How To Design The Perfect His And Hers Walk-In Closet

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Are you and your partner longing for a dreamy walk-in closet to keep your respective wardrobes in check? Look no further – designing the perfect His and Hers walk-in closet can be easier than you think. With just a few simple considerations, like the layout of the space, storage needs, lighting options, personal style choices, and more; you can have an eye-catching masterpiece that meets your and your partner’s tastes. Here, we will provide expert insight into making sure that it’s functional and beautiful.

Where to Start When Planning a Design for Your Walk-In Couples Closet 

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to planning your perfect walk-in closet. But we’ll start with the basics: size, maximizing storage, taking an inventory of your current closet, your aesthetic goals, and your budget.

  1. Closet size

Let’s begin with the most important: size. Before you start designing, measure your space and take notes of where the closet doors are located as this will determine what type of storage units you can fit into the space.

(Find our ultimate guide to walk-in closet dimensions here)

  1. Maximizing storage

Next, start thinking about how to maximize your storage. Shelves, bins, and drawers are all excellent options for adding extra organization to the closet. In addition, His and Hers closets may benefit from separate sets of shelves or dividers so that each partner can store their belongings without mixing them up.

  1. Taking an inventory of your current closet

Once you have an idea of the layout and storage needs in your walk-in closet, take a good look at what’s currently stored in yours – both his and hers – and make a list of items that will need to be stored in the new design. This should include both partners’ clothes, shoes, accessories, etc.

  1. Aesthetic goals

Now that you’ve covered the basics, it’s time to think about style. What kind of look do you two want for your His and Hers walk-in closet? Explore different materials, colors, textures, etc., or take inspiration from existing closets. Side by side closets may benefit from a unifying color scheme or design element that ties both sides together.

  1. Budget

Finally, determine how much money you can spend on the project. This will help narrow down your choices when it comes to materials and furniture pieces. With careful budgeting and planning, designing a His and Hers walk-in closet can be as easy as 1-2-3!

Decide How You Want to Divide and Conquer Your Closet Space

Now that you’ve determined things like what needs to be stored, the size of the closet, and the budget for the project, it’s time to divide and conquer your His and Hers walk-in closet. Here’s how.

Keep your space separated but still connected

This is a key element for the optimal design of His and Hers walk-in closets. Make sure each partner has their own space with separate storage units, but also ensure there is a sense of harmony between the two sides. Incorporate personal accommodations such as a tie or shoe rack for him and jewelry/handbag storage for her.

Choose your color palette

A unifying color scheme can really take His and Hers closets to the next level in terms of aesthetics. Choose colors that flow well together – blues, greens, grays, etc., – or go bold with metallics and jewel tones.

Include little touches of personality

Finally, don’t forget to add those special touches that make His and Hers closets incorporate personal accommodations such as a tie and/or shoe rack for him on one side and a space for jewelry or handbags for her on the other.

Install Custom Storage Options

Now it’s time for one of our favorite steps of the entire custom walk-in closet design process here at JB Closets: your custom storage options! Choose from adjustable racks, cabinets, and drawers, decorative storage bins, and floor-to-ceiling shelving – the possibilities are endless.

Here are a little bit more about each of these (and more) options you can choose from.

Adjustable racks

We love how versatile adjustable racks can be when it comes to His and Hers closets. For example, you could opt for a wall-mounted adjustable rack with several compartments for storing his ties, scarves, or even your favorite sweaters.

Cabinets and drawers

When it comes to any walk-in closet, cabinets and drawers are essential for keeping everything organized. For example, one partner’s side may benefit from a full cabinet of hanging space, while the others may need more shelf space to accommodate her collection of shoes.

Decorative storage bins

If you want to add some color and texture to the closet design, decorative storage bins can do just that! These come in all shapes and sizes – perfect for the clear organization of jewelry pieces or other accessories.

Floor-to-ceiling shelving

This is a great option for His and Hers walk-in closets that don’t have much vertical space to work with. Floor-to-ceiling shelving allows you to maximize storage without taking up too much floor space, making it an ideal option for smaller closets.

Built-in laundry hampers

With a built-in laundry hamper, you can easily tuck away your laundry until it’s time to wash. This feature is a fantastic option for those looking for an even more seamless closet design.

Jewelry and watch storage

If you have a lot of jewelry or timepieces that need to be stored, consider adding jewelry and watch storage units to your His and Hers walk-in closet design. They help keep your items safe and secure while adding a luxury touch.

Shoe and bag collections

Why not show off your shoe and bag collections with custom shelving just for them? This way, you can easily find the perfect pair whenever you need it or the exact bag you have in mind.

Bonus: His and Hers Walk-In Closet Features

Now let’s talk about His and Hers walk-in closet features. This can range from lighting to automated shelves – or even smart mirrors. Here are some of the top must-have features for a custom walk-in closet design in 2023.


Proper lighting is essential for any closet, but especially in walk-in closets. LED lighting, for example, is both energy efficient and provides the perfect amount of illumination. Of course, if you have the luxury of natural lighting in your walk-in closet, be sure to use it to your advantage and do your best not to obscure it.

Smart mirrors

These are becoming increasingly popular in home design – why not incorporate them into yours? For example, smart mirrors allow users to check their outfits, zoom in to see details, or use various image filters before they head out the door.

Closet seating

If you have room for it, why not add a little seating to your His and Hers walk-in closet? This could be anything from a cozy armchair to a sleek bench – whatever suits you best. It’s the perfect spot for getting dressed and/or putting on shoes. This seating area can serve a double purpose and also function as storage if you choose it wisely. For example, some ottomans open up to reveal plenty of space for keeping blankets or extra clothing items.

Make Sure The Design is Easy to Keep Organized and Neat

Another of our favorite parts of the custom closet process is organizing it and keeping it that way. Here are the top tips for getting this done.

Start by sorting

Sort items in your closet into categories, such as clothes, shoes, ties, bags, jewelry, and accessories. This will make it easier to determine which storage options are best for each item.

Reassess periodically

Once your walk-in closet is all setup, it’s important to reassess every once in a while – say, once or twice a year. This will help you stay on top of the organization and keep your His and Hers closet looking neat.

Label items

To make sure your closet stays organized over time, label items that need to be stored away in drawers, cabinets, or decorative bins. Labeling makes it easy to find things later on. If you have a lot of items to label, consider using a labeling system like color-coded stickers.

Use dividers

It’s helpful to neatly divide your belongings from one another (for example, storing shoes and bags separately) and divide them from your partner’s belongings. After all, it’s easy for things to get mixed up if you’re sharing a closet. Try using dividers or hanging rods to keep things organized.

Add hooks and baskets

Hooks can be the ideal way to store a multitude of items, including scarves, hats, or other smaller accessories. We love that they’re efficient without taking up too much space. Baskets are also a great option for storing bulkier items like blankets or sweaters – just make sure you label them clearly!

In Closing: Design Your Dream His and Hers Walk-In Closet with JB Closets

Designing the perfect His and Hers walk-in closet doesn’t have to be a scary task – with JB Closets in Stuart, you can create a truly incredible space that suits your unique needs. Our team of professional designers will work with you to bring your vision to life, so you can enjoy an organized and stylish closet as soon as possible! Learn more about our Treasure Coast closet design services here.



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