You are staring at a closet and have no idea how it got from a handy place to store your clothes to the chaotic mess that it is now. Boxes of shoes are teetering on shelves in a balancing act that could be disrupted by a passing breeze. How can you fix this?
There are plenty of ways to organize a walk in closet that will work for you. Here are some ideas that will help you plan a walk-in closet that is organized and efficient.
Split the room
If you share a walk-in closet with someone else, it’s important to divide the closet and pick shelving and organization options that will fit each side of the closet and take care of the needs of the person that will be using it.
For instance, you might have a need to be able to identify an outfit quickly and need more hanging shelf space, where the person you share the closet with might need to pick up shoes in an instant and wants to see all of their options lined up to grab a pair fast. This can equally be accomplished with customized closet options that address each of your needs.
Let your closet express your style
Your clothes are a distinct expression of your personal style and preferences. The room that houses your clothes should be too. Pick closet options that are uniquely you and work the way you want them to work. Custom closet options come in many different materials and finishes that allow the person planning the space to make it their own.
The importance of eye-level
The things that you store at eye-level should be the things that you use the most – your eye level space should be the easy-to-grab things that you go to the most often. Picking organization pieces that will give you the most benefit at eye-level is essential to planning a well-organized space. From there, you can go up and down with storage options that work the best for you.
Plan for the feel of your space
Do you have a small space that you are attempting to open up and have the illusion of being bigger than it is? Using formed of layered storage systems or pull out options can open up small spaces to unique storage options. Have a large space that you want to remain open and serene? You can accent that space with throw rugs and furniture options and choose shelving and storage options that don’t close off the room by being floor-to-ceiling.
Grasp the importance of natural light
A closet space should have some form of artificial light, but why use electricity when you can embrace the light of the sun? Opening up your closet space to be able to have natural light is a functional enhancement as well as an aesthetic one. Pocket doors and various other options can allow the natural light the ability to shine through and create a closet space you are happy with.