The bedroom is something of a safe haven to us, being predominantly a place for rest, relaxation and recuperation. With home renovation spending up significantly in the past year, more people are reckoning with their bedrooms – renovating, redecorating and making investments in furniture and storage. Speaking of which…
If you’re investing in custom fitted wardrobes, there are so many options available to you in terms of finish. Each type of finish can have a dramatic effect on the overall look and vibe of your room – so it is important to choose carefully. Here are some of the key types available, and the effect they can have on a space.
Wooden Fitted Wardrobes
The first choice for many when it comes to wardrobes is a wooden finish. It is a time-honoured classic look, and a versatile one that can suit a wide range of styles and room aesthetics. Lighter wood finishes like pine complement Scandinavian room styles, especially when paired with low-level pin bedframes. Meanwhile, darker oak and teal finishes can contribute well to a rustic, cottage-core feel.
Mirror-finish wardrobes might sound a little retrofuture, but they are a surprisingly useful form of wardrobe finish. Mirrored wardrobes reflect a great deal of light, enabling you to significantly brighten a room space even with relatively low natural light levels. They are an excellent way to increase the perceived space in your room as well, by expanding the line of sight as well as bringing in more light. Mirrored wardrobes also eliminate the need for separate mirrors, giving you more room overall.
Painted Fitted Wardrobes
Of course, your wardrobes needn’t be a statement by virtue of their material alone. Instead of leaving the wood bare or seeking a veneer finish, you could opt instead for painted wardrobe sets that give you complete freedom over the visual design of your space.
With painted wardrobes, you can turn your wardrobe into a feature wall with bright colours and patterns. Alternatively, you can blend it in to existing paintwork by matching it to your current bedroom’s colour palette. The beauty here is in the utter customisability of the room and furniture.
Matt/Gloss Finish Wardrobes
If you do decide to go for a painted wardrobe finish, there is another key decision left for you to make: whether to choose a matte or gloss paint finish. Matte finish wardrobes can help them blend in to the wall, giving you a much subtler room aesthetic and creating more of a palette against which you can accessorise with furnishings and fittings.
Gloss wardrobes, meanwhile, reflect light much more readily back into the room – while retaining colour or hue. These are a much subtler way of expanding a room’s sense of space than mirrored wardrobes, and can also brighten darker rooms if angled carefully.