Today, to organize storage places for clothes and bedding, old bulky wardrobes are increasingly being replaced by sliding wardrobes, which have a number of indisputable advantages over cabinet furniture:
The modern sliding compartment door design allows economical use of the space near the cabinet. Sliding doors will not interfere with free movement, which is especially true for small sleeping rooms
Thanks to the maximum spaciousness, they allow you to use every centimeter of the allotted space from wall to wall, from floor to ceiling. It fits perfectly into the interior of spacious and small rooms, allowing you to build a mini-dressing room. Perfectly uses the space of oversized areas with protruding corners and low ceilings, inconvenient narrow niches
It makes it possible to design the internal filling of various functionality according to the individual needs of the owner, convenient for storing clothes, hosiery, shoes and bed linen, as well as books and television equipment
Allows the use of a variety of high-tech materials in the manufacture of cases and doors, contributing to the creation of an expressive design of the bedroom. Mirror cloth, often used to decorate sliding doors, helps to visually expand the space of the room
Varieties and finishes
The bedroom, first of all, is a place for relaxation, where a person spends a fairly large part of his free time. Therefore, the atmosphere in the bedroom should contribute to a pleasant pastime and a peaceful sleep, there is no place for scattered things and chaotically arranged furniture.
To optimize the storage process in a small bedroom, a corner system is the best fit. A wardrobe located in the corner of a room with a non-standard layout allows you to profitably use a niche. Installation in a niche of a built-in wardrobe, made to measure, will save not only bedroom space, but also material resources. Since the design of such a model will lack side and rear walls, a system of internal shelves and a facade will remain, the manufacture of which requires less materials.
The small size and apparent compactness of the wardrobe with an angular design allow you to place a huge amount of things for both vertical storage and storage on mezzanine shelves and drawers for shoes.
In rooms of almost any configuration, a corner cabinet made in white or light colors with glossy or mirrored facades is able to free up and significantly expand the room space. Experts do not recommend installing cabinets only in corner spaces of disproportionately long and narrow rooms. The geometry of such rooms will be ideally adjusted by a built-in wardrobe room with sliding doors, or a spacious built-in wardrobe that takes up the entire space along the short wall.
A kind of corner is a diagonal-angled wardrobe that effectively covers the corner of the bedroom. The model, which has a transitional module with a swing door, rationally uses the space at the junction of two walls.
Extremely capacious and practical, radius cabinets are produced with concave and convex, oval and asymmetric cases. A variety of shapes and models allows you to fit a radius wardrobe into any room.
The design of the decoration of the wardrobe can be thought over independently or in cooperation with specialists. There is a great variety of options for external finishing of side walls and facades. Facades are made with classic, bronze and gray mirror panels. Transparent glazing of the doors gives the wardrobe a stylish look, allows you to quickly find the right thing and teaches the owner to keep it neat.
Today, doors are made from exotic decorative materials such as genuine leather, rattan or bamboo, suitable for minimalist, oriental styles. It all depends on the style of the room, the preferences and material capabilities of the owner of the house.
A double wardrobe with sliding doors decorated with a mirror cloth is one of the most popular models today. For ease of use, the mirror can be located only on one of the cabinet doors. The entire front of the cabinet can be completely mirrored. To give a simple mirror glass an exquisite look in the furniture industry, a special surface treatment technology is used by applying sandblasting.
A stencil is applied to the mirror, then the glass is processed under pressure with a jet of quartz sand. After removing the stencil, a matte pattern remains on the mirror, the areas covered by the stencil remain with a mirror gloss. Sandblasting topics can be varied: floral designs, Japanese hieroglyphs, cityscape, abstract drawings.
When installing a sliding wardrobe model in a bedroom without a mirror, it is necessary that the appearance matches the texture of the materials as much as possible, the style and color scheme of the interior of the room. This contributes to the complete fusion of the front of the cabinet with the surrounding interior, visual expansion of the bedroom space.
Using design ideas that harmoniously combine the decor of the front of the cabinet and the wall decoration, it is possible to achieve that the presence of a spacious wardrobe in the bedroom will become virtually invisible. This is especially true for the style directions that do not accept huge cabinets: minimalism, hi-tech and Scandinavian.
