Stunning Wardrobe Ideas to Inspire Posted on 22 Feb 15:57
Stunning Wardrobe Ideas to Inspire
Tips For A Beautiful Wardrobe
By Michael Wernicke
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In this article, Henkerman explores the tips and tricks many of the world's top wardrobe designers use to create spaces that inspire. Packed filled with over 20 ideas, this article is a must read for anyone setting out to overhaul their walk-in wardrobe.
TIP 1. REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES & OTHER ITEMS
There are a few sure signs that indicate it's time to start decluttering your wardrobe. It’s dusty, smells musky, contains clothes you no longer wear, you can’t easily find what you need, and it's so jam-packed that your clothes get wrinkled.
Sound familiar? Before we discuss ideas to redecorate your wardrobe, let’s first look at why now is a perfect time to whip your wardrobe back into shape.
As Marie Kondo and the KonMarie Method says, if it doesn’t ‘spark joy’, it is to be touched, thanked and ceremonially sent on its way towards a better life elsewhere, where it can discover a more appreciative owner.
TIP 2. DUST & DEODORISE
Most surfaces in walk-in wardrobes are made from materials that are incredibly easy to keep clean. Most cabinet doors, shelves and drawer boxes simply require a quick wipe down with a microfiber dust cloth. For any more stubborn dirt and spills, a mild household cleaner is all that is needed to be sprayed on the dusting cloth.
Our wardrobes are often in enclosed spaces and near showers. Clothes and shoes can generate mould and can carry odours into the room from outside. Getting musty smelling clothes into a washing machine or to the dry cleaner is important. To remove wardrobe odours, try placing a few small bowls of vinegar inside your closet shelves and on the floor for half a day. For the carpets, try an application of baking soda followed by a quick vacuum 15 minutes later.
TIP 3. CULL YOUR CLOTHING
Remove, recycle, repair and maintain are four steps to a wardrobe cull.
Set aside pieces you no longer wear. Eliminate double ups. If you haven’t worn it in 3 months but still like it, store it in a bag out of your closet. Determine the items you love, that need repair, want to donate, or sell - and organise them into piles accordingly.
Prior to putting your clothes back into the wardrobe, plan and categorise where things should go.
TIP 4. UPDATE YOUR WARDROBE HANGERS
Your hangers are part of the whole wardrobe look PLUS they care for your expensive clothes for the 99% of time you are not wearing them.
With that in mind count how many hangers of each type you need, plus some spares. Buy attractive wooden, durable, matching, correctly sized, high quality hangers with velvet flocking to hold garments in place - www.henkerman.com.au can of course help. This will give your wardrobe a gorgeous retail store look, ensure clothes maintain their true shape, keep them hanging (and off the floor) and will give you an accomplished feeling every time you get dressed. OK our plug is out of the way :)
TIP 5. USE DISPLAY CABINETS
To make a wardrobe feel less claustrophobic, use display cabinets rather than solid doors. This allows the space to feel airier and bigger — PLUS the transparency forces you to stay organized.
TIP 6. USE MULTI-PANELLED MIRRORS
One of the most under utilised walk-in wardrobe features is to provide for mirrors which can provide reflections from different angles.
Three-panelled mirrors allow you to see your outfit from every angle PLUS help make the room feel larger.
TIP 7. INCORPORATE A DESK
Your wardrobe space offers peace and quiet. Depending on the size, it can be a perfect location to add a small desk to house some of your personal keepsakes and use for make-up application.
Use your desk space for pretty jars of jewellery. Consider making a statement wall with feature paint or wallpaper. Lean a mirror on the surface of the desk, and tuck in a gorgeous stool.
TIP 8. ADD A RUG
Depending on the shape of your wardrobe space, a gorgeous rug can introduce warmth, feeling and character. If the space is long and narrow, you can use a long runner style rug. If more square you can use a square, rectangular or circular rug.
TIP 9. USE BASKETS FOR STORAGE
Storage baskets are perfect for tucking away anything unsightly. Beautiful woven baskets can give a walk-in wardrobe space a feeling of high organisation, character and will return focus to feature items in the wardrobe that make the space look so great.
TIP 10. INSTALL CABINET LIGHTING
Simply put, good lighting not only allows you to properly see items, they also help set a mood. Under-cabinet lighting in particular can really create a professional wardrobe look and add a romantic feel.
