How To Fit A Big Wardrobe in a Small Room
Bigger is better, right? Well, of course, that’s not always the case. This is especially true when dealing with large furniture in small spaces. Sometimes you’ve downsized but still want to keep a beloved piece, or maybe you’re moving something from a bigger room to a smaller one. Whatever the reason, we’ve got to find a way to make it work, but how?
It’s not always easy, but it’s almost always possible, trust us. All you need to make your oversized wardrobe work in a small room is clever design and planning. If you’d like to find out how to make this possible, read on to find out.
If you’re struggling to fit your wardrobe in, maybe it’s time for a little rearranging. Imagine it like a game of Tetris where you’re trying to fit in all the shapes in the best places. A good way of working out what should go where without the tedious process of moving things is this: Draw up a plan of the room and cut out paper shapes to represent your furniture. Then, you can move, swap, and change the pieces to try out new setups easily. Once you’re happy with the design, go ahead and move the furniture.
Try A Different Room
Sometimes, no matter what you try it’s just not going to work. But don’t despair. Maybe your beloved oversized wardrobe is better off in another room entirely. Don’t be afraid to move your wardrobe to a room where it’ll be better suited.
It may be painful, but if there really is no way you can fit the wardrobe in… you might have to downsize. Even if you’re very attached to your piece, if it doesn’t fit the room, it will never look good. Either put it in storage until you have more space and buy a new one, or sell the existing wardrobe and use the money to buy something smaller.
When you’re struggling to fit everything in a small room, it’s helpful to think strategically. An important tip is to start with the largest pieces of furniture first. That will most likely be either a double bed or a wardrobe. So place these pieces first, then build the rest of your room layout around these centerpieces.
As wardrobes tend to be tall, this can present challenges in unconventionally shaped rooms. Rooms with slanting roofs, like loft conversions for example, are a nightmare when you’re trying to fit something tall like a wardrobe in. Similarly, arches and other overhanging features can create problems. So if you’re thinking about trying to add a big wardrobe, make sure your room doesn't have these features.
Knock ‘Em Down and Build ‘Em Up
If your room is truly too small for your wardrobe, here’s a radical idea. You could knock the wall through to the next room, an en suite for example, then use the wardrobe as a cool dividing wall that separates the two sections of the space. Granted, wall removal is no trivial task, so think carefully before you commit to anything.
Incorporate A Desk
If you’ve got a desk and wardrobe to arrange, use them in unison to create a sleek and streamlined effect. Run both furniture pieces along the same wall, side by side, so that the wardrobe brings the edge of the room inwards and the desk sinks into it. This is a great way to use the space efficiently.
The visual impact of your furniture is hugely affected by focus. Think about floorplan. If your armoire or wardrobe meets the eye directly after entering the room, ie. It’s opposite the door, this will make the wardrobe the center of attention. To avoid this and reduce the impact of your large piece, try different placements.
Go For Quality
The best way to create the perfect bedroom is to make sure you buy quality. For the best in furnishings, including contemporary European designs and modern classics, Meble’s there. Take a look at our selection of wardrobes, here.
- Jaroslaw Michalowski