Every place we’ve lived since having children (4 houses for those keeping track at home) has had a linen closet- except the one we are in now. Bummer!  It took me a while to puzzle it out, but I finally came up with this solution:

Our linen closet substitute

Our linen closet substitute

There was space at the end of the upstairs hall, so we put a dresser there to hold all the sheets and towels and such. And the tall cabinet holds all the bath and beauty supplies. I put the cabinet on the right because the wall is slightly larger on that side, but the asymmetry  bothered me. In order to balance the height of the cabinet on the right I added a window treatment to the left of the window. It is actually a twin bed sheet  folded over an old wooden hanger and held on with wooden clothespins.  I got the idea from Myquillyn over at Nesting Place years ago.