15 Closet Design Ideas That Epitomize Fashion and Function

By Toll Brothers 3 minute read

Last updated on August 24th, 2022

There’s an outfit for every occasion. Whether you’re getting ready for work, a formal dinner, or a day of hiking, it’s important to have clothes organized and at the ready. For this reason, an innovative closet is a vital part of any modern home design. With amazing features like accent lighting, glass paneling, and ample storage space, an incredible closet means the perfect attire has never been easier to find.

Explore 15 of our favorite closet spaces and discover wonderful closet design ideas for your own clothing collection.


1. Add a full-length mirror

It’s rare to find the right outfit on the first try. With a handy full-length mirror in your closet design, you can quickly test out different combinations until you find the perfect look.

Large walk in room closet with two islands and window access
Westcliffe at Porter Ranch – Skyline Collection by Toll Brothers in Porter Ranch, CA


2. Store more in your closet than just your clothing

With ample shelving in your closet design, you can store items like beauty products and other daily essentials, accessories, and other goods while still having plenty of space for your wardrobe. 

Bridle Ranch by Toll Brothers in Queen Creek, AZ


3. Energize your closet design with captivating wall décor

Regardless of functionality, closets should adequately reflect your individual style. Personalize your closet space with artwork that reflects your unique personality. 

Grey neutral closet with white paint and artwork.
The Cliffs at Somersett by Toll Brothers in Reno, NV


4. Add convenience with open, symmetric closet shelving

It’s easy to remember and locate specific articles of clothing when your closet design has a straightforward approach to organization. Open shelves offer a quick way to identify which articles of clothing are where, and where you should return recently done laundry. 

Caleda by Toll Brothers in Queen Creek, AZ


5. Create a closet that feels like a boutique store

Wooden closets are an excellent choice for infusing a level of luxury into your closet design, especially when paired with a dashing chandelier, full-length mirrors, and elegant bench seating.

Dark wood closet cabinet finish with chandelier, natural lighting, mirror, and sitting area.
Reserve at Franklin Lakes – Carriages Collection by Toll Brothers in Franklin Lakes, NJ


6. Design a closet that simply shines

Accent lighting is a fantastic way to give your closet additional aesthetic appeal while illuminating the space with a gentle atmospheric glow. 

Toll Brothers at Denali Estates in Herriman, UT


7. Enjoy the benefits of a closet island

A closet island can serve a multitude of purposes, whether you’re storing items in its drawers or laying out your outfit for the day. 

The Ridge by Toll Brothers – The Overlook Collection in North Salt Lake, UT


8. Feel at ease in an airy closet design

Create a closet that feels warm and inviting with light cabinetry, drawers, and ambient lighting.

White closet cabinets with toe-kick lighting, spotlights, chandelier and glass cabinet doors.
Whitewing at Whisper Ranch by Toll Brothers in Queen Creek, AZ


9. Connect your closet and laundry room for maximum efficiency

Wash, dry, and put away your laundry expeditiously with a closet design that’s adjacent to your washer and dryer.

Mid-century modern transitional closet design connecting to laundry room with wood back
Mesa Ridge – View Point Collection by Toll Brothers in Las Vegas, NV


10. Avoid wrinkles by hanging your wardrobe

No one likes wearing wrinkly clothes. To avoid the hassle, design a closet that utilizes a plethora of hanging rods perfect for carefully storing your clothing. 

Luxury closet with spotlights, center island and built-in hanging space
Toll Brothers at Inspirada in Henderson, NV


11. Build your walk-in closet near the bath

Accelerate your morning routine with a closet design within a few feet of your bathroom. Shower, dry off, and get dressed for the day quickly and efficiently.

Doylestown Walk by Toll Brothers in Doylestown, PA


12. Redefine expectations of a bedroom closet

No longer are closets simply an extension of your bedroom. Indulge in a cutting-edge design equipped with floating cabinetry, accent lighting, and expansive focal island.

Modern closet with white center island and carpeting with plenty of hanging space.
Westcliffe at Porter Ranch by Toll Brothers in Porter Ranch, CA


13. Include a window to the outside

Peek through the window or step out onto the balcony and see if you have the appropriate number of layers for the day’s weather.

Doylestown Walk by Toll Brothers in Doylestown, PA


14. Step into a closet perfect for shoe lovers

If you’re someone who fancies their footwear, it’s crucial to have a closet that accommodates your vast collection. 

Dual closet with dark wood elements and black backing.
Mesa Ridge – View Point Collection, NV


15. Don’t get hung up on running out of closet space

Enjoy an expansive closet with plenty of tension rods to hang your clothing. Add elegant lighting and closet furniture, and you have yourself a complete design ready for your collection.

Sereno Canyon by Toll Brothers in Scottsdale, AZ

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    1. Gary ramsey says:

      I am building a home in regency at Palasides in Charlotte nc. I was told by the design studio that I have No choice on closet….I don’t understand

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Gary, our floor plans are built as displayed on our website, meaning spaces are placed in the location and with the dimensions specified in these blueprints. We believe this is what our Design Studio team is trying to convey. We hope this helps clear any confusion. If you have any other questions, please let us know. Thanks!

    2. Susan H. Davis Schmidt says:

      Can you please tell us who installed the closet system at Doylestown Walk.

      Two time Toll home buyer.

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Susan, we partner with Organized Living and utilize their freedomRail system. We encourage you to explore their website to learn more. Thanks!

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