When we think about closets, some of us simply envision boring shelves and stacks of stuff. But some of us see the potential for a space that is well designed and inviting. A space to display the things we have carefully selected over time. Some people lean towards keeping their closet strictly practical, while others like to trick theirs out like a Hollywood star’s dressing room. We like to think there’s a sweet spot somewhere in between.
A walk-in closet is really just another room. It’s another opportunity to design a space that works perfectly for you, and reflects your style and preferences. And that is why we will be giving you our best tips for designing your mobile home walk-in closet.
Design the right walk-in closet space for you
When it comes to closet space, everybody has different needs. Are you the girl who has a different dress for every day of the month? Maybe you’re a shoe hoarder. Or perhaps your watch collection is the envy of the neighborhood. But no matter what you fill your closet with, taking into account what you have will help you make the most of the space you’re working with.
Try to get an idea of how much there will be and what types of things you will be storing. Make categories like hanging clothes, folded clothes, shoes, coats, purses, etc. This will help you figure out what kind of organizing systems you need, and how many of each section.
What kind of storage systems are available?
Now that you have an idea of what you’re trying to store, let’s take a look at the storage systems that are available.
- If you are looking for something super minimal and adjustable, this basic wire system would be a great and budget-friendly option.
- If wire isn’t your cup of tea, these laminate shelves are still easy on the wallet, and can be combined with other pieces from the same line to round out your storage needs.
- Willing to spend a little more? Ikea has a wide array of closet storage systems to choose from, and many of them can be mixed and matched to meet your unique needs.
- And finally, if you really want that luxury closet but don’t feel like shelling out the cash, you could always do it yourself! This would give you extra control over the design, as well.
BUDGET HACK! Choose an inexpensive storage system. Once you’ve anchored it, use caulking where the cabinets meet the walls, and add trim molding at the top and/or bottom to give the appearance of custom built-ins. Paint all white, or even go for a dark grey or blue for some moodiness and class.
Make the most of your closet space
Include a full-length mirror
Having a full-length mirror inside your walk-in closet is very practical. It can save you from walking back and forth as you try to get yourself looking your best. There are plenty of fun, elegant, and sleek options out there, including ones that allow you to see yourself from multiple angles. Definitely helpful!
Use the center aisle
Make the most of your space by including something down the center of the room. This could be a comfortable bench with extra storage. Or it could be an island with drawers and room to lay out your accessories. Before choosing what to go with, try to take into account what storage you might be short on in the rest of the closet.
Don’t let space go to waste
If you are one of those people who has pieces you love but don’t use very often, put shelves up in the hard-to-reach spaces. Use these shelves to show off your special accessories.
Putting a shelf above your hanging bar is also a good idea. Even though there might be very little space, this can still be used for very small things, such as jewelry boxes and other accessories.
Add some extras to make your space special
As you design this often-overlooked space in your home, keep in mind that functionality is the most important goal. However, if you want to add a little extra oomph to your walk-in closet, here are a few additional ideas.
Add luxury seating
If you find yourself with extra floor space, why not try adding a comfy chair and a tiny table? This will immediately take your walk-in closet from storage room to lounge room. And who doesn’t want a little place to retreat from the pressures of life? It’s better than seeking safety on the porcelain throne, right?
Put yourself in the best light
We love the idea of adding special lighting for dramatic effect. Recessed lighting would be a great way to add a contemporary moodiness. And a chandelier would add instant elegance.
Also, don’t overlook the power of using the right light bulbs. Fluorescent bulbs can make even the most beautiful creature look like a jaundiced alien. Thankfully, there are many bulbs available now that have a much warmer tone and look more like natural sunlight. This will definitely help you feel confident that you are looking your very best before you even leave your room.
A final word
So there you have our top tips for creating the best walk-in closet for your needs. Projects like these can be a little overwhelming, but we hope we have given you the confidence you need to jump in and turn out a great space!
A well-designed walk-in closet can add so much value and appeal to your mobile home. Is this project on your list of things to do before you sell? These tips will help you make the most of your mobile home’s closet. We think buyers will go crazy for the custom space you’ve created. And while you’re at it, check out our complete guide to renovating your mobile home for resale!