Who said wardrobes can't be as stylish as the clothes they contain?
You don’t need a dressing room to create dreamy bedroom storage. Tackle bedroom clutter with beautiful, bespoke tailor-made fitted wardrobes. Floor-to-ceiling built-in wardrobes maximise space as they put dead space to better use. Fitted wardrobes make the most of tight corners and awkward spaces to keep floors and surfaces clear, and they can further save space by installing sliding doors instead of doors that open outwards. Built-in wardrobes also create a clean, streamlined and uncluttered look which regular bulky wardrobes rarely achieve.
Whether they take up an entire wall, or just alcove space or either side of a mantelpiece, the result will be flush and fabulous.
Blend the wardrobes in with the rest of the room by painting them in the same shade, covering them in the same wallpaper, upholstering them or even making something entirely different out of them – conceal wardrobe doors in pretty plasterwork or wood panelling, or make a statement out of them with brass edges or statement handles.
Whatever your style, today’s fitted wardrobes and bedroom storage come with modern, sophisticated options that create additional space while also contributing to the room’s décor.
Take inspiration from some of the best built in wardrobe ideas on the market.
Panelled walls open to reveal hidden storage and screen doors glide seamlessly into wall recesses to separate this sanctuary. Emerald painted skirting boards and matching blinds are the only concession to the overriding azure hue. The entire wall behind the bed is actually a run of concealed cupboards with white mouldings.
Get the look: The floral fabric used for the bedcover is by Josef Frank, available at Svenskt Tenn.
These wardrobes are bespoke. The design (which conceals inset handles) is based on dandelion seeds being blown in the wind. Inside, the wardrobes are meticulously arranged with a space for everything.
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This clever design ensures the built-in wardrobes also incorporate a dressing table area.
Get the look: The wardrobes and dressing table area are painted in Paint & Paper Library’s Cotton V architects eggshell. The stool is from Ikea.
The painting on the walls opposite is continued onto the wardrobes, helping to blend the wardrobes in with the rest of the room.
Get the look: This is de Gournay’s Wisteria wallpaper.
New fitted wardrobes are complemented by storage space in the dressing area behind the headboard.
Get the look: The walls and joinery are painted in Dulux’s Potters Clay 1 emulsion. This is the Caboche pendant by Foscarini. The Type 1228 wall light is by Anglepoise. The rug is from John Lewis. The cushion is from Graham and Green.
Here, hidden built-in storage in disguised by wood panelling.
This bedroom feels calm and grown-up, with a palette of dark, sleepy colours. A wall of fitted wardrobes were installed and painted in the same shade.
Get the look: The wardrobes are painted in Mole’s Breath estate eggshell by Farrow & Ball.
The bedroom's best feature is the opulent but practical storage, made bespoke by The London Joinery Co.
Get the look: The bespoke storage features Buster + Punch Closet Bar handles.
Nature feels like it’s just an arm’s reach away with these huge windows overlooking the garden. The wardrobe doors add to the rustic scheme.
Get the look: The wardrobe doors are made from reclaimed scaffold boards. The overhead lamp is a vintage find. The mat is from Wayfair. The bedlinen is from Soak & Sleep.
Wardrobes are covered in the same shade as the rest of the bedroom for a cohesive look.
The bedroom has a hotel feel, thanks to a plush rug, upholstered bed and fitted wardrobes.
Get the look: The bed is by Ikea. The bedlinen is by Mille Notti. The lamp is from Circa Lighting. The painting is by Petter Lindroth.
This bedroom has been transformed into something really rather gorgeous with the gold-leaf ceiling, one raw concrete wall and lacquered green elsewhere. We love the mix-up of modern and traditional – with retro style wood wardrobe doors.
Get the look: The gold-leaf ceiling was applied by Clare Lewis. The Christy duvet cover and Biba pillowcases are from House of Fraser. The Infamous Sex Etching in the Boudoir print is by LE GUN at Cob Gallery. The parquet floor is antique charred Japanese ash from Victorian Woodworks.
Seamless, handle-free storage keeps this space uncluttered, so a selection of art and ceramics can shine through with a simple clarity.
Get the look: The cabinetry is bespoke and painted in Purbeck Stone estate eggshell by Farrow & Ball. The bed is from Warren Evans. The bed linen is from Merci. This is Richard Ray’s Untitled #238 manipulated photograph, available at artfinder.com.
An impressive amount of storage space helps keep this bedroom clear of clutter. The black and brass give it a daring, dramatic edge.
Get the look: The wardrobe is bespoke by Daniel Hopwood, wrapped in an Alcantara fabric.