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Wardrobes: The Ultimate Guide to Style and Functionality

Wardrobes are an essential part of any bedroom. Choosing the perfect item can be difficult with so much to consider, so let us guide you through some points below. From types and sizes to the difference between assembled and flat pack, we are here to help.

Types of Wardrobes

With all the different types of furniture available, it's sometimes hard to choose what will be right for your home. Consider how you will lay out your room and the floor space you have available for opening doors and moving around the furniture.

  1. Sliding Door Wardrobes: Sliding door wardrobes are perfect for rooms with limited space as the doors don’t require extra room to open but still offer ample storage. These feature a modern design and you can personalize them with mirrors or glass panels to enhance their appearance.
  2. Hinged Door Wardrobes: The traditional choice, they are versatile and available in a huge range of designs. They offer full access to the entire storage space, making it easier to organise and retrieve items.
  3. Combination Wardrobes: These combine hanging space with other storage such as shelving and drawers. They are an excelled choice for smaller rooms or those looking to store lots of smaller items that do not require hanging.

Available Sizes

  1. Single Wardrobes: Ideal for smaller rooms or as an additional storage solution, they typically feature a single door and a compact design.
  2. Double Wardrobes: Perfect for medium-sized rooms, these offer more storage space with two doors. They often include a combination of hanging space and shelves and offer plenty of storage for one person.
  3. Triple Wardrobes: For those with ample space, they provide extensive storage with three doors, often incorporating hanging rails, shelves, and drawers.
  4. Four or more doors: For large rooms, or couples looking to combine storage, there are a range of wardrobes available with four or more doors. These provide a huge variety of storage and can be statement pieces of furniture in your bedroom.

Flat Packed vs Assembled

  1. Flat Packed Wardrobes: They come in boxes and need to be assembled. They are usually more affordable and easier to transport. However, they can be time-consuming to put together and may require some DIY skills.
  2. Assembled Wardrobes: These come pre-assembled, saving you the hassle of putting them together. They tend to be more robust and stable but can be challenging to manoeuvre into your room due to their size and weight.

Materials and Finishes

  1. Wood: Solid wood is durable and offers a classic, timeless look. Options like oak, pine, and walnut provide different aesthetic and functional benefits.
  2. MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard): MDF is a more affordable alternative to solid wood. It can be finished with veneers or laminates to mimic the appearance of wood or other materials.
  3. Glass and Mirrors: Incorporating glass or mirrors into the doors can make a room appear larger and brighter. Mirrored wardrobes are particularly popular for smaller spaces.

Wardrobes come in various finishes such as painted, stained, or lacquered. Painted finishes offer a wide range of colours to match any décor, while stained finishes highlight the natural beauty of the wood grain.

Matching To Your Bedroom Furniture

Choosing an item that complements your existing bedroom furniture can create a cohesive and stylish look. Consider the following tips:

  1. Colour Scheme: Match the wardrobe's colour to your bed frame, bedside tables, and dressers. Neutral tones like white, grey, and beige are versatile and blend well with most colour schemes.
  2. Style: Ensure the design aligns with the overall style of your bedroom. For instance, a modern wardrobe with clean lines and minimalistic design would suit a contemporary room, while carved wood would fit a traditional or rustic bedroom.
  3. Hardware: Pay attention to details such as the door handles and knobs. Coordinating these with other hardware in the room, such as drawer pulls and door handles, can tie the look together.

Why Choose Archers Sleepcentre?

At Archers Sleepcentre, we have a wide variety of furniture for every taste and budget. Choose from modern sliding door styles or sturdy wooden designs. Our staff can give expert advice and help you pick the best wardrobe for your needs with personalized service. Our stores throughout central Scotland display a wide range of items that we can manufacture to your specifications.

Our website offers over 500 wardrobes to choose from, many with quick and free delivery, giving you a wide selection. Our customers on Trustpilot have rated us as excellent, so you can shop with confidence.