Their’s a recurring lame joke on the HGTV show “House Hunters“.
My wife and I watch a lot of HGTV. It’s our favorite channel. We’ve watched thousands of their shows. While we chuckle at the many recurring lame jokes, one that is particularly annoying is when a couple is checking out the closet, whether a reach-in closet or walk-in closet, one of the couple, usually the guy quips “she’ll take up most of this space” insinuating she has far more clothes and the poor guy is relegated to some makeshift storage area for clothing in the basement.
The fact of the matter is men often have as much clothing as women. As a guy, I particularly like walk-in closets because I like my clothes nicely organized and taken care of.
Now that I’ve proffered my rant which is about as lame as the lame recurring joke on HGTV, let’s get to the matter at hand and that is our featured collection of walk-in closets that work for both men and women design-wise.
Welcome to our gallery featuring a collection of fantastic luxury walk-in closets for both men and women. In other words, this collection is unisex.
The fact is most people are not going to have his and hers walk-in closets. Most will share; after all one walk-in closet is a premium feature. Two is ultra-luxury.
While women walk-in closets have distinct features and designs, as do men’s closets, a unisex design may lean toward the feminine or masculine, but overall work for both. Let’s face it, there isn’t a huge difference between the two. At the end of the day they both store clothes.
Please keep in mind deciding whether a design is more feminine or masculine or gender-neutral is to a large extent subjective. We aim to not offend anyone; take these “gender-themed” galleries with a grain of salt. We’re merely doing our best to offer specifics to people looking for specific designs.
Does it matter what the closet looks like?
I don’t think so, at least not as much as a living room or kitchen design, but some people do care. I’m pretty certain if left to design my own walk-in closet, it would look different than my wife’s design. We’re all individuals. While I don’t like to stereotype, there are some generalities that cater to each gender generally.
Our aim with this collection is to showcase ideas that perhaps both him and her will appreciate… a compromise of sorts resulting in a more neutral design.
They say that in a negotiation when both sides walk away unhappy, a good deal was made. While that’s a fairly cynical view of the world, I think there’s truth in it… but perhaps not so applicable to the world of design. Perhaps there are designs that both men and women can agree on. I know my wife and I generally like the same interior designs.
And so we present our collection of unisex walk-in closets.
This walk-in closet features a sleek leather chair underneath the skylight along with dark wood modular cabinets that blend in with the wide plank flooring. It is illuminated by stripped lights fixed on the regular white ceiling.
Simple walk-in closet showcases open shelving and a white dresser that’s topped with round storage boxes and a sleek vase. It has gray carpet flooring and a regular ceiling mounted with a flush light.
Long and narrow walk-in closet with an elegant flush mount light and white cabinets accented with gold trims and pulls. There’s a picture window at the far end that’s dressed in a blue floral drapery.
A walk-in closet inside the primary bathroom offering ample storage and a striped bench in the middle that sits on gray carpet flooring. It is illuminated by a gorgeous chandelier and recessed ceiling lights.
Unisex walk-in closet with beige carpet flooring and a shed ceiling fitted with recessed lights and skylights. There’s a cushioned bench in the middle surrounded by wooden modular cabinets.
Symmetrical walk-in closet with a cushioned seat and wooden storage along with full height mirrors that create a larger visual space in the area. There’s a doorway in the middle that opens to the primary bathroom.
Two-tone modular cabinets add an exciting touch in this walk-in closet with beige carpet flooring and taupe walls matching with the regular ceiling.
This walk-in closet features wardrobe rods and glass front cabinets illuminated by recessed lights. It blends in with the beige walls and carpet flooring achieving a unified design.
A closeup look at this walk-in closet with natural wood dresser over striped flooring along with open shelving for storing shoes and bags.
Coral pillows on a black tufted ottoman stand out in this walk-in closet showcasing wooden modular cabinets and an aluminum framed window covered in wicker roller blinds.
Cozy walk-in closet with white wardrobe cabinets and a built-in window seat nook topped with an animal print cushion. It includes a granite top island with a built-in seat on the side lighted by amber dome pendants.
A view of the walk-in closet through the gold draperies offering redwood cabinets and a matching island situated across the wall mirror. It is illuminated by a glass dome pendant and black track lights.
Unisex walk-in closet with open storage and a wooden counter fitted with ample drawers. It is complemented by a brown bench that’s topped with a cowhide throw.
White walk-in closet boasts open shelving and a pair of skirted ottomans over the taupe carpet flooring. It is illuminated by round chandeliers and recessed ceiling lights.
A white door accented with brass hardware opens to this walk-in closet with open shelving and a natural wood island fitted with ample drawers for additional storage.
This walk-in closet features wooden storage and white doors fitted with full-length mirrors. There’s a light wood island in the middle that’s topped with a beige granite countertop.
White window shutters and modular cabinets surround a quartz top island with a built-in seat on the side. This walk-in closet has rich hardwood flooring and a regular ceiling fitted with recessed lights.
