So, you’ve decided that it’s time for a new wardrobe. Here at Hills, we think that’s excellent news. A new wardrobe is a unique way to breathe new life into a room and increase your ability to get organised and stay tidy. New wardrobes come in many shapes and sizes and should be designed for both functionality and their visual appeal. Let’s jump into some aspects that you should think about when planning your new wardrobe.
The first step to considering how we’re going to design our wardrobe is to determine the place that we want to put it. It might be in the bedroom or somewhere else, but it’s important to go into that room and take note of a few things. Consider the overall colour scheme of the space. Can you pick out a few specific colours that run concurrently throughout the room? Once you have a sense of the room’s palette, you can decide what colour wardrobe might work best there.
Complimenting the space’s colours will create a subtler effect. For example, putting shades of grey, black and white together. On the other hand, you can achieve a more dramatic effect by contrasting the colour of your wardrobe against the room’s colours, for example, if burgundy was a prominent colour in the room, then a turquoise wardrobe would create a beautiful contrasting focal point.
In addition to the colour of the room, consider the textures that jump out at you. Are there accents of wood, glass or metal? Experimenting with different wardrobe materials will allow you to find the best fit for your room. Also give thought to the kind of fixings that would suit the outside of your new wardrobe, small details like this can take your wardrobe from great to incredible.
Lastly, consider both the size and source of natural light in the room. The scale will help you to determine if a large or more compact wardrobe is right for you. Its location and colour can affect the dispersion of light throughout the interior so be sure to consider that too. In smaller spaces, lighter colour wardrobes that make use of mirrors to reflect light will create the illusion of a larger and roomier space.
Make sure that you carefully consider how and what you’re going to use your wardrobe for. You’ll be storing clothes in it. However, it’s important to know what kinds of apparel and items you’ll keep inside.
Will you be looking to store dress suits, heavy jackets, underwear, socks, shoes and shirts? It’s essential to have a shortlist of what you’ll keep inside because then you can design the wardrobe with ultimate functionality. For example, you might need extra shelves for t-shirts, plus hanging space for dresses or extra drawers for jewellery and socks. When you tailor your wardrobe to your clothing collection, your life gets a whole lot easier.
Hopefully, by now, you’ve got a better idea about what things you should consider when designing your new wardrobe. If you’re still not so sure about what would look great, then don’t worry. Pick up the phone and get in touch with us and we’d be delighted to guide you through the process. We've been designing and delivering the best wardrobes in and around Adelaide for over 35 years, so you know you’re in safe hands.