6 Helpful Tips to Choose a Wardrobe for Your Bedroom

by | Mar 22, 2023

Are you trying to choose a wardrobe but don’t know where to begin? In this guide on how to choose the perfect wardrobe for your bedroom, we will clear your mind of doubt!

Choosing anything for your home can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to a bedroom – you’ll wake up seeing your wardrobe everyday! So with a few helpful tips, we can make sure you make an informed decision.

In this post, we will discuss how to choose a wardrobe, considering the main factors that people are usually concerned about. So, without further ado, here are our helpful tips to choose your perfect wardrobe!




What you Need to Know about Wardrobes


Before you start shopping for youw new wardrobe, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, measure your bedroom and consider where you would like your wardrobe to live.

Next, think about how much storage you want your wardrobe to hold – is it a shared bedroom? Do you have lots of clothes? Think about how many drawers or how much hanging space you want for your unique needs.

Now think about your bedrooms style. You’ll want tomething to mesh with your rooms general aesthetic, or you risk upsetting your decor. YOu might even end up having to upgrade the rest of your bedroom if you pick something obviously fancier than the rest of your furniture – not good for the bank account!

Amongst other things, think about – which wardrobe is best sliding or door? Do you have space for a fully opening door? A sliding door would need a wider wardrobe to accomadate for the disappearing door, so there is a trade off both ways.

Once you have made these decisions you can move on!


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Choosing Bedroom Wardrobe Factors


When choosing a wardrobe for your bedroom, there are several additional factors to consider

1.Size – Get something appropriate for your space, don’t just think about width and depth! Take advantage of your rooms vertical space as much as possible, unless you can’t reach the top! Choose a wardrobe that even your most vertically challenged housemember can reach!


2. Materials – Consider high quality materials, such as oak furniture, that will last for years to come. Cheap materials tend to result in naff builds that will just need replacing in the near future. We recommend investing in a more long term solution.

Solid material like oak can stand the test of time, as well as take punishment a lot more than a weaker material. Oak is trong, hard and dense. Due to a high tannin content , they are very resistant to insect and fungal infections too. So, it is always smart to keep these things in mind – choose a wardrobe that won’t let you down in the long run!


3.Price – Set a budget and stick to it! We did just say to invest in the long term, but everyone’s situation is different. Sometimes cheap and cheerful can be a smart purchase, you could choose a wardrobe that is fabric based for a kids room for instance! Of course, there’s always building a wardrobe from scratch! Obviouslt this would also require you to learn how to design wardrobes, and we’re going to assume you wouldn’t be reading this blog if that were the case!


Fitted or Freestanding: Which is the Better Option?


Before taking any more steps, you’ll need to decided between a fitted or freestanding wardrobe. Which type of wardrobe is best? Well, both have their pros and cons! Here’s how to choose a wardrobe that fits your space.

Depending on your bedroom, you might be more inclined to go for a fitted wardrobe. If you have an awkwardky shaped room, or a particularly small space, a custom fitted wardrobe can take full advantage of your personal situation.

Perhaps you have a large wall, you could then choose a wardrobe that covers the whole length, capitalising on your available space and building into the aesthetic of the room itself. These fitted wardrobes are often equipped with stylish sliding doors, that add elgance as well as save space!

If you choose a wardrobe that’s fitted however, it is definitely a more long term commitment. So only go for this option if you are looking for a long term solution! Some people like to change things around every couple of years, this solution is probably not up your street if this is you.



If you are looking for something to be moved around, maybe you aren’t 100 percent where you want your wardrobe, a freestanding wardrobe is the logical choice.

No need for custom designs, a free standing wardrobe will be something you can view on a shop floorr or online, and get an accurate representation of how it will look in your own home.

Free standing wardrobes are versatile and come in many different styles, you will definitely be able to choose a wardrobe to suit your unique needs. The majority of wardrobes you will find online and in shops will fall into this category.

However, free standing wardrobes often require assembly. Of course you can also get a ready made wardrobe, however you would then need to have it delivered (unless you have your own van), just something to keep in mind! Flat pack furniture has come a long way, and most DIY jobs are relatively painless especailly with an extra pair of hands.

For extra safety, especially with kids around, we would advise to get wall fittings to make sure your free standing wardobe cannot be tipped by mischievous little hands! YOu can get wall fitting kits online for very cheap, and for the peace of mind thye give you, we’d definitely recommend it




Conclusion – Choose the Best Wardrobe for you!


To choose a wardrobe that is right for you, there a re a few things to keep in mind. However it doesn’t have to be a difficult decision, in reality it could be a fun experience! Taking a trip into town to your local furniture shop can be a good excuse to get out of the house. And home improvement is always a nice thing to invest your time in. Once you’ve chosen your new wardrobe and installed it, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve made some progress!

Consider the factors outlined in this post, choose a wardrobe that fits your needs, style and budget. Whether you opt for a free standing wardrobe or a fitted one, remember to think long term.

If you need help, we are experts here at IFD! And you can always browse our range for a bit of inspo too. We are more than happy to help you choose a wardrobe!

Happy shopping! 






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