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Wardrobe Ideas and Designs

With storage it’s a constant battle to keep your belongings in check and it probably seems like you never have enough. You may be lucky enough to live in a carefully thought out home with plenty of built-in wardrobes and maybe even a walk-in wardrobe, or already have kitted out your home with drawers, racks and baskets, but if not then there are plenty of smart and flexible storage and wardrobe designs available. Think carefully about what you need to stow away before you design your wardrobe and consider the full range of options: fitted or free-standing, walk-in or built-in wardrobe? Chest of drawers or display shelving? Storage boxes or baskets? Trust us, it may seem like a lot of preparation but when everything has its place, the joy of living in a tidy, clutter-free home will make it all seem worth it!

Should I choose freestanding furniture or fitted wardrobes for my bedroom?


For most rooms, built-in wardrobes will offer the most efficient of storage space. As well as providing generous storage room, fitted wardrobe options will lend a sleek and uniform appearance to rooms of any proportion compared to freestanding small wardrobes. With built-in wardrobes, particularly modular storage styles, you also have the advantage of fitting it out internally (think drawer partitions, shoe racks, storage boxes, vacuum storage bags, tie racks etc.) while appearing totally discreet on the outside. Just bear in mind that fitted wardrobes will reduce the flexibility of the room and limit your ability to alter your layout later. Freestanding wardrobes, on the other hand, can add character and give you more flexibility for your space than a fitted wardrobe would. If you don’t have tons of clothes and accessories, one freestanding small wardrobe will probably do the trick. In a period home, the alcoves on either side of the chimney breast may as well have been made for wardrobes and bookcases, so make the most of them if you have them, whether that’s hiring a company to install a fitted wardrobe or finding one or two freestanding wardrobes to slot into the space.

Should I convert a spare bedroom into a walk-in wardrobe?


Walk-in wardrobes or dressing rooms are the ultimate luxury and if you have a small, single bedroom or unloved office space then it can be a great opportunity to create your dream wardrobe. Not got an extra room? You might be able to carve a walk-in wardrobe out of your bedroom; long or L-shaped bedrooms in particular can easily be divided to create a separate clothes storage space. When designing your walk-in wardrobe it’s important to account for the different kinds of clothes storage you will need before you begin designing – consider rails and shelves for hanging and folded garments, racks of storage for shoes and bags, and cabinets or drawers for smaller items such as jewellery and makeup. If you will be sharing your wardrobe with your other half, don’t forget to account for their needs as well! A walk-in wardrobe will afford you more space than small wardrobes but you need to keep enough floor space clear to allow you to navigate easily around your clothes. Companies that offer built-in wardrobes for bedrooms will also be able to fit out your walk-in wardrobe, too, and will be experienced at fitting in the perfect storage for the space. You might want to use sliding doors which can allow you to decrease the total space needed to create the wardrobe of your dreams.

Whether you’re looking for ingenious ideas for space saving storage like small wardrobes, bespoke fitted wardrobe ideas or impressive walk-in wardrobe designs, you can find them all here on Houzz. Browse the wardrobe section to find beautiful wardrobe designs and discover other storage solutions by looking through the various rooms and searching for specific storage products.
Contemporary wardrobe in London with open cabinets and dark wood cabinets.

Alison Hammond
Contemporary wardrobe in London with open cabinets and dark wood cabinets.
walk in closet. I've always wanted one of those - lyds_sheldon

This is an example of a medium sized traditional walk-in wardrobe for women in Sussex with recessed-panel cabinets and white floors.

This is an example of a medium sized traditional walk-in wardrobe for women in Sussex with recessed-panel cabinets and white floors.
The rug - jamesy89

This is an example of a wardrobe in London.

This stunning fitted wardrobe with sliding doors it will be a great way to compliment your bedroom, also this Cream Hi-gloss glass panels and the Smoked Bronze High Gloss mirrored stripes helps to bounce light around the room.
Fitted wardrobes - norma_ireland

Rural gender neutral wardrobe in Other with recessed-panel cabinets and white cabinets.

The owners of this modern house wanted a fresh take on the classic ‘country kitchen’ to infuse depth and character into their home. This quaint but quirky kitchen seamlessly blends contemporary chic with classic charm. To maximise space, modern conveniences were inset into the units, creating a striking symmetry whilst maximising worktop space. The units are a mix of English Oak and Corian, with white bronze knobs and cup handles to add understated elegance. “Our Hill farm kitchen looks as if it was born with the house and has synergy with it – it really works.” Photo: Chris Ashwin Photography
wine bottle store next to wine cooler - 2016renovation

This is an example of a medium sized contemporary gender neutral walk-in wardrobe in London with open cabinets, brown cabinets, light hardwood flooring and beige floors.

