The big thing that's been missing is something soft underfoot. The only significant downside to the closet is that there are no heating vents, so on a chilly winter morning it can get pretty cold in there. Add a bare, icy floor on your feet and brrrrrr!
I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a closet rug and it was also a tricky size given its narrow entry that opens up into a larger space. On my most recent trip to Lowe's there was a bin of cotton rugs rolled up in the front of the store that were on clearance for...wait for it...$18.99. For a rug. I couldn't believe it. I loved the pattern regardless of the price and so put two in my cart thinking I could do some work on one of them to convert it to a runner for the entry of the closet.
The rugs are a thick cotton mat style, very soft and cushy underfoot but still thin enough to cut with scissors and run through my sewing machine. I measured the width of the closet entry and cut the edges of the rug to be just a bit narrower.
Here's a little glimpse of the closet with its naked floor.
And now with a cozy, colorful rug!
The second rug stayed its original size and spans the area between my side of the closet and Scott's side.
Isn't the pattern so great?
For $37.98 count me one happy closet owner!