15 fabulous built-in cabinet ideas for any interior style


Fitted wardrobes can revolutionize your bedroom where freestanding designs can’t. They can be designed to fit that delicate corner with the pitched roof and are available in a myriad of colors, finishes and materials. There are endless configurations and customizations available so you can really customize it however you want to fit your lifestyle and bedroom space.

To help you inspire your bedroom storage redesign, we’ve rounded up our favorite built-in wardrobe ideas below.

1. Make glass doors a design element

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Glass doors let you see what you want right away, which will make your morning rush much easier, and they get rid of the rumor that fitted wardrobes are old-fashioned. This stunning clear and green glass design is perfect for modern decor.

2. Opt for sliding doors if you are short on space

Ikea wardrobe with closed doors

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Not strictly integrated, but Ikea’s PAX system looks like a built-in wardrobe, so if you’re on a budget and can’t afford a bespoke deal, this could be a great option. Their system wardrobes are also a great idea for a small bedroom – sliding doors leave more room for furniture as they don’t take up room to open.

3. Do you hate folding? Choose rails inside

sharp objects integrated into the wardrobe

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The interior of your wardrobe is essential, and it’s worth spending some time thinking about what to store. Not all of us are good at folding, so having more interior rails than drawers might be the answer to your non-folding dreams! Half-height rails for blouses, shirts, skirts, and jackets will make your life easier, and if you wear dresses, have a full-height rail.

4. Open up your space with mirrored wardrobe doors

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Having mirrored doors is useful for two reasons, first being that they help bounce light if your bedroom is small, and second, it means you have full length mirrors to check out outfits and no need to. invest in a mirror floor – win win!

5. Open the plan if you like to coordinate colors.

ikea wardrobe in a pink bedroom

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We usually like to close the doors of our wardrobes so they can hide a multitude of badly folded sweaters and many blouses hanging from a hanger, but if you like a little organization and ‘everything out of place’ consider a plan. open built-in cabinet. It will have the appeal of a store with everything hanging nicely and neatly folded.

6. Use an uncomfortable attic with a

sharp objects integrated into the wardrobe

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Loft spaces and fitted wardrobes blend together like bread and butter. If you want to create a seamless yet stylish wardrobe that will make the most of every inch of the delicate space, this is a fabulous option. You can also choose to make it a feature or keep it subtle, as shown here.

7. A bright wardrobe idea

dark green IKEA cupboard

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Sometimes the fitted wardrobes are tucked away in an alcove, which means they can be dark, which of course is the last thing you want when trying to find your favorite top. Invest in lights with adjustable arms that highlight each section and also consider light strips, IKEA’s NORRFLY LED lights are ideal for this.

8. Consider the overall design

Neville Johnson) black cabinet

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It’s easy to get bogged down with the thumbnail of the inside of your wardrobe, but the outside is just as important. How it looks when the doors are closed is essential to creating a cohesive look. The built-in storage space should perfectly match the layout of your bedroom. We love the way these deep green doors and the island area of ​​this Neville johnson The design of the wardrobe harmonizes and is connected by the handles and brass accessories.

9. Create a feature from a corner design

sharp objects integrated into a neutral wardrobe

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While it is nice to have a coordinated look, sometimes it is good to make an item out of an aspect like a wardrobe. We love the way this corner cabinet has been painted white from ceiling to floor, it stands out as a design element and matches the white painted window seat.

10. Use wardrobe doors as a design element

luxury gray built-in cabinet

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“When it comes to finish and material options, we now offer more than ever before, which means you can really tailor your furniture to your style and taste. Explains Simon Tchernial, lead designer at Neville Johnson. “Too often, people buy shelving and freestanding furniture that meet immediate storage needs, but do nothing to improve the curb appeal of the room. “

We love this paneled door wardrobe idea that adds texture and interest to this bedroom and the way it matches the dressing table.

11. Create a multifunctional space

go into a modern built-in wardrobe

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The inside of your closet is not only used to store your clothes, but it should also contain your shoes, travel bags, watches, jewelry and memorabilia. When considering the layout of your shelves, make sure you have enough room for these important pieces. They can be of different heights and don’t take up much space, but are worth considering.

12. An idea of ​​an economical wardrobe: tailor-made

Rattan cabinet

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If you have the budget, then Bespoke will allow you to choose everything from hinges to doorknobs. You can also be on trend with the latest trends – like wicker weaving for your doors like Chris Spink, founder of Silent kitchens Explain :

These beautiful bespoke rattan cabinets really enhance the walk-in closet, adding a luxurious finish. In addition to the hanging cabinets, there are sliding drawers that reveal solid oak drawers with traditional dovetail joints. Built-in wardrobes also reflect the “Japandi” trend with their understated color palette and transparent storage solutions. “

13. Discreet design for a modern built-in wardrobe look

white built-in cabinet

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The beauty of built-in wardrobe designs is that they can fit seamlessly into your existing system or stand out – whichever you choose. Here, a wardrobe of Brayer designis between the bedroom and the bathroom and when the doors are closed you will hardly notice it. But a smart feature here is that when you open the doors, the light automatically turns on – a great design feature to consider.

14. Incorporate a dressing table

luxury cabinet with pink doors

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If your bedroom is small with little room for additional furniture like a dressing table, consider integrating it into your built-in wardrobe. This is a fabulous space saving wardrobe idea and you can have shelves designed to accommodate makeup, perfume, and perfumes. A mirrored glass door can hide everything and a glass top will give you the perfect space to store your hair dryer and straightener.

15. A floor-to-ceiling cabinet for the ultimate storage solution

nest built in gray cabinet from floor to ceiling

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The beauty of the downlight is that you can really tailor it to your needs and maximize floor-to-ceiling space. We often see designs that also have doors from top to bottom, but having doors for each section, as seen here, also looks great and will work especially well in a period property as it has more character visually. .

How much does a built-in cabinet cost?

This can be a ‘how long is a piece of chain’ response and will depend on the personalization and grandness of your wardrobe ideas, but as a rule, prices start at around £ 500. Again, it depends entirely on the size, type of material and finish.

Are built-in wardrobes worth it?

Yes, there are many benefits to having a built-in wardrobe, especially when your bedroom space is at a premium. They are a fabulous option for loft bedrooms, especially where sloped ceilings are an issue.

Simon Tchernial, Principal Designer at Neville Johnson explains:

“Built-in storage is designed to make the most of every ‘nook and cranny’ and to maximize every square inch of your space to meet your exact storage needs.

These days people ask us to be much more creative with designs – adding asymmetrical elements, mixing wood grain with solid colors, glass shelves and lighting. Open walk-in closets without doors have become more popular over the years; being able to see what you have without having to open and close doors is a practical benefit of this arrangement. When it comes to finish and material options, we now offer more than ever before, which means you can really tailor your furniture to your style and taste. ‘


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