While not usually the most exciting part of the bedroom, the walk-in closet is definitely one of the most important.
If you find yourself cringing every time you walk into yours, it’s time to spruce it up! When deciding how best to do so, consider your clothing and accessories storage needs to ensure flawless and useful organization. In addition, consider adding personal touches – be it furniture or color – to make your closet feel like a room instead of a storage space. Follow these easy steps and include these simple additions to transform your closet into an organizational oasis for your clothing items!
1. Keep Clothing Hidden
By keeping most of your clothes in drawers and behind closed doors, you let drawer fronts and cabinet doors make a statement rather than your wardrobe. If you have signature pieces of your wardrobe – a large shoe collection, an impressive number of suits – find ways to showcase those so that your closet has a clean focal point.
2. Consider an Island
It’s a great way to fill up that large open space in the middle of the closet. An island can be any size and can provide extra storage for things like jewelry or ties. It also provides a great work space, giving you a horizontal option on which to place outfit possibilities as you decide what to wear for the day.
3. If Not an Island, An Ottoman
By adding a piece on which to sit, you can make your closet feel warmer and not completely utilitarian. Find a piece that is a good size and enhance it with a fabric that speaks to your personality and livens up your space.
4. Add Flattering Mirrors and Lighting
There is nothing worse when getting ready than having a mirror that does not make you look your best. Include a full length mirror and bright, well angled lightening for when you are dressing.
As an added bonus, mirrors enable a small space, like a walk-in closet, to feel much bigger.
5. Add Elegant Touches
Just like any other room in your home, the accessories and enhancements you choose play a large part in the overall look and feel. This includes choice of wallpaper, curtains, rugs, among other things. If you prefer clean and contemporary styles, choose bold decorative pieces to accent the design. For a more vintage “dressing room” style, hang a crystal chandelier, put up a dress form, and change handles to more ornate hardware.