Unique’s Fitted Wardrobe Guide
The wardrobe can easily become a repository for bedroom clutter, even in an otherwise clean and tidy home. Fortunately, with a little creative thinking, careful consideration and effective use of space thanks to organizing solutions, even the messiest wardrobe can be turned into a haven of order, with every item easy to find.
When planning a fitted wardrobe, taking a little time to consider what types of clothing you own and wear a lot can really help make the space effective. People who wear business attire on a regular basis will need plenty of space to hang shirts and suits without getting them crumpled because of overcrowding or lack of storage, and may also need items such as a tie rack to organise accessories. Make certain that articles you wear regularly are easily accessible and equally easy to hang up again when they aren’t being used, or you will find yourself rooting through the wardrobe in frustration more often than you would like.
Many wardrobes have an area for hanging items on hangers combined with some shelving, and not making good use of the shelving is a common mistake people make when planning or organizing their wardrobe. Simply stacking folded clothes on the shelves – or even just tossing them into a haphazard pile – may be the most common approach to clothing storage in these spaces, but it is hardly the best. Consider investing in baskets or shelf dividers to partition the space and make it easier to use effectively, making sure to consider which pieces of clothing need the most space. If you have one basket for jumpers and another for blue jeans, but own several jumpers and only a few pairs of jeans, the first basket will always be messy and overflowing while the second will just be wasting space: plan partition sizes accordingly.
Think Outside The Box
Making effective use of every square inch of space sometimes requires thinking outside the box and installing extra hardware in the wardrobe area. This can be as simple as adhesive hooks which can be hung without drilling or damaging the walls, and can be used for hanging hats, scarves and other light items. Larger hooks behind the clothes on hangers can be used to hang items which tend to slip off of conventional hangers, or pieces of clothing that aren’t used very often. The space underneath hanging clothes is a common area where people could make better use of the space in their fitted wardrobe. Depending on the types of clothing in question and the size of the wardrobe, there may be varying amounts of room available for use here, but even small gaps can be used effectively. Consider placing a shoe rack or short storage box in this area and using it for items like shoes or purses that otherwise tend to create clutter when not stored effectively.
Style & Materials
Finally, consider the space the wardrobe is in, and select the style and materials it will be made out of accordingly. A wonderfully laid out fitted wardrobe that does not match the decor of the space it is in will never really look organized because it will stand out. Remember, the goal is to provide useful, accessible storage space that can also do a good job of hiding your clothes and clutter, making the room look better. By keeping these simple concepts in mind, planning a fitted wardrobe can be easy and successful.
Here at Unique Bedrooms Direct we take care of the design and installation of bespoke bedroom furniture, including fitted wardrobes. If you live in the Northwood or Dunstable area, please don’t hesitate to contact our expert team today for further information.