Friday, 13 April 2012 8:50 AM
There are certain items that every bedroom needs whether big or small.
Beds, wardrobes, drawers and possibly a desk are all pieces of furniture one would expect to find in a bedroom.
If space is at a premium, accommodating such items in a way that is pleasing to the eye can be something of a challenge.
After the bed, the wardrobe is the bulkiest item you have to incorporate into the design and in a bedroom with limited space, it can be difficult to perceive how you can accommodate it.
However, many manufacturers make wardrobes designed for small bedrooms and although they will only be able to hold a limited amount of clothes, some are designed in such a way as to be more spacious than they initially appear.
When choosing a wardrobe for a small bedroom, you need to consider the design and size of the unit, what other pieces of furniture you want to include, the aesthetic appeal and the amount of space you have to play with.
If space is in short supply, the type of doors you have on your wardrobe can make a big difference.
Hinged doors will open outwards and so encroach on floor space, while sliding doors will not.
On the other hand, wardrobes with sliding doors tend to be larger than freestanding wardrobes and can take up a lot of room.
You also need to consider what other pieces of furniture you definitely want to include in the space.
If you can do without a desk then this will give you more space in which to accommodate your wardrobe.
Some people build their bedroom design around the bed and use this as the focal point for arranging other pieces of furniture.
This can be a useful exercise, as the bed is the most important feature in any bedroom and so its position is the most important.
Working around the bed will allow you to visualise where the wardrobe can go, as well as the other pieces of furniture and allow you to paint a mental picture of how the room will look.
While floor space is the main area people focus on, you need to also consider the height of the wardrobe.
If you have a sloping roof, this will have an impact on the size of the wardrobe you can accommodate and also dictate how you arrange your furniture, so this is something to keep in mind.
When buying wardrobes, you can either invest in flat-pack or assembled wardrobes.
Looking at assembled wardrobes when shopping around can help you visualise how much space a unit will take up and whether it can be accommodated effectively.
As with any piece of furniture, wardrobes for small bedrooms must look the part and marry nicely with the rest of the decor.
The choices you have may be restricted due to size constraints, however, there are lots of stunning wardrobes designed specifically for small spaces.
When shopping, do not forget to look at discount wardrobes to see if you can secure yourself a bargain.
A small bedroom presents something of a challenge in terms of accommodating furniture, however, with some forward-thinking and planning, you can find a wardrobe that serves you well from a practical point of view as well as one that is aesthetically pleasing.