Even though it’s a small space, sometimes a linen closet upgrade can make a big difference in your home. But you don’t want to make it too complicated.

Brandi Abdul-Malik, who writes the DIY blog Don’t Disturb This Groove, found a novel and very easy way to make her linen closet look absolutely smashing: PVC tile.

Linen Closet Upgrade

One of my oldest DIY projects is my striped linen closet. I remember how excited I was to play with the horizontal stripe trend and leaped at the opportunity to give my closet a fresh look. I added the wallpaper years ago and, as always, my taste changed and I began to grow tired of  the stripes.

Linen closet before its upgrade

What was once my favorite DIY project became an eyesore as I slowly redecorated the rest of my house over the years.

Out of style linen closet before its update

The wallpaper became such an eyesore once it began to bulge and peel away from the wall. I always feared guests would accidentally open the door, since it’s right next to the bathroom.

PVC Tile to the Rescue

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

Fortunately, the choice was made for me when The Home Depot asked to collaborate on a project that involved vinyl ceiling tiles. Of course I was more than happy to accept this challenge and learn more about PVC tile made by Acoustic Ceiling Products.

These tiles are very durable, yet light and flexible. They are easy to install yourself.

These products provide the look of classic tin with both traditional and modern finishes. For my project I chose the tiles from the very stylish Fasade line, specifically, the Traditional Decorative Backsplash Panel in Crosshatch Silver.

Take a look at how easy it was to install these tiles in my linen closet upgrade.

Prepping the Area

Painting inside of a linen closet for an upgrade

To get started, I removed the wallpaper, wiped down the walls and gave the visible areas a fresh coat of white paint.

Painted shelves for a linen closet

The shelves got a fresh coat of Glidden white paint too!

Quick and Easy Installation

Materials for On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

When I received the PVC tiles, I was oddly surprised. I loved the metallic tones and intricate details. Closets are the perfect opportunity to experiment with a bold color or pattern, and in this case pattern was not overwhelming and makes the most of my small linen closet space.

The panels are light, flexible and easy to cut, eliminating the need for a contractor. All you need are a tape measure, scissors and a tube of polyurethane adhesive, or you can use double-sided adhesive tape made especially make for these Fasade tiles.

PVC Decorative Backsplash Panel in Crosshatch Silver

Matching trim is available for corner pieces, to give it a seamless look.

Double sided tape to install PVC decorative tile

However, I was a bit concerned with how easy installation truly would be.

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

Luckily though, it was a very simple set-up.

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

I measured my closet, I cut the vinyl tiles to size, applied double sided tape to the backside, and adhered it to the wall.

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

Within a few hours, I had a completely new look in my linen closet. There was no drying time and no messy grout to smear!

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

The Completed Linen Closet Upgrade

All that was left to do was restyle the closet’s interior.

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

I added new wicker baskets, moved the toiletries into the closet instead of displaying them on the bathroom counter, to make the closet complete.

I store our everyday washcloths, towels and extra bed linens in a dresser in our hallway.

I left a few out in the basket for guests.

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

The clear space on the floor can now hold extra pillows.

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

I absolutely love the end result. It’s textured, polished, and neat.

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

It’s such an easy project that anyone could complete within a day. This is a perfect DIY for a beginner who wants to spruce up a pantry, closet, or similar space.

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

I’m so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and gave PVC tiles a try.

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

On Trend Linen Closet Upgrade with PVC Tile

I smile every time I open the door!

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