How to design a wardrobe for him and for her


Organized storage is the key to a clutter-free and easy-to-maintain closet. In order to achieve an effective wardrobe design that ensures maximum functionality, it is essential to design the interior layout of a his and hers wardrobe in a couple bedroom according to the requirements of its users. What principles should be followed when designing the interior design of a wardrobe for him and for her?

Wardrobes for a man and a woman must be custom made with precise dimensions for the storage of men’s and women’s clothing.

Measure the maximum length of your clothes you want to hang (especially when it comes to dresses or women’s dresses), then decide the length of the vertical hanging sections of the wardrobe.

Introduce multiple shelves with 12 to 15 inches of space between each shelf to store items such as t-shirts, shirts, tops, accessories, handbags, etc. In the event that a couple must share a common wardrobe, delimit the area for him and for her with an internal partition or with sectional drawers between the two areas.

What are the basic measurements of a wardrobe for him and for her?

The interior design of a wardrobe for him and for her should be such that all clothes and accessories are easily visible and accessible.

The minimum vertical height for hanging formal shirts and pants should be 40 inches. Shirts require a closet depth of 24 inches while coats require a depth of 28 inches. Do not hang your coats with your shirts because coats are wider than shirts; coat sleeves can get caught in wardrobe door panels.

Introduce open shelves to store folded t-shirts and sweaters. The depth of the shelf for stacking shirts should be at least 12 inches while the shelf for sweaters should be at least 15 inches.

Introduce a shallow pull-out drawer or tray with inserts (square dividers), as in the image above, to store ties, belts, cufflinks, sunglasses, watches or even socks so they don’t mix or slip. This layout will allow a full view of all the contents of the drawer.

Vertical clearance for hanging women’s clothing such as dresses, gomesis or long dresses should be between 66 and 72 inches. Use velvet-covered hangers for dresses and gowns. Hang your formal shirts and pants in small vertical sections 40 inches tall.

Create a compartment for purses and purses so that purses are stored in an upright position. Measure the maximum height of the purse you own to determine the height of the shelf.

Introduce open shelving to store folded clothes such as tops, jeans and other casual clothes. There should be at least 12 to 15 inches clearance between each shelf.

Opt for a shallow top with drawer inserts to neatly organize accessories such as bracelets, makeup, necklaces, belts, earrings, sunglasses and watches.

It is not advisable to store your shoes in open shelves in the wardrobe as our shoes tend to trap a lot of dust and bacteria from outside. Keep your shoes in a separate cabinet or dedicate a bottom drawer for your shoes.

How tall should the sectional drawers be in her closet?

Consider a five-inch-tall drawer to store accessories.

An eight inch high drawer is suitable for storing underwear and socks.

If you have tailored suits, sports jackets or pants, it’s always better to clean your clothes with a clothes brush rather than sending them to the dry cleaners. But for periodic cleaning, a few quick flicks of the wrist with a clothes brush should remove much of the dirt and debris.

When you read articles about clothes brushes, you will often find people recommending Kent Brushes, a traditional British company that has been producing high-end brushes for nearly 250 years. Two of their brushes: the CP6 and the CC20, both of which are natural cherry wood brushes made with 100% boar bristles. The main difference is that the CC20 is double sided and designed with a slightly softer side for delicate fabrics such as wool flannel. If you’re cleaning more delicate material, you’ll be fine with the single-sided brush if you just brush gently.

While these brushes are great for the usual task of removing dirt and debris, they are less effective at removing lint and pet hair. A better option would be a lint roller.

Some options, such as Sticky Buddy, are basically rubberized lint rollers that promise not to create paper waste. But with reports that you have to spend a lot of time and water to rinse them off. Lint rollers are your best all-purpose lint remover. But depending on your needs, they can be expensive and unnecessary. If you want something that doesn’t result in piles of paper waste, I think OXO is your best bet. These velvety solutions are suitable for the most difficult fabrics; as mentioned, fabrics such as moleskin and corduroy, and they are easy to clean. If you are working with brushed fabrics where the fibers run in different directions, such as spongy tweeds and woolen flannels, it may be best to use a clothes brush and/or lint roller.

OXO Lint Remover is great for hard, tough fabrics, then the occasional lint roller on delicate materials. A realistic expectation of how clothes will look in everyday life will take care of the rest.


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