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7 Essential Design Features to Have in a Walk-In Closet

7 Essential Design Features to Have in a Walk-In Closet

A well-designed walk-in closet is like having your private boutique. All your beautiful clothing and accessories are on display, making choosing what to wear much easier and more enjoyable. You no longer have to dig through a drawer to find a favorite shirt, only to pull it out in a wrinkled mess.

Creating an efficient and stylish closet space can be challenging, but with some planning and forethought, it is possible to build a functional and attractive closet. Here are a few design ideas to keep in mind when planning your closet:

1. A Closet Island

A closet island is a great way to add extra storage and functionality to your closet. It can make your space more organized and efficient. You can also use the island to charge phones, smart watches, or other small electronics.

2. A Hat and Handbag Shelf

The best way to store expensive hats and handbags is on a shelf and, if possible, behind a glass door. This will keep dust off of them. The number of shelves and their size depend on the type of hats and bags you have.

For example, if you have a lot of large day bags and wide-brimmed beach hats, you will need more shelf space than small evening clutches and bowlers. Clutches can also be neatly stored in a drawer.

3. A Jewellery Drawer

A custom closet is not complete without special drawers for jewellery, watches, and other small items like sunglasses, scarves, brooches, cufflinks, wallets, etc. The items used most often should be stored higher up for easy access. Use velvet or satin lining for storing your precious jewels in a drawer.

4. A Shoe System

Keep your shoes organized and in good condition. If you have a lot of shoes, you might want to dedicate an entire wall to them. Otherwise, group like pairs and keep regularly worn pairs at an easily reachable height. If space is tight, consider using pullout shelves with double racks to store pairs of shoes two deep.

5. A Full-Length Mirror

Adding a mirror to your dressing room is essential because it allows you to see your outfit from head to toe. If your walk-in closet is small, a large mirror can also make it appear larger.

6. A Built-In Laundry Hamper

A laundry hamper is often made of plastic and comes in various sizes and shapes. Some people have hampers built into their closets, but others may have them in their bedrooms or bathrooms.

7. Elegant Lighting

Your closet should have various lighting sources to create the perfect ambiance. Overhead recessed lighting is great for general illumination, while integrated LED lighting under shelves and racks can highlight accessories. If you have a dressing table, you also want to ensure it has its dedicated light source.


A well-designed walk-in closet should have seven essential design features. These features are ample storage space, good lighting, a full-length mirror, a comfortable seating area, well-organized storage, easy-to-reach items, and a place to hang clothes. With these features, you can create a functional and stylish walk-in closet that will make getting ready each day a breeze.

At Poliform Vancouver, you will find that our products reflect an idea of the soft and contemporary style, from the domestic landscapes of Jean-Marie Massaud to the lifestyle atmospheres of Marcel Wanders Studio. Our Senzafine and Ubik walk-in closet design meet a necessary condition: to join the practical and aesthetic sense to an elevated concept for the sleeping area.

We always aim to establish an optimal relationship with space for the maximum possible functionality. Get in touch with us today!

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