We all know how essential space management is in the home. Using it intelligently can help to tidy up but also to make your home, whatever the size, even more comfortable.
Therefore, a walk-in closet plays a crucial role. In addition to functioning aa a wardrobe, the walk-in closet has become a must-have for many of us, regardless of gender.
Having a room or space all to yourself used as a wardrobe, like those we have seen so many times in films or in the homes of the famous, where you can keep clothes, shirts, jackets, accessories and shoes tidily and at hand, in the most functional and practical way as possible, it is a common desire to all. Therefore, it must be a functional environment but also one pleasant to live in.
Today, we want to give you some suggestions on how to design the perfect walk-in closet.
The usefulness of a walk-in closet
The walk-in closet lets you have your clothes continuously in front of your eyes, facilitating the choice of the right outfit for the day and saving a considerable amount of time.
A walk-in or wardrobe room, however, is not only used for clothes, but also for storing suitcases, blankets and duvets, which are used seasonally or sporadically. In this case, it is better to evaluate high shelves, which reach the ceiling, where you can store these objects that are not needed every day.
Many, mistakenly, believe that walk-in closets are only possible in large homes, but this is not the case. A walk-in closet can be designed even in minimal spaces.
Those who have a large house can set up the walk-in closet in a room, while those who do not have this possibility can extract it from a portion of the bedroom. If your bedroom is not big enough to make a walk-in wardrobe, you can use a hallway, corridor or basement. Each space, even if it is only two square metres, can be used to give shape to a spacious and organised walk-in closet.
Designing a closet room
The ideal solution, if you have enough space, is to design an entire wardrobe room. In this case, we can also consider inserting some armchairs or seating elements that will make the environment even warmer and more comfortable, and of course large, well-lit mirrors. A crucial aspect, regardless of a walk-in closet’s size, is its furniture and the internal division of spaces. Shelves, dressers and clothes hanger tubes are fundamental.
How to design a walk-in closet in the bedroom
If you have the possibility to design your own walk-in closet in the bedroom, the most logical solution based on functionality, size and shape will have to be modulated according to the space you have available and the position of doors and windows.
Usually, the walk-in wardrobe is rectangular or square, but sometimes you have to deal with an uneven space. In these cases, we advise you to contact a professional, to be sure to use and optimise the available space.
The compartments to hold clothes and accessories must be between 60 and 40 centimetres deep.
One of the ideal positions uses the wall behind the bed, with portions that can also remain visible. In this case, it is even more crucial to have everything in order.
Otherwise, an elegant and more discreet solution for your walk-in closet is to close it with plasterboard panels, which slide on special guides.
Designing a walk-in closet in small spaces
A walk-in closet can also be created in spaces in the house that would remain unused or have different functions, such as corridors, closets or under the stairs. In these cases, you can create retractable walls, with sliding doors and focus more on lighting, perhaps, as these are often spaces that do not have sources of natural light.
In the case of a closet or a basement, we recommend installing a sliding door, so that you gain precious centimetres for storing accessories and clothes.
Walk-in closets by GF Interior Systems
Milan GF Interior Systems is already present in the homes of many Italians, and not only, with wardrobes and walk-in closets. The brand has given life to a new concept of wardrobe design and management, which combines modern lines and classic artisan modularity, essential for optimising an environment.
Guzzini and Fontana, designers and founders of the brand, have contributed to bringing the concept of modularity and customisation of every detail around the world: type and number of doors, the arrangement of the internal elements, coverings and far more. Their walk-in wardrobes are designed to be lived in: the Never Stop collection, for example, makes the most of space, whilst never neglecting elegance and simplicity.
It can become a wardrobe or bookcase, depending on your needs, and contain everything you want to store: shoes, bags, belts and accessories. Each module can be optimised with shirt holders and drawers in leather, shelves with LEDs and aluminium pipes, coat hangers with titanium finishes, benches, inclined shelves and heel stops.
The GF Interior Systems Milano walk-in closets’ lines and accessories embody elegance and refinement, creating a pleasant environment to live in. Another collection that we recommend is BeBop Wooden Touch, also by GF Interior, where bohemian atmospheres meet precious materials, soft lines and elegant screen prints on glass.
These walk-in closets are reminiscent of Paris: secret wardrobe doors hide behind mirrors with push-open openings, and there is no lack of inclined shoe shelves, lacquered finishes and open elements or behind transparent glass.