Your walk-in closet should be much more than just a place for you to store your clothes. It should be a place where you can get excited for the day ahead and a refuge to which you can retreat at the end of a long day. But it won’t feel like a refuge if you can never find what you need, or if the color makes you feel depressed. We want to make sure you get the most out of your walk-in closet, so we have some design ideas to help you out if you’re trying to figure out why you never feel inspired when you walk into your closet.
1) Level Up Your Shelf Game
There’s more to a walk-in closet than shelves, but let’s be honest, most of your closet is shelf space, and it can make the difference between a space you love and a space that makes you feel frustrated. One of the best design ideas for creating a walk-in closet you love is to include rolling shelves (including shoe racks) that allow you to pull shelves out, one at a time, so you can easily see and access everything on that shelf, then roll it back in for easy storage.
The same technique can be used for storage baskets so you can roll them out to access or put away bulkier items, then roll the basket back so it’s out of your way.
Corner shelves are also a great way to maximize storage space, especially for bulky items such as purses and extra pillows and blankets.
Laundry can be so much easier when it’s a part of the design of your walk-in closet instead of just an afterthought. Including things like a fold-out ironing board in your walk-in closet doesn’t take up a lot of space, but can make your life so much easier when you find a wrinkle you need to be able to quickly iron out. Don’t forget to include a hook for a lint roller, especially if you have pets.
The same goes for hampers. Include drawers where you can put hampers so you can pull them out to throw in dirty laundry as soon as you take it off.
3) Floor-Length Mirrors
You need to be able to see your entire outfit at once in order to make sure it makes the statement you want it to make, and that means you’ll need at least one floor-length mirror. If you’re looking to save space, a retractable mirror is a great way to get the access to the view you need without taking up a lot of space.
It doesn’t matter how big your mirror is if it’s in a dark corner, so make sure your lighting is optimized so you can see exactly how good you look before you walk out the door.
Your walk-in closet is where you get ready for the day (or evening), so in addition to having all the practical design elements to make it easy for you to find everything you need, it should also make you feel ready for the day, and choosing the right color is essential for boosting your mood.
Whether you want something that feels light and airy, or you prefer the darker colors, we have a color to suit your mood, in addition to all the racks, drawers, hooks, hanging rods, baskets, and mirrors you could want. If you’re not sure how to maximize the space in your walk-in closet, reach out now to schedule your FREE consultation.