9 walk-in wardrobe ideas to help you create your dream bespoke dressing room
Whether you need to get order in your bedroom space, or create that bespoke dressing room, walk-in wardrobes are trending. And making space for one in your own home could be easier than you think.
Walk-in wardrobes or dressing rooms, now rank high on our list of dream spaces. Whether you’re a label lover looking for statement storage to show off your collections, want to free up space in your bedroom by getting rid of bulky drawers and cupboards, or simply looking to clear the clutter, these custom made wardrobes tick all the boxes.
You might not have racks of designer clothes or a stash of expensive handbags, but it’s still worth creating stylish storage and a tidy space for your belongings. Whatever space you have, bespoke fixtures and fittings will immediately give your bedroom the wow factor.
When designing your bedroom, think about your clothing and storage needs and plan your bespoke walk-in wardrobe around them. Duel-level hanging areas (tall for trousers and dresses; short for shirts and tops), racks or boxes for shoes, deep shelves for jumpers, and drawers to keep underwear and pyjamas out of sight. And don’t forget about jewellery – a thin pullout drawer is ideal.
If you have space, a stylish accent chair in a sumptuous fabric will add wow factor, along with a dressing table or vanity area for make-up. Don’t forget a full-length mirror or two so you can view your outfit from all angles.
1. SPARE BEDROOM
With a spare bedroom or kids having flown the nest, this could be the ideal time to create your very own walk-in wardrobe. The best idea is to use part of an adjacent room – perhaps a larger bedroom next door. If you can afford to fully sacrifice a spare room, lay it out as a luxury dressing room, with the benefit of a window, seating and even a dressing table. It can always be converted back to a bedroom when you decide to sell.
2. TIGHT CORNERS
Awkward corners, alcoves and sloping ceilings can be a challenge, but bespoke units will make the most of every inch.
3. STORAGE TO SPARK JOY
Keep wardrobe clutter to a minimum with clear-fronted drawers and sliding racks. Insert into an existing built-in wardrobe, or even under the stairs.
4. PROTECT AND PRESERVE
They might have a new home, but your clothes still need looking after, especially if you’ve opted for open shelving. Store jumpers in clear plastic bags (to keep moths at bay), wrap gloves and hats in acid-free tissue and store in labelled boxes. Shoes can go into clear, plastic, stackable boxes and handbags can be kept in a fabric bag.
5. FROM BEDROOM TO BOUDOIR
Your made to measure walk-in wardrobe should be as individual as you are. Add your stamp with personal finishing touches, boutique-chic furnishings and accessories.
6. KEEP IT NEAT
It may seem obvious, but making sure clothes are tidy is paramount, especially if they're on display. Keeping the floor space clear will make the area look bigger too.
7. ORDER, ORDER
If you waste time every morning trying to decide what to wear, you might find it easier to arrange your clothes in outfit order – tops and bottoms, plus shoes and accessories – so you just can grab and go.
Great lighting often plays a major part of any dressing room setup. It’s important to maximise the space you’ve got, and lighting can help to achieve this. When effective lighting is installed in a dressing room setting, the contents of your wardrobe will be brought to life as the various textures and colours will be illuminated.
Downlights or overhead lights are a less effective option in a dressing room setting. When stood underneath this kind of harsh light, the direction can cast unflattering shadows over the face and body.
Pendant lighting can be installed purely for aesthetic purposes. A low-hanging pendant will add a striking level of glamour to the dressing room and is ideal hanging over a central storage island. However, bear in mind, pendant lighting won’t light up the details in your space.
LEDs that can be installed inside of cabinets and under shelving are an effective way to illuminate items and show off your possessions.
Strip lights work well when positioned down the edges of a mirror. It will cast an even amount of light over your body or face, depending on whether you are using the mirror for choosing an outfit or applying make-up.
Also consider where plug sockets are located in the dressing room, for things such as drying hair or putting makeup on. And remember, all light installations should be completed by a registered contractor with an approved body, such as NICEIC.
9. SMALL WALK-IN WARDROBE
If you don’t have a whole room to spare to create a full-on walk-in wardrobe, we can get creative with what you do have. One idea would be to steal some space from the footprint of your main bedroom and create a galley-style 'walk-along' wardrobe behind a false wall. Or simply upgrade an existing wardrobe and put every inch to good use by installing a combination of shelves, drawers and inserts, so everything is easy to see and accessible.
At Bespoke by Acorn we strive to provide ideas on all kinds of bedroom and dressing room storage space. So, if you are planning a stylish, organised made-to-measure walk in dressing room for your home in Surrey, Sussex or London, please contact us today to discuss your ideas.
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