For some of us, picking a wardrobe can be an overwhelming task. Where do you start from? A good way to pick a wardrobe for your bedroom would be to first explore the different types of wardrobes. Choosing the right wardrobe design can be easy, with some careful planning and a little foresight. Better yet, having the answers to some frequently asked questions on wardrobe styles can be even more time-saving. So, whether you are installing a new one, or altering your existing wardrobe to make it more functional, here are different wardrobe styles to choose from.

What Are the Different Types of Wardrobes?

  • Walk-in wardrobes 
  • Reach-in wardrobes 
  • Standalone wardrobes 
  • Loft wardrobes 
  • Modular wardrobes 

What Are the Types of Wardrobe Doors? 

  • Hinged/swing door wardrobes: These doors swing outwards and open out into the room. The door comprises a hinge that facilitates a swinging movement. 
  • Sliding door wardrobes: The doors slide horizontally and do not open out into the room. These wardrobe styles work well in compact rooms as they take up less space. 

Which Kind of Wardrobe Styles Are Best?

Wardrobe Styles #1: Walk-in Wardrobes

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Complete your walk-in wardrobe with a mirror

Walk-in or closet wardrobes have dedicated racks and shelves for clothes, accessories and makeup. No wonder it’s one of the most sought after wardrobe styles! While some homes come with an in-built shell that can be customised, you can fashion this wardrobe design out of a small room as well.

In either case, you can personalise various fixtures to accommodate clothes of different lengths, use floor-mounted shelves and high shelves to store footwear and bags respectively. You could even opt for an island with drawers to store smaller accessories. Mount a large vanity mirror to add a touch of luxury to your closet. 

Livspace tip: Install electrical outlets in your walk-in closet to charge phones, use the blow dryer, or connect a beard trimmer.

Wardrobe Styles #2: Reach-in Wardrobes

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You can play up with the doors of reach-in wardrobes for a touch of glam

If you don’t have enough space for a closet wardrobe, reach-in wardrobe styles come a close second with ample room and lesser effort. Most apartments nowadays come with dedicated space to install reach-in wardrobes. 

You can also convert an existing wall cavity or a corner into a wardrobe by installing sliding or hinged doors, depending on the space available around it. Reach-in wardrobe designs can accommodate a variety of customisable fixtures, including an overhanging loft to stow away luggage or lesser used items.

Livspace tip: Doors in these types of wardrobe styles become part of the decor, so choose wisely. Japanese Shoji screens, for example, can lend artistic focus to an otherwise simple bedroom.

Wardrobe Styles #3: Standalone Wardrobes

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Add open shelves for a display element

Armoires or standalone wardrobes, as the name suggests, are independent of a room’s fitted interiors. They are generally less than two feet deep and emphasise the utilisation of vertical space. There are plenty of wardrobe styles available in the market and some options even include expandable wardrobe designs.

Use a two-tiered hanging rod system to hang as much of your clothing as possible. Eliminate folded clothing that occupies needless space. You can also have a dedicated closet for your formal wear, since lehengas, sarees, sherwanis and suits call for special care.

Livspace tip: If your wardrobe is fairly tall, keep a foot-stool handy to reach the top tiers.

Wardrobe Styles #4: Loft Wardrobes

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Lofts are the easiest way to squeeze in more storage space

A loft over a wardrobe is a great way to creatively optimise space. Incorporate shelves and drawers for all your folded clothes, while using rods and racks to hold dresses, shirts, traditional clothing and more. Cleverly designed steps can also double up as storage for accessories.

Livspace tip: Foldable or pull-out desks are a common feature with these types of wardrobe styles, to increase space utilisation.

What is a Modular Wardrobe?

A modular wardrobe helps you customise your storage as per the space you have available. It takes the dimensions and space requirements of your interiors into consideration while finalising a design. By using modular units as storage, you can save space and create an entirely seamless design for your home. 

How Do I Choose a Wardrobe Design? 

First, you must identify the intent behind your new wardrobe. This allows you to narrow down the functions you’d want it to possess. An open-system wardrobe is easy to access and gives you full visibility into its contents. The same way, hinged wardrobe styles open out into the room which can take up more space in smaller rooms. 

Based on your requirements, you can easily find wardrobe styles that suit your interiors. Be sure to pick a design that is functional and long-lasting to get the best use out of it. 

What is the Best Material to Build a Wardrobe? 

Wood, plywood, laminate, HDF-HMR, and MDF are great options when it comes to building your wardrobe. While each of these materials have their own benefits, they might not all be easy on the pocket. For cost-effective wardrobe materials, you can consider going for MDF with a laminate finish. 

How to Decorate a Bedroom Wardrobe?

  • Use LED bulbs to bring light into the dark interiors of your wardrobe
  • Install a full-length mirror on the outside or inside of a door to save wall space 
  • Stow away your seasonal clothes and pull them out only when needed

How Can Livspace Help You? 

We hope you found our ideas on wardrobe styles useful! Also be sure to take a look at our other steal-worthy wardrobe designs for more inspiration. If you want beautiful interiors for your home, then look no further. Book an online consultation with Livspace today. 

Have some thoughts or suggestions you’d like to share with us? We’re all ears! Drop us a line at editor@livspace.com.