In Indian homes, more often than not, wardrobes are looked upon as merely functional units. Especially when space comes at a premium and you find yourself faced with the mammoth task of designing a wardrobe for a not-so-big bedroom.
1. Keep It Understated With Light Colors
Light colors fool the eye and open up your bedroom. They add all the storage you need while managing to stay light and undemanding. They can also easily pair-up with the walls of the bedroom, whether dark or light.
2. The Mirror Trick
Put the age-old trick to good use by incorporating mirrors on all of your wardrobe panels or a few of them. This is a great trick to use in small Indian bedrooms. The mirrors will bounce light across the bedroom, multiplying the perception of space and cleverly substituting for a dressing-up mirror.
3. Sliding doors
Small space-savers can leave a big impact in small homes. Sliding doors can help save a huge amount of floor area allowing for unobstructed movement in the room. An investment worth making, don’t you think?
4. Do Away With Doors
Yes, sliding-door wardrobes do save space. But there are times when even they can’t be used. In a room with limited width, for instance. Here’s what can still be done. Give the space a nice, well-organized closet that you can leave open (it’s quite in vogue these days if you’re wondering) or cover with curtains for an uber-chic look!
5. Create A Seamless Look
Try duplicating the colors and patterns of the walls of your bedroom in your wardrobe doors and you’ll find that the wardrobe seems to melt into the background without seeming overwhelming in any way in the tiny space.
6. Get Lofty
Top your wardrobes with a 4-cabinet loft that you can use to stow away things you only need occasionally. This will help carry the eye upwards, using the height of the room as an advantage, making the room appear more spacious than it is.
7. See-Through Splendor
Conventional Indian wardrobe doors might seem like they are eating into the space in a bedroom, especially if the room isn’t very large. Try translucent doors instead, that can add depth and create an illusion of space. Also, keeping them translucent, and not completely see-through ensures privacy.
8. Use Boxes For Organizing
9. A Closet That Uses Niches
10. Get Hooked
11. Use The Headboard Wall
12. Surround Your Door With Cabinets
13. Use The hallway
14. Corner Closets
15. Under-the-bed-pullout Closet
If space is a real constraint, there are all kinds of ways to get creative with the bedroom furniture. How about an under-the-bed pullout closet like this one here? You can have your carpenter customize one for you.