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Wardrobe Design Ideas for the Home
The wardrobe is an essential item in the bedroom and yet, we give it very little thought as to what we actually need in terms of storage. With this handy guide, you will have some great wardrobe design ideas for your next project.
Design Option – Freestanding or walk-in wardrobe
The first major design choice is whether to have a freestanding wardrobe that can be moved from one space to another or to opt to have a walk-in or built-in wardrobe.
There are pros and cons to both, and will mainly feature your likes and dislikes, as well as how much of a budget you have for this project. Walk-in wardrobes tend to utilise all the space available but a freestanding wardrobe is the preferable option if you think you will want to move it from time to time.
Design option – Door type
Freestanding wardrobes come as a package, with the opportunity to change the doors limited unless you are a competent DIYer and are happy to spend time cutting doors to size and do on.
Walk-in wardrobes can have doors that open outwards into the room or, to improve access, opt for sliding doors. These save on space as well as having a wider opening making it easier to retrieve items from inside the wardrobe.
Design option – Interior options
Wardrobes are created with one purpose in mind: to store clothing and footwear. However, some wardrobes are sadly lacking in storage solutions.
For example, most wardrobes that are purchased flat-packed and freestanding versions come with full height hanging space – great is you want full length hanging space! But, do you really need this amount of hanging space? Would half hanging space for shorts, tops and so on, be a better option?
We also have different items with need to store and in different quantities. For example, you may have a range of designer handbags that you want to store correctly, or maybe you have an extensive shoe collection that will continue to grow.
Think carefully about what you have to store and how much. You also need to think about how frequently you need to access these items as well as this can have a bearing on where and how they are stored.
Design option – Material
We assume that wardrobes will be made from wood and will look, by default, as a traditional wardrobe always has.
However, the wardrobe has undergone a design revolution and now, you can finish the wardrobe in any way you like. With a freestanding one, however, you will have probably have less options for changing doors, adding glazing and so on.
Walk-in wardrobes, however, especially those with sliding doors can be finished in various ways, from block colour doors to ornate patterns, to full length mirrors or glazed options.