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21 May 2021

6 Advantages of Freestanding Wardrobes You Should Consider

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Dave Hut - Content Editor

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While there’s something to be said for built-ins and walk-ins, nothing quite compares to the elegance of a freestanding wardrobe. Classic and timeless, they’re statement pieces that demand attention.

Thinking of investing in a statement wardrobe? Below, we explore some of the advantages of choosing freestanding wardrobes. Whether you are prioritising space, practicality or aesthetics, there are multiple reasons why a freestanding wardrobe could be the best choice for your bedroom.

A seamless look

If you’re looking to bring a sense of elegance and sophistication to your bedroom a matching set is essential. Décor and accessories can go a long way but ultimately, it’s a statement set that will really elevate your bedroom to the next level.

Pairing your freestanding wardrobe with a matching bed, tallboy, chest of drawers and nightstand will transform your bedroom into a magazine-worthy sanctuary.

Look for sets made from high-quality wood that feature craftsman-inspired details like curved panelling and sweetheart friezes. These characteristics will help create that feeling of luxury you’re after.

Create the illusion of space

While many people believe freestanding wardrobes are “bulkier” than their built-in and walk-in counterparts, in reality they can be amazing space enhancers. Why? Freestanding wooden wardrobes are often perched on legs which raise them off the ground and create an air pocket between the floor and the base of the robe. Opening up this space creates a sense of airiness and tricks the eye into thinking the room is more spacious than it is.

If you want to make your bedroom feel even more spacious, consider investing in a freestanding mirrored wardrobe. Adding mirrors is one of the best ways to create the illusion of space. The tall mirrors used on solid wood wardrobes are particularly effective as they draw the eye upwards and not only make the room itself feel bigger, but also enhance the ceiling height. Freestanding mirrored wardrobes are also a clever way to maximise natural light in your bedroom.

Synonymous with luxury

While there are plenty of modern takes on freestanding wardrobes, the best-known versions are inspired by the antique styles that once graced French palaces and English manor houses. Our Romance antique wardrobe captures the spirit of freestanding wardrobes perfectly with an elegant frieze, hand-carved sweetheart base and shimmering crystal handles.

Alternatively, modern styles like our Hamptons-inspired Gainsborough wardrobe conjure up images of breezy New England beach houses with very little effort.

Excellent storage

Not only do freestanding wooden wardrobes bring a sense of luxury and elegance to your space, they’re also excellent storage solutions. While genuine antique wardrobes do tend to sacrifice looks for functionality, the contemporary versions we craft at combine the best of both worlds.

We take the beauty and refinement of freestanding wooden wardrobes and incorporate modern storage features, such as deep drawers set on high-quality runners, built-in hanging rail and sturdy shelving compartments.

With so much storage to play with, you’ll be proud to call models like the Juliette triple freestanding wardrobe your own. Still craving more space? Placing two freestanding robes side-by-side will give your room a palatial feel, as well as drastically increasing your storage space.


Unlike built-in closets, freestanding wardrobes offer total flexibility when it comes to interior design. Say you have a spare room you’d like to furnish as a guest bedroom, but suspect a few years down the line you might prefer to use it as a study. Installing a built-in closet is a permanent commitment, while opting for a freestanding wardrobe allows you to redesign the room at your leisure.

In some scenarios, freestanding wardrobes can even be moved into communal living spaces and repurposed as linen closets or china cabinets.

Moving freestanding wardrobes

Freestanding wardrobes can be a headache to transport, there’s no arguing with that. It’s one of the biggest apprehensions people have about solid wood wardrobes, which is why we’ve made it as easy as possible to purchase and assemble these statement items of furniture.

Not only do we have a premium range of freestanding wood wardrobes, but we also offer affordable delivery and an on-site assembly service. If that wasn’t enough, our helpful delivery team will even position your item in your room of choice. All you have to think about is which freestanding wooden wardrobe to choose and we’ll do the rest.

Browse our entire wardrobe collection online or call us on 01989 763343 to have your questions answered.  Wardrobes

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