One of the most important pieces of furniture a bedroom has is, of course, the wardrobe – which means homeowners should seriously spend time researching what type of wardrobe is the perfect fit for their needs!
Luckily, there are lots of wardrobe options to pick from. For example, freestanding wardrobes are easy to move and give the room a relaxed vibe, whereas fitted wardrobes help to save on space and can look very sleek to the room shape.
So how do you decide which one is the best for you? With our decades of experience fitting bedrooms across Edinburgh, we’ve got a great guide for you to use!
Consider Your Storage Needs
When buying a wardrobe, consider how many drawers, hanging rails and shelves your ideal wardrobe should have. Do you need a full-length space or a half-height space for tops and blouses? Or do you need flexibility with adjustable and removable shelves?
Choose Between Fitted or Freestanding Wardrobes
To help you decide this, check out the pros on cons of each.
Pros: These are best for awkward spaces and if you have specific storage requirements. Fitted wardrobes can be customised to accommodate sloping spaces, uneven walls and even sized to accommodate your storage needs.
Cons: Fitted wardrobes can be a bit of an extra expense and require precise planning to make adjustments or customisations to.
Pros: Super versatile and easily movable, freestanding wardrobes are easy on the pocket, have adequate space and can be easily transported from one room to another, although rarely do.
Cons: These wardrobes can waste space if the shelves, racks and railings aren’t sufficient for your storage needs. There’s also a danger of the wardrobe toppling over, so they’re not a good idea for homes with wall fixings and children.
Measure Your Space
To get an ideal wardrobe, dimensions matter. Wherever you choose to place your new wardrobe, it’s important you measure it carefully and make sure there is no obstruction when it comes to opening and closing doors.
Planning for Wardrobe Delivery and Fitting
Wardrobes, let’s face it, are really bulky contraptions, so make sure you have a safe and reliable delivery method planned out. Make sure the wardrobe isn’t big enough to damage doorways when manoeuvred and do speak to your joiner before planning safe delivery. In homes where the doorways are narrow, a flat-packed wardrobe design works best to avoid structural damage.
Pick Your Wardrobe!
Now that the technicalities of purchasing a wardrobe are out of the way, consider the following samples! We’ve got a list of some of the best wardrobes on the market, which are top of the line, modern and spacious.
Multi-Use Mirrored Wardrobes
These wardrobes are ideal for those looking for aesthetic details. The sleek design boasts of authentic door details and also offers extra storage in the form of a concealed door. The metal railing and high storage shelves are also ideal for storing accessories and small boxes.
These wardrobes are also large yet compact – they give the illusion of saving space while having enough space to fit almost all of your belongings. They can fit into most bedrooms. And the best part? The mirror included negates the need for extra furniture or a vanity!
Space Saving Fitted Wardrobe
Fitted wardrobes always look good and if you plan on staying in one place for a while, they’re a great investment. They are made to cater to any and every storage requirement, from shoes to boxes.
Begin by getting your in-house consultation where your chosen space will be sized up and your ideal design will be sketched to meet your wardrobe needs.
The Open-Plan Hanging Rail Wardrobe
For those who aren’t fans of bulky wardrobes, this super sleek design consists of a frame boasting of contemporary design. It lays all your storage space in the open and takes away the cumbersome problem with doors.
It’s great for those with minimal space and when paired with small storage boxes to store things like socks and underwear, it’s a pretty great investment.
The Sliding Door Wardrobe
The sliding doors on a wardrobe are a real lifesaver! They don’t obstruct walkways and the simple design maximizes storage space for those looking to keep things minimal yet functional. Usually, in the form of freestanding wardrobes, these sliding door closets can be customised with as many shelves as you’d like. It’s also a pretty mobile piece of furniture, so you can take it along with you when you’re moving out.
The French Wardrobe
Go back in time with this vintage looking wardrobe, which has tons of space and two simple doors that open. Great for those looking for some aesthetic appeal and style, these wardrobes look great and have tons of space to store anything. These can be painted in any colour you please and can also be customised to include a full-length hanging rail or shelves to accommodate other things like accessories or smaller clothes.
The Oak Wardrobe
Heavy, beautiful and with tons of space, oak wardrobes come in their natural finish and are very sturdy. And luckily, oak finishes complement various interior designs! The wardrobes usually feature two drawers and a single hanging rail, although the bottom of the wardrobe can still accommodate things like small boxes.
Fashion Led Wardrobes
From sleek to dark and trendy wardrobes, fashion-led wardrobes are usually short-term solutions for those looking for some extra storage space in their small room. Dark colours can make the closet look smaller, which gives the illusion of space while the inside has tons of it to store all your necessaries. Sleek wardrobes also don’t weigh too much and with minimalist features, they complement many bedroom themes.
The Rustic Wardrobe
These wardrobes are super charming and add a touch of nostalgia to your bedroom décor. Although bulky, it’s a great piece of furniture if you’re looking to add extra space in your spare bedroom. Equipped with drawers to store all the small things, the upper chamber is usually a full length one, in which you can hang your favourite dresses and suits.
When deciding to get a fitted bedroom, do give us a call to discuss your needs and wants. We have years of know-how when fitting in local Edinburgh homes.