When it comes to storage, your closet or wardrobe in your bedroom is one of the main spaces that you have in the home to be able to keep hold of all of your clothes, your shoes and your Christmas presents. An upgraded closet in your primary bedroom is something that most people want. If you’re currently dealing with a regular standalone wardrobe, then you might be excited about the idea of adding a built-in closet space instead of just having a wooden one that you bought from a hardware store a long time ago.
A great walk-in wardrobe is easy to work with and easy to upgrade into a luxurious space, but you have to be willing to put some work into getting there. You might need to pull out some of the storage you have in there right now to be able to fit a shelf with clothing rail and some shoe storage racks. The good news is that there are some very simple things that you can do to upgrade your closet and get it to be more organised.
Update your closet to match your style
Your basic walk in closet doesn’t have to remain basic for long. Think about what you like and what your personal tastes are, and then develop a plan of what will help you to ensure that your luxury closet upgrade reflects exactly that. Think about the colours you like, the patterns you like, and whether you like rugs or hardwood floors. Some people love to have a carpeted closet because it’s comfortable on their feet when they get dressed. Others prefer a hardwood option that’s easy to keep clean. Whatever your personal taste may be, you can implement that into your closet space.
If you’re itching to upgrade your personal wardrobe, then what started that inspiration in the first place? You need to consider what design elements you’d like to include in the closet. Spend time looking through online galleries or home remodelling magazines. When you see photos of upgraded luxury closets, you’ll be able to visualise what you want for your own closet. Save any of the images that you find and if you decide to work with the design company to help, it will be much easier for you and the designer to be on the same page. Not only will you be able to show them exactly what you want, but you’ll be able to talk them through the design that you have in mind.
Customise it where you can
Even if you can’t afford a completely custom new closet insert, think about how you can customise each individual element. So you already have a built-in closet that you can’t rip out or afford to change, what can you do instead? Closet drawer organisers are one of the best ways that you can invest in a good system for your closet that’s brand new. They are great for smaller items such as jewellery or belts or other accessories, and you can keep track of all of those smaller items in one big drawer, rather than having things scattered around the closet in baskets that you can’t find them.
Invest in a good mirror
A truly luxurious closet often has mirror spaces just like you would in a dressing room. Plus chairs, a tall mirror and lighting will offer you that boutique style closet you’ve been looking for. A full length mirror allows you to see every outfit properly before you decide on what the best choices may be. You can even add more than one full length mirror so that you can see yourself in all angles.
Don’t forget your shoes
Should displays be a really smart investment if you’re going to upgrade your walking closet. You need to have a well designed shoe display that keeps all of your footwear off the floor and easy to locate. You can even organise them by season or by occasion, or even by heel height. Properly stored and displayed shoes will also last longer and not be crushed among all the other shoes that just get slung into a closet onto the floor.
Think about colour coordination.
If you want to upgrade your closet, you can always colour coordinate. When you walk in, you should be able to see a rainbow of outfits. Some people opt for colours that compliment their bedrooms, while others use colours that they like in their everyday life. You can colour coordinate your clothes, but don’t forget your walls, your ceilings and your floors. You could even colour coordinate the actual wood of the closet spaces that you have. So if you have wardrobes or drawers in there, you can cover them in vinyl to match your other colours.
Don’t forget your hangers
When you consider your wardrobe upgrade, you need to think about the hangers that you have in there. Clothing rails are one thing, but you need hangers to hang them from, and padded plush hangers often are the best option. You need to make sure that you have premium hanging rods and you need to think about the hangers that you put on those hanging rods. You want them to hold a good amount of weight. If there’s an area of your closet that you have hanging coats from, you need these coats to stay up there and not feel like you’re going to hear the whole thing come crashing down.
Invest in a customised cabinet system
Cabinets and shelves can add some much needed storage to your space, and they allow you to permanently eliminate the clutter that’s been cluttering up the floor of your closet area. If you ensure that you upgrade your cabinet space, you’re going to end up with more to work with in terms of storage. It’s a luxury item in the home, but it’s an upgrade that you definitely should invest in.
Think about natural lighting
Does your closet have the capability of a skylight or any other windows? If so, make sure that you are installing these. If you’re going to be dressing in your wardrobe, you need to be able to see what you’re doing, and natural lighting can be ideal. Artificial lighting is great in everything, but it doesn’t give you the same effect or impact as natural lighting can. When you cannot bring in the natural light, think about recessed lighting or have a couple of sconces on the walls instead. Never ever use any kind of fluorescent lighting in your closet space.
Consider it to be an asset
As with any home upgrade, the money that you put into your wardrobe space is going to be an asset for your home when it comes to time to sell. One day you’re going to end up with a huge rate of return because you’ve spent the money upgrading your closet space early. An upgraded closet can bring you a lot of joy, so even if you’re not selling your home, it’s going to be beautiful to look at.
You don’t have to live with a bland closet space or an old wardrobe that stands on small legs. With the closet upgrade, you’ll be able to have a luxurious and more organised way to keep hold of your belongings. This is an investment more than anything else, and you should think about it as such.
This is a collaborative post.