Wardrobes are often considered an essential bedroom accessory, but did you know that there is a big difference between a wardrobe and a wardoire? When most people think of a wardrobe, they picture a simple structure with a few shelves and a few hooks on the outside to hang clothing. While that is definitely true, wardrobes are not always this simplistic. In fact, depending on the style and decor of the bedroom, a wardrobe can serve many purposes. The purpose and function of a wardrobe can vary depending on the room in which it is located and the individual needs of the person who uses it.
A bedroom wardrobe may be a simple combination of shelves and small drawers, offering an array of storage space. If your clothes collection has grown out of the closet space of your home, a bedroom wardrobe is an easy way to safely store extra clothing without taking up room in your closets. These freestanding units tend to feature small drawers, shelves, and hooks on the outside for hanging clothes, and usually they are classified according to whether they are accessed from the top or the bottom of the unit. Many come with sliding doors that offer smooth access to all areas.
A bedroom wardrobe is often used to store shoes or other accessories. Since the majority of bedroom wardrobes are freestanding, the top of the unit usually features many different storage shelves for accessories. Some come with shoe racks that offer a place to store multiple pairs of shoes. Others may include tie racks that allow hanging of belts, or other accessories. A wardrobe may also have a place for a dresser or night stand, for placing important accessories.
One of the more popular styles of bedroom wardrobes is the sliding door wardrobe. This style usually includes a sliding door that opens in a closet or similar area. The doors can be placed on the floor to create a hallway like appearance. These are the best bedroom wardrobe designs, since they offer you many different storage spaces.
Most people choose to install a chest of drawers along with their bedroom wardrobe. The benefits of this design include more than just more storage space; it also adds a more dramatic appearance to the bedroom. Many people opt for a two-drawer chest; a one-drawer chest can look outdated and dull, so choosing a full-length mirror and doors that compliment the chest are usually a good idea.
There are also many closet systems that can be purchased to hide clothing drawers and other items away. These are usually referred to as “hideaway” wardrobes. When you are designing your wardrobe, make sure you select a layout plan that includes at least three levels of hanging space for clothing. These can be made of wood, metal, or some type of clear plastic. The most popular hideaway systems are usually made of oak, because of its classic and sophisticated appearance, while providing ample storage for your clothes.