The walk-in wardrobe is a luxury, there is no denying that fact. But with the average woman in the UK owning 21 pairs of shoes, it's easy to see how much we've come to value our sartorial storage spaces.
While some might have a grand spare room for their closet overspill, others might have to do with just a rack. With that in mind, we've rounded up the most beautiful walk-in wardrobes and closets and assessed how the organisation and storage rules can be applied to our own (tiny) wardrobes.
From the shoe-lover's guide on stacking heels to how to create the ultimate monochrome wardrobe, take a look at these amazing spaces and use some of their inventive techniques to instil some order in your own wardrobe, no matter the size.
The boxed up wardrobe
The wardrobe with floor-to-ceiling mirror
While some prefer to keep mirrors to a minimum in their houses (yes, those people do really exist), in a closet you really need to see yourself from all angles. This floor length mirror will not only help you check your outfit, it will also give the room a much bigger feel.
A chic white closet
The boho closet
The colour-coordinated wardrobe
The glamorous wardrobe
The in-the-eves wardrobe
The Shoe Wardrobe
Surprisingly, this closet doesn't actually belong to Carrie Bradshaw. That was this wardrobe. If you do find yourself with a fair amount of footwear, then we suggest you stack them like this. This blog really helps with organising them and taking steps on how to arrange them properly, and which ones you really should have thrown out already.
A storage filled walk-in wardrobe
The one-rack wardrobe
The monochrome lover's dream closet
At Stylist, we're massive fans of sticking to a couple of colours in your wardrobe. It saves time in the mornings, means all your outfits match and did we mention it saves you time in the mornings? This means more sleep. Here, associate editor Alix Walker gives her advice on how to create the ultimate wardrobe.
The adventurer's closet
While it might be a little busier, some really enjoy showing off all their garments. This wardrobe is ideal for such a task, plus the added trunks give it a real edge - as if at any moment you'll have to grab your passport and head off to somewhere exotic. If you fancy getting something similar, take a look at these metal trunks.
The Marie Antoinette Wardrobe
The multi-purpose closet
While most probably like to use their walk-in for dressing and hanging clothes, you can also make it into an area for some alone time too; when you want to read or get some work done. This desk from Made.com is perfect for catching up on your correspondence. It almost makes us want to start letter writing again.
The bedroom closet