Simple Design Tips For When You’re Building Your Walk In Wardrobe
It’s so many people’s dream to have a walk-in wardrobe, so if it’s time for you to design your own, you want to make sure that it’s perfect. So, that’s why we’re here, to give you some great inspiration on how you can make the most of the space and create the dreamiest walk in wardrobe! Spend time planning now to get it right the first time and we know you won’t regret it.
Have Plenty of Hanging Space
Our first tip when it comes to building your walk in wardrobe is to have plenty of hanging space. This is the best way to store most of your clothes, particularly the more delicate pieces that crease easily, so this should be an important part of your design. Also, there is just something that looks great about having your clothes all hanging neatly around your walk in wardrobe.
So, make sure you consider which sections you will need for hanging, such as a slimmer but longer section for your midi and floor length little black dresses, then have a slightly shorter but wider space for your coats and trousers, then a much shorter space for your blouses and shirts. Just think about which clothes you have most of and make sure that there is sufficient hanging space if they will need it. For the shorter hanging spaces, then you can make use of the space below by having drawers for denim, gym wear or underwear, or perhaps for shoes, which we will move onto…
Have Specific Shoe Storage
Shoes are some of the best pieces of clothing to have on display, as they can look so uniform and aesthetically pleasing when done right. So, again, start by figuring out exactly how much space you will need for your different shoes and the kind of spaces that will need to be available.
For example, you might have narrower storage for your trainers and then slightly taller shelves for your heels or heeled boots. We love to make shoe storage the centrepiece of a walk-in wardrobe, so perhaps have it as a focal point in the middle of the main wall, or you could have the storage around the window in the room. Make sure you include a little seat somewhere in the design too, either built in or a freestanding chair, as your walk-in wardrobe can act as a little getaway so that you can go in there and get fully ready, shoes and all, before leaving the house.
No matter how you do it, depending on how much footwear you have, you want to make sure your shoe storage is a priority!
Get Drawer Dividers
Something that we think is absolutely essential in a walk-in wardrobe is drawer dividers. You don’t want to spend lots of money on your wardrobe and then end up having really messy drawers because they’re hard to organise. Instead, make sure that each drawer has some kind of separator. For example, in your gym wear drawers, have larger dividers for your leggings, then slightly smaller for tops and then smallest for things like sports bras and socks. In your pyjama draws, have sections for different types of pyjamas and then roll them for storage so you can see everything much more clearly.
Don’t Forget Lighting
Last but not least, you need to make sure you consider the lighting in your walk in wardrobe. This can completely transform the space, helping to highlight the best bits of your wardrobe and overall just make it feel so much more welcoming. You could have backlighting behind your shoes and a central light fixture to really bring warmth to the space. You may not feel like you need lighting, but once you add it, you will be so glad that you did! We personally really like warmer lighting rather than bright white and harsh lighting, as you will be able to get a better idea of how your outfit will really look rather than seeing it in super bright conditions.
We know that walk-in wardrobes require an investment, however when you spend the time to get it right, it will become one of your favourite places in your house! Not to mention, it will add some great value when it comes to selling your house. So, if you have been thinking about it for a while, this is your sign to take the leap and start designing your walk in wardrobe!