Defining and choosing the perfect walk-in closet for your bedroom is equivalent to having a piece of furniture designed to enhance order, comfort and organization of clothes of all kinds. At the same time, walk-in closets are an elegant protagonist of the design of your spaces.
In order to choose the most suitable walk-in closet for your needs, it is always advisable to follow some key rules that will allow you to optimize both space and budget, while assuring you to obtain a piece of furniture that blends aesthetics and functionality.
Choosing your walk-in closet: key considerations
Once defined the space in which the walk-in closet will be placed – in this case, your bedroom – you will have to make some fundamental decisions that include, essentially, the available area, the style, the internal organization and the performance. Every aspect of the design of your walk-in closet will have to be considered in great detail to ensure the high standards that should be typical of this design element.
Let’s take a look at the main points to be defined in advance.
Shapes and dimensions
The size of your walk-in closet – its height, width and total surface – is obviously the first crucial matter that you will have to define with precision. In this case, our advice is to start from the minimum recommended dimensions (1,30×1,50 meters per person, with a passage of at least 70 centimeters) and then expand all the usable surface according to the actual space at your disposal and, of course, your personal requirements.
If you are willing to place your walk-in closet in a corner, and hence you’re planning an L-shaped element, just remember that the recommended space for each side should be at least 2 meters. On the contrary, if you are going to use a linear wall or if your bedroom has a narrow and elongated shape, you might opt for a minimalistic and free-standing walk-in closet. This way, you’ll never deprive the room of “breath” and luminosity.
On the other hand, if you are not fond of walk-in closets in plain sight and you’d rather prefer a “masqueraded” solution, we recommend you evaluate not hinged doors but sliding doors with a clean and minimalistic design. As far as the color goes, our suggestion is to choose light, neutral nuances that blend in with the rest of the furniture or even the walls.
There are then circumstances in which you can dedicate an entire area of your room to your walk-in closet: in this case, space is a relative problem. If the room has multiple windows, you might shape your walk-in closet around one of them. Natural light is a crucial ally for this type of design element, and the aesthetic effect will be remarkable.
As for the style of your walk-in closet, it should always adapt to the design of your bedroom or even to the style of the entire house. Getting in touch with expert manufacturers and designers such as those at RES will allow you to identify materials, style and colors of the best walk-in closet for your need. You will have the chance to design a solution that is calibrated to the millimeter according to our design needs and requirements in terms of performance.
In general, however, you can opt for traditional-looking walk-in closets, made with natural materials such as wood and granting an impressive visual impact especially in darker colors. Alternatively, you might choose more modern and minimalistic models, designed to adapt to spaces in a way that is less invasive visually. In this case, glass, metal and glossy finishes, especially in light colors, are suggested.
Finally, the design of the perfect walk-in closet for your room will always have to include an adequate assessment of the accessories you will need. Shoe racks and standard racks, internal light points, mirrors, shelves, chest of drawers and clothes racks are among the most appreciated and used.
However, always remember that you can include virtually everything you need in your walk-in closet. The goal is to design a space that is both functional and comfortable. Among the many accessories that you might want to take into considerations: a carpet that allows you to walk barefoot and a small armchair to relax or put the clothes you’re trying on; convenient boxes to stow articles of clothing you don’t wear often and a small ladder to easily reach the highest shelves.