Always wanted a dream closet to call your own? Who doesn’t fall in love when they see those big and gorgeous walk-in closets in the movies? Well, you can also have the beautifully perfect closet of your dreams - you just need to make some smart choices when designing it. Don’t settle for anything less: whether it’s a big walk-in closet or just a smaller one, use these seven clever tips to make the room feel more important and make you feel like you’re in a movie every time you look at it.
Treat It Like Any Other Room
Your closet deserves the same attention you give to other rooms when you’re designing your house. This interior renovation will change your whole perception of the room, so think of what color it will have, what wallpaper will you use, what style will it have. If your whole house has a rustic vibe, why not make your closet have it too? Think about the artwork that will be included, and about the decor and furniture. Treat the room like you would any other and don’t think of it just as a ‘storage space’.
Style is about fun. True style is not about having a closet full of expensive and beautiful things - it is instead about knowing when, where, and how to utilize your collection. -Nina Garcia
Brighten It Up
Closets usually lack natural light, so you need to make some smart choices to make the room feel lighter. Brighten up the space by adding:
- Colorful walls
- Brighter accents
- Colored drawers
- Bright flooring, especially carpet
Everything will help the space look brighter and will even make the room feel more important.
To compensate for the lack of natural light, you also have to think about your light fixtures. Custom remodelers already know the trick: pick some clever spots and also consider decorative lights, so nothing gets hidden in the dark. The color of the light also has to be carefully decided: not too cool and not too warm so the light doesn’t skew the color of the clothes.
We all use them, right? But there is a very specific trick to make them work without looking clunky: buy multiples of the same kind. Get some in the same color and size to make them a part of the closet and create the illusion where you don’t really see them. Use some on the top to store off-season clothes and some at eye-level to keep everyday items.
An old trick that makes the space feel more organized still works: investing in uniform hangers. When thinking interior room design and how everything works together, using the same types of hangers for everything eliminates the visual noise and makes the closet feel more organized and clean. Consider wooden hangers with thick shoulders: they treat your clothing with care and avoid dents and creases on sweaters.
Cleverly placed hooks can make a huge difference in your closet. They’re very useful for hanging clothes that are not dirty but also not clean, like for jackets or other clothes that you just want to air it out. It’s also useful for hanging clothes that you’ll be wearing later, to save you some time right before work, for example.
Make Small Items Visible
Have a bunch of scarves that you don’t use? Beautiful belts that you never remember to get? Instead of stacking these smaller items all on one hook, let them appear on separate hooks or next to each other, so you can see each of them when choosing what to wear and you’ll be able to use them all. No more using the same scarf every day just because it’s first one you find!
Ready to design your dream-like closet? With these remodeling tips, it’s going to be a breeze! Let us know in the comment section below what your favorite tips were and what your closet looks like! You can also like our Facebook page so you don’t miss any other amazing ideas!