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Six walk-in wardrobe ideas

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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There are many ways to store clothes: in open cabinets, on clothing rails, new fan-dangle rack systems or, if you prefer, the traditional fail safe wardrobe. Whether you like to have your clothes on view, or prefer to keep your possessions safe from dust and prying eyes, is entirely up to you. There are some important aspects which should be considered when planning a walk-in wardrobe. How much space for clothing versus shoes? And in which part of the bedroom? We clarify everything in this ideabook and show you how to create the dressing room of a superstar. We also have many other inspiring options for you to decide on the wardrobe of your dreams!

Dress to impress

 Dressing room by Airbnb Germany GmbH
Airbnb Germany GmbH

Amazing House in Barra—R10 (Ronaldinho)

Airbnb Germany GmbH

Guess who owns this huge dressing room? None other than the Brazilian Star forward Ronaldinho, who actually rents this dreamy villa on airbnb. What can learn from his wardrobe? That it is definitely worth ordering! The white sliding doors give the narrow room a calm and orderly appearance. And even if we cannot peek inside, the dressing room gives the impression that here every garment and accessory has its own designated place—from the belts to boots.

Carrie Bradshaw rivalry

  by homify



In addition to a room for just clothes, walk-in shoe closets are probably the dream of quite a few women and even men. However, planning in advance is strongly recommended as the size and shape of shelves very much depend on your collection of loafers, sneakers, high heels and sandals. But of course, allowing for plenty of room for all those new purchases! And what will certainly often underestimated, is the shoe size! Children's shoes or women's sizes small obviously take up much less space than men's shoes.

In perfect order

Some take the time in the morning for a leisurely breakfast with scrambled eggs, or a proper read of the newspaper. For others, it means a slightly longer sleep and a coffee to go. Whatever your morning routine looks like, the order is in theory the same for most people; get up, shower, get dressed. So, that would mean—bedroom, bathroom, then dressing room. Therefore, in your overall house layout, it is essential to ensure that these areas are not too far apart. At best, the dressing area should be the focal and dividing point between bedroom and bathroom. No matter if you are an early or late riser, time in the morning is crucial!

Open or closed?

 Dressing room by homify

Armario vestidor


If you would like to have an open closet, but you don't want guests and visitors to be able to see your bikinis, socks or nightgowns, then a mix of drawers and open cabinets is just right. If you eventually decide you need more storage space for tights, scarves or hats, you can still add some pretty feature boxes for additional hiding space. 

For the minimalists

The complete opposite the previous photo is this massive closet with bespoke doors. Here, the clothes are not only completely hidden, with a handle-free cabinet system, it even looks like a feature grey stone wall. They say you should never judge a book by its cover; surprise guests and family when they figure out how to open the doors and discover what is behind..

On display

 Bedroom by homify

Kleiderstange Swing


If you have little room or aren't an avoid shoe or clothing collector, it doesn't mean you need to sacrifice quality or aesthetics. But for you, it makes little or no sense to build an oversized dressing area, if ultimately, you only three shirts and two pairs of pants in the closet. If the presentation of these few items of clothing is essential to you, but still the same to a clothes shop, then this aptly named Swing hanging rail is a perfectly flexible and beautiful clothes hanging option for you!

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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