10 ways wardrobes can totally transform a bedroom
Traditional white wardrobe
Bedrooms - no matter how big or small - are home to a lot of stuff. Clothing, bedding, shoes, books...the list of items kept in bedrooms is endless.
Decent bedroom wardrobes are essential for keeping clutter at bay, and good quality bedroom storage will only make your busy, stressful mornings easier as you roll out of bed and start your day.
Think about the style and shape of your bedroom when looking for wardrobes. Built-in wardrobes are a game-changer for storage, and bespoke designs will fit into your room design perfectly. If you have alcoves, look for wardrobes that fit the space like a glove - this will avoid bulky bedroom wardrobes sticking out into your room and using up unnecessary space.
A traditional wardrobe with ample hanging room and a good-sized bottom drawer is both practical and stylish. This white-painted design will work well in most settings, from traditional to modern. Get the most from your wardrobe by investing in some large vacuum bags. These ingenious storage solutions allow you to keep out-of-season clothes in the smallest possible space plus they protect against moths, too.
Wall-to-wall mirrored wardrobe
Create an illusion of space with mirrored wardrobes. Perfect for smaller bedrooms, the mirrored finish helps to bounce light around the room, making it appear larger. This wardrobe system comes in a range of widths, heights and finishes so you can choose the exact combination to suit your space.
Bespoke bedroom storage
Tailor-made cupboards are the perfect storage solution for an awkwardly shaped under-the-eaves loft room. They make the most of every inch of available space, including high-up or tucked-away areas that would otherwise go to waste. A solid row of cupboards can feel a bit overbearing so break the look up with a bit of frosted glass detail.
Freestanding storage may be flexible but a single wardrobe is unlikely to satisfy modern clothes storage needs. Building your cupboards into your bedroom scheme will give you a lot more storage space and is also a good way to make use of awkward-shaped corners where freestanding furniture wouldn't fit. Using a false wall will keep the look neat and sleek.
A painted French armoire is an easy way to add elegance to any bedroom scheme. If you have beautiful bed linen that deserves to be shown off, go for a glass- or mesh-fronted model, such as the one shown here. An antique armoire can usually be adapted for modern needs - just make sure it's deep enough to fit a modern clothes hanger.
Fabric wardrobe panels
Add instant country-style chic to your bedroom by replacing select wardrobe panels with a pretty patterned fabric. This traditional floral print works like a charm and blends beautifully with the blue tones in the rest of the scheme. Using the same print for the wardrobe panels and bed linen helps to keep the look cohesive.
Alcove spaces are a great place to tuck away your wardrobe but can sometimes be a bit on the narrow side. Before you buy your wardrobe, measure the width of the alcove space and choose a wardrobe that you know will fit, opting for a slimline model if necessary. Don't forget to take into account skirting boards or any structural features that might jut out and affect the amount of available space.
His and hers wardrobes
If you share a bedroom, why not separate your storage into different zones to prevent your clothes from getting mixed up? Positioning a fitted wardrobe on either side of the bed is the most obvious way of doing this and creates a sense of order and symmetry in the room. Here, the space between the wardrobes has also been used to create a handy shelf, while the reading lamps fit neatly onto the side of the cupboards.
Traditional wooden wardrobe
A traditional wooden wardrobe lends a timeless feel to any scheme. Here, the polished wood tones of the wardrobe add warmth to a white and pink girl's bedroom and also prevent the room from looking too sugary. In a small room, choose a model with mirrored door panels so the wardrobe doesn't dominate the scheme. The mirrors will also help to make the room look larger by reflecting light and visually doubling the space.
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