A cluttered and disorganised living space has been scientifically linked to higher levels of stress and anxiety. This is particularly true for bedrooms, which should be havens that allow you to relax, unwind, and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep without having to deal with the burden of disorganised possessions.

Choosing the right storage solutions for your needs is essential when it comes to ensuring your peace of mind and building a tranquil, inviting bedroom space. Your wardrobe is arguably the most important piece of bedroom storage furniture you can invest in, as it will provide most of the storage space you need for orderly, organised living. In this guide, we’ll explore everything you need to consider when buying a wardrobe to ensure that you find your ideal match.

What type of wardrobe should I choose?

There are dozens of different styles and types of wardrobes on the market today, each of which offers unique advantages in bedrooms of all sizes. A few of our most popular wardrobe styles at Fishpools include:

  • Sliding door wardrobes. Sliding doors eliminate the need for doors to open outwards, making these wardrobes ideal for smaller bedroom spaces.
  • Hinged door wardrobes. These are the most common kinds of wardrobes available and offer doors that open outwards and may allow you to install additional storage racks or hooks on their interior sides. Hinged door wardrobes can include storage drawers, which are great for items of clothing and bedding that cannot be hung on rails.

Depending on your storage needs and how many items you need to store, you can choose between simple, compact one-door wardrobes all the way up to expansive six-door wardrobes with space for plenty of bedding, clothing, and personal possessions.

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What size wardrobe is best for my bedroom?

When choosing a wardrobe for your bedroom, you always need to take size into account. The wardrobe size you choose will depend on the size of your bedroom. We recommend measuring the height, depth, and width of your space before you make a purchase to ensure that your wardrobe will fit comfortably in your chosen spot.

Consider floor and walking space in front of your wardrobe, too. Its doors should be able to open fully without making impact with other pieces of furniture or cramping your space. The size of wardrobe you choose will also depend on the amount of storage space you need, so consider the function of the wardrobe before you make your choice. For instance, if you want more hanging space, folding space or drawer space, choose a wardrobe with enough of the right space to meet these needs.

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What finish should I choose?

Modern wardrobes come in a wide range of stylish finishes, from sleek and glossy to natural wood. Here are some of the most popular finishes among homeowners, and how each one will add to your bedroom space.

  • Glass. Wardrobes with glass doors or panels make a visual statement and provide an elegant storage solution. Choose from a variety of coloured glass finishes to complement your bedroom décor.
  • High gloss. High gloss finishes make any wardrobe look modern, contemporary, and sleek. Wardrobes in this finish will easily become a focal point in your bedroom and add a touch of glamour to your interior décor.
  • Mirror. Mirror wardrobes offer both a beautifully bright look and extra functionality, as you won’t need to invest in a separate mirror for your bedroom. Mirror finishes can also help to create the illusion of space and light in smaller rooms.
  • Reclaimed materials. Wardrobes made from reclaimed materials help to create a contemporary rustic look. The use of natural wood means variations in colour are to be expected, making each piece a unique addition to your home.
  • Wood. Wood is a classic wardrobe material, and most wooden wardrobes come in a range of elegant wood tones to match your interior design style. This is also a highly durable material that will last for many years to come.
  • Wood and painted effect. Mix up the traditional wooden wardrobe style by opting for a wood and painted effect wardrobe. Choose the paint colour according to your design palette or opt for a statement tone to bring an instant pop of brightness into your bedroom.
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Matching your wardrobe to your bedroom furniture

If you want to create a cohesive interior design scheme for your bedroom, it’s important to match your wardrobe to your existing bedroom furniture. Once you’ve started choosing a wardrobe, the next step is to decide whether you want your new piece to blend seamlessly into your current décor, stand out with a contrasting colour, texture, or style, or whether you’re looking to update all of your bedroom furniture.

Take a look at your bed, bedroom chests, bedside tables, and dressing table, and view through our collection of quality wardrobes to find the ideal piece that will enhance them. We also have a range of bedroom furniture ranges which include complimentary bedroom furniture sets in your favourite designs. The Sofia Dressing Table in Silver Mirror is a beautiful addition to any bedroom and can easily match your wardrobe with its mirrored glass panels that create a striking aesthetic.

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Frequently asked questions

What delivery services does Fishpools offer?

Fishpools offer a premium delivery service which includes delivery of your new wardrobe to your door and to your room of choice. Assembly can be arranged for an additional charge.

How do I care for my wardrobe?

The care your wardrobe will need depends on its materials and finishes. Hard-wearing lacquers can be wiped with a damp cloth and then buffed with a soft, clean, dry cloth. Wood can be waxed, oiled, and lacquered to keep it looking fresh. Man-made finishes can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth and then dried thoroughly for best results. Check out our Care Guide for more information.

Fishpools also offers Guardsman Protection that is designed to protect your wardrobe from oil, paint, ink and adhesive stains, broken glass, scratches, and scuffs. Our protection plans come with a complete protection kit to help you keep your wardrobe in great condition.

Which wardrobe is best for smaller bedrooms?

Sliding door wardrobes are best for small bedrooms, as they eliminate the need to open doors outwards, maximising space when it is limited. A one-door or two-door hinged wardrobe can be useful as you can hang mirrors and storage hooks on the inside to save on space.

Find your perfect wardrobe with Fishpools

Now that you’ve read our wardrobe buying guide and know how to buy a new wardrobe that meets your needs, we’re here to provide you with the perfect piece for your bedroom. Discover our collection of premium wardrobes online and choose the wardrobe that flatters your décor and provides all the space you need. Alternatively, visit our showroom to see our collection of premium wardrobes.