To design a made-to-measure wardrobe, start by categorising your
clothes and accessories by type and season so you can decide
which storage solution suits each group - rail, shelf or drawer.
When Amélie designed this customised ELVARLI storage unit,
she made it work for her things and took advantage of her room's
Get more from your shelves
Maximise shelf space with a mix of smaller storage and displays.
Amélie uses the lower shelves for folded clothes, but saves the
shelves at eye level for things she enjoys seeing - pictures, plants
and boxes of accessories.
Open up with a mirror
As well as being a dressing area essential, a mirror is a great way
to make your space feel bigger as it reflects light around a room.
`Adding a full-length mirror makes my wardrobe feel more like a
proper dressing room,´ says Amélie. The KNAPPER has a built-in
rail, perfect for storing once-worn clothes or tomorrow's outfit.
Switch with the seasons
Keep this season's clothes in the most accessible spot, and swap
things around when the weather changes. `In winter, my knitwear
is on the lower open shelves for easy access, while my light
summer clothes are packed away in boxes on the top shelves.´
Find a space for everything
Once you've designed your storage unit, customise it with baskets
and boxes. Amélie keeps jewellery and hair accessories in small
wicker baskets, and stores oversized items such as blankets in
bigger boxes. The shelf heights are adjustable, so it's easy to adapt
if she needs to make space for something new.
My storage, my way
`Choosing a customisable system for my wardrobe gave me the
freedom and flexibility to mix and match it to my exact needs
and space,´ says Amélie. `I love interiors as much as i love
fashion, and with my wardrobe i can combine the two.´
How would you design your dream open wardrobe?
From the beautiful ELVARLI, to the super flexible ALGOT,
there are endless ways to design your own open wardrobe.
Check out all the combinations in-store and online.
We love to see our customers get creative with our products.
Go for it! But please note that altering and 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 stylist: Pernilla Warnhammar
Photographer: Benjamin Edwards
Follow Amélie on Instagram: @domamel