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How do I Choose the Best Bedroom Wardrobe?

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Space should be the first consideration when you're choosing the best bedroom wardrobe for your home. Take a few minutes to examine the bedroom for possibilities as to where in the room the wardrobe could go, then pick the best location. After you measure the chosen area, you can then view all of the options either online or in local furniture stores to find several wardrobes that fit in with the colors and style of your bedroom. To narrow these down to the best wardrobe option for you bedroom, take the inside storage features into consideration to be sure you'll have compartments you'll use that will give you organized access to your clothing and accessories.

Think of the amount of clothing you need to store on hangers versus drawers or shelves. If a particular wardrobe you're interested in has everything but the drawer space you need, it may be possible for you to purchase a separate self-standing unit of drawers to add to it. You may also want to think of other accessories you could add to a bedroom wardrobe you're considering. For instance, if the wardrobe has a top shelf, you could purchase clear organizer boxes for shoes to store there. Getting a shoe rack for the bottom or a sectioned bag to hang in the wardrobe is another option.

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Inside the wardrobe doors can be a great place to add belt, scarf or jewelry holder racks. If you choose a bedroom wardrobe with sliding doors, you won't be able to have this feature. If you'd prefer to have accessory holders in the interior space of the wardrobe, a sliding door style may be best for you.

When deciding on the material that the wardrobe is made from, woods look more natural, while laminates can look modern. Take the time to assess the rest of the room's furniture pieces and overall mood when choosing a bedroom wardrobe. If there is attractive wood trim around your windows and/or the bedroom's floorboards, choosing a similar material and color in your wardrobe can call attention to these features. On the other hand, if your bedroom is all done in whites and light tones and you'd prefer a cohesive look, a wood piece of tall cabinetry like a wardrobe may end up looking out of place. In this case, a white laminate, or pastel painted, wardrobe would be a better option.

If you've decided to locate the wardrobe in a place in the room in which a nice view would be reflected, such as from across the window with trees showing from outside, a mirrored bedroom wardrobe can be a great choice. Mirrored wardrobe doors can make a smaller bedroom appear larger and airier. Plus, a full-length mirror for being able to view an outfit from head to toe is often an added benefit of this wardrobe choice.

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