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At The Heritage Wardrobe Company, we understand that a well-organised walk-in wardrobe is not only visually appealing but also immensely functional.

Our expertise in creating bespoke fitted wardrobes, dressing rooms, and walk-in wardrobes means we can ensure that every inch of your walk-in wardrobe is optimised to accommodate your unique lifestyle and preferences.

Walk-in wardrobes are popular for several reasons. It simplifies your daily routine, meaning you won’t have to rummage through piles of clothes or search for misplaced accessories.

Every piece has its dedicated space, making getting dressed a breeze, even on the busiest of mornings.

Additionally, an organised walk-in wardrobe extends the lifespan of your clothing and accessories. Properly spaced hangers and storage solutions prevent wrinkles, creases, and damage, ensuring that your cherished wardrobe remains in pristine condition.

This article will help guide you through easy steps on what to consider before you turn your space into the walk-in wardrobe of your dreams.

Step 1: Assess Your Space

Before diving into the design process, it’s essential to assess the available space for your walk-in wardrobe. Measure the dimensions of the room carefully, taking note of any architectural features such as windows, doors, or alcoves. This information will serve as the foundation for your wardrobe’s layout.

Step 2: Define Your Needs and Preferences

Achieving the perfect walk-in wardrobe is all about understanding your unique needs and preferences.

Are you a shoe enthusiast or someone who values a well-organised tie collection? When choosing a storage solution, it is important to consider factors such as capacity, accessibility, and security to ensure it meets your needs.

Step 3: Create Zones

An effective walk-in wardrobe layout typically consists of distinct zones for different types of clothing and accessories. Here are some common zones to consider:

Hanging Space

Illuminated hanging rails

Consider a dedicated section with ample for hanging long dresses and gowns. Use sturdy, non-slip hangers to prevent sagging and maintain garment shape.

For suits and blazers, perhaps install double hanging rails for suits and blazers to maximise vertical space efficiently while preventing overcrowding. For coats and jackets, you could add hooks or pegs for convenience when hanging these bulkier items.

Shelving and Drawer Space

Shelving and Drawer Space

It might be useful to utilise adjustable shelving to accommodate various clothing sizes and types.

You may want to consider pull-out or pull-down shelving for easier access to items stored at different heights for items like sweaters or dresses.

For everyday use items, install custom drawer dividers to keep underwear, socks, and other smaller items neatly separated.

Soft-close drawers also add a touch of luxury to the experience. For accessories, create dedicated shelves for accessories like handbags, hats, and scarves and incorporate dividers or cubbies to keep items organised and prevent them from getting tangled.

Shoe Storage

Shoe Storage

For those who love their shoe collections, opt for shoe shelves with angled or tiered designs.

These make it easy to view and access your shoes while keeping them in top condition.

Pull-out shoe storage solutions are also space-efficient and can be discreetly tucked away when not in use, offering a sleek and clutter-free appearance.

Accessories Zone

Accessories Zone

For smaller jewellery pieces, a bespoke-designed jewellery drawer with compartments for rings, necklaces, and earrings will add a touch of elegance to your wardrobe.

For accessories like ties and belts, having dedicated racks or hooks can keep them organised, otherwise a pull-out or swivel tie racks also provide easy access and help prevent wrinkles.

Full-Length Mirror

A walk-in wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without a mirror, so incorporating a full-length mirror into your walk-in wardrobe is essential.

Position the mirror near the main dressing area to streamline your morning routine.

If you want an added luxurious touch, then we recommend installing LED lights around the mirror to ensure optimal visibility and create a flattering environment for assessing your clothing choices.


Aside from general lighting, adding extra LED strip lights to specific areas such as jewellery displays, accessory drawers or under-cabinet lighting can be used for focused illumination.

If you want an even more seamless experience, then consider motion-activated lighting which will turn on as you enter the wardrobe.

This feature adds a touch of luxury and ensures you can always see your clothing and accessories clearly.

Step 4: Personalise and Accessorise

To truly make your walk-in wardrobe your own, don’t forget to personalise it with decor and accessories that reflect your style. Consider adding decorative elements like a plush ottoman, a stylish rug, or artwork to enhance the ambience of the space.

Step 5: Book a design consultation with us

Creating a walk-in wardrobe that caters to your needs and exudes elegance requires thoughtful planning and expert craftsmanship.

Luckily, we specialise in bespoke fitted wardrobes, dressing rooms, and walk-in wardrobes, and our experienced designers will work closely with you to bring your dream wardrobe to life.

By following these steps and working closely with their team, you’ll soon have a walk-in wardrobe that is a testament to luxury, organisation, and your unique style.

Contact us now to book your consultation and embark on the journey to a more organised and stylish living space.