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Walk-in Wardrobe Design Tips


An ideal walk-in wardrobe is spacious, offers a variety of storage options for all your clothing, shoes and accessories and has a sophisticated and organised interior with the contents easily viewed and accessed.

Designing and installing a walk-in wardrobe can be a formidable and rather expensive assignment that is perhaps best left to the professionals.

Here are some walk-in wardrobe design tips.

Storage Items

Firstly, decide which items, and how much of each, you want to keep and store in your walk-in wardrobe i.e. which clothing types, accessories, shoes, bags, storage boxes etc.

Storage Requirements

Once you have determined the amount and the types of things to store, you can plan the quantity of drawers, shelving, storage boxes or baskets and hanging spaces required for each person. Be generous by allowing a little extra space in case of future purchases.

Make sure there are enough:

  • Long and short hanging options - long for coats and dresses, shorter for shirts, skirts, pants, trousers and suits.
  • Shelves for knitwear, sleepwear, active wear and bags.
  • Drawers for t-shirts, underwear, scarves, socks, ties and belts.
  • Dividers or small baskets for inside the drawers - ideal for rolled belts, scarves, ties and for jewellery.
  • Shoe shelves or shoe racks and boot shelves.
  • Larger boxes or baskets for miscellaneous items.

Décor Colour

Your bedroom design and décor should inspire the colour scheme but a pop of a bright contrasting colour behind the hanging rails or a contrast colour for visible boxes or baskets will add interest and personality to the space.


If there is limited natural light in your walk-in wardrobe then you will need to install artificial lighting. Choose cooler light bulbs which allow you to see your clothing colours best. Install a mirror which reflects light and creates a sense of more space as well as being a functional item.


A soft carpet does give a luxurious feel, but you may want the floor of your walk-in wardrobe to match the flooring of your bedroom which creates the illusion of more space in the room.

Walk-in Wardrobe Doors

Choose walk-in wardrobe doors which will complement the design and décor of your bedroom. Sliding wardrobe doors are useful as they are space-saving. The installation of mirror panels on these doors will create the illusion of a more spacious looking bedroom and, as mirrors reflect light, the room will appear brighter.

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Designing the Interior

With your storage needs determined, you can now design the interior layout of your walk-in wardrobe. This is the most important and complex stage. Designing a walk-in wardrobe can be a daunting task and getting all the elements just right is essential. It may be best to employ the services of an experienced professional so as to avoid any irreparable mistakes or expensive financial blunders.

For a quality and robust custom-built walk-in wardrobe solution that will meet your personal requirements and specifications, contact us at Fineline

When your design is completed, you will need, if not already done, to source suitable components to build your walk-in wardrobe. To stand the test of time, these should be sturdy and strong and fit the allotted spaces perfectly. All that is left now is for you to build your walk-in wardrobe. Good luck!

Our superb craftsmanship and contemporary durable sliding doors and storage solutions, which come in a variety of stunning colours and materials, will answer all your walk-in wardrobe needs. Contact us for a stunning, quality, personalised solution at

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