Dressing rooms have always been a symbol of luxury, but the days when a dressing room belonged exclusively to a mansion are over. We have some of the most functional and beautiful walk-in closet ideas to help you create a neat and organized walk-in closet.
If your clothes and accessories are works of art to you, it’s time to display them properly. With a few good design choices, you can have (and enjoy) the walk-in closet of your dreams. The first thing to decide when considering walk-in closet ideas is how to create the most functional space possible.
Get started with these three practical steps:
1. Select a form of dressing
In cabinet design, there are three general possibilities:
–an “L” shaped cabinet
–a “U” shaped cabinet
–a straight dressing room
Closets in the form of “L” occupy two of the walls of the room leaving you room to move. A “U” occupies three walls for maximum storage. The straight closet design takes into account his and her sides and works well in smaller areas. Depending on the size of the closet, all three shapes benefit from an ottoman or sitting area for putting on shoes or dressing.
2. Add good storage
Most of us have a lot of accessories, not to mention a wardrobe of seasonal items that need to be stocked for most of the year. Having dedicated storage for all your clothes and accessories makes it easier and less stressful to find items when you need them. Adding lots of drawers to your closet design is the best way to keep items organized and dust free.
The right organization plan consisting of shelving, hanging space, drawers, and cabinets keeps a closet clean and tidy.
3. When considering dressing room ideas, choosing a style is key.
Review walk-in closet ideas and decide on a style for your closet. Contemporary styling is best for a clean, uncluttered space to beautifully display your clothes. Have a definite style in mind to keep a dressing room looking cohesive and stick with it!
Once you’ve got your dressing room bones in order, get inspired and incorporate a few picks from our nine must-have dressing room ideas:
the color white
No other color in the palette creates a better backdrop in your dressing room for your clothes to shine through. White is high contrast, bright in what is normally a dark room and always looks crisp and new.
An island of clothing
If you have the luxury of space, a walk-in closet is the perfect place to leave all your things until you use them again. Islands come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Be sure to select one with plenty of drawers and storage shelves to maximize storage. Add trays or boxes to the top of your island to catch smaller items like jewelry, coins, or keys.
Innovative Accessory Displays
Create a beautiful and unique closet space using innovative displays, like the shoe wall above. Get inspired by the best fashion boutiques to display your fashion items. Some display ideas include:
–Retail jewelry displays
—Floating boxes and shelves
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A rest area to get dressed
To make your walk-in closet truly functional and a space you want to enjoy, you’ll need seating. An ottoman is the perfect solution. You can place outfits on the ottoman or sit on it to put on your shoes. For additional storage, try a storage ottoman that opens.
Depending on the shape of your closet, round ottomans work best in large, open closets, while narrow benches work best in straight, single-aisle closets.
a vanity section
One of the newest updates in the world of walk-in closet design is the built-in vanity. Regardless of the amount of space available, you can add one to your walk-in closet. Key components for a vanity area include:
-A mirror. If wall space is not available, a portable mirror works too
–Dedicated lighting. Use a lamp, light bar, or whatever lighting works best in your closet vanity space
-Drawers. We recommend drawers to easily store all your makeup and personal care tools when not in use.
–A stool or seat. Stools work great in a small space because they can serve as a seat or as a ladder to reach higher places.
You can never have too many mirrors in your dressing room. If you’re struggling with space and walls, consider upgrading your closet doors with mirrors. Multi-function doors will keep items organized while reflecting light and other parts of your closet, making your walk-in closet feel larger.
Set the mood with lighting in a variety of ways, including:
–Create a layout or focal point
–Add ambient lighting to the space.
–Improve the brightness of the room, especially when windows are not available
–Accessories to highlight
–Functioning as task lighting when dressing or applying makeup
–Showing off your beautiful closet displays
Ever wondered how to get the lightbox effect, like the shoe wall in the image below? Mount a fluorescent light fixture on the wall and add a white plexiglass backing to the shelf or cabinet in front of the light fixture. The plexiglass will diffuse the fluorescent light and make the light box glow.
Once you’ve invested in a dresser update, it’s time to display your items like a pro. Some ways to cleverly organize your closet include:
–Group items like bags or shoes in one section
–Color coordinating all clothing and accessories
–Create vignettes or combinations of your favorite items to display
–Add personal favorite framed images or inspirational photos to your displays
–Include favorite art and fashion books on your shelves and counters
–Using a coordinated series of clothes hangers
In addition to cleverly displaying your items using the tips above, don’t overdo it. Like the image below, keep screens to a minimum and allow the open space to shine. The saying, “less is more” is the secret to showcasing beautiful cabinets.
the library staircase
Make the most of your walk-in closet by installing a cool library ladder. The ladder allows easy access to items stored high up while adding a funky effect to your closet. The best part is that your ladder can be part of your display, where you can hang the next day’s outfit or a couple of scarves until you need to use it.