When you start to think of your wardrobe as a stylish room in it’s own right instead of just a big closet, you will find that going in there becomes an absolute pleasure. If you are tired of rummaging through your closet for your favourite blouse or knitted scarf, a change is certainly in order. The good news is that you don’t need as much space as you might think for a dream walk-in robe design – these five tips will help you achieve your goals in whatever space you have.
Begin by looking at everything that you want to store in your wardrobe – organise it all according to size, purpose and usage. Once you have all of your clothing and accessories sorted into categories, look at the storage solutions available (stores like Ikea are a great place to start). You will quickly discover that, with the right storage system, you will get a lot more about your space than you ever imagined.
Now you need to find a layout that works in your space. Measure up your available space and create a scale drawing. There are many online resources available that can actually generate these drawings for you and even provide 3D views of the robe to help you refine it. You also have the option of leaving this step completely up to the experts; a carpenter or bespoke designer will be able to create the perfect layout.
Now is the time you can begin refining the layout of your walk-in robe to include a range of luxurious features (such as a mirror, seating and even some hooks for hanging everyday items). Would you like the ability to apply your makeup in the space? Or watch television? It is possible to add whatever details you would like, so think about what would make your wardrobe more comfortable and functional.
Good lighting is essential in your wardrobe – without it, how will you know what clothes you’re pulling on each morning? While natural lighting is always preferable if you’re unable to add a window or skylight, overhead lighting will be sufficient. Recessed lighting is also a good option. Try to avoid floor lamps, as these tend to take up valuable space and can make the robe feel cluttered.
The final step in the process is to decorate your wardrobe. Think of it as a room in your house rather than a closet, like the ways you will decorate the two will differ significantly. Think about what you can add to make the space feel more cheerful. Think about what you can add to make the space feel more elegant or sophisticated. It is also a good idea to think about the décor of your bedroom, as you may like to carry it over.
While you may have to make a few compromises (mainly if space is limited) if you take the time to think about your walk-in robe design you will be surprised at the result. All of the above tips will help you to create a design that is truly stunning, as well as meets your requirements with ease. While organisation and layout are important, it’s the details, lighting and decoration that will tie the look together.