The 5 Essential Elements of a Boutique Closet

Custom closets aren’t just functional storage systems, they’re extensions of the style and personality of your home.

One of our most popular styles is the “boutique closet“. This is a walk-in closet that makes you feel like you’re entering your own personal boutique.

With a few simple touches and a smart design you can create your own boutique closet. I’ve highlighted five essential elements that you can choose from (or try them all!). Even just adding one of these elegant touches will change the experience you have when you use your closet.


You could do almost nothing else but hang a chandelier and you’d have a boutique closet. The sparkling lights give an immediate feeling of style and charm. Excellent lighting helps you see your wardrobe and accessories and plan your outfits accordingly.


A custom bench, comfy sofa or plush chair in your closet adds an element of comfort that you’d expect from your favorite boutique. Take a seat to survey your choices when deciding on an outfit or trying on shoes.


The beauty of a well-designed walk-in closet is that you see so much of your wardrobe without it looking cluttered or disorganized. You can arrange dresses, hats, shoes and jewelry just like your favorite chic shop.

Feel free to display scarves, jewelry and accessories – they add a touch of color and sparkle without looking messy.


There’s a difference between feeling like you can “grab and go” from your closet and feeling like it’s your own private dressing room. When you add an island to your walk-in closet, that personal feeling is pronounced. You have room to work and play – whether it’s setting your briefcase down while you get changed, using the space to fold your sweaters, or arranging different outfits.

And don’t forget to add color!

You probably noticed in the above examples that touches of color, like pale pink, amethyst, and lavender, make a walk-in feel more like a room and less like a closet.

So, what do you think? Could you use some of these essential design elements to make your walk-in closet feel like a boutique? Tell me in the comments!

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Ginny Snook Scott California Closets

Ginny Snook Scott


Ginny Snook Scott is the chief design officer at California Closets. She has over 25 years experience with California Closets and has helped over 1,000 clients create custom closets and organize their home. Connect with Ginny on Google+.


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