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What to Consider When Designing Your Walk-In Closet

Aug 1, 2021

Categories: Blog, Flooring, Lighting, Storage, Walk in Closet


What to Consider When Designing Your Walk-In Closet

A walk-in closet is a dream come true for many of us. If you’re used to a small, dim closet that can barely fit your daily wardrobe, a closet that size can be almost overwhelming. Luckily, there are some design tips that can help you both use the space to its fullest and reflect your unique style. After all, you want to show off your wardrobe! Here are some of the design considerations you should keep in mind when designing a walk-in closet.

Pick the Right Shelving

Choosing your shelving goes beyond picking something that works in the space. You’re creating the foundation of the entire closet’s aesthetic with this decision. Wire shelving offers a minimalist option that could blend seamlessly with high-gloss finishes on cabinetry and drawers. Wood provides the ability to build intricate details on the drawers and doors, which means endless hardware options to elevate the look and connect with your style.

Maximize Your Space with the Right Storage

The last thing your dream closet needs is wasted space. Maximize every inch of your walk-in closet so you can use it to its full potential. Use your vertical storage space with floor-to-ceiling shelving, built-in shoe racks, and extra hanging rods for lesser-worn clothing.

You can also rely on custom closet organizers to fill in awkward gaps or create spaces for accessories such as jewelry, hats, purses and clutches, and ties. Don’t forget countertops for makeup stations, to show off watches or other elegant accessories, or for a place to store your wallet and cellphone.  

Elevate Your Design with Custom Cabinetry

Creating a high-end built-in closet means taking a custom approach. Opt for custom closet cabinetry with finishes and accents of your choosing. You can add in frosted glass doors, vintage hardware, customized accents in the wood, and more. There are endless options here to really make this space reflect your style and wardrobe.

Customizing your cabinetry also helps maximize the space available in your closet.

Choose the Perfect Lighting

A dark, shadowy closet defeats the entire purpose of making it easier to access your wardrobe! Instead, take care to pick the perfect lighting for your dream closet. Make sure the lighting you choose is bright enough to reach every inch of the closet without getting in the way. Overhead recessed lighting is a great option for this – you’re able to brighten the entire space without removing any storage space. You can also choose something more elegant, like a chandelier, and include lighting inside cabinet doors or drawers.

Don’t Forget the Flooring!

You don’t want to cover your floor in clothing storage, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t essential. If you have hardwood floors, consider a rug that compliments the style of your cabinetry and lighting. You can also replace the flooring to create a distinct separation between your closet and the rest of the house. Choosing a pattern that matches your wardrobe style is a fun way to make your closet reflect your personality. Just don’t let your flooring clash with your clothes!


Designing a walk-in closet can be a lot of fun. As long as you’re using every inch of the closet to house your wardrobe, accessories, and shoes, you’re bound to love the result.



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