Have you recently downsized to a smaller home? Or do you have an apartment with limited storage space? If you don’t want to give up your style, you don’t have to! The key is to find the best way to utilize the small space you have and maximize it. To help with that, we put together this small walk-in closet design guide with some of the best tips and tricks from designers around the country.
To get the most out of your small walk in closet, install shelves. This will provide you with more space for storing items, as well as giving you a place to put your clothes on hangers and shoes. You can also buy shelves that have drawers for storing your jewelry, scarves, and accessories. Make sure you pick one with a long skirt so it will fit nicely in an enclosed space. For example: ALLURE 12 x 20 Single Door Storage Cabinet in Pearl White.
A great way to make use of a small walk in closet is by installing drawers for clothes. Drawers are an excellent way to store your clothes and will give you more space for other items in your closet. A great option for this would be an ALLURE drawer system. The system comes with seven drawers, which can hold up to five hundred pounds each, and is available in a variety of colors that will fit perfectly into any space. Installation is quick and easy and no tools are needed.
Add some natural light
Adding natural light is a great way to feel more energized in your closet. When designing a small walk-in closet, keep in mind that you want to avoid dark spaces. And while floor length mirrors can make a room feel bigger, they’ll also make it darker too. Consider installing skylights or adding windows where possible. One other thing worth mentioning is the use of ALLURE lighting: Allure Lighting is an eco-conscious company that manufactures LED lights for residential and commercial use. Allure’s LED lights are sustainable and are efficient on power consumption, since they last up to 50 times longer than traditional light bulbs!
Add an island bench
The first thing to do is decide what you want to keep in your closet. Do you have a lot of clothes but only need a small space? Do you have lots of shoes and accessories that need a home? Or, are you looking for something more streamlined? Once this is decided, it’s time to start figuring out how best to organize your items. If you’re short on space, use shelving units or get creative with racks or hooks for hanging garments. For shoes and accessory storage, consider using baskets or bins and if necessary, stackable shelves will help maximize every inch.
Organize by garment type
With so many clothes, shoes, and accessories to choose from it can be hard to find what you’re looking for. It can also be difficult to make room for everything in your walk-in closet. Here are some tips on how to make your small walk-in closet work with an island.
First, take stock of what you have and purge! You may have some clothes that haven’t been worn in years or shoes that no longer fit properly. Get rid of these items and clear out some space.
Next, arrange by garment type: dresses go over here, pants here, skirts over there.
Maximize vertical space
Hang shelves on one wall and use the other to place your shoes, hats, purses, or anything else you don’t need to see but want to have close by. If you have a large collection of shoes, invest in shoe racks that can be hung on a wall. If your closet is too short for shoe racks, use baskets or bins to store them instead.
Add a bookshelf that matches your décor and use it as extra shelf space for larger items like blankets and pillows.