Guide to Owning a Freestanding WardrobeFurnishings
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Following up on our article about Built-in wardrobes, here are certain things you need to know about their freestanding counterpart. Hopefully by getting a deeper understanding of both types, you’ll be able to decide on one that will suit you the most!
Instead of listing the pros and cons (the complete opposite of built-in wardrobes), we bring you 5 beneficial ideas to get you started on design themes for your room. Yes, even freestanding wardrobes can give you inspirations about what to do with your space!
Choose From Exquisite Vintage Pieces
A vintage wardrobe stands beautifully in the corner of the room
Whether it’s a hand-me-down from your grandparents, or a piece you purchased from the Salvation Army, a vintage wardrobe is sure to add character to any room. Plus, you’ll have a cool story to go along with it! You definitely can’t get this from a built-in.
Customisation Still Available
You can have the best of both worlds – a customised freestanding closet! It seems like RenoTalkers really like the PAX Series from IKEA. It is customisable because you can adjust the height of the shelves and rods to your own liking. You also get to fix it yourself, which is part of the fun, and something you will truly feel a sense of belonging to.
Ossify said the wardrobe he has been using for 10 years is still ‘very sturdy’ and there are many accessories he can add such as ‘basket drawers, shelves, and a trouser rack’.
Go panel-less and door-less with this open concept freestanding rack. You’ll find it much easier to get dressed in the morning with all your clothing options staring back at you.
We really like how the hanging rods are made of bent metal pipes, and the wooden planks give a nice colour to the overall design.
If you like the open concept but don’t want dust and odors to stick to your clothes, consider glass-paneled wardrobes. They almost look like display cases, and add a touch of exclusivity to your garments.
You can combine culture and simplicity with a Japanese style wardrobe. The clean lines will fit in with any interior theme, and even with its straightforward design, you can still choose different colours for the closet borders.
At the end of the day, you just have to figure out which type of closet suits your lifestyle the most. Before you decide, ask yourself questions like:
- Will a built-in wardrobe stick out awkwardly in my room?
- Will I be changing the layout of my furniture within the year?
- Is price an important issue?
- Do I need a lot of shelves and drawers?
- Or do I just need a main hanging rod?
- Will I be too busy to clean my wardrobe?
- Do I need my wardrobe to be ready now, or can I afford to wait a few weeks for a built-in to be done?
We hope you now have a rough idea of the type of wardrobe you’re looking for. Happy shopping!
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