Autumn is the time when coats, jackets and scarves are back. To ensure that there is enough room for all clothes that need to maintain their good appearance during storage, the wardrobe must be spacious and have adequate accessories.
In this article, we will advise you on how to use accessories such as baskets, hangers and organisers to make your home wardrobe as functional as possible.
When designing a wardrobe, keep in mind that its functionality should go hand in hand with an effective and elegant design. Thanks to this, apart from fulfilling the basic task, it will also please the eye.
Step 1. Plan space
When designing a wardrobe, it is necessary to answer some questions, such as, how much space you have and what your needs are. People who live alone don’t need much space, but a wardrobe for a small family is a big challenge. In this case, it is better to allocate a separate room for the wardrobe, so that everyone’s clothes can easily fit. If you have a small apartment, use the solutions available on the market that allow to save space, such as sliding systems, thanks to which you can take advantage of niches, as well as baskets or bars which optimise the use of space.
Step 2. Accessories
A good wardrobe is not only a space in the closet with shelves. There are solutions on the market that enable proper storage of different types of clothing. – An ideal wardrobe should contain a lot of elements that will allow for optimal organisation of the cabinet - says Marcin Sałek, coordinator of the construction department at GTV – a distributor of furniture accessories. - There must be a place for shelves for everyday clothes, such as sweaters and blouses, but it is also a good idea to fit special hangers for suit trousers or drawers with partitions for small items of clothing such as cufflinks, bow ties or jewellery - he adds. The ELITE wardrobe, new in the GTV offer, also includes special shoe shelves which will save space in the hallway or corridor.
Step 3. Design
It is also important that the wardrobe looks presentable. It should be treated not only as a functional piece of furniture or part of the house, but also as a decorative element. The safest choice is a classic design with subdued colours such as white or anthracite grey, which are always fashionable and do not clash with other colours. You can also enhance the wardrobe with sliding systems, which are both functional and eye-catching.
Step 4. Lighting
Wardrobes are often placed in rooms without windows or niches, which is why it is necessary to illuminate them so that finding clothes is easy. The light effects help to hide defects and highlight the advantages of furniture and the entire décor. - The use of PIR contactless switches will cause the light inside the wardrobe to turn on automatically when the door is slid. The illuminated interior of the wardrobe looks really charming and warms up the whole room - says Marcin Sałek. An interesting idea could be the use of LED strip lights, which can be placed in the pre-stretched profiles to underline their aesthetic quality.
Step 5. Organisation
Regardless of what style of wardrobe you choose, it is important to keep it tidy. The appropriate equipment and lighting will make it easier to look after the aesthetics inside the wardrobe. Don’t forget about the proper storage of summer clothes. Even if you do not need them now, it's worth securing them properly while waiting for the spring. All kinds of trunks or suitcases will be useful. You can, of course, buy a ready-made wardrobe, but only your own design will fully meet your needs.