Open storage in dark wood matches the granite top island that’s flanked by brown velvet chairs over wide plank flooring. It is illuminated by a modern pendant and recessed ceiling lights.
Narrow walk-in closet illuminated by a crystal beaded chandelier that hung from the blue tray ceiling. It showcases ample storage and a coral tufted chair with a white framed artwork on top.
A stylish round seat over black tiled flooring is the highlight in this walk-in closet with open storage and white cabinets illuminated by an amber flush mount light along with recessed ceiling lights.
The unisex walk-in closet offers wardrobe rods and single-column cubbies along with brown cabinets that are fitted with a mirrored backsplash. It is decorated with small faux plants and a Buddha head sculpture.
A brown striped rug adds a striking accent in this walk-in closet with open shelving and wooden drawers fitted with stainless steel knobs.
Trendy walk-in closet decorated with a stylish drum chandelier and a large framed mirror mounted on the taupe wall. It boasts dark wood storage with a beige cushioned bench in the middle that sits on a striped rug over the hardwood flooring.
A large stag artwork brings a character in this walk-in closet with dark wood storage and a striking herringbone rug over hardwood flooring illuminated by a drum flush mount light.
Sophisticated walk-in closet with mirrored wardrobe doors and open storage surrounding a glass top island that’s illuminated by fancy round crystal chandeliers.
A charming flush mount light illuminates the marble top island that’s complemented by a white cushioned stool over the dark hardwood flooring. It is surrounded by modular cabinets and a French door that’s covered in white roman shades.
This walk-in closet features mirrored wardrobe doors and spiral clothing racks flanked by open shelving. There’s a light wood island in the middle that’s topped with a display screen and a black flower vase.
Colorful artworks accentuate the gray archway that leads to this walk-in closet with white wardrobe cabinets over carpet flooring.
Orange leather seats bring a pop of color in this long and narrow walk-in closet showcasing wide plank flooring and a regular white ceiling fitted with recessed lights and a skylight that runs the length of the room.
This walk-in closet offers a white wardrobe and an inset wall niche fitted with glass shelves. It includes a built-in seat that’s fixed under chrome coat racks and open shelving filled with black storage bins.
A white ceiling with crown molding stands out against the open shelving and wooden drawers with dark wood knobs blending in with the natural hardwood flooring.
Charming walk-in closet with blue walls and an open archway lined with white columns. It is decorated with black framed artworks and a striped area rug that lays on the dark hardwood flooring.
A large walk-in closet boasts a beige counter and ample storage complemented by a brown cushioned chair over carpet flooring. It is illuminated by vintage sconces and recessed ceiling lights.
A glass flush light mounted on the regular white ceiling illuminates this walk-in closet showcasing glazed doors and dark wood storage over beige tiled flooring.
Unisex walk-in closet with hardwood flooring and recessed lights illuminating the dark wood wardrobes along with a matching counter that’s integrated with a built-in seat on the side.
What is Unisex Design?
While more often used with respect to clothing, unisex design is that which is suitable for both sexes. Synonyms include gender-neutral, which is what we considered using predominantly throughout this post, but after studying the concept, in the realm of design, we decided unisex was the more appropriate term.
Does unisex term apply to interior design?
This is a very good question, one to which I don’t have a definitive answer, but I do have an opinion which is as follows.
I think in some instances it does and in other instances, it doesn’t. It’s not like clothing where there are definitely “women’s clothing” and “men’s clothing” and then unisex clothing.
Unisex makes sense for some rooms and not for others. For example, one wouldn’t say “unisex kitchen” nearly as readily as a unisex walk-in closet. Instead one might refer to a kitchen as masculine or feminine or neutral.
So what’s the difference between a kitchen and walk-in closet with respect to the term “unisex”?
It boils down to the fact that a home may have his and hers closets and since this is the case there may well be one very feminine closet and the other very masculine. Extrapolating from there, if a couple were to share a closet, the neutral design that works for both can reasonably refer to as unisex.
Another room to which “gender-neutral” or unisex applies is the baby nursery because of the clear dichotomy in design. Some people opt for traditional boy designs while others opt for traditional girl designs and then some people want a more neutral design.
What We Look for in Unisex Closets
We realize that some of the designs above include closets that have only men’s clothing or only women’s clothing and therefore seem misplaced in this gallery. That’s not a mistake.
When combing through our massive collection of walk-in closets is an overall color scheme and storage features that would be reasonably likely to be appreciated by both men and women in the traditional “gender” stereotype. We definitely realize that regardless of whether you’re a man or woman that you may totally disagree with us. That’s cool.
At the end of the day, both people in a relationship will need to agree to a closet design and perhaps our collection helps with the process.
The stereotype is that darker designs with plenty of wood evoke a more masculine look while the lighter and airier designs are more feminine. Therefore, our collection includes arguably more masculine options as well as arguably feminine options and then we have some that fall somewhere in the middle.