Organising your walk-in closet

A walk-in closet is easily one of the most coveted spaces for a home. If you have a room to spare for a walk-in closet, consider yourself lucky – nothing beats having your own dedicated space for organising clothes and accessories in a boutique like fashion. If you don’t, simulate one in a corner of your bedroom, keeping the rest of your space a relaxing sanctuary. 

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Closet management

Depending on the layout of the room, a walk-in wardrobe can be U-shaped or L-shaped. A U-shaped design is ideal, for his-and-hers closet as there are more sides to split between his and her clothes. Most walk-in closets employ an open-concept, where cabinets are without doors. On the other hand, a closet with full-length hinged or sliding doors offers you the option of mounting mirrors. Maximise your wardrobe space by employing various storage options – hanging rods, open shelves, drawers and compartments. Plan your wardrobe interior according to the items you own and how often you use them.  

Airy and bright

You should take advantage of windows that let in natural light and air, so make sure these aren’t blocked by clothing. Otherwise, ceiling and recessed lights are typically adequate as general lighting. Illumination should be soft yet brightly enough so you can see the colours of your clothes clearly when putting together an outfit. If there aren’t enough windows, an air-conditioner is ideal to keep the room ventilated as well as to prevent dust and mould.

Smart design

Budget permitting, consult a wardrobe specialist and opt for a fully customised closet system. This way, you’ll be assure that you are utilising every inch of space wisely and that every piece of clothing has its own place. If, after taking account of everything you need for your walk-in wardrobe, you’re still left with extra space in your room, consider assigning additional storage space for beddings, linen and suitcases.