For children's bedroom
Modern wardrobes are convenient to use as a spacious storage in the interior of a children's bedroom. A wardrobe for a nursery is best made according to an individual order in order to maximally take into account the child's changing needs during the growth process. Such a practical wardrobe can serve a child for many years.
Storing things in a child's bedroom involves placing clothes and toys. In the absence of a special changing table in the apartment, you can provide shelves in the closet for storing diapers, vests and baby care products. Based on the general stylistic orientation of the children's bedroom, the cabinet doors can be made entirely of mirrored or stained glass or using colorful photo-printed stickers with characters from your favorite cartoons.
A modern children's wardrobe should combine an original appearance with increased comfort. The shelves in the children's closet should be positioned taking into account the height of the child so as not to cause discomfort. For storing toys, it is best to use the lower shelves and drawers so that the child can always reach them on their own and clean them neatly after the end of the game.
When installing a wardrobe in a nursery, one must not forget about safety. The side walls and front of the cabinet should be made of environmentally friendly materials that do not emit harmful compounds and are resistant to mechanical stress: MDF, natural wood, glass and plastic.
When designing the interior filling of a wardrobe for a bedroom, it is necessary to follow some general recommendations. First you need to decide what things will be stored in it.Only the most essential things can be stored in a small double wardrobe: home clothes, bedding and bed linen.
A large built-in wardrobe with several sliding doors will allow you to allocate space on the lower shelves for storing things that cannot be found in other rooms of the house, for example, a vacuum cleaner, an ironing board and an iron. There are projects that provide for the installation of radio and television equipment and a computer behind sliding doors, which significantly save sleeping space by abandoning a computer desk and a TV stand.
The mezzanine part of the wardrobe is always intended for storing rarely used and seasonal wardrobe items. The lower shelves of the wardrobe are traditionally intended for storing shoes.
In the middle part, you need to provide more space for shelves and mesh baskets for storing bedding and wardrobe items: underwear, sleepwear, home clothes, socks, tights and other small items.
It is advisable to occupy the central part of the ceiling space under the compartment for hanging clothes on hangers, equipped with a furniture pantograph for greater convenience.
What to look for when choosing
Considering the purchase of a certain model, it is necessary to understand that the wardrobe is intended primarily for installation in the comfort and relaxation zone, where nothing should interfere with a quiet rest. Therefore, you need to be very careful when choosing the mechanisms that move the doors. The mechanisms that ensure the softness and smoothness of the door movement should be practically silent.
You need to pay attention to the material (aluminum or steel) from which the sliding system and other cabinet components are made. The almost silent door movement is ensured by the soft aluminum system. If aluminum grooves are used carelessly, they can easily fail due to jamming. Jamming occurs, for example, due to small solid objects falling into the grooves, clogging of a large amount of dust and pet hair. The low-cost steel system allows for a longer, but also more noisy, door operation.
Correct preliminary measurements, high-quality assembly and installation of the cabinet frame, which completely exclude the violation of geometry and the formation of distortions of the structure, also contribute to the long-term and trouble-free operation of the doors.
When choosing, you should pay attention to the cabinet model with the ability to mount external and internal lighting. External lighting with low-power lamps can carry an aesthetic load, creating additional comfort in the bedroom at night. Functional interior lighting with powerful lamps is essential to make it easier to find the things you need inside the cabinet.
When installing a wardrobe in a bedroom, you need to listen to the recommendations of experts and choose a color that repeats the colors of other interior items in the bedroom: curtains, carpets and beds. It is important that all the key items in the bedroom are in harmony with each other.
A significant role in the choice is played by the color solutions of the case, which are consistent with the size of the room. A beautiful wardrobe made of dark material with glossy black doors will certainly be a great addition to a spacious bedroom. In a cramped bedroom, it will lose its showiness, it will visually conceal an already small space.
Bright red furniture can become the centerpiece of the design interior of almost any room in the house. However, experts do not advise choosing such furniture for a bedroom setting. A wardrobe in an aggressive red color in the bedroom can become an irritating factor for the nervous system.On the contrary, a wardrobe made of material of neutral pastel shades will help transform the bedroom into a relaxation zone.
The sliding wardrobe must be selected taking into account the real needs of family members. If there are few things, then there is no need to spend money and space in the home on a very spacious wardrobe.