Your master bedroom is meant to be your retreat, your place to get away from it all and just relax. Of course, in order for that to happen, it needs to feel like a comfortable, welcoming, and organised space. This brings us to one of the most common complaints homeowners have, not just about the master bedroom, but their house in general, and that’s a lack of useable storage space. If your master bedroom closet just isn’t cutting it and your items are constantly spilling out into the room, then it’s time for a serious closet renovation.
Here’s a look at seven useful and practical tips that can help you create the ultimate closet space in your master bedroom.
Install Sliding Wardrobe Doors
This tip will not only ensure that your closet has doors on it, but does so in a way that acts as a space saver in the bedroom. If your room isn’t exactly massive, then sliding wardrobe doors make a whole lot more sense. Savoy Timber DIY projects include doors just like this, as they feature a selection of sliding wardrobe door kits that are easy to install. Choose from glass doors, mirror doors, wood effect doors, and more. You can actually make the doors part of the design of the room and have them act as décor.
Think About What You Plan to Store in Your Closet
Before you start ripping apart the closet, it’s also wise to think about what function you need it to serve. What do you plan on storing in the closet? Some people use it strictly for hanging clothes whereas others also use it for storing shoes, purses, folded sweaters, etc. Once you have a specific idea in mind, then you can come up with a customised design plan.
Is There Anything that Doesn’t Need to Be in the Closet?
Another tip is to remove items that really don’t need to be stored in your closet and find another home for them. When your closet is over-stuffed, it will feel cluttered, and that makes it a whole lot harder to find the items you want. For example, maybe you are storing rain jackets in the closet when they aren’t in season. Instead look for another way to store them such as a vacuum seal bag that you can slide under the bed, or move them to another closet in the house.
Get Rid of Items You Don’t Wear
While you’re in the process of emptying out your closet, this is also the perfect time to make a pile of things you no longer want and/or wear. These can be donated and passed along, which will in turn free up space in your closet.
Measure Twice, Buy Once
Of course, another tip is to make sure that you measure twice so that you don’t make any mistakes and end up buying storage solutions that don’t fit. It’s always wise to take an extra moment and check that you’ve written down the right measurements.
Use a Variety of Storage Solutions
Often, the best design is usually a combination of multiple storage solutions. Rather than just having a straight rod that extends from one side of the closet to the other, consider mixing it up and installing a double tier rod, using shelves in the middle, and even storage boxes. You want to make use of all the space available and typically that means using a variety of ideas.
Don’t forget that your closet door can also offer more storage as there are over-the-door shoe racks that can be used for shoes of course, or accessories. These racks are ideal for storing things like scarves, belts, and jewellery.
If you end up installing shelving that is high and hard to reach, then look for a small collapsible foot stool that you can keep in the closet. This will make it much easier to access the items in a safe and speedy manner.
Keep the Most Used Items Front and Centre
As you put all your items into your closet and in the various storage areas, it’s also wise to think about what the most-used items are. Those should be front and centre so you don’t feel as though you’re digging for them. You can push the less-used items to the back corners. Now, keep in mind you may need to change this around throughout the year as the season’s change and you reach for different items.
A Closet that Makes Sense for Your Needs
Each of these tips will help you to make better use of your closet space, and organise it in a way that allows your room to look neat and tidy at all times and easy to find whatever you’re looking for.