If the kitchen is the heart of the home, children’s bedrooms should be fun and expressive places where ideally, imagination will have a free rein. It’s a private space where youngsters can play, dream, entertain their friends, and have sleepovers. Occasionally, it’s also where some of the more serious stuff happens, such as studying and homework! When it comes to choosing furniture and decorating a child’s bedroom, it can be tricky to strike the right balance between what’s practical but without looking too functional - it’s a bedroom, not a dormitory – and creating a clean, bright space that’s easily maintained. If the room is on the small side, or has a sloping roof, as a lot of children’s bedrooms do, it can be even more challenging.
This is where a well designed sliding wardrobe or fitted wardrobes can make a huge difference to the way the room looks and also maximise all the available space. A modern, sliding wardrobe is not just for keeping clothes in, but is the complete bedroom storage solution. Configured in the way you want it, with a range of different sized shelves and drawers, it can be used to store just about anything. Having hanging or adjustable shelves inside the wardrobe is also a good idea and means the unit can be adapted as your youngster grows. There’s a lot to be said for sliding doors as well, especially for little ones, as this reduces the risk of them getting their fingers caught in a hinged door.
When it comes to selecting a finish for your child’s bedroom wardrobe (or any other items, including bedside table, dressing unit, and bookshelf), it’s always better to opt for a smooth finish that is easy to wipe clean. Here at Sliding Wardrobes World, we’re authorised dealers for Komandor and Proform, two companies that have an exciting range of the latest finishes, specially designed for modern living. When it comes to design, children’s bedrooms are sometimes last in the queue and can often be a bit of a mishmash of different colours, styles, and furniture – but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you need help, get in touch, our designers are always happy to come up with some creative and inspiring ideas!