Bits and bobs (ties/ belts/ jewellery/ scarves) Those accessories that make all the difference to an outfit definitely deserve their own space in your robe, too. There are so many different options to choose from, including ties, belts and scarf hangers that attach to rods, racks that pull out and drawers with compartments.
4. Install anything retractableOne sure-fire way to get more into your small walk-in (and boost storage space) is to be introduced to retractable wardrobe accessories. These allow you to easily pull things out (and push them away out of sight when you’re not using them), thus ensuring more space to move around.
1. Be savvy with shelving heightsCustom-built shelving is great, but if it’s out of the budget opt for shelves that can easily change height. This way you can have different heights according to what you’re storing in there. Take your cue from this image where the owner maximises their space by grouping items of similar height and storing them on shelves just large enough to fit them.
22. Adjustable storageAdjustable shelves, racks and compartments are a must in any dream wardrobe, as they will ensure your closet suits your needs now and make best use of the available area, but can be easily altered should your fashion collection grow in the future (which, let’s be honest, chances are high that it will). Notice how the shelves here have been positioned at different heights to accommodate flats, boots and heels, which ensures the open cabinet is as space efficient as possible. The shelves can easily be reconfigured once shoes are added or culled from the collection.
17. Fashion feature wall Why not turn your colourful accessories collection into an eye-catching work of art? Here, an array of bright, patterned ties transform this vacant wall into statement-making feature. Create a similar look by affixing one or two rows of hooks to your wall and complete the creative display by hanging a selection of your favourite hats, necklaces, handbags or scarves from them.
16. What a spin out!Do you have a small or awkward space in your wardrobe you don’t know what to do with? Then a rotating shelving unit or carousel clothes rack may be just what you need. Here, two spinning closet systems successfully turn this compact nook into a practical and efficient storage zone. It boasts a combination of open shelves, drawers and hanging space.See more of this lazy Susan-inspired closet system
9. See-through styleOffering both form and function, glass-front drawers and cupboards are a great addition to any closet. They not only look good and exude high-end appeal, but these stylish, time-saving solutions also allow you to keep tabs on what wardrobe items are currently on rotation and what pieces are in the wash, which could save you from rummaging through your closet only to find what you were looking for isn’t there. Glass-front cabinetry also gives the illusion of spaciousness, which makes it perfect for compact walk-in wardrobes and bedrooms.
2. Fashionable displayIf you have an impressive shoe, handbag or cap collection, consider incorporating open shelving into your closet. Why? They provide the perfect way to showcase your favourite footwear and accessories, while enhancing the look of your closet and making these items easy to access, too. If you don’t have a walk-in robe or built-in storage, investing in an open bookcase for your bedroom is a great alternative, especially for renters and those on a tight budget.See more of this luxurious walk-in wardrobe