More and more people are opting for a minimalist style in their homes these days. Slowly, we are realising that when we own less, it can be easier to keep our homes clean and manage our lives more effectively. More often than not, the only thing standing between a busy homeowner and the bedroom they desire is a good storage system.
A fitted sliding wardrobe could be the ideal solution for storing your clothes, linens and other bed and bath accessories. (If you’re a fan of minimalism, you won’t want these throwing off your Feng Shui!)
Stylish, yet practical, sliding wardrobes are available in so many colours and styles these days that you’ll be sure to find one that suits the look of your bedroom.
You’ll want to end up with a sliding wardrobe that you’ll be happy with for years to come, so spend some time thinking about what sort of look you’d like to achieve. It’s worth picking up some brochures and magazines to assess the many options available, perhaps cutting out anything you like and creating a collage to work from. This is especially helpful if you’re redesigning your whole bedroom.
If you’re new to bedroom design, and haven’t had a sliding wardrobe in your home before, it might be worth picking up the phone to talk to an expert, to get some advice on where to start. Do a Google search for leading Bedroom Designers, and you might just be able to find someone who’ll take care of the entire process for you, from design to installation.
Perhaps you’d like your sliding wardrobe to double up as a full-length mirror? Or maybe you prefer an oak or birch finish? Your sliding wardrobe could even stand alone as a statement piece in your bedroom, with coloured glass doors – bright red, for example. Try contacting a good supplier for some samples of the finishes they offer.
If you’re not looking to make over your entire bedroom space, you’ll want to consider the existing colour scheme and accessories you have already. If you have magnolia walls and pine flooring, for example, you might want to consider a matt white finish to your wardrobe doors, or even sleek coconut glass.
If you’d like a sliding wardrobe, but don’t know where to start, you could contact a Bedroom Design company and ask them for a free home visit. They will be able to offer you a whole host of options, as well as their expert opinion on what would work best for your space. You’ll also be able to discuss your budget and work together to obtain a quote for the work you’d like done.
Ask yourself if you have space for one panel, three, or even five? Don’t worry about the shape of your room as most sliding wardrobes can be factory fitted to fit the slope of any ceiling, but you’ll still need to consider the space you have available. Likewise, if there is a large feature in your bedroom – such as a chimney or fireplace – this can be worked around.
If you’re unsure about the space you have available, ask an expert for a home visit to help you measure up and go over your options. Many people don’t believe they have the space for sliding wardrobes, but there are options out there, even for the smallest of bedrooms, so don’t give up on your dream bedroom.
However characteristic your home may be, whatever the size of your bedroom and whatever your style, a sliding wardrobe is a great, space-saving option for people who want to go minimalist, but need a little help.