Design Inspiration for Walk-in Wardrobes

Creating Your Bespoke Walk-In Wardrobe: 10 Expert Tips for Designing Perfection

Design Inspiration for Walk-in Wardrobes
Designing your dream walk-in wardrobe can be an exciting venture, but pitfalls are aplenty. By following our ten tips you'll be well on your way to storage haven that is not only visually stunning, but also supremely functional.

#1. Assess Your Needs

Before diving into the design of your walk-in wardrobe, take stock of your clothing, accessories, and storage requirements. Understanding your needs is the foundation for a functional and personalised walk-in wardrobe.

Top tip: Take an inventory of your clothing, shoes, accessories, and any other items you plan to store in your walk-in wardrobe (such as jewellery, watches, etc.). Also consider your lifestyle. If you have a collection of formal wear, then you will more than likely need more hanging space and vice versa if you have a casual wardrobe. Another consideration is how you’ll store out of season clothing, therefore, ensure your design allows for easy rotation of items not in use!

#2. Optimise Layout and Space

Maximise the use of your available space by strategically planning the layout. Consider utilising corners, vertical space, and custom storage solutions to create a seamless and efficient design.

Top Tip: Utilise corner spaces by installing corner shelves or hanging rods and make sure you have floor to ceiling cabinets and shelving to capitalise on the height of the room. These solutions not only provide more storage, but your walk-in wardrobe will become more visually appealing.

#3. Prioritise Lighting

Illuminate your wardrobe effectively with a combination of ambient and task lighting. Well-lit spaces not only enhance visibility but also add a touch of luxury to your dressing area.

Top tip: Maximise natural light if there is a window or install ambient lighting to add warmth. On top of that, ensure there is sufficient task lighting over dressing tables, mirrors and hanging spaces to make it easier to get ready and select clothing.

#4. Incorporate a Dressing Table

If space allows, include a dressing table with a mirror and adequate lighting. It not only enhances the functionality of your wardrobe but also adds a touch of glamour to your daily routine.

Top tip: Choose the right location near to power sockets and natural light if possible and always ensure there is comfortable seating.

#5. Invest in Quality Materials

Choose durable and high-quality materials for your wardrobe. Investing in sturdy materials ensures longevity and gives your walk-in wardrobe a timeless appeal.

Top tip: When investing in a walk-in wardrobe, it’s essential to work with reputable designers, carpenters, and manufacturers who prioritise quality materials. With Walk in Wardrobes, we guarantee the best quality materials are used and our furniture is handcrafted to the highest standard.

#6. Create Zones

Organise your wardrobe into dedicated zones for different types of clothing and accessories. This helps streamline your morning routine and keeps everything in its designated place.

Top tip: Separate your existing wardrobe into specific types such as shirts, trousers, dresses, etc. That way it will make it easier to find items quickly.

#7. Integrate Adjustable Shelving

Flexibility is key. Incorporate adjustable shelving to accommodate changes in your wardrobe over time. This allows you to customise the space based on your evolving storage needs.

Top tip: Choose shelving units that allow for vertical adjustments, or units with removeable shelves. Alternatively, use shelf or adjustable drawer dividers.

#8. Include Smart Storage Solutions

From pull-out racks to specialised drawers and hanging solutions, invest in smart storage options that optimise space and keep your belongings neatly organised.

Top tip: Take stock of your belongings. From jewellery, bags, and other accessories to ties and belts, consider pull-out trays or accessory organisers to ensure your items are accessible, as well as adding a touch of luxury.

#9. Add Personal Touches

Infuse your personality into the design with personalised touches. This could include decorative elements, accent colours, or even artwork that complements the overall aesthetic of your space.

Top tip: Think about accent lighting, mirror styles, seating, art and wall décor, and even statement wallpaper or bright paint, to truly create a wall-in wardrobe that reflects your personality.

#10. Think Long-Term

Plan for the future by designing a walk-in wardrobe that can adapt to changes in your lifestyle. Consider timeless design elements and choose a style that will stand the test of time.

Top tip: Choose timeless designs to ensure you love your wardrobe just as much in years to come.


Designing the perfect walk-in wardrobe is about balancing functionality with aesthetics. By carefully considering your needs, optimising space, and incorporating thoughtful design elements, you can create a luxurious and organised space that caters to your unique style and daily routine.

About Walk in Wardrobes

A family-ran business based in Coventry, we have over 25 years experience in furniture design and build. We understand the importance of functionality and aesthetics when it comes to making the perfect walk-in wardrobe, or furniture for your home.

We take pride in our craftmanship and attention to detail and always use the highest-quality materials.

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