How Do I Choose A Wardrobe For My Bedroom?

Wardrobes are essential pieces of bedroom furniture that come a close second to your bed. Choosing one is not as easy as walking into a store or picking an idea off the internet. There are several factors to note before you choose a wardrobe size for your bedroom. What it requires is a carefully thought out style and structure based on your requirements and lifestyle. So before you select the first design among the types of wardrobe you love on social media or one that your favourite celebrity houses, do peruse our guide on types of wardrobe here. We have here a checklist to choose the right wardrobe that will stay in your home for years to come. 

Built-In Versus Freestanding – Take Your Pick

This is the first and foremost decision you need to make. Do you want a built-in wardrobe or a freestanding one? A freestanding wardrobe, one that is not attached to the wall, can be easily moved around between rooms at free will. Custom built-in wardrobes are not movable and need time to be designed. However, their biggest advantage is that they give you the option to customise it in terms of the wardrobe size, wardrobe materials, wardrobe colours, and wardrobe finishes along with accessories to your taste and preferences. So take your pick depending on the space in your bedroom and your budget.

Choosing between built-in and freestanding bedroom wardrobe
A wooden wardrobe with ample storage and style!

Choose The Right Dimensions of Wardrobe

The right wardrobe size will offer you the best storage possibilities in your wardrobe. First measure up space in your rooms before deciding on the types of wardrobe you want. While ceiling to floor wardrobes are the best pick, they come with their own set of cons. Accessing the upper-level compartments could be a challenge for some members of your family such as aged parents or kids. Here are ideal wardrobe sizes that can help you choose that perfect wardrobe.

Wardrobe Depth

24″ of wardrobe depth is ideal for wardrobes. This wardrobe depth provides maximum storage, with ample space to comfortably hang clothing like jackets and saris. Wardrobe depths greater than this are not a good idea as you will end up struggling to reach items hidden behind.

Wardrobe Height

42” of wardrobe height of any compartment that is used to hang clothes is ideal. These small wardrobe dimensions let you hang your clothes neatly so that they do not crush either.

For drawers and shelves – The height and width of the shelf can differ as per availability of space and your requirements.

A Place For Everything In Your Wardrobe

Before choosing a wardrobe it is essential to understand your storage requirements. So, for instance, if you own a lot of formal wear like jackets, dresses or saris, ensure you have several compartments to hang them. Similarly, for those with plenty of accessories, a wardrobe with multiple drawers is the best pick to organise all of it. Also, it is important to choose a wardrobe with overhead storage as a part of your wardrobe to make optimum use of space. Here is where you can store items that you do not use often for a clutterfree wardrobe.

Floor to ceiling bedroom wardrobe design to pack way your stuff
This large floor to ceiling wardrobe to pack away your stuff for good that you have enough space to add a king-size bed!

Our wardrobe designs make organisation easy

A Style That Blends In With Your Bedroom

Choose among types of wardrobe that blend in with the existing style of your bedroom interiors. This includes colours, finishes, wardrobe materials and details on your wardrobe door. If your bedroom has ornate furniture, a wardrobe with an embellished doors will blend well. For a clean look, you can look for a chic walk-in/ open wardrobe with no or translucent doors. Follow the same aesthetic principles when you choose the finishes and colour scheme of your wardrobe. Pick shades that match the existing colour palette of your bedroom for a great experience of how to choose wardrobe colors. For perfect bedroom interior design, the aesthetics of both your wardrobe and bedroom need to complement each other. This ensures visual harmony.

Wardrobe design that blends in with rest of the bedroom space
This Reflective wardrobe seems almost hidden, yet its glint catches the eye. And the side storage space makes it a perfect pick.

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Choose A Trendy Door Style

Why stick to the same old cabinet style door for your wardrobe when you can swing and slide? Pick a swing type or a sliding door according to your taste and space. Sliding doors with smooth dual tracks adds a statement to the overall aesthetics of your bedroom. It also helps save on space and gives your wardrobe a seamless and elegant look on the outside. Another chic design for your bedroom wardrobe is push-to-open doors. They are highly contemporary and easy to use.

Wardrobe design with a trendy door style for a contemporary look
This sliding door wardrobe makes it easy to access clothing. It’s also discrete, covered yet stylish.

Getting a new bedroom wardrobe does not mean burning a hole in your pocket. There are several options to choose from in the market that suits every budget. Just remember these important factors before you decide on your bedroom wardrobe, so you pick the best one that suits your needs the most.

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