Material makeup has a big impact on the design and building of a closet. If you’re one of the people who’s always “on trend”, here’s the latest in closet design materials so you can incorporate the ones best suited to your own personal style.

We’ve moved past the days of ornate design, cumbersome cabinetry and fancy details in mouldings and rosettes.

Today it’s:

  1. – Clean Lines
  2. – Uncomplicated Design
  3. – Color and Texture

And texture is dominating the landscape. It can be visual and tactile. It can be rough, linear, embossed or even smooth, depending upon the material you select.

And you can mix it up. By that we mean you can finish part of the designed space in one color/texture and another part in a solid. You frequently see this style in kitchen designs. The kitchen island will be a dark wood and the cabinets are light or white. You can also spice up your garage space or create a built-in wall unit with a combination of materials.

You can balance it out. Sometimes too much texture is just that – too much! Consider the above option to create more a more balanced, soothing feeling and incorporate neutrals. Selecting a neutral color (like off white) with a textured material is a great way to balance designs out.

Go Sideways. We’re not talking about the wine-drinking kind of sideways from the movie of the same title. We’re talking about grain direction here. When incorporating large doors or drawers, running the grain in a horizontal direction is absolutely on trend.

And what are some suggestions for great ways to mix and match to get your perfect closet combination?

Here are some of our favorites: