Clothes aren’t for hiding, they are for displaying, they are for indulging our creative sides and for representing our myriad personalities on the outside. Such items deserve pride of place in your home, they deserve wardrobes that reflect their importance; wardrobes that are not mere storage spaces, but stylish, dazzling and beautiful entities in their own right.
Read on for eight ideas for unique and stunning wardrobe design concepts, and get inspired!
The winding alleyways, moorish architecture and hustle and bustle of souk markets in locations such as Marrakech, Amman, Casablanca and Cairo have long provided inspirational touchstones to interior designers. Tap into this luxurious aesthetic by transforming your wardrobe into an Arabic-inspired souk; think colourful linen curtains, Arabian patterns and fabrics, and the sort of stylistic elements that would make professional interior designers proud.
Walk-In Shipping Container
Shipping containers are very much experiencing their zenith of cool, so why not turn one into a unique walk-in wardrobe? Imagine the amount of space you will free up in your home by migrating all your clothes to a handy walk-in shipping container. If you can get hold of one of these babies, and have the space to site it, what are you waiting for?
Image via budgetselfpackcontainers.com.au
Steamer Trunks: Repurposed
We are still in the ‘shipping and travel’ ball park, but we’re downsizing things a bit with this one; steamer trunks are a great bit of vintage luggage, but can be easily repurposed into wardrobes and clothes chests. Eminently practical while also looking fantastic; steamer trunks can’t be beaten in the home.
Magic and Mystery
A truly unique design which has turned a few heads in interior décor circles, this wardrobe was inspired by the classic ‘sword box’ magic trick. Designed by Rafael Morgan, The twist here is that the swords have been replaced by natty shelves, giving you a smart place to hang clothes or any other items within the wardrobe. Oh, and the only magic taking place here relates to the amount of space you will save!
Images via Rafaelmorgan.net
Vintage Office Space
Despite countless predictions to the contrary, the retro and vintage wave never really broke. It’s still going strong, not least thanks to TV series like Mad Men, which taught us all to marvel at the innate stylishness of the 1950s. Using retro filing cabinets and other vintage office gear to rejuvenate your storage space is a smart way to produce a unique wardrobe concept in your own home.
It’s not so much about creating space in the home, it’s about what you do with the space you have. Have limited space in the attic? Not a problem; turn it into a walk-in (or crawl) wardrobe. Not only does this look great, it also frees up much needed space elsewhere in your home.
Chinese Lacquer Chest
It can be difficult to successfully integrate global and cosmopolitan design elements into a home, but the subtly of a Chinese lacquer chest makes it easy to introduce eastern themes without creating a stylistic clash. Search out one of these great pieces of furniture in a vintage store or online; you won’t be disappointed.
Image via 4Living.com
Next Level Wardrobes
Ever feel that your clothes are taking over your home? It may appear that way if you decide on this ingeniously space-saving concept. Installing stepped wardrobes that fit alongside wide staircases is an innovative way to store and display your favourite threads, as well as to save some space around the home. Just don’t get distracted by all those clothes when walking downstairs!
Have you tried any of these ideas? Have any of your own to share? Get in touch! Let me know in the comments! I love hearing from you!
Author Bio: This article was written by Clive Smith of Budget Self Pack Containers in Australia. BSPC love the versatility of shipping containers and despite using theirs for interstate removal purposes they enjoy incorporating them into everyday life too!