To clear the clutter at home, everyone needs a good closet – not only it is the most functional element of a bedroom but it also helps in keeping a check on everyday items. The key to a woman’s heart lies in the closet, and while designing it one must first count the smallest requirements and the specifications to accommodate everything properly.
Clear out the clutter to make your rooms lively by putting it away in sophisticated and multi-functional closets. here’s how you can amp up your closet sapce.
In a walk-in closet, one should give his and her dresser. The dresser drawer must be interestingly planned with drawers to accommodate all the cosmetics of different shapes and sizes. Architect Asumi Rawat points out, “The can be added details in a closet -- drawers for lipsticks, for watches, for a makeup brush, pencil, and perfumes. The closet for the handbags must have breathing shutters for leather bags to not get spoilt. The shoe cabinets should be designed taking into consideration the different sizes of the heels. The belt drawer must have proper slots designated for the belt. Also one can create various effects with the help of light and mirror- at one site we have added a mirror in the background so the closet looks double the width.” Mirrors can create a dynamic expansive feeling and give your closet a glamourous look.
On the other hand, interior designer Vaishnavi Pratima suggests that compartmentalising is the key to get the closet right. “Make separate sections for formal wear, casual and gym wear. Incorporate convertible accessories for neckties, belts, shoes and watches. Colour blocking with velvet drawers can add a swanky look,” she says.
With some smart designs and functional space ideas, one can create a high-quality closet in the pocket-friendly budget, mentions Sourabh Papneja, co-founder of a famous studio. He says, “The first thing to decide is how to create the most functional space possible. A high-quality door and drawers, installed accessories, finishes, lighting, and layout options create a custom-designed and organised space. One can choose from different type of doors -- a sliding door, coplanar door or hooked doors. One can also choose a modular wardrobe that is available in various finishes like matte finish, glossy, textured look, and glass painted look – depending on the type of wood used to build it. Mostly medium density fiber wood and plywood (commercial ply or marine ply) are used to build a closet.”
From portable closets to interesting luxury ideas-- closets can be converted into interesting corners where one can spend hours admiring the clothes. Mughda Bhagchandka, creative lead at a design studio, says, “Closets shouldn’t just be structures as a part of your room, using interesting design techniques and add sharpness using metal handles, and marble or onyx door knobs. If you want to maximize space, positioning shelves above the hanging space is a smart move ergonomically. Drawers add considerably to the price of a built-in closet, confine the layout and waste space. There are numerous ways to amp your closet area but keeping it classic and chic is the way to go. Adding elements like a pop of colour to the back of your wardrobe or door handles is one way to create a fun composition to the space. Metal door handles in different shapes and sizes can turn a dreary dark wood closet into a piece of modern art. Automated lighting inside a closet is not only essential but also convenient for the home owner, and its added advantage and a mood setter.”
A Millennial’s Wardrobe
Closets should never be boring boxes dominating a room, they should instead be beautiful walls that either blend into the room seamlessly like a wall, or should have stunning shutters that create depth and beauty to the design of a space. Make a comprehensive list of how many drawers, shelves and hanger slots we will need in order to accommodate everything comfortably, suggests Ekta Khialani, a famous interior designer. Ekta points out, “Maximize your storage space in the closet, a convenient technique would be to utilise hangers to hang up your clothes. If you want your closet to look neat and uncluttered, avoid making the mistake of adding way too many shelves. While choosing a closet for millennials, go for interesting paint techniques, inculcate loads of open drawers that can be used to store specific items like watches, sunglasses, accessories, belts, bags and shoes. Since millennials are always on the move, so separate their work and athleisure wear, from their formal clothing in order to make the wardrobe effective and time saving.
The most talked about place while designing a home for a client is their kitchen and the second in the list is the personal closet - walk-in wardrobe area or personal closet. It is important to dig deep into understanding the lifestyle and way of living, before designing a customised wardrobe for someone. Concept designer Imran Khan, mentions, “Today’s generation is keen on pick-up or on-the-go kind of culture and their closet is an extension of their personalities. They are particular where and how they want their belongings to be stacked up. While designing the closet area, one can include indirect mood lighting. A long stand-alone mirror from floor and a chandelier can add to the charm of the closet. Use of glass can make it look lighter.”...