We've been working on the bedroom since we moved in - we wanted to finish this room first so that we had somewhere to escape the dust, polyfilla and wet paint in all the other rooms. The one piece of furniture that was missing from the room to make it complete was a wardrobe. I'm partial to using a clothes rail - that way I can always see what clothes I have and it makes it so much easier to pick an outfit. But now that I'm a 'grown-up', it felt a bit silly to have our clothes out for everyone to see whenever they visit. So a wardrobe it was. And we picked the Loft two door wardrobe from Dwell, in white gloss. The other furniture in the room is dark - but a black wardrobe in our relatively small bedroom would just look too imposing.
And I couldn't be more pleased with how it looks in situ - it seems to blend seamlessly with the grey walls and muted tones throughout the room, which was key for me to keep the room feeling calm, a safe haven. I tend to err towards the understated and the wardrobe does exactly that...
... Except when you open it, some kind of Narnia effect takes place. It is absolutely huge! It feels such a luxury to be able to see all my clothes clearly and there is even room for my accessories. I took the opportunity to 'curate' my wardrobe and clear away all my summer clothes. I selected all the pieces that I envisage wearing the most this autumn/winter, and hung them in order of colour. Because I'm a geek like that. And don't be fooled - those aren't all of my shoes (I have another two boxes stored away) but they're the ones I wear most often. Putting an outfit together in the morning is so much more straightforward when you don't have to sort through piles and piles of clothes. Instead I have my favourite pieces in front of me, next to similar coloured items. I don't know why I didn't do this before.
We're still switching things around in the bedroom and I can't imagine I'll ever be at a place where I stop changing tiny details - but for the main part, it's done. I feel like I've made the transition to proper respectable adult. Thanks Dwell!
I enjoyed wardrobe-editing so much that I'm now on a life-editing spree. Do you have any suggestions to declutter and create more storage space in the bedroom?
Dwell provided the wardrobe FOC in exchange for a review.