What Materials And Finishes Are Right For Wardrobes?
The most important thing to consider while choosing or designing a wardrobe for any bedroom is the materials and finishes. The idea is to design a sturdy wardrobe that can hold a lot of your stuff and look absolutely stunning at the same time. Most interior designers will recommend using MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard), HDF (High-Density Fibreboard) or plywood. All of these materials are strong, durable and fit for wardrobes.
On the other hand, the list of finishes for wardrobes you can choose from is neverending. You can opt for laminates (matte and high gloss), veneers, acrylic, lacquered glass, or glass finishes as per your budget and taste. However, you must understand that every bedroom has a specific purpose attached to it and therefore interior design to suit the same. For instance, the master bedroom is usually the most stylish bedroom in any home. Therefore choose a wardrobe finish like veneer or lacquered glass to blend in well with overall decor. A wardrobe with a laminate finish in a highly stylised bedroom may not be the smartest choice. Hence, choose your finishes wisely.
What Are The Different Styles Of Wardrobes?
Now let’s explore different styles of wardrobes for your bedroom so you can choose one to suit your lifestyle, taste and budget.
A Wardrobe With Drawers And A Bookshelf
This style of wardrobe with open storage such as a bookshelf and a drawer is a great way of making the best use of your space. It combines the necessity of a bookshelf with the functionalities of a wardrobe into one clean, elegant solution. The finish used here is white and blue laminate for the open bookshelf in line with the colour scheme of this bedroom. The drawers and shutters on this wardrobe have been designed with handles making it simple to use.
Type Of Bedroom: Master Bedroom In Medium Or Small Apartments
A Sliding Door Wardrobe
Sliding door wardrobes are a best fit for small rooms with limited space where it’s hard to access a swing door wardrobe. There are various sliding mechanisms like overlapping doors mechanisms or in-line door mechanisms to fit different budgets. The doors can be customised with a variety of finishes like laminates, lacquered glass, tinted mirrors, veneers, acrylic or frosted glass as shown in this image here.
Type Of Bedroom: Small Bedroom
Also Read: Sliding Wardrobe Design Ideas in 2020
Wardrobe With A Shoe Box And A Dresser
A simple swing door wardrobe with an open shoebox and a dresser unit, as we see in this image, is designed for working couples to ease their morning routines. This wardrobe design has a dedicated section to organise everything you need, literally from head to toe, and within arms reach of each other. It is a perfect fit for a couple’s bedroom. This design is heavy on storage and can be further customised to blend in with your bedroom’s colour scheme and interior design style. High gloss laminate is used as the primary finish that makes it easy to clean and maintain nor does it scratch.
Type Of Bedroom: A Young Working Couple’s Bedroom
A Shutter Wardrobe With A Study Unit
With an emphasis on maximum storage, this wardrobe has a no-frills design. It is simple yet striking with a bold wood grain laminate. It is designed with a study unit attached that has a small bookshelf above the desk to make the best use of the space. This style of wardrobe is an excellent choice if you are designing your teenager’s bedroom. Ample storage and a study unit is what your soon to be grown-up kids need.
Type Of Bedroom: Teenage Kids’ Bedroom
A Glass And Aluminium Shutter Wardrobe
Tinted glass and wooden accents is a great way to add a touch of luxury into your bedroom. You also have an option of adding LED strip lights inside a wardrobe design like this. These wooden accents can either be laminates or veneers. In this image here we see a wardrobe with framing used in a soft-gold tone. You can opt for a different frame colour to blend with the overall aesthetics of your bedroom.
Type Of Bedroom: Master Bedroom
A Wardrobe With Loft Storage
Lofts are additional storage spaces available over your wardrobe. Lofts are used to store items that are not frequently used but cannot be disposed of either. They are also used to store seasonal items like winter bedding. They can be added on to both sliding and swing door wardrobes to store your luggage and seldom-used belongings.
Type Of Bedroom: Guest Bedroom, Master Bedroom, Kids Bedroom
A Walk-in Wardrobe
It’s safe to say that we all want one! Walk-in wardrobes are a design reserved for large bedrooms. They are typically designed as part of the bedroom floor plan. Walk-in wardrobes function as a dressing area too with chairs or seaters with a mirror designed into space.
Broadly, there are two types of walk-in wardrobes:
- Walk-in Wardrobe With Shutters
This design works best for open walk-in wardrobes that have no door to enter it. This type of walk-in wardrobe keeps dust, moisture and insects from getting to your clothes and accessories. But if you have a sealed off air-conditioned bedroom, it shouldn’t be a major concern.
Type Of Bedroom: Large Bedrooms
- Shutterless Walk-in Wardrobe
Bedrooms with a partition or a door can have a shutterless walk-in wardrobe for easy access and display. This is ideal for people who are always in a hurry to get ready like working professionals or young couples sharing a small bedroom.
Type Of Bedroom: Small Or Studio Apartment