Why We Love Walk-In Wardrobes

Walk-In wardrobes have long been a staple in creating a truly elegant and sophisticated looking home. Its not uncommon that you can be simply blown away by the inclusion of a walk-in wardrobe in a bedroom. With shrinking home sizes and flat floor area, it’s no surprise that walk-in wardrobes have fallen out of favour. With this shift in priorities, maintaining the size of the bedroom and keeping the same number of rooms (especially for growing families) have taken precedence over having such a luxury.

White walk-in wardrobe
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But even so, its hard to resist a walk-in wardrobe when you see one, and it’s a very tempting thought to play with when designing your home. So, let’s take a look at just what it is that makes this furniture stand out from your regular wardrobe, and why it’s been, for so long, a cornerstone in luxury living.

They Exude Class and Style

Big mirrored walk-in wardrobe

Imagine walking straight into this walk-in wardrobe. If you remember the scene in Crazy Rich Asians where you have droves upon droves of clothes hanging on racks being pulled out from your cupboard, you’re going to need a lot of space to store them. And that’s the subliminal message behind these walk-in wardrobes. Having such a big wardrobe space means you have that many clothes which require so much space, so much so that they need their own room.

Your walk-in wardrobe is basically you saying, “Hey look, I’ve got more than enough space in my home for an entire room dedicated to my clothes.”. And with that kind of subliminal messaging, its no wonder that this furniture specifically, is so closely associated with the idea of wealth and the upper-class.

They Keep Things Neat

Bathroom connected to walk-in wardrobe

When you’ve got a walk-in wardrobe in your home, you’re going to be pressured to keep your things neat and tidy. Whether you are normally neat or not, staring at a messy pile of laundry will get to you over time. Plus, you’re going to want to keep the wardrobe looking spick and span, especially if you’re expecting guests. A walk-in wardrobe can be very in-your-face when it gets messy, and there’s no way for you to close the door and ignore the mess piling up.

On bright note, a neat walk-in wardrobe is a great display too. There’s a certain satisfaction you get when you see all your clothes nicely arranged with the shirts pressed and pants ironed flat. Plus, with the additional space from the expanded wardrobe size, your clothes will have enough space for themselves, avoiding a cramped and squashed look.

They Make it Easy to Choose an Outfit

Open concept wardrobe

When you can see your entire wardrobe with just a glance, choosing your outfit becomes a breeze. No more opening and shutting of doors, no more scrambling between the pieces to look for a specific outfit, everything you want is right there in front of you.

With this open concept style, walk-in wardrobes fit in perfectly with minimalist and modernist interior design styles. With their sleek lines and clean finishes, its no wonder that these wardrobes can perfectly complement the elegant styling of most modern homes.

They’re Space Saving Options

On the flip side, instead of going on the extreme end of extravagance, walk-in wardrobes are also an interesting choice for smaller apartments and even odd sized spaces.

Odd spaced walk-in wardrobe

Take this ‘shoe box’ style apartment, without much more from for a wardrobe, the inclusion of a ‘walk-in’ wardrobe here truly maximizes the space available in the apartment. Not wasting any space for the cupboards and doors, the wardrobe is quickly and easily carved out of this small nook.

Walk-in wardrobe with frosted glass panelled sliding doors

Odd-sized nooks are also a great use of space for walk-in wardrobes. In this home, an unfortunate placement of a support pillar meant that a regular wardrobe would either be flushed too far in, or a significant amount of floor space would be wasted to flush it in line with the pillar. So instead, the space was easily converted into an almost pseudo walk-in wardrobe for the room. With frosted glass paneled sliding doors, the additional walking space in front of the wardrobe means a more comfortable room, plus the sides of the pillar have been converted to additional shelves too.

Walk-in wardrobe in bedroom

Whether you have an extra room to spare, or you’re looking to make the most out of a limited (and odd sized) room, having a walk in style wardrobe can give your home an elegant and sophisticated touch.


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