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Whether you’re renovating an existing bedroom or moving into a new home, a carefully planned and designed wardrobe should be high on your priority list.

A true investment piece, your wardrobe arrangement is definitely something that you should not cut corners on, especially when it comes to the layout, interior and quality. The saying goes, if you buy better, you’ll only buy once and this is particularly true when it comes to designer wardrobes.

Get everything right in the first instance and your tailor-made unique wardrobe will last a lifetime.

How we will help you design your bespoke wardrobe

Here at The Heritage Wardrobe Company, our highly trained wardrobe designers and skilled craftsmen will work with you every step of the way to create truly bespoke wardrobes that are custom-made and catered to your requirements. To get you started on your decision-making process, here are a few wardrobe design ideas and things you should consider when planning a bespoke wardrobe.

Where should I put my wardrobe?

The first thing to consider and one that is key when planning and designing your new wardrobe, is location. Study how both natural and artificial light work within the space and think about where you will place your mirrored and panel doors in order to optimise the light and avoid a prism effect with all your mirrors in a small space.  The height of your ceiling will determine the functional layout of the interior of your wardrobe. Your designer will take the ceiling height into account when planning the interior storage scheme of your wardrobe, ensuring for instance a minimum of 1100mm hanging space for men’s shirts and planning a hang space for shorter tops below. If there is limited storage space available, always consider external drawer units as this will maximise the internal hanging and shelf space. For those that have a big enough room but perhaps lower ceilings, a central island is a great solution for additional storage, especially if you have a lot of accessories such as belts and jewellery to store.

How can I customise my wardrobe’s interior and storage space?

When it comes to displaying your belongings, think about how you will use your wardrobe every day. Whether you have a penchant for designer handbags or a huge collection of suits, it’s important to ensure your wardrobe’s interior is designed and tailored to you. Before you plan the internal layout speak to your designer about what clothes, accessories and shoes you have, this is one of the benefits of using a designer to create a bespoke interior. Having this conversation at the start will ensure that everything will be catered for in an organised manner and have a dedicated place. For a true wow factor, incorporate some internal lighting into your scheme. Sensor activated lights when opening the wardrobe door is a luxurious and practical way to show a shoe, handbag or garment selection.

Which wardrobe colours and styles are trending?

To achieve a truly customised scheme, your design team will create an arrangement that is sympathetic to the style and colours of the existing or proposed interior décor. One of the benefits of opting for a completely bespoke and hand painted designer wardrobe is that the finishing touches and your chosen paint colour will seamlessly fit into your home, creating the ultimate designer bedroom. With no limit when it comes to paint colour, the key consideration in choosing the right shade is to first establish if the walls are to be painted light with a darker tone on the wardrobes or darker walls with lighter wardrobes, this will help in your decision process. When it comes colour it’s also important to think about the internal finish of your wardrobes. Whether a wood veneer or a grey finish, opt for a material that will complement your style and the overall design of the room. Lastly, choose your final details carefully. The finish and design of a handle, the cornice and skirting profiles and everything in between will bring your entire bespoke wardrobe design together and result in the ultimate luxurious space for you to enjoy for years to come.

Here at The Heritage Wardrobe Company, we pride ourselves on working closely with every customer to design beautiful functional, original and inspiring bespoke wardrobes for bedrooms, dressing rooms and walk-in wardrobes. If you want to discuss an upcoming project please contact us to arrange your very own personal consultation.


James is one of our seasoned senior designers with over 15 years of experience in the interior business.