Our Top 8 Tips for a Modern Walk-In Closet

March 14, 2024 Kira Gavalakis

Imagine your modern walk-in closet being just as much a place for storage as it is a place that reflects the rest of your home’s style. At the heart of modern walk-in closet ideas lies functionality and modern design elements— which is why we’re here! Here are our top tips for a modern walk-in closet so every moment you spend in your closet sparks joy.

1. Spaced Drawers

One key element we see a lot of homeowners overlook is the importance of spaced drawers.

Spaced drawers allow you to categorize your clothing items, making it easier to find what you’re looking for. With properly spaced drawers, you can easily see and access your items without having to dig through piles of clothes. This saves a lot of time and keeps your closet looking neat.

In order to get properly spaced drawers, a professional closet organizer will be able to take needed measurements based on the type of storage you’re looking for. From there, we can decide what sorts of drawers you need and for what— whether for socks, underwear, shoes, or additional storage.

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2. Rounded Edge Deco Doors

Rounded edges on closet doors can soften the look of your closet, providing a nice contrast to the typically straight lines and sharp angles found in a modern walk-in closet design. This can create a more inviting and comfortable atmosphere in your closet space.

Deco closet doors with rounded edges can add a touch of elegance and modernity to your closet. They can serve as a focal point, drawing the eye and adding a unique design element that sets your closet apart. The finish of your deco doors is crucial in complementing the overall design of your closet. Consider finishes that match or contrast with the rest of your closet’s color scheme to create a cohesive look.

For a high-end feel, opt for soft-close hinges on your rounded-edge deco doors. This feature not only adds a modern luxury walk-in closet feel but also prevents the doors from slamming, ensuring the longevity of both the doors and the hinges.

3. Full Overlay Doors and Drawers

Full overlay doors and drawers cover the entire face frame of the cabinet, creating a sleek and continuous appearance. This design is perfect for a modern walk-in closet, as it enhances the clean lines and minimalist aesthetic.

By covering the entire cabinet face, full overlay doors and drawers create a seamless appearance, eliminating the gaps between cabinet doors and drawers. This results in a more polished and refined look.

The hardware you choose for your full overlay doors and drawers should also complement the overall design of your closet. Opt for simple and elegant hardware that enhances the modern feel without overpowering the design. To maximize the functionality of these full overlay drawers, consider using full extension drawer slides. These allow you to access the entire drawer easily, making it easier to find and reach items stored at the back.

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4. Fascia Molding to the Ceiling

Fascia molding creates a finished look for modern walk-in closets by bridging the gap between the top of your closet cabinets and the ceiling. This creates a cohesive appearance, making the closet feel like an integral part of the room.

It’s important to choose the right height for the fascia molding to ensure it complements the overall design. Consider the height of your ceiling and the size of your closet when selecting the molding to achieve a balanced look.

Fascia molding can also be used to conceal lighting fixtures, such as LED strip lights. This not only adds a functional element to your closet but also maintains the sleek and uncluttered appearance of the space. For a seamless look, use a finish for the fascia molding that matches the rest of your closet’s design. This will ensure the molding blends in perfectly and enhances the modern aesthetic.

5. Soft Close Doors and Hinges

Soft close doors and hinges prevent doors from slamming shut, reducing noise and creating a more peaceful environment. This gentle closing mechanism also prolongs the life of the doors and hinges by minimizing wear and tear.

Choosing high-quality soft-close hinges is crucial for ensuring durability and longevity. Look for hinges that are designed to withstand frequent use and that come with a warranty for added peace of mind.

Before installing soft-close doors and hinges, it’s recommended to test the soft-close feature to ensure it functions properly. This will help avoid any issues after installation and ensure a smooth operation. Our closet professionals can do all of this work for you so you can be confident that your doors are working properly before putting them to use.

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6. Smoked or Clear Non-Reeded Glass Doors

Glass doors can add a modern and sophisticated touch to your walk-in closet. It can also let you see what’s inside without opening the doors. Within glass doors, you have a few different options.

We recommend smoked or clear non-reeded glass doors to provide a sleek and contemporary look. They can make your closet feel more open and airy, and the transparency lets you showcase your clothing and accessories.

If you prefer a more subtle look, consider also using frosted glass. It offers the same benefits as clear glass but provides a softer, more diffused appearance, adding a touch of privacy while still showcasing your items.

For safety, we recommend choosing tempered glass for your closet doors. Tempered glass is stronger than regular glass and less likely to shatter, providing added safety and durability.

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7. Solid or Signia Finish

When picking out finishes for your modern walk-in closet, it’s important to understand the difference between solid and signia finishes.

A solid finish is a uniform, single-color finish that provides a clean and consistent look. It’s ideal for those who prefer a minimalist design or want to highlight specific elements of their closet. Solid finishes are typically easy to maintain and durable, making them a practical choice for high-traffic areas.

Signia finish, on the other hand, is a textured or patterned finish that adds depth and visual interest to your closet. It can mimic the look of natural materials like wood or stone and is perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your space. While signia finishes can be slightly more challenging to maintain due to their texture, they are still durable and can withstand regular use.

The finish you choose should complement the overall design of your closet and home. Consider the color scheme, lighting, and style of your space when selecting a finish.

image modern luxury walk in closet all wood with drawers open in showroom


8. Whites, Grays, Earthy Tones

In modern walk-in closet design, the choice of color plays a crucial role in creating the desired ambiance. We recommend sticking with whites, grays, and earthy tones, especially if you’re shooting for a more modern closet look.

These colors provide a more neutral backdrop that allows your clothing and accessories to stand out, making them the focal point of the space.

The simplicity of these colors also helps to create a serene and uncluttered environment, which is essential in a space where organization and calmness are key. And for modern small walk-in closets without windows or with minimal lighting, they reflect light well, making your closet appear brighter and more spacious.

Let Closet World Help You Create Your Dream Modern Walk-In Closet!

We’re the first to understand the importance of a well-organized and beautifully designed walk-in closet! That’s why we offer custom closet solutions tailored exactly to your home and organizational needs. Whether you’re looking for sleek and modern designs or something more traditional, our team of experts is here to help bring your vision to life. Schedule a free in-home consultation today to explore all the possibilities for your space and take the first step towards your perfect closet!