We’ve all at some stage had the dream of taking one of the rooms in your house, gut it out, and turn it in into a huge walk-in wardrobe fit for royalty. The thing is, there are a few things you really need to think about before you dive in. In this article, we’re going over some of the most vital facts you need to be aware of while planning your new walk-in wardrobe. Have a read through to get a heads up before you commit! Let’s start with:
You don’t need a whole room!
It effectively becomes a walk-in wardrobe as soon as you’re enclosed by two or three sides of shelves. If you think of it this way, your options open up. Don't think you can spare an entire room? That’s just fine! You’re bound to have corners and parts of your bedroom that a design could potentially be squeezed into.
Hanging space is golden
When you’re planning your compartments, hanging space has to take top priority. When you think about all your most precious clothes, most of them will need to be hung up instead of folded. The other thing to remember is that you can always add a new set of draws somewhere else in the bedroom but you can't just hang your best garments up just anywhere.
Think about the ease of accessibility too. Fashion stores hang most of their clothes up because it’s so much easier to pick off a hanger and place it back than it is to open a draw, unfold and fold back up again. The same applies to your everyday dressing. You want the wardrobe to make your daily life smoother and easier, as well as add buckets of style to your routine.
Lighting makes all the difference
Lights are a very easy feature to forget but they really are little life savers. How many times have you dressed up at night, had to take out each and every potential piece and weight up the colours in the middle of the room? That’s because the middle of the room is usually where the best lighting is. Have strong lights covering your wardrobe compartments and your whole dressing experience is transformed!
You need as much space between the shelves as possible
Without enough space, you’ll feel cluttered and start to dislike dress-up time - no good. Make sure you use your space wisely to create a gap between your draws and shelves that give you more than enough freedom to play with ease. Remember once the design is up, changes are going to be hard and annoying. When you’re building a walk-in wardrobe, you have to plan for the long-term which means usability is king.
That’s our list! We hope this quick collection of key pointers has helped. If you have any other questions about possible walk-in wardrobe designs or where to get started, feel free to leave a comment or get in touch. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have!