A walk in closet is a space that allows us to set the tone for the day. Be it throwing on some comfy sweats, or dressing up for a big meeting. It could even be putting on the running shoes to head over to the gym or to run around after the kids. This is a safe place where sometimes, we feel like we can take on the world, yet it could also be the space where we maybe don’t always feel so great. So with that being said, it is so important that this space resonates with our personalities and makes for a functional area in the home.
Designing a walk in closet requires a lot of thought, so here are some tips on the important areas to take into consideration.
The most important part of a closet is the organisation. You should be able to find what you need, when you need it. Everything should have its place.
- Jewellery should be kept separate from other items. Trying to untangle that necklace in a rush can actually be avoided!
- Multiple (smaller) drawers can work to keep your jewellery neat and organised.
- Every pair of shoes should be visible and have its space, they should not be piled on top of each other and in hard to reach spaces.
Don’t you hate it when you are in a changing room at a store, and the lighting affects the way you look (in a horrible way)? Imagine this being the case, every day of your life. This is one of the reasons why lighting is SO important in a walk in closet.
- If your space does not have any natural lighting, do not be disheartened!
- Lovely lighting can be achieved through the use of artificial lights.
- These could be simple downlights, pendants, strip lighting or even chandeliers!
- A great way to add light to the room as well as show off your beautifully organised space is to incorporate strip lighting into the cabinetry.
- Another important area where lighting needs to be on point is the dressing table. Ladies we all know the struggle when you think your make up looks fabulous and then you catch a glimpse in natural light and want to run and hide! Avoid all of that with some directional lighting at your dressing table mirror.
Comfort is such an important part of a wardrobe. Getting dressed and ready should not be an uncomfortable task. Walk in closets should have ample space in order to put on those skinny jeans without knocking into everything!
- Make sure you have ample space between pieces of furniture and your cupboards, 900mm is a good start but more is better.
- You should be able to put on your shoes whilst sitting comfortably on a beautiful sofa, chair or ottoman. So include that into the space, whether in the corner or in the middle of the room if possible.
You walk into your office when someone stops you and says: “Your tag is on…”. This could have been easily been avoided if you had different mirrors to see your outfit!
- Mirrors are also a great way to make a space look bigger, and it helps to reflect light. Meaning, your space will feel brighter and bigger, win win!
- An easy way to achieve this is by having some doors made out of mirror. Of course we want to optimise the space and get as many cupboards in as possible. So this is a good way to get both in.
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