How to Choose the Right Wardrobe

By Natalie 19/03/2022

How to Choose the Right Wardrobe

It's always good to change and keep things fresh, whether it's a hairstyle or wardrobe.

- Sheamus

A great wardrobe is one of the most essential pieces of furniture in a bedroom, after the bed. Many things go into a wardrobe, from your workwear to winter coats and even your precious cashmere sweaters, leather boots and delicate jewellery. The perfect wardrobe would offer much-desired space in a minimalistic way, complementing the aesthetic beauty of a room. So here we are, rounding up the different types of wardrobes that you may find, so you can choose the one that is right for you.

Fitted Wardrobe

Fitted wardrobes give you the liberty to choose the best size, shape or style. L-shaped or corner wardrobes maximise space utilisation in small bedrooms, making use of corners that would otherwise remain empty. It provides the advantage of storage space, as the fitted wardrobe usually extends from top to bottom of a room. These wardrobes also give rooms a less bulky appearance. If hinged doors aren't your style, sliding ones can offer a contemporary touch.

A fitted wardrobe works best for people who love orderliness, are concerned about space utilisation, and like things to remain where they are. So, if you enjoy changing the arrangement of your room often, this style may not work for you. Also, note that fitted wardrobes are priced higher; but this one-time investment is worth every penny.

Loft wardrobe

It can be an ordeal to find wardrobes that fit correctly in a bedroom with sloped ceilings. Loft wardrobes come to your rescue here; they are perfect for awkward spaces.

Loft attic wardrobes are custom-made to fit in the space under stairwells or a bedroom below the attic, or even a living room with an uneven roof. They cover all rough edges, give the room a clean look and are quite classy too. But because they are custom-made, you will have to pay more for them than regular wardrobes.

Freestanding Wardrobe

These traditional wardrobes are for the movers and the shifters. If you like to play around with furniture to suit your mood, then freestanding wardrobes are the one for you. They come at a lower price tag as compared to fitted wardrobes.

The hinged doors of these wardrobes are not too space-savvy as they have to be pulled outward. But they can offer a complete view of the contents within the wardrobe, unlike their sliding door counterparts. They come in many styles, which makes them quite versatile, giving you the option to choose something that will match your décor.

Metal-framed shutters are an option to consider because they are more durable as compared to wood shutters.

In recent times, free standing wardrobes have started coming with pocket doors. The doors slide into a cavity adjacent to the sidewalls of the wardrobe, instead of opening outward. These wardrobes would a good choice for small to medium-sized rooms.

Freestanding wardrobes would be the right choice if you are in a rented place and want a wardrobe that conveniently moves with you.

Mirrored Wardrobe

Mirrored wardrobes can make a room look elegant, while giving an illusion of more space. They make rooms appear brighter as they reflect light. These wardrobes can either be freestanding or fitted. They work well with both hinged doors and sliding ones.

If you want to give your room a spacious and lighter feel, then mirrored wardrobes are a great option.

Walk-in wardrobe

When it comes to wardrobes, nothing can beat the luxuriousness of the walk-in ones. These are the most expensive kinds of wardrobes. The walk-in wardrobe is your own mini fashion store that can hold everything from boots to belts to jewellery and your clothes, of course.

Depending on the size, you can decide on the hanging space for clothes, cabinetry, drawer space, shelves, shoe racks, or anything else that you can think of. You can even design one with a dressing table and mirrors for a multi-angle view. Everything is laid so beautifully perfect; it is a dream come true for those who love fashion.

Walk-in wardrobes are not for everyone. But if you can afford the space and cost, they can be the perfect solution to an organised wardrobe and dressing space.

A wardrobe is a deeply personal choice of furniture. This guide on different types of wardrobes should help you decide what works for your personality and individual needs. Remember you’re going to spend a significant amount of time every day around your wardrobe, choosing what to wear and dressing up. Your wardrobe should ideally be a mood-lifter and save you time and effort, besides keeping your essentials organised and safe. So, choose well.

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