WARDROBE DESIGN 101

Wardrobes are by far one of the most detailed and intimate spaces in a home. 

A home without proper storage especially in the bedroom is chaos waiting to happen.

That said it is not only important to have a wardrobe, but it’s equally important to have a wardrobe that works for you the primary user. 

By this I mean, the wardrobe needs to be able to store what you own and for extra. 

Here are a few considerations to make when planning for your wardrobe.

  1. The type of wardrobe -is it a walk-in wardrobe or a free-standing one in the bedroom?
  2. What you plan to store in it -long coats, bags, shoes perhaps?
  3. Aesthetics -how do you want it to look in terms of materials.

If it’s a walk-in what colors do you have in mind for the room? What board do you want to use on the wardrobe?

Once you have these considerations in place, it’s time to get into the meat and bones of wardrobe design.

  1. Calculate the numbers -take Inventory of your belongings in the wardrobe.
  2. Create a noticeable divide for a shared closet.
  3. For hers prioritize space for dresses or longer hanging clothes
  4. For his prioritize lots of shelving and double hanging for suits and shirts.
  5. Fold knits and sweaters to avoid damage to the clothing.
  6. Consider seasonal storage when designing
  7. Design with extra shoe storage in mind.

Now that you have what you will store in your wardrobe figured, let us look into aesthetics.

  1. The floor to ceiling height and the width of the wardrobe area
  2. Type of board -laminated, plain boards
  3. Accessories- like handles, hinges, and racks
  4. Lighting -oh yes you can light your wardrobe
  5. The color scheme used in the room will affect your material selection, mix it up a little to create interest.

For more information on how to go about designing your wardrobe. Please call us on 0741 092272 for a consultation and we`ll be happy to assist you. For more on our service offerings click the link here.

Published by Francisca.W.G

I'm an Interior designer and Mosaic artist. I love to work with color, and design minimalist organized spaces.

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