3 May 2023
When the seasons change, it's time to reorganise your wardrobe. Spring has sprung and the good weather has arrived, and now is just the right time to tidy up our wardrobes, switching coats, jackets and jumpers with lighter and more breathable clothing, in linen, cotton and silk.
To design a walk-in wardrobe, the first thing to consider is the space available and the specific needs of the user, so the wardrobe can be arranged and laid out as ideally as possible.
With regard to the aesthetics of the walk-in wardrobe, there is a series of essential elements that will determine the layout and appearance of the room and the wardrobe:
- The finishes of the walk-in wardrobe. There is a wide variety of materials that can be applied to the composition of the wardrobe or dressing room. The most common include wood, laminates and stratified, all of them in their different finishes (lacquer, matt, gloss, etc.). But we can also apply more daring materials to our design, such as different metals, glass, mirrors and even mineral composites, such as Krion® Solid.
- The colour of the glass. When we choose to install glass doors for our wardrobe, we must take into account the level of opacity of the glass. Its degree of transparency will allow the interior of the wardrobe to on show, to a greater or lesser extent, affecting the sense of depth and order of the space. It is therefore important to carefully consider if we are going to install transparent, translucent or completely opaque glass.
- The lighting inside the walk-in wardrobe. Including integrated lighting fixtures inside the wardrobe can be a very practical solution. These extra light sources provide greater visibility to the interior, improving our experience and also helping us to keep things tidy.
- The doors: sliding or folding. The choice of doors depends, to a large extent, on the dimensions of our wardrobe. While folding doors require more free space for opening, sliding options offer clean access to the interior, even in small spaces. A third option to consider in the configuration of our walk-in wardrobe is not having any doors at all. The result is an open interior, always in view, with the garments always within easy reach.
Straight lines and large storage capacity define the concept of a walk-in wardrobe, especially those of an industrial type, where functionality plays a fundamental role.
The removal of doors and vertical panels gives the ensemble a powerful sense of visual lightness, making the walk-in wardrobe an elegant piece of furniture that blends in with its surroundings. By simplifying all decorative elements, this type of wardrobe conveys a sense of order and organisation at a glance.
Here are some tips on how to organise a wardrobe:
- Place the clothes you wear most often at the front. Our main piece of advice would be to store the garments you only wear occasionally at the back of your wardrobe, and place your more everyday pieces where you can see them best.
- Organise your clothes by colours or textures. This will save space in your walk-in wardrobe. If you store all your woollen jumpers together, it will be easier to find them later.
- Use hangers for shirts, jackets, trousers and skirts, and always hang them in the same direction. Use the correct hanger for each garment type.
- Include spacers in the main drawers to store smaller garments, such as socks, scarves, ties or underwear.
- Add square or rectangular boxes that you can put at the top or back of the wardrobe. They will serve as an extra storage.
- Set aside an area in the walk-in wardrobe for bags, hats and other everyday accessories. And, as far as possible, save space for suits, long dresses, delicate garments or items that require special care.
- Don't forget to install mirrors and other decorative elements—such as design books, paintings or lamps—that will make the space more pleasant, comfortable and functional.
The width, height and depth of the space available provide for different types of wardrobes: linear, U-Shaped, L-shaped or facing units. On the other hand, a sofa, a table, an island or a divan can be the perfect complement to a room such as an open wardrobe or dressing room.
An important factor in keeping shoes in perfect condition is storing them correctly. Here are some useful tips to transform your wardrobe into the perfect organiser for your shoes.
If you have space available for your shoes, it is best to store them in their original boxes. This way you will preserve them better and they will last longer. If you have less space, shoe racks or a shoe organiser in your wardrobe will help you store your shoes and maximise space.
In conclusion, to design a functional, attractive walk-in wardrobe, the layout, finishes, lighting and type of doors all need to be taken into account; without losing sight of your personal needs. A well-organised wardrobe will allow you to make better use of space and make it more comfortable and practical.