You may not have Kate Middleton’s wardrobe, but with these five closet upgrades you can create a luxury closet fit for royalty:
1. Cozy seating
A fur chair offers a gentle landing spot where you can slip on your heels. Jonathan Adler’s chic Maxime Fur Chair suits a variety of décor.
2. Deluxe drawer inserts
Felt-lined, specialized drawer inserts protect and display your jewelry, ties, glasses or lingerie. Rev-a-Shelf’s velvet-lined drawers put the perfect accessory for your outfit at your fingertips.
3. A 3-Way Mirror
Before she walked down the aisle at her sister’s wedding, Pippa Middleton probably checked in a three-way mirror to see how she looked to those sitting in the back of the church. You can check the rear-view, too, by installing a three-way mirror in your closet. If space and budget are issues, Bed Bath & Beyond sells a $129 over-the-door, three-way mirror in black or white.
4. Crystal Chandelier
The glittering light of a chandelier or crystal wall sconce will warm your closet and prevent you from putting on one black sock and one navy blue sock. Pescaso’s mini-chandeliers, available through Costco, lend a romantic elegance to your closet.
Drawer pulls, molding, decorative medallions and trim add a touch of sophistication. Accessorize your drawers with a glittering Swarovski crystal pull from Knobdeco.com, leather and stainless steel beauties from Doug Mockett, or the fun options from Anthropologie.
On a Budget? Lisa Adams, CEO of LA Closet Design, is known for building luxury closets, but she also knows how to get the look for less.
“Here’s my playbook for creating a luxury closet for less,” she says. “Lose the wire and plastic hangers and get matching hangers for your closet; add base and crown molding to create a more finished look; add a chandelier and ottoman, update your knobs/handles and install pullout valet hooks.”