TIP 11. USE THE CORNERS
In a wardrobe, every centimetre is precious. The right cabinetry can allow you to make full use of corner spaces, particularly if near windows.
TIP 12. DISPLAY ARTWORKS
As we know, your wardrobe is all about creating a feeling. The right artwork can set a lively mood for your wardrobe space. Artwork can also allow you to refresh the space periodically by changing it up a little too.
TIP 13. ADD A CHAIR
Picking out your outfit should be a pleasure filled experience. Something you can look forward to, relax a little, take your time and even something you can enjoy with your partner or friends.
Having a gorgeously designed chair, ottoman or even lounge can add colour to this personal little space PLUS gives you that place to try on your various shoe selections.
TIP 14. INSERT AN ISLAND BENCH
Should the space allow, a large island bench provides for ample-more storage space. In addition, it gives you a great flat table space to fold and organise your clothes, conduct small emergency mending and repairs PLUS provides an all important home for that glorious flower vase and other ornaments.
TIP 15. ADD WALLPAPER OR A FEATURE WALLS
Being a smaller, more private section of your house, your closet can be a great place to try out your personal favourite feature wall.
Make your closet space pop by adding a feature colour or select a wall paper that will really set your mood.
TIP 16. PUT SHOES ON DISPLAY
Open shelving provides the ideal space to showcase some of your favourite shoes. Neatly spacing shoes across multiple shelves is a fun way to put those amazing creatures on show.
TIP 17. FLOWERS & PLANTS
Walk-In robes are often darker spaces away from windows and views. Breathe life into the area by adding the life of an indoor plant or flower arrangement. Whether alive or faux, a touch of greenery will definitely add some life to the area.
TIP 18. DRAPE CURTAINS FOR A GORGEOUS TOUCH
Windows don’t provide the best of privacy PLUS with sun comes fading. To protect your clothes and ensure your wardrobe looks its best, take the opportunity to add stylish material drapes either as a design feature, to help conceal parts of your wardrobe or to simply act as a defense from the daily morning or afternoon sun.
TIP 19. MIRRORS FOR A FULL VIEW
It goes without saying that mirrors in a walk-in wardrobe space are a fundamental requirement. However the use of more mirrors rather than less provides an opportunity to see your outfit in a greater variety of lighting conditions, from more angles (see Tip 6), PLUS mirrors of course also make the entire wardrobe space feel larger.
TIP 20. DISPLAY YOUR JEWELLERY
Tangled jewellery not only causes damage but also looks unsightly. Use your jewellery as a display item by hanging them on an easy to reach wall, displayed on a jewellery tree, placed inside an ornate box or on an open tray.
TIP 21. ORGANISE YOUR TIES, SCARVES & ACCESSORIES
We cover many tips in this eBook for women, but how about for the men. In a similar way, hats, scarves, belts, cufflinks and ties can all be carefully displayed. Tie drawers, hat racks, belt and scarf hangers are all wonderful ways to display these all important accessories for men.
TIP 22. DISPLAY YOUR HANDBAGS
Much like your shoes, handbags make incredible feature items inside a walk-in robe. Displaying these items not only ensures they are not damaged through storage, it gives you a chance to show them off 100% of the time which will simply make you feel great.
TIP 23. CREATE A HIS AND HER SIDE
For couples, having his and her positions in the closets can go without saying. However the needs and for that matter tastes of both partner’s wardrobes can be very different. Consider differentiating the wardrobe space by adding your own personal touches and colour schemes. Of course, the right size hangers for men and women are often different too - and you might even choose your own colour preference. Henkerman is here to help you.
TIP 24. INSTALL A LIGHT CENTERPIECE
In addition to good functional lighting, for example - motion sensor light switches, down lights and built-in cabinet lights - a feature chandelier can add a total touch of glamour and really set the mood for your walk-in robe.
Thank you for taking the time to read our email series: ’24 Stunning Wardrobe Inspirations’. As a reminder, you can download the full eBook here.
Revamping your wardrobe space is rarely done. Even with an annual spring clean it's often over-looked. The truth is, there is never a bad time to give your wardrobe a loving makeover. It really is a space we use numerous times per day and so often we wish we had more room.
We hope you now have some renewed enthusiasm for your walk-in wardrobe and you are ready to take action.
To assist you with your next wardrobe makeover, be sure to see Henkerman's Men’s and Women’s luxury wardrobe hanger collections on our website: www.henkerman.com.au.