Can you possibly articulate in words just how important your wardrobe is in your life? You might want to consider the answer to that question carefully, because the pun on ‘wardrobe’ is intentional. It could mean the clothes you own or the space you use to keep your clothes. The interdependence between the two is such that we have come to use the same word for both. Surely nothing demonstrates the importance of wardrobe designs in the scope of your home interiors than that fact! 

It would be fair to say that wardrobes are must-haves for most homeowners and are just as crucial as kitchens while doing home interiors. So, what are a homeowner’s primary concerns while selecting wardrobe designs that work for them? Is it space, cost or both? Does the style of the wardrobe also feature on the checklist? We answer all these questions while taking you through this handpicked list of our favourite wardrobes from Livspace homes. 

#1: A white wardrobe in a minimal setting

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Frosted glass shutters for partial visibility

Size of Room: Medium (350–400 sq ft)
Style: Minimal
Finish: Frosted glass in plywood frames
Cost: ₹1,50,000 to ₹2,00,000

Design takeaway

Glass shutters for wardrobes are great in terms of making a room look spacious. However, you need to be a very tidy person to keep your wardrobe in order, else the disarray will show through the glass shutters. The cheat trick here is to opt for frosted glass shutters that hide the mess (if any) inside the wardrobe but still maintain the semblance of space. 

#2: A wardrobe with an airing chamber

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The wooden shutter with gaps is the airing chamber for used clothed

Size of Room: Medium (350–400 sq ft)
Style: Contemporary
Finish: Back-painted glass 
Cost: ₹4,50,000 to ₹5,00,000

Design takeaway

The couple who stayed in this bedroom had a unique requirement. The couple wanted a space within their wardrobe to keep clothes they had worn once and want to wear again before washing. The solution to that request is seen in this wardrobe design, which has a section with a louvred shutter. This allows air circulation to keep the clothes fresh. Also, there are not one but two sets of wardrobes in this bedroom. 

#3: A budget wardrobe with all essential features

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Space in this wardrobe is broken down into usable modules

Size of Room: Small (less than 250 sq ft)
Style: Basic modular
Finish: Laminate + membrane
Cost: ₹1,50,000 to ₹2,00,000

Design takeaway

When you are designing wardrobes for a kid’s room, make sure you divide the space within the wardrobe well, by creating drawers and modules for storing different items. And if two kids are going to share storage space, then your wardrobe designs must reflect it. 

#4: A pastel-green wardrobe for a very small bedroom

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The lowest chambers in this wardrobe are drawers, making it elder-friendly

Size of Room: Very small (less than 150 sq ft)
Style: Contemporary
Finish: Laminate
Cost: ₹1,00,000 to ₹1,50,000

Design takeaway

White is not your only option when you are picking wardrobe designs for a very small bedroom. Pastels are a great way to create visual interest;  like the cool green shade used on this wardrobe. Moreover, you might have noticed that we have skipped the lofts to make this room look bigger. Also, this room is a guest bedroom where elderly parents might stay from time to time; hence, the drawer unit in the bottom-most section makes it more accessible. 

#5: A retro-chic wardrobe with fabric

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The shutter have two panes of glass with fabric in the middle

Size of Room: Small (less than 250 sq ft)
Style: Retro
Finish: Lacy fabric sandwiched between glass panels set within plywood frames
Cost: ₹1,50,000 to ₹2,00,000

Design takeaway

As this bedroom was designed for an elderly couple, we brought back a style that was popular in the 1960s–70s. This retro style gives plenty of character to the room and ties in with the wooden theme as well. 

#6: Walk-in closets with all the safety measures in place

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Did you see the number of modules within this wardrobe?

Size of Room: Medium (250–350 sq ft)
Style: Modern
Finish: Laminate with veneer strips (wooden tones)
Cost: ₹1,50,000 to ₹2,00,000

Design takeaway

This walk-in closet is designed with a lot of attention to detail. Firstly, it is segregated into ‘his’ and ‘her’ sides so that the couple does not fight for space. Secondly, every single module in this wardrobe has locks installed on it. You can never be too careful, can you?

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#7: A pastel-blue batten-and-board wardrobe for boys’ room

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The powder blue colour of the wardrobe complements the navy blue of the headboard

Size of Room: Large (400–600 sq ft)
Style: Contemporary
Finish: PU paint
Cost: Custom

Design takeaway

The first thing to note about this wardrobe design is its straight-lined aesthetic, which  makes it very contemporary. Secondly, a play of different shades of blue in this room — the headboard is navy blue while the wardrobe is powder blue — makes the colour scheme more layered. 

#8: A pastel-pink French-style wardrobe for girls’ bedroom

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The fabric panelling on the wardrobe is great for the acoustics of the room

Size of Room: Large (400–600 sq ft)
Style: French revivalist
Finish: Fabric panelling
Cost: Custom

Design takeaway

The fabric panelling on the wardrobe is soft to the touch, and is, thus, completely child-proof. Also, fabric panelling gives an insulating acoustic effect to this bedroom. 

Check out more designs for girls’ bedrooms here.

#9: A white wardrobe with striking metal-and-leather handles

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The custom handles make this wardrobe a statement piece for this bedroom

Size of Room: Large (400–600 sq ft)
Style: Art deco
Finish: Laminate for shutters + leather strap and metal rod for handles
Cost: Custom

Design takeaway

The accent of note in this wardrobe is the leather strap and metal rod that comprise the handles. These novel elements are typical of the art deco style that was popular in the 1920s. Also, these handles transform the white wardrobe into accent furniture for this bedroom. 

