101+ Walk In Closets Designs and Ideas

When it comes to your walk-in closet it is important to get the design right. This is the place where you prepare yourself for each incoming day, and it needs to be both pleasing to the eye and well-organized. The right walk-in closet with leave you knowing where everything is and make it easy to access.


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A walk-in closet is the place where you most likely store all of your clothes, shoes, jewelry, laundry and a little bit extra. Many people like to leave clothes for the closet, but there is no reason you can’t store a few other things like towels or blankets.

As always, it is up to the designer and the lucky person who will be using the walk-in closet.

What Are The Key Features Of A Walk-In Closet

When it comes to a walk-in closet, utility is at the forefront of this design. So that means you need to consider lighting, shelving, and storage space.


Lighting is a very important part of a walk-in closet because it can be too easy to leave the corners cast in shadow. You want to be able to see what you are looking for, and not have to guess if that is your green shirt or blue one.

If the lighting isn’t bright enough it can also be easy to lose things into the depths of your closet. No one has time to dig into a drawer without being able to see the contents.

On the opposite end of the spectrum if the light is too bright you can end up blinding yourself when you initially flip the switch. A great choice for closets is a light bar that can line the edges surrounding it. That should give enough light to the whole room while making sure you can definitely see what you are looking for.

They also come in varying lengths and style and can add a unique and modern look to your closet.


Whether or not you use shelves is a personal choice, but there are plenty of great way to store your shelves. This includes cute combinations in the form of closet organizers that allow space for hanging and shelving.

Many closets come with racks along the walls so you can hang your clothes but that doesn’t have to be what you do. A really cute look is when people line up organizers and shelves together to fill up the wall without it feeling cluttered.

Plus, we all need a shelving unit to display all of our shoes or otherwise we’d lose some in the shuffle.

Padding the back wall with a nice wooden dresser is also a great way to give personality to a walk-in closet. It can hold all your dainty things without taking up too much space, allowing you to be more free with the rest of the room.

Storage Space

A little bit about storage was already touched on in shelving, but there is always more to explore. The best function of a closet is using it pile things in that you don’t want cluttering up other rooms. This can accidentally turn a closet into a catch-all.

What? You don’t have a corner of your closet dedicated to a miscellaneous hodgepodge of items without a home? I know I’m not alone in this guilt.

Wire closet organizers or wooden closet organizers both look nice against the walls and each can really take a closet from “well. . .” to “wow!” This is because a streamlined design is what really brings a room together, even something as simple as a closet.

Having exposed shelves means you can see more of your clothing and accessories. That can help when you have to do the unthinkable: pick an outfit for the day.

These shelves also make it possible to store extraneous items. Cute little canvas or wicker storage bins are available, and you can easily pile a bunch of items into them, stick them on the shelf, and call it a day.

Hey, we all need a space to just dump stuff sometimes. And trust me your husband will appreciate it. Better than him leaving stuff everywhere, he can just put it in a bin for you to sort later.

Adding A Bench

Depending on the size of your walk- in closet, you may have room for a bench to sit down. This can be helpful for putting on shoes or sitting and thinking about what you want to wear. A bench is not a necessity, but can give an air of casual comfort to the observer.

Sometimes it is just nice to have a place to sit, and a bench can tie it all together as well. Use your own personal style to make these choices.

Tips & Tricks to Maximize Your Walk-In Closet

Alright, we’ve discussed the most important features of your closet, and now it is time to get into some fun parts. Nothing feels better than finding a good life hack, especially when it comes to your walk-in closet.

There are a lot of ways to personalize your walk-in closet and to make sure you are using it to its full extent.

A Full Length Mirror

This should probably be a given, but a full length mirror should be a priority to your closet. Many people attach them to the back of their closet door, but if you are looking for a more opulent or vintage aesthetic, a standing mirror can bring a sense of class like nothing else.

Every woman should have a full length mirror so she can see the full effect of her appearance. But even if you aren’t the kind to fawn over your amazing sense of style, a full length mirror helps bring the closet together.

Not only does it reflect the space and make the walk-in closet feel bigger, it makes the room feel far more elegant. You can class up any room by adding a lovely mirror or two.

Dirty Laundry Has Its Place

The closet is usually the place where people put their hamper, that way their dirty laundry isn’t out there for any guests to see. A hamper can also just be unsightly.

A great way to assist in your future laundry endeavors is having a divided hamper. One side can be for lights and the other side for darks, making your task a lot more simple when you go to do a load of laundry.

You can also use this as a chance to compliment the aesthetic of the room. There are many styles of hampers out there. Perhaps you prefer a rustic canvas look encased in wire, or a more modern and sleek plastic style.

His and Hers hampers are also a great way to add a bit of personalization for you husband as well. It’s always nice to remind him that this is his space as well.

Speaking of your husband’s space, be sure to let him give his opinion on the design. He will spend time in this closet as well and should feel comfortable about how things look. Plus, you never know, he might have good input.

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