- Wardrobes Buying Guide
Wardrobes Guide from Dunelm Mill
Wardrobes are a bedroom furniture staple. Every single home in the UK will possess a wardrobe in some form, whether it’s an elaborate solid oak wardrobe or merely a rail to hang the clothes, the necessity of this product is impressive. However, with such a common and popular product comes an impressive range of styles, sizes, prices and designs, meaning you’re sure to find the perfect look for your room.
History of the Wardrobe
Wardrobes are also commonly referred to as an ‘armoire’ a tip to it's French origins. The common wardrobe design, that is now a familiar sight throughout the UK, has become one of the most functional and stylish products in the bedroom furniture range. However, wardrobes have not always been composed of the same sections as we see today. The original wardrobe designs resembled more of a chest of drawers style of furniture item and clothes were only able to be folded and placed in drawers rather than hung neatly on a rail. Nowadays, there are many different styles of wardrobes on the market, from a standard double wardrobe with one rail on which to hang your clothes, as well as a more glamorous and overall more luxurious walk in wardrobe style. This walk-in wardrobe style is often only found in large and wealthy homes as it requires a great deal of space. The wardrobe is in fact very similar to a small room with many different rails placed around the walls of the room. There are also often different storage boxes and drawers accompanying the rails as well as many mirrors and soft lighting.
Types of Wardrobes
Vintage Style Wardrobes
With the rise in popularity of vintage inspired furniture comes the increase in demand for shabby chic styled wardrobes. Here at Dunelm Mill we are exceptionally proud of our range of white vintage wardrobes and believe that once teamed with the right accessories can help to transform any bedroom into a fashionable period enthused space. Our beautiful set of white wardrobes are often created from the highest quality wood, making them strong enough to hold a variety of clothes, from pretty party frocks to sleek work clothes. Often a wardrobe is combined with a matching chest of drawers in order to store items that are less inclined to crease easily, such as a woolly jumper. Our fabulous white wardrobe range comes with a wonderful selection of complementary bedside tables and chest of drawers.
Solid Wood Wardrobes
Whatever style wardrobe you choose to purchase, the strength and quality of the wood is of vital importance. This is why a solid wood wardrobe is a great selection. Not only will the wardrobe look great in your bedroom but the material will mean that the product should be extremely hardwearing and sturdy, allowing you to keep using this bedroom furniture item for years to come. Wooden furniture will also match most decors, whether modern or traditional and is often also available in a range of different shades, from light coloured wood or alternatively a dark wooden wardrobe style.
If you are short on space or require an extra rail to store some clothes, then a temporary wardrobe might be the perfect answer. Temporary wardrobes are often composed of different poles and material sizes and are designed to be easily transported and to fit snugly in the corner of a room. This style of wardrobe is usually popular with students who have a limited budget to spend on furniture and are often moving house on a regular occasion. However, this style of wardrobe is also very handy to use in a spare room for when guests come and stay and need somewhere to hang their clothes for the weekend.
Wardrobe Care Instructions
Wardrobes can be composed of many different varieties of materials and so consequently there are different ways in which the furniture item needs to be cared for and cleaned. This is why we provide product specific cleaning instructions with each individual wardrobe.