Interior Design Ideas for a Walk-In Wardrobe

If you're lucky enough to have a walk-in closet, the great options for organised storage are just part of the overall design of your space. Making a walk-in wardrobe area stylish as well as organised is important to the overall design of your home. You'll want to match the decor of the room, generally a bedroom, that the walk-in closet opens from, while still emphasising efficiency in this dream storage area.

Use Multiple Storage Bars and Racks

Set up one corner for short items, such as skirts and shirts, and place several bars--one above the other--to both maximise storage space and pair tops and skirts together to help you get dressed quickly in the morning. On the opposite side, place a tall rack for long dresses and another for slacks.

Use the Entire Space

Don't waste the area on top of the clothes racks. Add shelving for light items such as winter hats. Place multiple shoe racks on the floor, organising shoes by use or season, especially if the weather in your area is unpredictable. This way, if it's raining outside, you can quickly grab your rain boots, while your sandals are handy for a walk on unexpectedly warm spring days.

Use Attractive Storage Containers

Just because an area is utilitarian, that doesn't mean it can't have a touch of style and coordinate with the rest of the house. Create attractive storage boxes with paint, fabric and wallpaper cutouts added to plain wood or particleboard boxes. You can also find bargain storage containers, such as mini steamer trunks, in the clearance section at many crafts stores.

Use Paint and Lighting

Using adequate lighting and bright or pale paint colours that go with the main room can make the closet easier to use, so you can see colours clearly (no more going out in navy trousers with a black top) and find things quickly.

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