Imagine the following scenario: a couple who spent years and years with their clothes in reduced closets and dressers, men’s and women’s pieces, all together and mixed! Until, at some point, he manages to move into a new apartment and, guess what? The place has plenty of room to store clothes and shoes as they deserve! So, the next step is precisely to assemble the closet!
If you are also going through this phase, this article can help. Read on and see 7 tips to get your dream dressing room project right!
How does a closet help to have more free space in the bedroom?
A closet eliminates the need to have a wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table and shoe rack in the bedroom. This way, you can leave the space free to circulate, change the current bed for a larger version or place other decorative items in the room. For example:
- a vase with a beautiful plant;
- a small table and a chair;
- an armchair and a bookcase filled with books;
- a yoga mat; among other possibilities.
What are the advantages of having an area just to get ready?
Whether big or small, having an idealized space — exclusively — to tidy up is very practical. In addition to the ease of finding and accessing the pieces, depending on the quality of the project, the closet helps make the apartment even more sophisticated.
The coolest thing is that even those who don’t have an extra room can adapt it to the available area. In this case, a good idea is to use the vertical space on the sides and above the bedroom door, completing the decoration with a nice (and compact) staircase.
What to consider to set up a suitable closet?
To get the assembly of a closet right, you must define the needs of the respective owners. Then, it is necessary to adapt them to the room area and the available budget. For the rest, it’s worth following the tips below.
1. Use custom furniture
Made-to-measure joinery allows maximum use of space. Another advantage is that it is possible to create a suitable place to store each type of clothing, which contributes to the beauty and durability of the closet.
In general, open cabinets are more suitable, as they make the parts airier. If you need doors, pay attention to the ventilation in the space.
Having a window prevents clothes from smelling like they have been stored away or moldy. However, use a blind with a sun protection factor to prevent them from burning in the sun’s rays.
When organizing, the highest parts should be reserved to store items that are not used in everyday life, such as suitcases. Clothing and materials from sports practices performed sporadically (in the snow, for example) can also be on top.
2. Invest in good lighting
The lighting must be designed to facilitate the visualization of the pieces. In addition to the traditional ceiling light with diffused light, a rail with spots directed to different parts of the closet is a great option.
When choosing the type of light bulbs, prefer the cool ones (white), which do not interfere with the color of the clothes. Inside spaces can be placed LED strips. In addition to the beauty, they make it even easier to see the pieces.
3. Use quality materials and finishes
Internally, both the structural part (made in solid wood or MDF) and the racks and slides (used in the drawers) must be of good quality. The same goes for the mirror and the finish (in lacquer, for example).
If the closet has doors, reflecta is one of the coolest materials. Depending on the lighting, its surface is more mirrored or allows you to see what is inside (without the need to open the doors).
4. Use mirrors
A full-length mirror is essential. When the closet is in an exclusive room, the mirror can be floor or wall mirror.
In closets that are inside the room, the mirror can be used to finish the partitions that isolate the sector, sliding at each opening. In this case, they increase the feeling of depth in the room, giving the impression that it is more spacious.
5. Leave space for circulation
The closet must have at least 70 cm for the circulation of people. This is the minimum needed to be able to open the drawers and change comfortably.
In spacious closets, be careful not to include too many elements. One of them is the central island, used to store jewelry, sunglasses and other accessories. If you want to use it, no problem. But it is necessary to be careful not to compromise circulation.
6. Use colors that match your profile
The closet doesn’t have to be all white or sober. You can choose a color (or color combination) that suits your personality. Those who have a lifestyle focused on the practice of sports, for example, can use a gray foundation combined with intense and energizing tones, such as orange.
7. Take care of the add-ons
There are two items that make the difference in closet comfort: the chair and the rug. When choosing a chair (or armchair), consider design and ergonomics; When choosing a rug, look for a model that covers the entire floor (or at least most of it).
These complements are part of the so-called sensory decoration. In short, it’s about using colors, lighting, plants, materials and textures to enhance the room experience.
But beware: if the closet is small, prefer a transparent chair or a low stool. In addition to not overwhelming the environment, it helps to increase the feeling of spaciousness.
Regarding the rug, many designs feature shaggy models (very furry ones). However, consider whether your location requires this type of material or whether it is worth using a rug with low piles — which is easier to keep clean and beautiful.
Finally, it’s no use setting up your dream closet and leaving it all messed up. Keeping the space always organized is a fundamental requirement to ensure even more comfort and practicality. Now just follow the tips, hire a good professional and move the project forward!
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