The current trend in custom closet design is to create a gorgeous, peaceful space for dressing by treating the closet like any other room of the house. Designing the space with an eye for detail and being careful not to crowd shelves are important principles of this contemporary approach – and while having a closet that closely resembles the racks of a downtown boutique may not be practical for everyone, there are still some simple things you can do to incorporate these attractive design elements into your home.
This might seem a little counterintuitive since most of us are primarily concerned with privacy while we’re dressing – but finding ways to incorporate natural light into a closet can have a huge impact on the atmosphere (and your morning mood)! A big window with blinds is ideal, but a good skylight will do the job as well. You’ll be amazed how fast your closet goes from forbidding cavern to pleasant sitting room just by adding a little sunshine.
And to really make the most out of your natural lighting, try incorporating a color scheme with plenty of whites and bright hues. The days of dark, moody closet design are over – and we’re glad.
If you’ve got it, flaunt it. This is easily one of the simplest changes you can make to your closet in order to give it more of that boutique, minimalist look. Purge your overcrowded closet and show off the best of what you own to give the space a feeling of deliberateness and simplicity. Open shelving, shoe racks, and small containers with your jewelry and tiny accessories will help you find things faster, too!
Seating & Area Rugs
The right chair or rug can make a closet look more like an upscale changing room than a storage space (even though it should ideally be both). If you don’t want your closet to look like a glorified parking space for your clothes, small additions like a plush chair or simple, monochrome frieze rug will help you convey a sense of comfort and leisure. These little items are also a chance to bring a pop of color into your design scheme!
Transform Your Closet
Still unsure of what design angle to take for your new closet? Worried that your awkward closet is too oddly shaped for a design overhaul? Schedule a free, in-home design consultation today! The design experts at Closet & Storage Concepts of Philadelphia are always ready to help you find a custom storage solution for your space. Contact us to get started today.
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