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25 Bedroom Wardrobe Designs That Aren’t Boring or Basic

We promise there’s not a single cookie-cutter idea in sight.

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A boring wardrobe might do its job, but it doesn’t exactly spark joy whenever you step into the bedroom. Choosing a standard design might also become a long-term regret if you haven’t customised it to suit your lifestyle needs and available square footage.

So, to help you out, we’ve put together a list of 25 stylish, and not to mention, viable wardrobe design ideas that’ll ensure your bedroom looks as good as the rest of your home!


1. Replace a bedroom partition wall with a built-in wardrobe

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Given its size, a wardrobe can take up a significant amount of space – which isn’t ideal if your bedroom is tiny.

As an alternative, consider tearing down one of the partition walls in your bedroom and replacing it with a built-in wardrobe. That way, you can have an unimpeded path in and out of your bedroom, plus ample space to store your clothes!

2. Max out niches with a pull-out mirror at the side of your wardrobe

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Those awkward niches in your home can be a real headache, but depending on how creative you get, you might even come to love them. If there are a few odd inches of space left that won’t fit your full-height wardrobe, install a pull-out mirror there instead: you get a convenient fixture that also maxes out the space!

3. Have a bag display built into your wardrobe

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A glass display case does what an open shelf does but provides even better protection and security for your belongings. Likewise, keeping your bags and other items corralled away within one will also contribute to your efforts of reducing bedroom clutter.

4. Wall off part of your bedroom with glass panels to create a ‘walk-in’ changing area

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Not everyone has a spare room at home to transform into a walk-in wardrobe, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to have one.

With storage units of the right size and shape, it’s possible to segment off part of your bedroom to create a ‘walk-in’ space and/or storage nook for your clothes. For a space that doesn’t feel cramped, choose glass panels over an opaque fixture.

Explore: Tight on Space? Walk-In Wardrobes for Your HDB Flat, NO Hacking Needed

5. Give your wardrobe sufficient illumination with back lights

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Warm backlights aren’t just useful for accentuating a bold, dark bedroom. Get a couple of them for your wardrobe and you’ll never again have to fumble about in the darkness for your favourite shirt while getting dressed in the early hours of the morning.

6. Get a compact capsule wardrobe that also offers easy accessibility

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If space is a limited resource in your bedroom, you may want to consider a capsule wardrobe! Other than giving you an easy way to keep your clothes organised, having one also brings other benefits – like freeing up floor space and offering easier access to your belongings.

7. Consider adding a big open compartment for storage and convenience

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If an open-concept capsule wardrobe is too radical for your tastes, perhaps a closet with a large open compartment might be more up your alley. Feel free to use it however you wish – as a place to hang/’air’ your clothes, a display area, or just a handy spot to keep small items within reach.

8. Get a corner wardrobe, but fancy it up with panelling…

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Corner wardrobes are a common sight in Singapore homes because of how well they maximise space in small bedrooms. But to make yours stand out more, you may want to accentuate them with some decorative touches like panelling or shaker-style frames.

9. …or stylish, angled cut-outs

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If the farmhouse/boho-chic look isn’t your cup of tea, these angled cut-outs will make for a modish design accent for your bedroom wardrobe.

10. Embrace the unconventional with metal lattice work for your wardrobe doors

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For those of you who swear by a grunge/industrial look for your home, customise your wardrobe doors with a metal lattice design. Apart from meshing perfectly with your theme, it also allows for ventilation.

11. Create a functional ‘feature ceiling’ above your wardrobe with lighting

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Depending on where your wardrobe is located relative to natural light sources in your bedroom (e.g. away from the windows), installing some overhead lighting may be a good idea. You can take it one level further with lighting like strip lights for a ‘feature’ ceiling.

12. Equip your wardrobe’s sliding doors with floor-to-ceiling mirrors

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Loose furniture pieces like standalone mirrors offer the advantage of flexibility, but they aren’t always the best accessory options for tight areas. To save space and maximise vertical room, consider making mirrors part of your wardrobe’s design instead, just like in this example.

