Classic or modern? Mirrored or open? These walk-in wardrobes will spark inspiration for your home.
What’s not to love about a walk-in wardrobe? They typically store more clothes than standalone or built-in wardrobes, and are tucked away from sight — so you don’t need to worry about keeping your clothes tidy and organised. Plus, there’s just something that feels so luxurious about having your own area or room where you’re surrounded by your clothes. It’s like having a slice of the billionaire lifestyle on a Bunnings budget!
Whether you’re renovating your forever home or preparing your property for sale, a walk-in wardrobe is one of the easiest ways to improve your home. That said, there are so many different types of walk-in wardrobes, it can be hard to know where to start!
To help you find one that’s perfect for your home, here are 10 of the best designs for walk-in wardrobes.
1. The old-school walk-in wardrobe
This walk-in wardrobe looks like it came straight out of the TV show, Mad Men. From the oak fixtures to the glass panels and futon, every inch of it screams timeless elegance. However, you don’t have to have an extravagant budget to get the look — simply using wood textures and adding elements of glass can level-up your wardrobe.
2. The shoe rack
This walk-in wardrobe features a creative storage solution for shoe addicts. It allows you to display all of your pairs for easy access, without taking up space on the ground. You can create a similar look by purchasing panels of wood from a hardware store, and attaching them to the wall in a criss-crossed grid pattern.
3. The illuminated wardrobe
Let there be light! This sophisticated walk-in wardrobe uses illumination to showcase the owner’s most treasured items. The good news is, you don’t need an entire closet room to get the look. Light strips can be purchased relatively inexpensively from Bunnings or electrical stores and attached to the panels in your wardrobe.
4. The modern walk-in wardrobe
This walk-in wardrobe is a minimalist’s dream. It makes use of open space to give it a modern, spacious appeal. However, there’s still plenty of storage space, from the vertical and horizontal shelves to the discreet drawer under
the wardrobe. The spotlights are also a nice, final touch that help give it an even brighter and sleeker aesthetic. You can get the shelving and lights you need to recreate this look from most hardware stores.
5. The compact wardrobe
Who says you need a lot of space to have a walk-in wardrobe? This standalone closet has a walk-in feel, thanks to the combination of the clothing rack and closed and open shelves. Adding other pieces of furniture like the chair and standing lamp also helps to give it a more ‘open’ feel. You can purchase these inexpensively from stores like Kmart or Target. This wardrobe style is perfect for students, children’s rooms, or anyone who is short on space.
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6. The mirrored walk-in wardrobe
Never underestimate the power of mirrored doors to make a walk-in wardrobe look huge. Even if yours isn’t quite as expansive as this one, they can be used to create the illusion of more space. While the mirrored parts are enclosed, pairing it with the open shelving helps maintain the ‘walk-in’ feel. You can typically buy mirrored panels from IKEA or hardware stores.
7. The dual wardrobe
Sharing a closet with your partner? There’s no reason you can’t still enjoy a walk-in wardrobe! This creative closet uses a shelf in the middle to separate the two clothing racks. It’s a great way to give yourself more space while still maintaining a tidy aesthetic. Plus, there will be no more arguing over which part of the wardrobe belongs to who!
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8. The dark, sleek walk-in wardrobe
This unique closet is a great example of how walk-in doesn’t always have to live in the bedroom. This one incorporates it into the bathroom in an incredibly chic way. While it may look elaborate, it’s actually not too tricky to
replicate at home — you just need metal poles to bolt into the ceiling and ground, and some simple, black shelving. The staggered shelves also help to add to the contemporary look.
9. The geometric wardrobe
This walk-in wardrobe is another great idea for couples. It uses symmetry to maximise space, while also creating an eye-catching aesthetic. It uses a ‘block’ style design to carve out sections in the wardrobe. You can create a similar closet at home using affordable panes of metal.
10. The simple wardrobe
If you want to get back to basics or are working with a small space, this is the perfect walk-in wardrobe for you. All you need is a nook in your home with two walls (or, you can install some panels), and some poles you can bolt to it. By adding two parallel clothing racks, you can also give yourself double the wardrobe space.
No matter what your living situation is or whether you prefer a luxe, modern or classic aesthetic, there’s a walk-in wardrobe for everyone. And the best part is, you don’t need a Kardashian-sized budget in order to have one — with a few simple materials, you can DIY it at home!
Words by Emma Norris
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