With so many shoes, ties, clothes, trinkets and bags to stash, wardrobes or cupboards are not only essential and probably one of the most used furniture items at home. If you decide to design or revamp your closet, consider wardrobe designs that optimise space and ensure ease of use to expedites your routine, not hinder it. The first step to an organised closet is a clean out, then assess the inventory of the items and go from there to evaluate and consider the full range of options: fitted or free-standing, built-in or walk-in wardrobe. Start by looking through wardrobe designs and images.
How do I plan my wardrobe design?
Depending on the style of your bedroom and your storage needs, you can pick from a variety of cupboard designs. Most Indian homes opt for wall-mounted closets as they are great space savers and offer a sleek and uniform appearance to the room.You can add custom wardrobe organiser elements like hooks, bins, drawer partitions or dividers. Baskets and bins are great for storing things like belts and scarves, while shelf dividers keep sweaters, jeans, and shirts in line. Another option to explore is the built-in wardrobe or modular storage styles. With built-ins, you have the advantage of fitting it out internally (think drawer partitions, shoe racks, storage boxes, vacuum storage bags, tie racks etc.) while appearing totally discreet on the outside.Lastly, you can consider the age-old use almirahs and armories which are nothing but a variety of free standing wardrobes that you can slot into any space. They are designed for additional storage space in the room, these will be the go-to cupboard if you are trying to achieve the traditional Indian style home. If you are looking for more spacious and luxurious wardrobe designs, consider a walk-in wardrobe.
How can I design a walk-in closet?
Walk-in wardrobes are lavish, stylish and can be carved out of your long or L-shaped bedroom in particular as they can easily be divided to create a separate space. You can also try to use a spare bedroom or space as a walk-in closet. When planning your walk-in wardrobe design take into account the different kinds of clothes storage you will need before you begin designing – consider rails and shelves for hanging and folded garments, racks of storage for shoes and bags, and cabinets or drawers for smaller items such as jewellery and makeup. Keep in mind walk-in closet ideas will require enough floor space to allow you to navigate easily around your clothes.
What kind of wardrobe extras and accessories should I add?
There are few must have add-ons irrespective of the wardrobe design you have selected. Your closet should instantly brighten your mood as you dress for the day (or the night). Liven up the cupboard with enough light to help you find and match shades of different outfits. Floor-length mirrors or mirrored cabinets are crucial in closets — after all, you want to be able to evaluate your outfit. Also, if you have the luxury of a walk-in closet, add a small sitting area with either a window seat, ottoman or lounge chair; this can work as a great getaway from everyday life and can also come in handy when putting on those pesky high heels or boots.For additional storage squeeze in another dresser or install an island with drawers, scarf hangers, belt hangers or lingerie hangers to stay organised.
Whether you’re looking for ingenious ideas for space saving wardrobe designs or walk-in closets ideas you can find inspiration by browsing through the photos on Houzz.
Whether you want inspiration for planning a wardrobe renovation or are building a designer wardrobe from scratch, Houzz has 1,33,639 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including De Panache and Kirsten Johnstone Architecture. Look through wardrobe photos in different colours and styles and when you find a wardrobe design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful wardrobe ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.