How to Design a Dream Walk-in-Closet
Your walk-in-closet – the space in your home you often visit multiple times a day. If planned and organized correctly, no matter if the space is big or small, you’ll be able to use the area smartly and efficiently. So if your closet is a mess and you can’t find anything, anywhere, it’s time to reorganize and design the closet you’ve always dreamed of.
Let’s face it; all of us have some clothes and shoes that we’ve worn only once in our lives yet we still keep them stashed in some corner somewhere. It’s time to get rid of those items. No matter the season, it’s time for spring cleaning so make some decisions regarding what you're going to keep and what's got to go. Get rid of all those shirts you haven't worn in more than a year; throw out that bridesmaid dress you'll never ever wear again, and those shoes that pinch your toes have got to go. Don’t be a hoarder, instead, be practical and only keep what you wear.
Use as much space as possible
In order to use the space you have in your closet to the maximum, you have to use it efficiently. This means to find a purpose for every single corner, to completely use the depth and the height of the space you have. Use pull-out rods and pull-out shelves in order to have access to every inch. You can also have a carousel built into a corner for maximum efficiency. Don’t forget about cubbyholes; they’re perfect for storing accessories like jewellery and belts.
Maximize vertical space
Remember a closet shouldn't only contain shelves and drawers but plenty of hanging space as well. If you have plenty of maxi dresses, the minimum height of rods should be 63". 45" rods should offer plenty of space for hanging pants and shirts. Another thing to remember is to have the shelves all the way up to the ceiling. In the upper ones, you can store seasonal clothes you don't use on a daily basis.
Mirrors, mirrors, mirrors
A closet shouldn't be without a mirror. Not only will a mirror make the space look larger but a full-length mirror will help you see what your full outfit looks like once it's on you. You can put a full-length mirror on the back of the doors or better yet have some additional shelves hidden behind a mirror.
Lights, lights, lights
Just like when you’re in a store and you’re trying on different outfits and you need good lighting, you also need quality light fixtures in your own closets. Find a good Sydney-based electrician to install some quality bright lights which will not only help you see what you’re actually wearing but will also make the space warmer and cozier.
Decorate and personalize
Don’t forget to decorate your closet. This is the place where you’ll spend plenty of your time so instead of seeing it as just a storage room; make it comfy and inviting for yourself. Put in a nice statement, plush rug and even add some wall decorations or vases with flowers if possible. Remember to have a nice comfortable chair for when you’re trying on different outfits. A fancy chandelier and a nice luxurious chair will make the space look truly glamorous.
Remember, if your house doesn't have a walk-in closet, it probably has an attic you don't use; so why not use it this way. Get your creative hat on and make an awesome space to try on your fabulous clothes. Once you design your closet in your own taste and style, you'll never want to leave it again.
AUTHOR BIO: Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in interior design and latest DIY projects. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.