A walk-in wardrobe or closet is something coveted by many homeowners and renters. Having enough space to store your clothing, shoes and accessories is high on the list of priorities of most people, as it means you know you have a place for everything and can keep your home better organised. But how can you make the most of a walk-in wardrobe? Here, we’ll be sharing some helpful tips on how to design your own walk-in wardrobe.
Whether you want to give your existing walk-in wardrobe a bit of an organisation makeover to ensure you’re making the best use of the space, or you’re moving into a new home or even renovating your current space, there are plenty of ways to perfect your wardrobe.
Not a Dumping Ground
One of the benefits of a walk-in wardrobe over a standard wardrobe is that you have floor space to work with. Unfortunately, the floor in a walk-in wardrobe can quickly become a dumping ground, collecting piles of discarded clothes, shoes, and items that don’t really belong in the wardrobe but get shoved there in a moment of hasty tidying.
One of the best ways to make the most of your walk-in space is to utilise the floor space wisely. Keep it organised with shoe racks, plastic drawers for small items of clothing or accessories like belts and bags, and even trunks for storing winter coats and gloves. Making sure that you have a space for everything means that you’re less likely to dump items carelessly on the floor, and will actually provide more space to store the items you need in your wardrobe.
Where possible, it’s also great to make use of vertical space in a walk-in wardrobe. Vertical space is essentially any space on the walls that you may not be utilizing. This might be installing floating shelves on an open wall in the wardrobe, or even adding a shelving system. This offers great storage for shoes, bags, hats, and other accessories. You could even pack bulky items, like sweaters and coats, in vacuum bags and stack them on the shelves to clear up valuable hanging space.
Another great way to make more space in your wardrobe is to add another rail to hang your clothes on. Most wardrobes have a standard rail running across the top of the room, but you can also add another rail below this, about halfway down the wall. This bottom row is great for trousers, skirts and jackets, or whatever you need to use the space for real.
You can also stagger the rails if you need to, so that you still have plenty of space for longer items, like dresses, coats and items you might store in a garment bag.
Remember the Door
The back of the door into your walk-in wardrobe can also provide some helpful storage space. There are a number of items that you can hang on the back of your door to provide some clever storage hacks. Things like shoe or jewellery holders can easily be added to allow even more space around the rest of your wardrobe.
Need more storage tips? Now that we’re moving into the colder months, make sure to check out or tips on How to Correctly Store Your Summer Wardrobe. If you still need more space, get in touch with us to find out about our storage options.