October 03, 2017
In a bedroom there must be a wardrobe. Where else would you put all your clothes and store other items that you don’t want people to see when they come into your room? Wardrobes can be in-built or stand-alone. 
If your room doesn’t have an in-built wardrobe, you will have to spend some time looking for the perfect stand-alone to complement the rest of your space. As well as this, you will probably have to find someone for wardrobe assembly – especially if the wardrobe comes in a flat pack! 

When choosing the best wardrobe for your space there are usually 4 components to look for:

Wardrobe Decision Component #1: Style

Style is very important; you don’t want to have a mismatch of items in your room. The theme of your room should be continued in the wardrobe that you choose. If you are unsure of what style to choose it is probably best to play it safe.

Stick to simple designs and neutral colours, that way you can’t go wrong. You can always accessorise your room with little knick-knacks to bring your own personality into it. If you are looking to make a bold statement, we suggest you do so though picking a bright colour. Yes, this may go out of style quickly, but if your wardrobe is cheap (i.e. a flat pack) you can easily keep up with the latest trends.

Wardrobe Decision Component #2: Type

We touched on this above, you will need to decide whether you want a in-built or stand-alone wardrobe. If you are renovating your house this is a something you will need to think about. The decision will come down mainly to size of space and budget.

A stand-alone wardrobe will probably cost less than an in-built, especially if you are purchasing a flat pack wardrobe. With an in-built wardrobe you can adjust the size based on how much space you have in the room. Whereas it can sometimes be a little harder to find a stand-alone that is the correct size for your space.

Wardrobe Decision Component #3: Storage

Storage is a major decision making factor as your wardrobe acts as pretty much the only place where you can store items in your room. Obviously, the bigger the wardrobe, the more storage you will have. Think about who will be using the room.

If the room is only for guest use then the storage doesn’t have to be as high. If the room is for a member of the family who will use it every day, it then becomes vital that there is as much storage as possible. You don’t want to see all your child’s toys lying around on the floor of their bedroom only because there is no space in the wardrobe for storage!

Wardrobe Decision Component #4: Measurements

Before you make any decision you need to get your measurements right. Remember that old saying; “measure twice, cut once”? Well, this is important, make sure you are 100% accurate with your measurements. You don’t want to purchase a wardrobe only to realise it is too big (or too small) for the area.

Also, have a think about what each section of the wardrobe will contain. For example, is there a space large enough to have items of clothes hanging properly? Stand-alone wardrobes will usually have this issue sorted, but with an in-built this is something you will need to consider.

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