Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Great walk-in closets are a careful balance between form, function, a strong foundation in smart storage systems, decorative elements and accents.
A walk-in closet is basically a room full of cabinets. Some designs consist of open shelves and racks while others are made up of cabinets with swing-out or sliding doors. Whichever type you choose, these cabinets offer an opportunity to introduce a sense of personality and style. To keep it fresh and interesting, you could adorn the cabinet faces with detailed trimming or fretwork. You could also explore and combine different materials to create unique designs, perhaps handsome dark wood fretwork with mirrored surfaces or light wood tones with stainless steel bands. Mirrored cabinet faces widen narrow spaces and also serve the practical function of a dressing mirror. You may also add a touch of color in your walk-in closet with colorful shelves.
Materials play a huge role in walk-in closet designs. When it comes to using your chosen materials, one would usually employ these finishes repetitively, thus making these materials the stars of their walk-in wardrobe. Use luxurious finishes such as unique drawer knobs and cabinet handles, delicate cutwork on cabinet faces and a lavish carpet or rug underfoot. These seemingly small details will make all the difference in your closet design.
A fancy seat
If you have enough space in your walk-in closet, consider adding a fancy seat. This will come in handy particularly if your shoes are also stored in this space. A built-in ottoman, strategically placed at the center of your walk-in closet offers a 360 degree view of your clothes and shoes. On the other hand, an accent chair could also work as a beautiful focal point as well as a comfortable perch.
Don’t forget essential walk-in closet implements such as a vanity dresser with a mirror, a full-length mirror and a hamper. At the foundation of every great walk-in closet is an effective storage system. Your cabinets and drawers should be able to store your clothing and accommodate your every need. Closet design is highly personal and depends largely on your requirements so only you can tell how many shelves and racks you need for clothes, bags, belts, shoes and accessories.