile collection of creatively curved handles and knobs are another cool, contemporary choice. 


If you like traditional aesthetics, you might want to opt for a more decorative solution! Often, traditional closets will even incorporate two round knobs per drawer. Anthropologie has plentiful options, like these Eva Mother-of-Pearl knobs and these Simmered Glass knobs. For a modern take that still embraces tradition, Schoolhouse’s brass Hive knobs are ideal. Incorporate well-crafted materials that exhibit a real attention to detail, and your closet will come to life!


If your sensibility skews a little more playful or feminine, a great way to bring a bit of whimsy into your space is via hardware. Nest Studio’s peacock pull, green glaze knob and red handle all add a fun style statement. 


Some clients prefer minimal or no hardware at all (especially those with longer nails). Pull tabs, like these leather ones from Walnut Studio, blend with cabinetry. Another option is touch latch hardware, which makes the process of opening and closing a drawer discreet and as simple as a light push. Amazon and Home Depot have plentiful options, but custom pieces can be created with these pulls already incorporated.


And, if you’re looking for a total overhaul, consider switching out the other hardware elements in your dressing room! Anything from clothing rods to valet hooks and door stoppers can be upgraded to give an instantly more custom appearance!