Your closet should be a place where you can express yourself and stay organized. It shouldn’t be a place where you feel cramped and stressed. Luckily, even the smallest, messiest closets can be made visually appealing and functional. The key to maximizing your storage space is to remodel it the right way and one place to start is to learn about the latest closet design trends.
A custom closet renovation typically costs between $5,000 to $10,000, which is no small chunk of change. We’re betting you want to make the most out of your investment, so let’s take a look at some of the latest closet design trends to help you do just that. At Holland’s Custom Cabinets, we do custom closet renovations all the time, so we’re well-versed in ways to really transform your storage space.
1. Add Plenty of Lighting Features
Light is an essential part of any room’s remodel, especially in cramped spaces. By designing your closet with plenty of lighting features, you can turn it into a bright, welcoming room that feels spacious rather than cramped.
- A Track Lighting System installed above your closet’s rods allows you to see as you pick out what to wear each morning. Track lighting can be adjusted by moving them along the mounting track, which allows you to alter the light levels in your closet as necessary and as outdoor lighting changes.
- Customizable, Under-Cabinet Lighting adds depth to your closet and highlights various storage features. You can even include dimmable lighting so you can lower the light intensity to match your mood or the time of day. Take a look at fancy closets in décor magazines. Most will have this lighting feature.
- If you want more traditional, overhead lighting, a Pendant Lighting Fixture in the center of the closet can act as an eye-grabbing focal point, especially if yours is a walk-in closet with a high ceiling. Rattan and woven chandeliers are especially in right now.
2. Floor-to-Ceiling Storage Space
Most closets only have a handful of shelves or small cabinets above clothing rods, leaving limited space for other items. To maximize storage space in your closet, you may want to consider installing custom, floor-to-ceiling shelving against an adjacent wall.
Floor-to-ceiling cabinets and shelves are great if you feel limited by the size of your closet. They allow you to keep your clothes and accessories stored neatly (no more need for forced garage sales or donations when space runs out).
If this closet design trend speaks to you, consider custom cabinets that mix open shelving with closable cabinets. This approach allows you to show off some items while you hide seasonal clothes and accessories you won’t use for a while.
3. Designate Space for Accessories
The accessories you wear with your clothes—such as scarves, jewelry, purses, and shoes—can quickly overrun a small closet. One of the top closet design trends we’re seeing is designated space inside your closet for accessories. A popular way to store accessories in closets is with a separate cabinet or hanging rack. Cabinets are great for storing scarves, belts, jewelry, and small purses. Hangers work best for storing oversized handbags and items such as boots.
By giving accessories their own space inside the closet, you’ll have an easier time keeping everything streamlined and organized. You may also want to consider adding hooks to the inside of your closet cabinets, shelves, or hanger rods to hang your accessories. This prevents accessories from tangling unnecessarily.
4. Install Glass Cabinet Doors
You probably haven’t given much thought to your cabinet or closet doors, but they can actually serve as both fun and practical design elements.
For example, if you want your closet to feel like its own little sanctuary, consider installing glass cabinet doors. This is a popular closet design trend we’ve seen recently, and it works for many different kinds of closets.
The transparency and clarity of a glass door give the closet an elegant feel while the closet retains its functionality as a storage unit. Glass doors also help make small spaces feel larger by letting light in or reflecting light throughout the room.
A glass closet door also allows you to see what’s inside your closet without needing to open the door. This eliminates the need to make numerous trips inside and it can help you keep better organized.
5. Natural Wood Finishes
Another popular closet design trend is to use natural wood finishes for storage areas. The warmth and texture of wood brings a level of luxury to any room and creates a calm feeling, perfect for private, getting-ready spaces.
You can order cabinets and other storage solutions for your closet in a variety of wood finishes. If you are using actual wood materials, it’s good to use a lighter stain color to allow the grain details in the timber to pop (plus lighter colors tend to make smaller spaces feel more open).
Are You Interested in Custom Cabinetry for Your Closet Remodel?
These five closet design trends are just a few of the things you can do to turn your closet from “meh” to an exciting room where you like to spend time. If you are designing or remodeling your closet, Holland’s Custom Cabinets in El Cajon can help. We have been creating custom closets and cabinets for more than 40 years. Our team understands the true value of craftsmanship and customer service and will design closets and storage solutions to match any style or design needs.
For more information about customized closet services, contact us today or call (619) 443-6081.