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5 Top Tips for Designing the Perfect Walk-In Wardrobe

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How To Create The Perfect Walk-In Wardrobe

Walk-in wardrobes are a dream come true for many homeowners, offering ample space to get dressed, organise your clothes, store your shoes, and all your accessories.

To ensure that your walk-in wardrobe is both functional and beautiful, we’ve put together five top tips for designing the perfect walk-in wardrobe that’s as stylish as it is practical!

Tip 1: Assess Your Wardrobe Needs

Before jumping into the design process, take a moment to assess your wardrobe needs. Think about the types of clothing and accessories you have, as well as how you prefer to organise them. Consider factors such as hanging space, shelves, drawers, and shoe storage, plus what you’ll likely need for the future too.

Tip 2: Plan The Layout

Once you have a clear understanding of your wardrobe needs, it’s time to plan the layout. If you’re taking a DIY approach, start by measuring the available space and sketching out the floor plan. Pen and paper will do here, or you could use software such as Sketch Up, which has a free version for personal projects.

Consider the placement of windows (for natural light), doors, and any existing furniture. Divide the space into different zones, such as a dressing area, shelving for folded clothes, drawer storage, shoe racks, and hanging space. This will help you organise the space effectively and ensure everything has its place.

Alternatively, you can hire professional bespoke bedroom furniture makers such as DAY & KNIGHT to do this on your behalf. We provide a free design service and have a brand new fitted furniture showroom for you to view our craftsmanship first hand.

Tip 3: Maximise Storage Potential

One of the key advantages of a walk-in wardrobe is the opportunity to maximize storage potential, making the most of every inch of space by incorporating innovative designs. Invest in custom-made shelving, drawers, and hanging racks that can be tailored to fit your specific needs. Take advantage of vertical space by installing floor-to-ceiling shelves or utilising clever pull-out racks.

Bear in mind, the key to a well-organised walk-in wardrobe is strategic storage and that’s where DAY & KNIGHT’s skilled designers and clever fitted furniture can be a real advantage over anything “off the shelf”.

Tip 4: Lighting Is Key

Proper lighting is essential for any walk-in wardrobe. A well-lit space not only ensures that you can see all your clothing and accessories clearly, but can also add a touch of glamour to your dressing routine.

Consider a combination of natural and artificial light sources where possible. Install ambient lighting for overall illumination, task lighting for specific areas such as the dressing table, and accent lighting to highlight certain features. Adding dimmer, or smart switches to control the ambiance and create the perfect mood is a “luxury must have” design tip.

Tip 5: Add Personal Touches

Don’t forget to add personal touches to make your walk-in wardrobe truly yours. Hang artwork, or motivational quotes that inspire you. Introduce a comfortable seating area where you can relax or try on shoes.

If your wardrobe is small, you could incorporate mirrors to create the illusion of a larger space and help with outfit decisions. If your wardrobe is large, then flat screen TV’s for live sports and current news are popular choices.

Don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through in the design, as your walk-in wardrobe should be a reflection of your unique style and taste.

Need Some Expert Help?

Creating the perfect walk-in wardrobe requires careful consideration of your needs and creative thinking. Follow these top five tips for a functional, stylish space tailored to your requirements.

At DAY & KNIGHT, we’re experts in bespoke furniture and can help you achieve your dream wardrobe. Contact us today for a free design consultation.