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Fashion is a passion for most people and with a huge love of fashion comes a huge collection of the best clothes and accessories. The problem here is that while we all have The Chair (don’t pretend you don’t!), it’s not exactly conducive to good storage. A wardrobe and a chest of drawers is a nice idea, but it’s so much nicer to be able to walk in and see everything that you have right in front of you instead of having to rummage through your drawers to find an outfit. A walk-in closet is an essential addition for any home with the right amount of space. You don’t have to be the next Carrie Bradshaw, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t a fashionista in the making. Here are some of the best tips out there before you think about getting your walk-in closet plans out:
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Space. You may not have a huge closet right now, but you can make it happen in the same way you could install an ensuite in your home. You need to look at the space that you currently have in your bedroom and mark off an area that you would like your new walk-in closet to be. If you don’t have much space in your room, you could always use a spare bedroom as a wardrobe!
Furnishing. Believe it or not, you need more than just hanging rails in a walk-in closet. You need to consider a chest of drawers for lingerie and smalls, and you should think about heading to shop online for a new ottoman or bean bag chair to sit on while you try on shoes and put on pantyhose. Choose a vintage standing mirror to survey your new outfits as you try them on.
Priorities. Your shoes are, of course, a priority, but you don’t need more shoe storage space than you do hanging space. Your clothing should be the first priority with a wall for shoes next. Consider a hat/bag stand in the corner, too. You can then see everything that you have without much effort.
Fittings. Be creative with your wardrobe and create some clever fittings in your new closet. You may have a Lazy Susan in the pantry, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have one in your closet. If you haven’t got a whole wall for shoes, consider using this instead.
Lighting. You should think about installing spotlights and – if you’re really feeling flashy – mood lighting. You need the perfect lighting to be able to survey your outfits in front of the mirror. And none of that lighting that washes you out like in the stores. Pick soft lights that accentuate your features.
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A walk-in closet is a definite luxury and it’s something that you absolutely should consider investing in. This way, you can get rid of the dreaded chair piled with clothing items in the bedroom that never seems to get cleared away! Give yourself a little luxury and start planning today.