So here are seven essential questions to ask when designing your dream wardrobe with ideas to make something functional and practical into something very special!
Question 1: Should I go neutral or dark or coloured?
Colour palette is a personal choice however, neutral is a more classic timeless look, whereas dark wood gives a rich, sleek, sophisticated almost masculine feel.
Usually, white is paint colour of choice for most homes, however if you want your wardrobe concealed or to stand out then painting it the same colour as your walls or in a contrasting colour can create the desired effect.
Question 2: What kind of finish should I choose?
Timber obviously is the first choice, but it is very expensive. The alternate options are veneers and laminates, both of which can look spectacular.
Question 3: How much storage is too much storage?Everyone has different requirements when it comes to storage. You can have multiple drawers or keep it minimalist depending on the amount and type of clothes you own. The layout of shelving is important to make the most of the functional space available inside the wardrobe. Just remember, the wardrobe needs to be aesthetically pleasing from the outside and functional and well planned on the inside. For added storage, you could always invest in a few pretty wicker baskets to store knick-knacks on top of the cupboards.
Question 4: What's the best type of lighting to have in the wardrobe?Lighting is significant in a wardrobe. The last you want is to be grappling inside a dark or dimly lit cupboard. Whether it's a walk-in or a simple closet, motion sensored LED strips or spotlights are a necessity. If you have a mirror inside the wardrobe, make sure to add flattering recessed lights over or around it.
Question 5: Handles or no handles?Handles or no handles...that is the question! Well, it depends entirely on the look you like. There are amazing large cabinet pulls available that can become the main design feature of the wardrobe. On the other hand, joinery without handles are becomingly increasingly popular too.
If you have a traditional style bedroom, handles on the wardrobe enhance the classic look. Whereas, in a modern bedroom, touch cabinet doors or no handles accentuates the sleek and seamless vibe.
Question 6: What kind of wardrobe door should I choose?This is a tricky one! There are so many options - Sliding, Mirrored, Plain, Decorative, Transparent glass, Frosted glass, Bifolds and many more. Again, it depends entirely on personal taste, design of the bedroom, space availability and most importantly on your budget.
If you don't have space to swing a cat then sliding doors are just the solution. They are space saving and practical. Sliding barn doors made from reclaimed wood have become a popular trend. Frosted glass or if you are a neat freak then even transparent glass doors look ultra chic. Sliding wardrobe doors from Perth's Lifestyle Wardrobes come with a DIY option of plain or routed MDF doors that you could paint or wallpaper or stain for a truly custom look!
To achieve Scandinavian tranquility in your bedroom elegant, simple and sleek cabinetry is what you need.
Decorative doors with moulding, piping, mirror inserts or motifs can create a glamorous statement in the bedroom.
Question 7: Where should the mirror go?If you opt for mirrored wardrobe doors, then it eliminates the need for a separate mirror in the room. Custom-made wardrobe solutions in Perth by Lifestyle Wardrobes offer mirror inserts to be customised to any configuration, so you could go half and half. However, if you are not a fan of this concept, then placing the mirror on the inside hides it away. If you are planning a walk-in robe, from a design point of view the best place for the mirror is at the end of the robe/room to create an illusion of space and height.
As the saying goes...'a place for everything and everything in its place'.
Till next time...
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