This is an example of a medium sized contemporary gender neutral walk-in wardrobe in London with open cabinets, brown cabinets, light hardwood flooring and beige floors.
TL wardrobe with sliding entrance door. Lighting bright - charles_acut

Small contemporary standard wardrobe for men in London with medium wood cabinets.

© Gregory Davies 2014 http://www.carpenterandcarpenter.co.uk
A cheap version of these kind of wardrobes? - natasha_clementson

This is an example of a medium sized contemporary walk-in wardrobe in Dorset with dark wood cabinets.

Bespoke walk in wardrobe. Manufactured in dark Oak. Combination of mirrored and wooden backs.
This is an example of a medium sized contemporary walk-in wardrobe in Dorset with dark wood cabinets.
Idea for my walk in wardrobe! - jonathan_davis64

Inspiration for a traditional gender neutral wardrobe in Other with shaker cabinets, white cabinets, carpet and beige floors.

Inspiration for a traditional gender neutral wardrobe in Other with shaker cabinets, white cabinets, carpet and beige floors.
Love this idea for my kitchen bug storage space / - yanitza_navia

Contemporary wardrobe in Buckinghamshire.

Fina by Lema integrates the handle with a thin shiny metal finish giving as much reflection from the coloured glass finish. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION The Fina wardrobe range is available in modules of 70.7, 889, 981, 107.3, 143.9 & 180.3cm wide by 230.4,246.4,262.4cm high with a depth of 60.8cm. MATERIALS & FINISHES The Fina wardrobe is available in gloss lacquer, matt lacquer, wood, glass and melamine finish. THE RANGE The Fina wardrobe range is available in various widths and heights. The modules can be customized to fit your space. PRICE UPON REQUEST
Built in cupboard, laminate flooring, grey colours - webuser_8636671041047

Inspiration for a classic gender neutral wardrobe in London with white cabinets, medium hardwood flooring and recessed-panel cabinets.

Custom made in-built wardrobes with decorative mouldings
Inspiration for a classic gender neutral wardrobe in London with white cabinets, medium hardwood flooring and recessed-panel cabinets.
I like the white colour, and exposed clothes rack - neha_vyas87

Inspiration for a classic wardrobe in Other with white cabinets and shaker cabinets.

Inglish Design Bespoke Bedroom furniture, UK
Inspiration for a classic wardrobe in Other with white cabinets and shaker cabinets.
detailing on doors... required? - brighterhorizon

Photo of a large contemporary walk-in wardrobe in Cambridgeshire with carpet, dark wood cabinets, flat-panel cabinets and beige floors.

A luxurious bedroom dressing area. This is a mix of walnut cabinetry with fine silk door panels. There is a huge amount of hanging space, shelves for handbags and accessories and shallow shelves for shoes. Darren Chung
Like the Lights above the doors - elementsceltd

Photo of a contemporary wardrobe in London.

Photo of a contemporary wardrobe in London.
Large doors and lights - carolineblott

Photo of a contemporary standard wardrobe in London with white cabinets.

The brief throughout was a need for practicality, and light. With that in mind, we created an intelligent, clean design that didn't run away with itself.
Warm up with wood If you’re thinking a plain white wardrobe will look too sparse, introduce some natural wood to give it texture and warmth. The light wooden handles and drawer details here work perfectly. The simple, straight design of the handles replicates the streamlined shape of the wardrobe, but their natural finish adds a warm feel to the otherwise plain closet. - kim_duke01

Design ideas for a wardrobe in London.

Design ideas for a wardrobe in London.
Large enough to walk in and seat in middle - webuser_335956866

Design ideas for a contemporary wardrobe in London.

Design ideas for a contemporary wardrobe in London.
Real timber, no doors, shallow drawers - bobs2014

Classic wardrobe in London.

Custom made in-built wardrobes with mouldings
Classic wardrobe in London.
The lightness of cupboards - lina_shyaka

Inspiration for a modern gender neutral walk-in wardrobe in London with white cabinets, flat-panel cabinets and carpet.

© Sonnemann Toon Architects © David Butler Photography
Inspiration for a modern gender neutral walk-in wardrobe in London with white cabinets, flat-panel cabinets and carpet.
Wardrobe doors. Like these. No handles. Slim profile - christinemac1518

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