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How to create a walk-in wardrobe in your bedroom

Having a walk-in wardrobe doesn’t require a separate room. See how you can create one with all the functions and personality you need – that fits into your bedroom.

Combination of open and closed storage along a wall, a corridor forming between the curtains hung in front and a bed end.
Combination of open and closed storage along a wall, a corridor forming between the curtains hung in front and a bed end.

Create a big feeling in a small room

Designate one side of the room – let the headboard of your bed act as room divider – to be the wardrobe area. Concentrating the storage both makes it accessible and gives the rest of the room a relaxed, airy feeling.

Arrange the interior to fit your needs

Customise your storage and organise your clothes to fit your style and needs. If you share the wardrobe with someone, divide the space between you so personal preferences can roam free. After all, it’s a place intended to both relax and inspire.

Changing moods, changing outfits

Different occasions call for different clothes. Divide the sides of your wardrobe and they won’t interfere with each other. All you have to decide is what kind of day it is.

Room dividers are excellent tools in shaping the feel and atmosphere of a space. And you don’t need a curtain. A clothes rack or even a bed headboard can do the trick.

Evangelos Delidimitris, IKEA interior designer

The wardrobe, the runway and the rest of the room

A set of curtains puts the wall – and its combination of open and closed storage – at your fingertips, or out of sight. Next to the curtains is a corridor of space for relaxing, trying on clothes and moving about.

Split the room to make it double

When you want to separate functions or moods in the same room, creating the sense of a wall is both easy and efficient. Here a tall headboard triple-works as a room divider, art canvas and a clothes rack for tomorrow’s outfit.

Make the feeling last

With full-length mirror, lighting and a bench, your wardrobe can assist you both in fashion and when you want a moment to yourself. Also, designate a rack where you hang outfits that are wearable at least once more before washing.

A corner for last touches and accessories

Organise your own candy corner, where you can put the final touch on your chosen outfit. Place your selection of accessories visible at a glance, for quick morning decisions. It is a pink day, a black, or a silvery one?

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Interior designer: Evangelos Delidimitris
Photographer: Johan Månsson
Writer: Henrik Annemark