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Expert's corner: everything you should consider about a walk-in wardrobe

If you've ever fantasised about having one in your home, you need to read this...
   Katie Byrne  |  written on: 08-03-2019 14:00pm

It's undeniable: there's just something alluring about the prospect of having your own walk-in wardrobe or dressing room.

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As well as helping to accommodate an impressive assortment of clothes and accessories, it's also luxurious, too; there's something oh-so decadent about the thought of sloping off to your very own space, where you can sit down, relax and consider what the day has ahead in terms of your personal style.

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For some homeowners, it's not 'just' a place to get dressed; rather, it's somewhere they can entertain, too. "It's a great place to socialise, as well as my own luxurious space where I can get ready every day," says Emma Wright, the owner of the room shown above. (Want to see more of it? Click here.)

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If you're put-off by budget or size, don't be; much how you'd tailor items in your wardrobe, you can tailor your walk-in space to match your own personal specifications. Promise! 

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Inspiration by Hetherington Newman

With all that in mind, we asked Ben Newman, Managing Director of Hetherington Newman, to share his tips for designing the walk-in space of your dreams...

Why do so many of us dream of having a walk-in wardrobe or dressing room?

I think that many of us we have lived or do live where wardrobe space seems to be restricted, and quite often we find our clothes spread all around the house, the spare room, the attic, anywhere we can find.

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Inspiration by Hetherington Newman

The experience of getting ready in a dressing room that has been designed specifically to suit your needs is far more enjoyable. Having everything we own in one space, beautifully laid out, and accessible really helps us organise ourselves.

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What’s your advice for creating a walk-in wardrobe in a smaller bedroom?
In smaller spaces it is even more important to have total flexibility on how you solve the design, unconstrained by standard sizes and approaches, so go bespoke and really think about how you want to divide the space up according to what you need it for.

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Inspiration by Hetherington Newman

Is there anything you’d advise not doing when designing a dressing room?
Try not to waste space. Work out what is going where and design hanging heights and shelf heights to suit.

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Inspiration by Hetherington Newman

Are there any walk-in wardrobe or dressing room trends you’ve noticed recently?
Islands, seating and jewellery drawers are usually always on the list - if space allows!

NEXT! Want some more wardrobe inspiration? Explore our moodboard of ideas - click any image below to begin.

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Katie Byrne

Katie Byrne is a writer, editor and filter fan (coffee, not Instagram), and lives in a Georgian-built flat that features various statement cobwebs.

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