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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