A common misconception among homeowners is that you need a huge wardrobe to keep all your clothes, footwear, and other accessories.
Big isn’t always the solution. If you currently have a tiny wardrobe, here are some hacks you can use to increase the space inside your wardrobe.
Make the most of corners
While often overlooked, corners can increase the amount of space you have in your closet. Consider adding a small chest of drawers to create more room for keeping small belongings and accessories such as ties, belts, and jewellery.
Organising your belongings goes a long way in increasing the amount of space in your closet. For a neat wardrobe, you’ll need to get rid of all clutter.
Make the most of vertical space by using it to store items that you frequently use, including your formal and casual outfits. This makes them easier to access and ensures that you never run late!
Ideally, you should keep the items you rarely use, such as winter outfits (when it’s summer) at the topmost or bottom section of your closet. This is also the best place for keeping luggage bags.
Wire baskets and drawers
Due to their largely transparent design, wire baskets and drawers enable you to see what’s inside without opening them. As a result, you’ll save a substantial amount of time that you’d have otherwise used rummaging through your wardrobe.
Another benefit of having these installations is that they guarantee maximum aeration. This ensures that materials that are adversely affected by humidity don’t get damaged.
Divided jewellery drawers
It might seem convenient to place your watches, rings, bracelets, and other small items in a jar. After all, it’s likely that they’ll fit in easily. The problem with this is that they’ll easily become entangled, making them hard to retrieve.
For the reasons mentioned above, it’s wise to invest in a divided drawer. Besides making it easier to pick the accessory you want, entanglement will be a forgone problem.
Nothing is as frustrating as arriving late to the office or your favourite activity because you can’t find a particular pair of shoes. The solution to this challenge is investing in a shoe rack, even one with only two tiers will make a world of difference. You’ll no longer have to contend with disorganisation, and more importantly, you’ll create additional space.
Additional tip: for small wardrobes, it’s best if the shoe rack is at the bottom.
Whether the lighting is natural or artificial, it is excellent at creating an illusion of space. It also makes it easier to see inside your closet.
If possible, install your wardrobe in a position that receives the maximum amount of natural light. Additionally, add light fixtures for visibility when it gets dark. LED lighting particularly excels over other options like fluorescent bulbs because it is available in many colours and is energy-efficient.
Like lighting, mirrors make tiny spaces appear bigger. In this regard, full-length mirrors are the best option because they can help you check if the attire you have chosen is appropriate.
Use the doors
Spruce up the amount of space in your wardrobe by making the most of the doors. By adding hooks, you can make room for hanging coats, scarves, belts, ties and so on. You can also make small drawers for storing smaller items.
It’s worth noting that sliding door wardrobes don’t allow you to use your door space. This is because adding hooks or drawers would interfere with the opening and closing. If you can compromise style for functionality, consider replacing the sliding doors with hinged wardrobes.
The tips mentioned above can significantly increase the amount of space in your closet. Ensure you implement them smartly, as an improper application can disrupt the functionality of your wardrobe and clash with your bedroom’s decor.