Walk-In Closet Design Ideas

The amount of space that comes with a walk-in closet leaves plenty of room for clutter. Learn how to get the most from your space with these organization tips.

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Photo by: Jack Hollingsworth

Jack Hollingsworth

2011 CEDIA. Used with Permission.

By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

The abundance of storage space that comes with a walk-in closet makes disorganization seem impossible. But, while it might appear like the tall ceilings and ample storage area would leave little room for clutter, proper organization techniques are still necessary for keeping a walk-in closet mess-free.

Boutique-Inspired Closets

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Comfortable and Personal

An upgrade from the typical walk-in closet, boutique-inspired closets often incorporate seating, stylish lighting and other luxuries. In this closet by ClosetMaid, a plush rug and a comfortable bench create a place to relax, while framed photos and decorative boxes add a personal touch. The closet also features ample storage space in the form of drawers, shelves, shoe racks and rods.

Ornate Details

With gold leaf accents, elegant molding and plush carpeting, this closet by Studio Becker is a luxurious extension of the bedroom. A popular feature for boutique-inspired closets, an island provides extra storage space and a surface for folding laundry or packing clothes.

Chic Contemporary

Whether your style is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, choose a closet system that complements your home. California Closets' Venetian Wenge suite system features flat-panel drawers and simple hardware for a look that's sophisticated and contemporary. A stylish light fixture highlights the central island, while a woven rug and baskets add warmth to the sleek space.

Seamless Transition

A large doorway allows this closet by ClosetMaid to flow seamlessly off the master bedroom. The door also defines the his-and-hers zones of the closet, which are equipped with shelving, rods, a hutch for him and shoe storage for her. A double center island with a bench unites the space and adds extra storage space.

Timeless Style

Clean, classic and neutral, this closet by Studio Becker feels like a fitting room in a high-end clothing store. The drawers and storage boxes feature hand-stitched leather pulls, and the shelves are crafted from quality maple wood.

Handsome Design

Cherry cabinetry with an espresso finish adds masculine appeal to this closet by Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. The well-designed space includes several convenient features, including laundry storage and open shelving for shoes and purses.

All in the Details

The right details can transform a typical closet into a stylish sanctuary. Decorative molding, an antique-looking light fixture and maple cabinetry with a distressed finish add vintage style to this closet by Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. Along with rods, drawers and slanted racks for shoes, the closet features built-in shelving for books, framed photos and other personal mementos.

Soothing Hues

Think about what colors attract you when designing your closet. Grays, blues and browns make this closet by ClosetMaid a serene place to get dressed and spend time. For an invigorating space, opt for reds, oranges and other bright colors.

Consider streamlining your walk-in closet by implementing a closet system. These pre-designed solutions come complete with a variety of storage options, like shelves, drawers, built-in closet rods and a shoe rack. Not only do these closet systems allow customizable assembly, but they providing timesaving accessibility, keeping items visible and within reach.

If a closet system is not what you had in mind for your walk-in closet, then selecting individual shelves, adjustable closet rods, clear containers and other closet accessories might be the option for you. This allows you to design your space in a manner that suits your budget and needs. Be sure to use as much vertical space as possible when deciding how to organize your walk-in closet — this allows for maximum storage.

Ultimately, it's important to find a home for each of your items in order to maintain organization within your walk-in closet. A clutter-free space will not only simplify the task of finding the items you need, but it will make your closet a welcoming room.

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