When creating walk-in closets, designers must consider different things like storage space, colour, lighting, seating, and displays. The designer and the home owner’s organizational skills will also come into play since the walk-in closet design must be beautiful and functional at once. Whether you have an entire floor to spare or a modest space near your bedroom, here are the things you should know when designing a sanctuary for your clothes and accessories.
The Basics of Walk-in Closet Design
The first thing to consider is the shape of your closet. There are three types of walk-in closets— U-shaped, L-shaped, and straight. An “L” closet takes up two of the walls in a room, while a “U” closet takes up three walls. A straight walk-in closet is perfect for smaller spaces. Besides the shape, you must also think of the types of storage you will need. Seasonal clothes, for instance, would need to be put away during certain seasons, so having space for these items makes it simpler to access them when needed.
Having multiple drawers will enable you to sort items and keep them dust-free. Consider hanging space and cabinets to keep things neat and uncluttered. When you have a walk-in closet, you can organize your items according to any system that makes sense to you. For example, you can group clothes by colour, store all similar items together, and use boxes, drawers, or baskets to keep accessories. You should also think of the lights in your walk-in closet. You can use different lights to create focal points, improve the brightness, highlight accessories, and change the mood in the room.
Valuable Additions to a Walk-in Closet Design
A few carefully curated items like framed photos and storage boxes will help you make your closet truly yours.
Seating in your walk-in closet also makes the space more inviting. Seating also has a practical purpose like putting on shoes.
Another thing to consider would be having a vanity in your walk-in closet. A vanity usually has a countertop with drawers, a mirror with lights, and a stool or seat. Having an area to store your favourite scents, makeup, and smaller accessories in your walk-in closet makes sense because it allows you to quickly transition from choosing an outfit to getting your hair and makeup ready.
Finally, you could use other accessories like mannequins and library ladders to complete your walk-in closet. Mannequins allow you to display outfits and look at how certain accessories look when paired with certain outfits. Meanwhile, a library ladder lets you access things placed on high areas. You can also use it to display clothes and accessories.
For some people, fashion is an extension of their personality, and walk-in closets make it possible for them to showcase their garments and accessories. If you do not have a walk-in closet yet, you probably want one—or if you do, you are probably due for a redesign. After all, you could never have too much room for your favourite brands!
Poliform Vancouver helps you turn your dream home into a reality. We draw from our heritage of history and artisanship to create walk-in closet systems that combine aesthetics and practicality. Browse our catalogue or contact us today to learn more.