Everyone has a closet, but this one is yours. There are thousands of options to make a walk-in closet just perfect for you. With these five tips, you can customize your walk-in closet.
1. Start with Organization
The goal for organization in your closet is to find some balance between what you own and what you need. Most people own far more than they use, and a lot of this clutter ends up shoved into the closet. There is a better way, and it starts by completely emptying your closet. Start with a quick sort of the things that fit and those that do not.
The next step is to create some really good habits going forward. Look at the stuff you have that does not fit. It all needs to go. You just have to decide if you want to toss them, sell them or give them away. Once this is done, you have more space, but you should continue to pare down. Inspect the items you have that fit. Ask yourself how often you wear them, even in the right season. If you do not wear them, they need to go. Take time to think about why you are keeping the remaining pieces of clothing, shoes and accessories. This affects the kind of closet customization you will need.
2. Divide Your Closet into Zones
The trick to a custom closet is that it is designed to fit the things you have, not the stuff your friends have. Divide your closet items into zones that help you keep different types together.
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3. Improve Lighting
You go into your closet and flip on the overhead light. It is nice to have, but it is largely insufficient. Once you start opening up lower drawers, you cannot see what is in the back. This does not set a good mood for your closet. You need more lighting, to make finding things quicker and to highlight what you have. Start with a fashionable light for the ceiling, something that allows plenty of light to pass through but also shows off a bit of your personality. Install track lighting on walls or ceiling to illuminate shelving. Battery-operated lights inside cabinets and in drawers can be small and unobtrusive. Some lights for your closet even run on a motion sensor, so that they turn on when you open the cabinet door or pull out the drawer.
4. Paint the Walls
With your lighting options set, you need to determine how the walls will reflect them. If you chose dark cabinetry for your closet, you may need the benefit of walls painted in a pale shade to help the light act as a showcase. In a small area such as a closet, design experts usually suggest that you go for the lightest shade you can, to open up the space. You just have to decide how you want the closet to fit into your overall bedroom design. You may coordinate the closet paint color to your bedroom walls, or select something unique.
5. Decorate Your Closet
You have chosen cabinetry and the overall layout of your closet. You added lighting and paint to show everything off. The last piece of the puzzle forms the complete picture of your custom closet. What do you need to see in your closet to make it an engaging or tranquil place to go for dressing and undressing? Think about the mood you want to set in the closet, and add pictures, prints or motivational quotes that help to create that feeling.
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