Wardrobes are one of those pieces of bedroom furniture that many people take for granted – but when you’ve got the right design, it can really work in your favour. With a range of different styles from rustic to Scandinavian, wardrobes come in all shapes and sizes and can offer an impressive amount of storage space for your clothing.
A wardrobe is essentially a storage solution for your clothes, and while it can be made from any material, the best ones combine functionality with good looks. These are the kind that look as sleek and modern when closed as they do when open, and you’ll find a few in our selection that do just that.
This Argos Home wardrobe, for example, offers a decent amount of hanging and shelf space to keep your closet in check, but it’s the finish that makes this piece stand out. Combining a pale and rustic finish with sleek handles, it brings Scandi-influenced calm to bedrooms, while the built-in drawers are perfect for storing accessories and other small bits and pieces. It does require some self-assembly, but it’s easy enough and well worth the effort for a wardrobe that can really make an impact in your room.
If you prefer a little more structure to your storage, then try this solid oak clad wardrobe from Bludot. It’s much larger than the freestanding wardrobes you’ll find elsewhere, but it has a slim silhouette that ensures it doesn’t overwhelm your bedroom walls. Inside, you’ll find upper and lower clothing rods, plus a series of adjustable shelves to suit your needs.
Another option for a large wardrobe is this mid-century chifforobe from West Elm. The wardrobe stands at 54.5 inches tall and can fit a couple of full wardrobes worth of clothes. It has narrow shelving and a bottom drawer to store smaller items, but it also comes with a mirrored door that can be used for showing off your favorite accessories or jewellery.
When it comes to fitted wardrobes, a smarter design is key to creating a cohesive bedroom scheme. Fashion stylist Siouxsie Dickens has updated the sliding doors on her kid’s wardrobe with chalkboard/blackboard paint to transform them into a fun art gallery for her children, but this look is definitely not just for kids’ rooms. It’s a great way to inject personality into a teen’s room or add a touch of creativity and fun to an adult’s dressing area too.
Alternatively, you could opt for a wall-mounted wardrobe like this Marks and Spencer model. While not as spacious as a freestanding wardrobe, this solid wood option will still keep your clothing neatly organized without taking up too much floor space. It features two clothing rails, a series of adjustable shelves and an external drawer – ideal for storing shoes and accessories. This style is easy to install and can be taken down when you move house too. It might be more pricey than some of the other choices in our article, but if you want a solid wardrobe that will last for years to come, it’s a worthy investment.