Wardrobes are considered the second most important piece of furniture in the bedroom after the bed itself. But picking the right wardrobe requires a lot of thought to make sure that it matches the look of your bedroom while also having a suitable amount of storage.

Choosing an appropriately sized wardrobe for your bedroom or walk-in wardrobe room will depend on the available space. For bedrooms with limited space, fitted wardrobes with added drawers and storage shelves inside are an ideal option. Some will even have added features like fitted tie and shoe racks. A single wardrobe is also a great space-saving solution, ideal for small or guest bedrooms. Choose from a wide range of stylish wardrobes and bedroom furniture sets right here on eBay.

Materials used for wardrobes

Wardrobes can be made from various materials and finishes. From adding to the overall decor of your bedroom to unleashing new life into second-hand furniture, each material brings its own style and texture. While many wardrobe material options are available, including plywood, HDF, and particleboard, wood is the most commonly used, followed by medium-density fibreboard or MDF.

Wooden built-in wardrobes are available in a wide range of woods, from light to dark, but choosing between wood and MDF will ultimately come down to personal look and preference. Some people prefer solid wood wardrobes because of their natural look. However, MDF wardrobes are more suitable for others, as they can cope better with changes in humidity without buckling.

Wardrobe doors

When it comes to wardrobe doors, options are generally split between hinged or sliding wardrobe doors. One benefit of a sliding door is that it can save space. However, with a hinged door, it is possible to open both sides simultaneously, allowing greater access to clothes and other items. Choosing the right type of door will depend on both the shape of your wardrobe, for example, a corner wardrobe, and the space available in the room.

Mirrored doors for wardrobes

Mirrored doors can help create the illusion of added space to a room, especially on a minimal white wardrobe. But bear in mind that they will generally require more cleaning than wood-fronted wardrobes.

Some wardrobes come with a fitted mirror in the centre of the unit. This handy feature will save you from having to buy a separate free-standing mirror for your room.

For all mirrored surfaces, it's important to clean them to keep the glass looking as shiny as possible. There are various options, but a key tip is to clean and dry the mirror as quickly as possible to try and avoid streaks left behind by the mirror cleaner.

Open storage wardrobes

An open wardrobe doesn't have any doors, making access to items inside easy while also allowing you to show off your favourite clothes and shoes.

This type of wardrobe is a great addition to well-designed storage spaces, perfect for those with limited space or as an addition to a smaller room. Large open storage wardrobes are also available to provide added storage space and the convenience of being more portable than a standard, solid wardrobe.