13. Install a privacy screen between your wardrobe and bed

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Apart from adding visual appeal, fluted wooden panels can also be used to keep your sleeping area and wardrobe separate for a more organised bedroom layout. But do remember to wipe these dividers periodically with a damp cloth to prevent any dirt/lint accumulation between gaps!

14. Use curtains instead of wardrobe doors for textural effect – and extra space

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Ditch the typical wardrobe doors for curtains to choose from a wide range of looks (from fabric to colours) to match your bedroom. Not only do you get an uncommon ripple-like texture, but you also save space since you can hang the curtain as close as possible to your clothes.

This leaves enough room to add smaller furniture pieces like a standing mirror while maintaining enough walking space.

15. Add some visual flair to your wardrobe doors with rattan inlays

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Rattan is always a good choice of material if you’re looking to bring an organic touch into your home. Plus, its natural colours make it a good match for (almost) any aesthetic, so you won’t have to worry about it being too much of a contrasting element in your bedroom.

16. Make your wardrobe stand out by decorating it with terrazzo-look laminates

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Laminates are a great (read: cost-effective) way to spruce up the look of any surface –including the exterior of your bedroom wardrobe. Opt for terrazzo-look coverings with colourful flecks for a wardrobe facade that’s both trendy and vibrant.

17. Give your wardrobe a timeless touch (and privacy) with fluted glass in-lays

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Getting fluted glass in-lays for your wardrobe is an idea worth trying. For one, they bring with them a degree of privacy without blocking off light entirely, and two, these stylish fixtures will add texture to your bedroom built-ins for an extra-interesting look!

18. Integrate a wardrobe with your platform bed so it doubles as a partition

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Having a smaller apartment doesn’t mean ‘smaller’ ideas. If you’ve decided on a platform bed, consider integrating it with your wardrobe as a handy partition that separates the sleeping area from the changing area.

19. Build an entire make-up vanity into your wardrobe

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Vanities don’t necessarily have to take up a lot of room, but space efficiency is always a good thing. You can free up more square footage in your bedroom by installing a vanity within your wardrobe as opposed to having it as a freestanding piece of furniture.

20. Combine your wardrobe with your bedroom’s ‘TV console’

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Like vanities and side tables, TV consoles don’t necessarily have to be standalone add-ons to be useful. Build one into your wardrobe and you’ll find yourself with more walkway space and less clutter in your bedroom.

21. Make your wardrobe a two-in-one built-in with a study table…

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With custom carpentry (and the right ideas), it’s possible to kit out your bedroom with a wardrobe-integrated study table, which in this case, also functions as a threshold between rest and work zones.

22. …or set up a space-saving multi-functional vanity

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If you have no need for a study in your bedroom, use it as a multi-functional vanity instead – complete with a ‘cover’ that opens up to reveal a mirror and a spacious compartment for storing make-up and other items you use to prep for the day.

23. Customise your bedroom wardrobe with a built-in altar

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An altar isn’t something that you’d usually see in a bedroom – much less one that’s part of a wardrobe’s structure. But hey, if you aren’t sure if this is a feasible built-in idea, here’s all the assurance you’ll need.

Explore: 7 Space-Saving Altar Designs That Won’t Alter Your Home’s Aesthetic!

24. Create wardrobe doors that conceal your bathroom's entrance

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It’s no portal to a magical land with lions and witches, but at least these wardrobe doors function as a concealed entrance to an ensuite within this Pasir Ris flat’s bedroom.

25. Have your bedroom wardrobe built atop a bay window seat

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Bay window seats often provide nice spots to take in the view from the comfort of a bedroom, but it’s a fact that they take up plenty of precious space too. So, how about building your wardrobe atop one? This way, you get to maximise bedroom space while getting all the storage functionality that you need!

This article was originally published on 31 January 2022 and last updated on 24 May 2023.


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