Storage and Wardrobe Design Ideas

Palm House
Palm House
Kirsten Johnstone Architecture
Custom designed Walk In Robe with integrated LED lighting to hang rails, built in drawers, shelving, shoe shelving and cupboard storage above.
merton RESIDENCE Master Suite
merton RESIDENCE Master Suite
'Her' Wardrobe by MAYD Photography by Dylan James Photography
Dunthorpe Estate, Oregon Walk-In Closet
Dunthorpe Estate, Oregon Walk-In Closet
CLOSET THEORY by Janie Lowrie
Approximately 160 square feet, this classy HIS & HER Master Closet is the first Oregon project of Closet Theory. Surrounded by the lush Oregon green beauty, this exquisite 5br/4.5b new construction in prestigious Dunthorpe, Oregon needed a master closet to match. Features of the closet: White paint grade wood cabinetry with base and crown Cedar lining for coats behind doors Furniture accessories include chandelier and ottoman Lingerie Inserts Pull-out Hooks Tie Racks Belt Racks Flat Adjustable Shoe Shelves Full Length Framed Mirror Maison Inc. was lead designer for the home, Ryan Lynch of Tricolor Construction was GC, and Kirk Alan Wood & Design were the fabricators.
Interior Architecture of Miami Indian Creek Home – His Closet
Interior Architecture of Miami Indian Creek Home – His Closet
Brian O'Keefe Architect, P.C.
The gentleman's walk-in closet and dressing area feature natural wood shelving and cabinetry with a medium custom stain applied by master skilled artisans. Interior Architecture by Brian O'Keefe Architect, PC, with Interior Design by Marjorie Shushan. Featured in Architectural Digest. Photo by Liz Ordonoz.
As compact urban living becomes the norm, there has become a higher demand for smart storage solutions. As a result, there are more innovative storage ideas than ever. Aside from storage baskets and shelving units, you can now install custom-made built-in wardrobes, shape-shifting storage cubes, and even concealed units.

Browse the photos on Houzz for inspiration for a wide variety of storage and wardrobe solutions, from cube storage to wall units, shoe racks and sliding doors. You’ll find walk-in wardrobes boasting spinning shoe racks, lounge chairs and display cases with lighting; as well as more simpler storage solutions like room dividers that double as storage, pull-out baskets and floating shelves.

If you decide to revamp your wardrobe or storage space, it’s important to consider whether built-ins are a suitable option. Although more expensive, shop-built and installed components are more durable and bring all of your elements together in one unit. If you can’t afford a built-in wardrobe, or if you need more storage, consider baskets, dividers, storage containers, hooks and racks to help ensure every item has a place, and opt for sliding doors to save space. A professional organiser can help you get setup.

How many cabinets should built-in wardrobes have?

The size of your built-in wardrobe should be largely dependant on how much hanging space you actually need. Just because you have a blank wall, for example, doesn’t mean it has to be filled with a large wardrobe. Position shelves above hanging space to be more ergonomic, and only add drawers if you plan on having an open wardrobe as this will add to the overall price. A dresser or chest of drawers is a better option for fold-away clothes, so long as you have the room. Shoe collections can also take up ample room in a built-in wardrobe, so consider a purpose-built cabinet or shoe racks instead.

How do I organise my wardrobe or cupboard?

With so many shoes, ties, clothes and bags to stash, wardrobe organisation is key. Use hooks, storage baskets, drawer partitions or dividers to keep your belongings in order. Storage baskets are great for storing things like belts and scarves, while shelf dividers can keep knits, jeans and shirts neatly packed away. Take pride in your shoe collection? Create a shoe storage display using a few strips of moulding mounted to the wall so you can hook your shoes. Similarly, an open robe can make your clothing a feature.

What extras can I include in my wardrobe design?

If you want a luxurious wardrobe, consider including a small sitting area with a window seat, storage ottoman, or lounge chair. You could also add a makeup vanity, complete with a jewellery box and makeup drawer. A viewing area with full-length mirrors will also make getting ready a breeze. Wardrobe lighting will bring the space to life – use display lighting to showcase your clothing, task lighting for functionality and mood lighting to set the scene.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a storage and wardrobe renovation or are building a designer storage and wardrobe from scratch, Houzz has 146,508 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Imagine Architecture and Kirsten Johnstone Architecture. Look through storage and wardrobe photos in different colours and styles and when you find a storage and wardrobe design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful storage and wardrobe ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.