How to choose a new wardrobe

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In terms of importance, after your bed itself, the second most important item of furniture in your bedroom, will almost certainly be your wardrobe. Wardrobes come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, and whereas some people prefer fitted wardrobes, others may prefer more contemporary styles and designs. When choosing a wardrobe however, you need to listen to your heart and your head, as the entire process is pretty complex, and is far harder than you may have realised. When buying a new wardrobe, you not only want your room to look great, but you need to have enough space to make the room practical. Bespoke traditional wardrobes are currently very popular, although so are tried and tested firm-favourites such as regular built-in wardrobes. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a new wardrobe for your bedroom.

How much space do you wish to fill? – In this case, we’re talking about external space in your room, rather than space within the wardrobe (don’t worry, we’ll get to that shortly). All bedrooms are different sizes, so when choosing a wardrobe, you should consider how much space in your room you want the wardrobe to take up. Made-to-measure wardrobes are fantastic in this instance, because they can be made exactly to your specifications and requirements, meaning that you can create the perfect sized wardrobe. If you can only use up a certain amount of space in your room, made-to-measure wardrobes are basically ideal.

How much storage do you need? – For those of you with a lot of storage needs and requirements, fitted wardrobes are ideal as they generally provide more storage space than regular wardrobes. Before buying a new wardrobe however, you need to know exactly how much storage space you need, and how much you will need in the future. This is where you need to think with your head as well as your heart, as if you see a wardrobe you absolutely adore, but can instantly see that it is far too small, you need to weigh up whether or not buying it would be practical. For example, if it is far too small, you need to figure out where you can store everything else.

Will the decor go with your room? – If you have a bespoke and traditional-styled bedroom, obviously bespoke traditional wardrobes will work incredibly well with the overall style and decor of your room. If however, you have an ultra-modern decor theme in your room, you will need a wardrobe that reflects this as well. Unless you are super-creative, go with themes and styles that complement each other, as life will be so much easier in the long run.

Which doors do you prefer? – For rooms with limited space, built-in wardrobes with sliding doors are perfect, as you save space because the doors slide open, instead of falling open via hinges. You can even go with mirrored doors as they can enhance the appearance of the room, creating the illusion of additional space.

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