In terms of everyday essentials, next to your bed, your wardrobe is arguably the second most important piece of furniture you will find in your bedroom, and it is also one of the most important pieces of furniture in the home in general. Wardrobes can come in a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes, and they can serve a number of very real purposes in the process. For example, a wardrobe with fitted shoe storage will provide a useful way of storing your shoes as well as clothes, whereas built in wardrobes generally offer more space, so they can provide even more storage. What’s more, as well as being practical, they can also enhance the overall aesthetics of your bedroom and can really add a sense of style and class. Buying a wardrobe however, is much easier said than done, so here’s a look at your ultimate guide for buying a new wardrobe.

Know what you need – First and foremost, when buying a new wardrobe, before you consider buying anything, you will first need to know what you need the wardrobe for in the first place. Made-to-measure sliding door fitted wardrobes or sliderobes for example, are great for those of you looking for maximum storage space, as they can be made exactly to your specifications, plus because of their sliding doors, they’re also great for space saving as the door slides open, as opposed to opening out into the room on a hinge. If you’re looking for shoe storage as well, then a wardrobe with fitted shoe storage is ideal. You need to know exactly how much storage you need, and what kind of look and style you are going for in your bedroom.

Choose the materials and finish – Another great thing about fitted wardrobes, is that they come in a variety of different styles and finishes, so finding your perfect material just couldn’t be easier. For example, you may prefer matt for a sleek and stylish finish, or for a more elegant style, high gloss or mirror may be preferred. Remember, the material you choose will not only help reflect the style you are looking for, it will also help to reflect the overall lifespan of the wardrobe as well.