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How Do I Choose the Best Modern Wardrobe?

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Choosing the best modern wardrobe depends on your style, preferred material, and planned use. For example, some people prefer sleek lines and dark colors, while others opt for curved corners and bright, cheerful color themes. When choosing the material, remember that while traditional furniture is usually made of wood, many modern wardrobes are crafted from plastic, metal, or both. Besides style, the functionality of the modern wardrobe is important; open the wardrobe and determine whether or not it is roomy enough. A modern piece of furniture is not necessarily new, so expand your options by browsing used wardrobes, which are usually less expensive.

To choose a modern wardrobe, stay away from heavy wooden furniture that looks like a family heirloom from the 1800s. While these kinds of wardrobes are popular and usually quite sturdy, they are rarely considered modern. Modern wardrobes are typically sleek in design with sharp corners and eye-catching color schemes. If you are unsure of what today’s modern is, browse a modern furniture retailer's showroom. You do not necessarily have to buy from places with showrooms — they might be more expensive than an Internet shop or purchasing the wardrobe used — but they can give you an idea of what to look for.

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One of the major decisions in choosing a modern wardrobe is what material you want. While wood is a popular choice — and some people may be of the opinion that wood is the most attractive material — there are compelling reasons to go with metal or plastic. Plastic is a much lighter material than wood and metal, and may also be cheaper, more resistant to scratches, and easier to upkeep. Wood and metal can both be rather heavy, but metal may resist the scratches and damage that wood can be particularly susceptible to. Whichever material you choose, consider how difficult the wardrobe will be to transport and the probability of it being damaged in transit.

While a modern appearance might be important to you, functionality is probably a priority too. Open the wardrobe to judge whether or not your clothing, shoes, and accessories will fit. You might also want to put a little weight on the interior shelves to determine their sturdiness.

Sometimes you might find a good deal on a modern wardrobe used, or even discover a piece that is difficult to find in stores. Due to their bulkiness and weight, many wardrobes are sold off before long distance moves. It may be possible to find the perfect wardrobe in great condition and at a bargain price by visiting second-hand stores or buying directly from the previous owner.

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