Your bedroom wardrobe is more than just a place to drearily grab a few articles of clothing in the morning and toss your clothes aside at the end of the day. It’s an area that should maximize the storage space while adding to the overall feel and aesthetic of your bedroom. And regardless of the size of your room, there are an ample number of options when it comes to the layout, design, and construction of your wardrobe.
The aim of your wardrobe design should be to find a healthy mix of function and style. For starters, all the clothing and accessories that you use daily, plus certain items that get used less frequently, should be able to fit in your wardrobe. On top of that, the external features – even the internal ones depending on the design you go with – are going to be a big factor in the look of your room.
Whether you have a small condo bedroom or a large master bedroom, there are always ways create a wardrobe that maximizes your space and still looks great. There’s more than one way to get the look and functionality you’re aiming for, so here are 8 unique wardrobe ideas for Canadian homeowners to get your creative juices flowing!
DESIGN IDEAS FOR SMALL BEDROOMS
If you’re working with a small bedroom, you might have a hard time envisioning a great looking wardrobe design that also has enough space to hold all your essentials. The truth is, it’s possible!
The main aim is to find space to keep your things out of view. Sometimes, this might seem tough to accomplish without lugging in a clunky wardrobe that overcrowds an already small space. On the other hand, you need to make sure you have enough storage space to hold all your things. So, to move past this problem you’ll need to find some creative ways to strike the balance you’re looking for. Here are three storage ideas to help you get started.
1. MAXIMIZE NICHE SPACES WITH BUILT-INS
When you’re working with limited space, you need to do what you can to maximize it. One way to do that is to make the most of any small space or niche in your closet.
2. SLIDING DOORS
A little saving of space can go a long way in a small room, and having a hinged door that swings open may be luxury you can’t afford. Using a sliding door like the one seen below can free up a significant amount of floor space.
3. REMOVE DOORS ALTOGETHER
While sliding doors can help to maximize floor space, they may not be feasible if you don’t have enough width to work with. As long as your closet is organized neatly, you can either leave it uncovered altogether or install some simple, neutral curtains instead.
COMMON MASTER BEDROOMS
If you have a bit more space to work with than a small, condo-sized bedroom wardrobe, you may want to take your wardrobe design in a different direction. Here are some ideas to help you maximize space and maintain a pleasing design in a classic master bedroom.
1. KEEP YOUR WARDROBE OPEN
Thought an open wardrobe design only works for a small bedroom? Think again. This style also works for roomier spaces where you’re looking to add a unique design.
2. GO WITH A MULTIFUNCTIONAL DESIGN
If you’re looking for some variety in design or storage, or you have a unique mix of items that you need to stow away, a multifunctional wardrobe is a great way to accommodate your needs.
3. COMBINE YOUR WARDROBE WITH A CHANGING AREA
Another way to maximize space in your master bedroom is to use corners wisely. Below, you’ll see a large and fairly open corner unit that almost functions like a walk-in closet with space to use as a changing area. One of the key components is the chair, as a seating area adds an element of comfort to your closet space.
CUSTOM HOUSE WARDROBES
If you have a lot of space to play around with and/or you want something that brings your specific vision into reality, you can have a custom wardrobe made for your bedroom. Here are some ideas to help you out.
1. INSTALL A CLOSET ISLAND
One way to create some extra storage space and add an element of elegance to your walk-in wardrobe is to add a closet island. They can be a great place to display your favourite personal items while giving some additional storage compartments to work with. Depending on the design, your island can even double as a vanity!
3. WALK-IN CLOSET WITH SEE-THROUGH DOORS
If you have the space and you’re looking to get away from the traditional walk-in closet design, a walk-in with see-through doors can give you a sleek design that opens up your space and deviates from the stuffiness you sometimes get from a more conventional walk-in.
2. INSTALL EXTRA LIGHTING
If your aim is to add some luxury to your wardrobe, installing additional lighting displays can go a long way. When you shine a light on your normal clothes and accessories, you can add an artistic flair that would otherwise be missing.
Look to install a variety of types of lighting depending on your space. Consider things like rope lights, puck lights, and cabinet lighting. Make sure the colour of your lighting is the same in every area of your wardrobe to ensure you get the consistent glow you’re looking for.
4. WALK-IN CLOSET WITH TRANSLUCENT DOORS
Are you looking for something similar to what was described above but you want a little more separation between your wardrobe and the rest of the room? If so, translucent doors might do the trick. This design will still allow for a bright wardrobe but makes this space a little more distinct from the rest.
MAKE YOUR WARDROBE YOUR OWN
Whether you live in small downtown condo or a large home in the suburbs, you don’t have to settle for a messy, unkempt wardrobe. It should be a reflection of your style, while also maximizing the storage space you have at your disposal. We hope these ideas can give you a push in the right direction on your journey to getting the wardrobe you’re looking for!