Whether you're looking for space savers or classic mirrored fronts, make sure it helps you organise your clothes (iStock/ The Independent)
Whether you’re looking for space savers or classic mirrored fronts, make sure it helps you organise your clothes (iStock/ The Independent)

The best bedroom storage makes light work of getting dressed with everything you need at hand from head to toe – or hat to shoes, to be precise.

Whether you’re sharing wardrobe space with your other half, or you’re looking for a furniture piece with integrated drawers for accessories, the key to getting organised is to think carefully about your sartorial storage needs.

Hanging space is an important factor – especially if you have an enviable collection of full length dresses, so think about your closet’s internal height.

Some wardrobes offer the versatility of changing up the interiors, whether you’re after split level hanging rails or extra shelving for those neatly folded sweaters.

A wardrobe can be an imposing presence in the bedroom so if you’re lacking in square footage, consider a design that won’t overwhelm the space.

Mirrored wardrobes work wonderfully here, giving the illusion of roominess, while a closet that’s elevated off the floor with tapered legs can make a big difference too.

Our roundup comprises a variety of standalone wardrobes, chosen for their all-important functionality alongside their aesthetic appeal, and it includes traditional and contemporary styles to suit different tastes, and of course, budgets.

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Oak Furnitureland parquet brushed and glazed solid oak double wardrobe: £619.99, Oak Furnitureland

Dimensions: W97.5cm x H193cm x D65cm

From flooring to furniture pieces, parquet offers a rich texture that highlights the beauty of natural wood, and we loved this vertical version in our bedroom. The classic block pattern evokes school libraries and drawing rooms of old – a look you can easily achieve here without forking out for a whole new floor. Crafted from solid oak, the wardrobe is a sturdy piece that sits on angled and tapered mid-century style legs, awarding it a light, floating feel despite its heft. This one offers ample hanging space with a handy drawer underneath. Shrewd attention to detail means the parquet pattern is not interrupted and the doors match up perfectly.

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Cotswold Co. Appleby oak wide double wardrobe with mirrors: £849, Cotswold Co.

Dimensions: W147cm x H196cm x D65cm

Offering timeless elegance in honey-toned oak, this broad double wardrobe will complement both contemporary and classic interior schemes. Boasting the dimensions of a triple closet but with the pleasing symmetry of a double, the piece opens out from the centre to reveal oodles of open hanging space inside. Made from high-quality oak with heavy bevelled mirrors, and revealing solid wood interiors with neat dovetail joints, it is a sturdy wardrobe that’ll last for years to come – whichever fashions come and go. We loved this warming and homely furniture piece in our bedroom.

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Made Elona sliding wardrobe, grey and copper: £599, Made

Dimensions: W150cm x H201cm x D57cm

We’ve spotted a few locker-style furniture pieces of late, from living room cabinets to bedside tables, and we’re loving the clean-lined aesthetic. Embrace the industrial trend fully with a locker-style wardrobe that keeps the look sleek, chic and contemporary in the bedroom. With its smooth sliding doors with recessed handles, the Elona would be utterly utilitarian in style were it not for those mid-century copper hairpin legs – a lovely touch, and a masterclass in understated glamour. The closet is made from engineered wood that’s painted a soft grey to give the effect of metal, but of course, this one stays firmly in the warm and wooden bedroom furniture camp.

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Dunelm Toulouse silver double wardrobe: £399, Dunelm

Dimensions: W116cm x H193cm x D60cm

This Baroque-inspired wardrobe will add instant glamour to your bedroom with a nod to the metallics trend in an antique silver finish. Attention to detail in the paintwork provides an attractive aged effect – you’ll notice a subtle discolouring around the carved embellishments that adds to the vintage look. Inside, the wardrobe is reliably solid with three storage sections along with a generous drawer for accessories. Best is the affordable price – a snip at under £400 for such a sturdy furniture piece, and one that looks much more expensive than it is. Do expect to roll your sleeves up to put it together, though.

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Argos Home Kent 3 door 3 drawer wardrobe, cream & oak: £614.99, Argos Home

Dimensions: W128cm x H185cm x D55cm

Part of the Kent collection, this three-door, three drawer wardrobe offers versatile storage space complete with internal shelving for easy access to our folded clothes. The Shaker style piece is crafted from solid pine and is painted in a warm cream with accents of natural wood left bare, awarding it instant homeliness. We loved the oval metal pull handles on the drawers that opened and closed with ease, as did the solid doors. Expect minimal, easy to follow assembly instructions and you’ll have this handsome wardrobe standing tall in no time.

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Sweetpea & Willow Cherie double wardrobe: £1,554, Sweetpea & Willow

Dimensions: W130cm x H220cm x D60cm

For fans of faded glamour, this is one effortlessly chic wooden wardrobe with design roots in the Rococo period. Yet, with its distressed finish in soft grey, it wouldn’t look out off place in a contemporary setting. The tallest of our double wardrobes, it is an imposing presence in the bedroom, working well in a period property with impressively high ceilings. Its height allows for comfortable hanging space as well as two generous and boxy drawers, which are artfully concealed inside. Heavy-duty yet delicately detailed, this one’s a modern classic.

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Modish Living Winchester dark rustic wooden wardrobe: From £669, Modish Living

Dimensions: W89cm x H190cm x D62.5cm/W114cm x H195cm x D68.5cm

If you’ve ever fallen for a vintage wardrobe you’ve spotted in the antique shop, only to find it’s woefully lacking in-depth, you’re not alone. Thankfully, this substantial furniture piece offers modern dimensions along with its dark wood antique charm. Further to that, it comes entirely handcrafted from reclaimed wood, proving our top buy for sustainability (those old nail holes and markings are all part of the character). The wardrobe is available in two sizes, medium and large, and offers four deep drawers along with ample hanging space. We loved its subtly curved frontage, too.

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Ikea Nordkisa open wardrobe with sliding door, bamboo: £229, Ikea

Dimensions: W120cm x H186cm x D47cm

If you like the idea of an exposed hanging rail for easy access to your clothes (and to show off your best garbs), this clever open wardrobe from Ikea offers just that – with a bit of structure. Made from smooth and slatted bamboo wood, stylistically the sliding door wardrobe marries Scandi chic with a hint of Japanese aesthetic. We loved the versatility of this one, allowing us to either obscure or display each side. This makes an ideal wardrobe choice for smaller bedrooms – its light and airy feel will never overwhelm the space. It even works well as a contemporary wall divider, so play around with its position and get creative.

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Malix 2 door 225cm sliding wardrobe: From £899, Made

Dimensions: W225cm x H210cm x D62cm

The next best thing to a fully fitted wardrobe, this wide and roomy closet offers a wall of uninterrupted mirror that promises to open up the bedroom beautifully, giving the illusion of extra space – while aiding us with our daily outfit choices, of course. Utterly versatile, it has a comprehensive list of specifications, both inside and out. Add-on interior packages in classic or premium give us further storage solutions in the form of drawers and shelving. Reassuringly, Made assemble the wardrobe at home, free of charge. (We wouldn’t know where to start).

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The verdict: Wardrobes

Oak Furnitureland’s parquet brushed and glazed solid oak double wardrobe was a welcome addition to our bedroom, offering a quirky take on the classic woodblock pattern. Although the wardrobe is elevated with chic, angled, mid-century style legs, it proved a strong and sturdy piece. We were also impressed with Ikea’s Nordkisa open wardrobe in bamboo for its innovative design and versatility.

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