35 Chic Walk-In Closet Ideas

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Color palette clincher

A color palette needn’t be entirely neutral to work as a fine backdrop for a packed closet. Working with interior designer Louise Kugelberg, fashion designer Stacey Bendet created a two-tone dream closet that has a personality of its own without pulling focus from her glorious clothes.

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Silk-lined walls for silk-filled closets

The walls of Fiona Kotur’s Hong Kong dressing room—revamped with architectural designer Alexander Stuart—are sheathed in panels of hand-painted silk from a Shanghai workshop. The ottoman is upholstered in a Lee Jofa velvet, and the shelves hold a selection of handbags by Kotur.

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Color-blocked compartments

Building a closet space from scratch allows you to create as many cubbies, drawers, and other compartments as your heart desires. Though these compartments make closet organization a lot simpler, it’s wise to consider how they impact the vibe—especially in a closet, why put function fully over fashion? As seen here in artist Jorge Pardo’s Mexico home, color blocking your bevy of doors and drawers can make the space feel dynamic while still prioritizing storage space.

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Earthy yet refined

Hunter Douglas blinds shield a window in the primary suite’s dressing room at the Nashville home of designer Ray Booth and TV executive John Shea. The ceiling pendant and the Thomas O’Brien–designed lamps are from Circa Lighting.

A builtin wardrobe flanked on either side by shoe shelves makes for optimized storage that still feels fitting for...
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Sunny and symmetrical

A built-in wardrobe, flanked on either side by shoe shelves, makes for optimized storage that still feels fitting for the Georgian-style family home of designer Sophie Ashby.

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Organization over everything

In a Manhattan penthouse by MR Architecture + Decor, the meticulously organized closet is crafted out of marine-grade plywood.


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Neutral shelving, rainbow shoe collection

In a Manhattan apartment by Michael S. Smith and Peter Pennoyer Architects, the walk-in closet features custom-made shelving.