This year I’m thinking of rewarding myself with a perfect closet – if I keep my New Year’s resolution, that is. When thinking of the perfect closet, you need to know what your specific needs are, since closets can be highly customizable. Here are some point to consider when designing the most functional closet.
Lighting: I’ve seen some very beautiful and masculine closets with dark walnut cabinetry and gray or navy walls. This look is stunning, but my experience has showed me that there is no better color to use than white. White walls and cabinetry with bright lights allows you to see what you are about to wear, especially in closets that are away from natural light, which is normally the case.
Rod Space: It’s a rule of thumb to have 48? of rod length per person, but this is just not enough for me! Maximize your vertical space and add double rods. If you’re a girl, don’t forget to allocate some rod space for long dresses.
Mirrors: A full-length mirror is very important to see how the outfit comes together. In my ideal closet, I would have a 3 way mirror, which can be created with mirrored closet doors in a corner of a walk-in closet.
Vanity: Adding a vanity makes a more feminine space, but this isn’t done just for looks. Having a horizontal surface provides space to place jewelry and perfume bottles on. Sometimes sacrificing a bit of drawer space for this will add more versatility to your closet.
Decorate: It is a mistake to skip this functional room when decorating a home. Closets can and should be decorated. Whether you add a statement rug, a chandelier or an ornate mirror, don’t forget to add your personality!
Shoes: Last, but definitely not least! I’ve discovered that having shoes behind glass automatically adds a very luxurious feel. You should highly consider this if you’re planing to go all out. And if you are on a budget, you can still have this effect. Just feature your very favorite pair in a glass dome.