A Guide To Wardrobe Designs For Different Types Of Bedrooms

We have all dreamed of owning stylish wardrobes just like celebrities do. Who wouldn’t want something that looks like it’s straight out of a magazine. Before you get inspired to design yours first decide the bedroom it’s going to be placed in.

There are several types of wardrobes you can design today based on your individual requirements and the type and size of the bedroom it will be placed in. However, one thing that is common, irrespective of the bedroom it is used in, is that wardrobes are frequently used. And every bedroom in your house needs a wardrobe that is easy to access, offers ample storage space, and blends in with the overall interior design of your bedroom.

Before selecting a wardrobe for any bedroom of your house you must first narrow down your choices to either a freestanding wardrobe or a built-in wardrobe. The advantage of freestanding wardrobes is that they can be easily carried to another bedroom or a new home in case you move.

Another option is to design a built-in wardrobe. While built-in wardrobes are not movable the biggest benefit here is that you get to customise and personalise it in terms of materials, size, colours and accessories to match your style and requirements.

Choosing a wardrobe that fits into your bedroom design can be challenging. To help you choose one that’s right for different bedrooms in your home we have produced this guide on the A-Z of wardrobe designs.

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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 the overall decor. A wardrobe with a laminate finish in a highly stylised bedroom may not be the smartest choice. Hence, choose your finishes wisely.

Material and finishes are an essential thing to consider while choosing or designing a wardrobe for bedroom

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.

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A Wardrobe With Drawers And A Bookshelf

Best fit forMaster Bedroom In Medium Or Small Apartments

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.

2 door wardrobe with bookshelf and a drawer that white and blue laminate is the colour scheme of this bedroom.

A Sliding Door Wardrobe

Best fit for Small Bedrooms

Sliding door wardrobes are the 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.

Sliding mirror wardrobe is the best fit for small rooms, and doors can be customisable with a variety of finishes.

Also, Read About Best Sliding Wardrobe Design Ideas in 2020

Wardrobe With A Shoe Box And A Dresser

Best fit for a bedroom of Young Working Couple

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.

A simple swing door bedroom wardrobe with dressing table and an open shoebox is a perfect fit for a couple's bedroom

A Shutter Wardrobe With A Study Unit

Best fit for a bedroom of Teenage Kids

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 are what your soon to be grown-up kids need.

Shutter kids wardrobe with study table and bookshelf design is simple yet striking with a bold wood grain laminate.

A Glass And Aluminium Shutter Wardrobe

Best fit for a Master Bedroom

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.

Tinted glass and aluminium wardrobe for bedroom is a great way to add a touch of luxury and can add LED strip lights inside

A Wardrobe With Loft Storage

Best fit for a Guest Bedroom, Master Bedroom, Kids Bedroom

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.

Modular wardrobe with loft storage in the bedroom used to store seasonal items like winter bedding.

Check out our wardrobes with lofts in stunning colours

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.

Bedroom with walk-in wardrobe is a design reserved for large bedrooms and functions as a dressing area too with chairs.

Broadly, there are two types of walk-in wardrobes:

Walk-in Wardrobe With Shutters

Best fit for Large Bedrooms

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.

Bedroom walk-in wardrobe with shutters design works best for open walk-in closets that have no door to enter it.

Shutterless Walk-in Wardrobe

Best fit for Small Or Studio Apartment

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.

Walk-in wardrobe for small rooms with a shutterless design is ideal for people who are always in a hurry to get ready.

How To Design The Ideal Walk-In Wardrobe For Your Master Bedroom?

Here are five tips to design an ideal walk-in wardrobe for yourself:

1. Add A His And Her Section

Most walk-in wardrobes are big enough to add multiple sections that can be designated to your partner and you.. You can customise each section to suit your requirement and taste.

2. Make Use Of The Corners

Corners are often the most neglected spaces. Using the right accessory can offer you additional storage and display space such as a tie or belt holder or chest of tiny drawers if you have the space to match.

3. Add Necessary Compartments

The idea is to go beyond the standard compartments by incorporating additional features like a pull-out mirror, a pull-out trouser rack, an accessory tray, a pivoting hanger rod, skirting drawers or a pull-out iron board.

4. Set The Mood With The Right Lighting

Walk-in wardrobes have a lot of scope to play with different types of lighting. Consider adding sconce lights, spotlights, cove lights, strip lights inside the sections or even a designer chandelier.

5. Add A Comfortable Seater

An accent chair or a seater is an essential piece of furniture for a walk-in wardrobe considering it functions as a separate dressing area. Cushioned seaters can be designed to complement your wardrobe design and offer additional storage space at the same time.

How To Choose The Right Wardrobe Based On The Bedroom Type?

Not all wardrobes are made equal. They are specific to each use case depending upon the bedroom they are installed in. For instance, a master bedroom wardrobe is usually designed with multiple, complementary features while a guest bedroom wardrobe would be more simple, basic and minimalistic in its design. Learn how to choose wardrobes for different bedroom types with our detailed lowdown below.

A Guide To Wardrobe Designs For Different Types Of Bedrooms


Wardrobes For Master Bedrooms

Wardrobes for master bedrooms are typically feature-rich with a host of accessories and add-ons. They are also big on space. There are several types of wardrobes to choose from for your master bedroom. Some of the most popular choices are a walk-in wardrobe, a wardrobe with a dresser, and a bi-fold shutter wardrobe as shown in this image. These wardrobes are further customised with additional accessories like mirror pull-outs, an iron board pull-out, a pull-out dresser, and his and her section.

Grey master bedroom wardrobe designs with white lamination feature-rich with a host of accessories and add-ons.

Wardrobes For Kids Bedrooms

Kids bedroom wardrobes are designed to be accessible, low on maintenance and high on storage. They are made with finishes such as laminates that are durable and easy to maintain. Wardrobes in kids’ bedrooms are usually paired with study units. An excellent example of which is a pull-out study table that is a part of the wardrobe as shown in this image here.

Yellow and white wardrobe for kids bedroom designed to be accessible, low on maintenance and high on storage.

Wardrobes For Guest Bedrooms

Guest bedroom wardrobes are the bare minimum in terms of features as they are not regularly used. Guest bedrooms are typically small in size and are usually designed with either a wardrobe or a TV unit attached. Hence, a multifunctional wardrobe with a TV unit is an excellent way to make the most of your bedroom space without compromising on either. You can also give your guests the privacy they need with all comforts under one roof.

Multifunctional sliding wardrobes with a TV unit is an excellent way to make the most of your guest bedroom space.

So that was everything you need to know about wardrobe designs for different bedrooms. We hope this guide helps you to choose the right wardrobe design for your home!

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