How to Design Your Perfect Wardrobe

Whether you’re planning to have a new wardrobe, upgrading your interior storage or changing an unused room into a glam new walk-in wardrobe, below we've outlined a few key considerations to help you design your perfect wardrobe.

1. Practicality

The most important factor in designing your wardrobe is your lifestyle. Before you get down to the nitty-gritty of measuring up your space, you should consider the following factors; what are your preferences in clothes, for females, do you collect a lot of shoes, bags or perhaps accessories? What about hats or scarfs? A large number of long dresses? For the males, do you have a number of suits that need a little bit more space to hang freely? Or a number of dress shoes? Once you starting thinking about these questions you can start to get a feel for the type of design you'll need to keep everything nicely separated and well organised.

In addition, if you’ll be predominately keeping clothes in your wardrobe, do you prefer them hanging or neatly folded and kept on shelves? Hanging rails are important, however, it's also worth allowing for some shelving that can be multiple purpose such as storing towels, boxes, bags or bedding. Also, would you prefer to have them behind doors or perhaps a more open-style display may be a better option?

Drawers are a great way to squeeze maximum storage out of every space. Best of all, drawers are convenient to access and allow you to group the smaller items in your wardrobe that often get lost or misplaced as well as organise essential every day use garments such as underwear, socks, stocking, scarfs or jewellery. Deeper draws can hold those larger items such as sweaters that you may not want to over-stretch on hangers. So the obvious question is, how many drawers will you need? When calculating always go for one or two more than you think you'll need, you will always find something to put in them!

If you like to keep shoes in your wardrobe, consider pull out shelves to have easy access to lower and deeper sections of the wardrobe. Also using adjustable shelving will give you the flexibility to create spaces to suit your bigger belongings or boxes. Maximise space where you need it and reduce wasted space in those spots where you don’t need wide shelving.

Finally, to maximise your wardrobe space, where possible, build it right to the ceiling, and a good option is to have wider top shelves where you can store items you use infrequently such as guest pillows, duvets, blankets or suitcases.

2. Accessories and Lights

For those smaller items such us : belts. jewellery, scarfs, you can use cleverly ready designed hangers, pull out organisers, jewellery drawers or even simple but strategically placed hooks. For bag’s collection you can create space with shelves behind glass doors and meke a feature of them.
If you like to keep your trousers neat, you can install trousers organisers, this will also help to keep they out of creases.

those days you can chooser from a wide range of lights to add extra functionality to your wardrobe.
you can Light up your wardrobe with sensor operated LED rail lights or build in the shelves LED spot lights, this will all you immediately find what you're looking for as soon you open the wardrobe door or walk in to your dressing room.
for an additional feature you can install decorative external light, illuminating over those beautiful doors or display of your shoes and bags collection.

3. Style

The practically is one thing , but look and feel of a wardrobe is another. Once you have decided on the internal storage , you can chosen the right material finish and colour scheme to fit your room,
Designing your own wardrobe is the perfect opportunity to add a bit of personality and style to an important part of your bedroom.
you probably have some colour preferences and material finish ideas. If you find you’re stuck between the choice of two, three or more finishes, why not order some of our samples?
Keep the samples and match with your existing furniture or make a statement of your wardrobe by choosing contrasting colours.
Don’t forget about the mirror. Whether it will be a part of your door system or within the interior of a walk in wardrobe, mirrors not only serve a very practical purpose but they also help smaller wardrobe spaces and bedrooms appear less cluttered and bigger.
not a huge fan of external mirror? They can be also hidden and place onto internal side of the doors.

4. Consult a Wardrobe Design Professional

Bespoke wardrobes are increasing in popularity each year, with new styles suitable for homes and rooms of all shapes and sizes. When faced with designing your own wardrobe, it can feel like a huge undertaking or time challenge. There’s so much potential and you want to get it just right.

Your wardrobe will be one of the most utilised spaces within your home and plays a pivotal storage role. Quite simply, storage sells homes so speak with a wardrobe design professional to ensure that your wardrobe design maximises storage and is functional for your budget and lifestyle.

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