#10: A mirrored wardrobe for a compact bedroom

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The understated wardrobe lets the yellow accent wall shine

Size of Room: Very small (less than 150 sq ft)
Style: Contemporary
Finish: Laminate + mirror shutters
Cost: ₹1,00,000 to ₹1,50,000

Design takeaway

When you are figuring out wardrobe designs for very small bedrooms, go with wardrobes that have sliding doors. Also, having at least one mirror makes the room look larger and eliminates the need for a dresser unit. 

#11: A pink full-height wardrobe with push-to-touch doors

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Did you notice that the wardrobe shutters have no handles?

Size of Room: Very large (more than 600 sq ft)
Style: Scandinavian
Finish: PU paint 
Cost: ₹3,00,000 to ₹3,50,000

Design takeaway

Instead of making lofts, pick floor-to-ceiling wardrobe designs. Additionally, the lack of handles gives this particular wardrobe a seamless look. And that pop of pink is clearly just the dose of colour that a room with muted tones needs. 

#12: A white wardrobe for the kids’ bedroom

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The white of the wardrobe get a warm touch from the wooden flooring

Size of Room: Large (400–600 sq ft)
Style: Contemporary
Finish: Membrane
Cost: ₹1,00,000 to ₹1,50,000

Design takeaway

The wardrobe has no handles, making it perfectly contemporary and seamless. Notice the horizontal black stripe running through the wardrobe? It runs across the room transforming, into a ledge beyond the wardrobe. This shows us that continuity is key to great design. 

ALSO READ: How to design a wardrobe for your kid’s room?

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#13: A wooden wardrobe with open storage

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Perfect budget option for a bedroom of any size

Size of Room: Medium (250–350 sq ft)
Style: Mid-century modern
Finish: Laminate
Cost: ₹75,000 to ₹1,00,000

Design takeaway

When you are choosing modular wardrobes, you might want to consider having a module with open storage to keep things like books or medicines that can be accessed easily. 

#14: A walk-in closet with a sliding door for girls’ bedroom

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The sliding doors makes this wardrobe ideal for narrow spaces

Size of Room: Medium (250–350 sq ft)
Style: Contemporary
Finish: PU paint
Cost: Custom 

Design takeaway

Typically, walk-in or California-style closets do not have shutters. But in the Indian context, having sliding shutters gives protection from dust and also offers some privacy. 

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#15: A wall-to-wall wardrobe with a stone-like laminate finish

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The last shutter is a mirror and doubles up as a dresser

Size of Room: Small (less than 250 sq ft)
Style: Eclectic
Finish: Laminate that looks like stone finish
Cost: ₹1,00,000 to ₹1,50,000

Design takeaway

The stone-like finish gives a solid texture to this room but don’t miss the last shutter; that one’s a mirror. Also, this wardrobe is cast into the wall and does not occupy any floor space. Thus, space optimisation is at it’s best. 

#16: A blue wardrobe in a rustic finish

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The distressed finish of this wardrobe ties in with the industrial design of the bedroom

Size of Room: Medium  (250–350 sq ft)
Style: Industrial
Finish: PU paint
Cost: Custom

Design takeaway

Distressed finishes can add texture to your bedroom immediately. And these go very well with warm wooden finishes and industrial elements like the ceiling rafters we see here.

#17: A blue wardrobe design with a study unit for the kids’ bedroom

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The niche created by the wardrobe has been used for fitting in the study unit

Size of Room: Medium (350–400 sq ft)
Style: Contemporary
Finish: Laminate + mirror
Cost: ₹1,00,000 to ₹1,50,000

Design takeaway

The niche created for the wardrobe design here also fits in the study unit, which makes this perfect for a kid’s room.

#18: A white wardrobe with shelf space

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The scooped detail is perfect for keeping knick-knacks

Size of Room: Large (400–600 sq ft)
Style: Art deco
Finish: High-gloss laminate + veneer
Cost: Custom

Design takeaway

The scooped element of this wardrobe runs over into the adjoining wall and serves as a shelf-like space. Also, notice how the veneer finish complements the dark wood flooring. 

ALSO READ: 10+ Practical Shelf Designs

#19: A pastel wardrobe for the kids

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Unlike solid colours, kids don’t outgrow pastels in a hurry

Size of Room: Small (less than 250 sq ft)
Style: Bohemian
Finish: PU paint
Cost: Custom

Design takeaway

Kids like all kinds of bright colours before they hit their teens. Come adolescence and their tastes drastically change, as they are bound to. So pick pastels to add colour to your kid’s wardrobe while also ensuring that they don’t outgrow it too quickly.

#20: A white wardrobe with a loft and wooden details

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The wooden details on the wardrobe function as it’s handle

Size of Room: Medium (350–400 sq ft)
Style: Scandinavian
Finish: Membrane finish + wooden details
Cost: ₹2,50,000 to ₹3,00,000

Design takeaway

The solid wooden pattis that run through the wardrobe also function as its handle. Sleek wardrobe designs like these are timeless; they never really go out of style.

#21: A black-and-white sliding wardrobe with open storage

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The black lacquered glass makes the room look spacious

Size of Room: Small (less than 250 sq ft)
Style: Minimal
Finish: Acrylic + lacquered glass
Cost: ₹1,50,000 to ₹2,00,000

Design takeaway

The white shutters open up the space in this compact bedroom. The black-lacquered glass details make the wardrobe design visually interesting while the reflective finish creates an illusion of spaciousness. 

#22: A grey wardrobe in a classy acrylic finish

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We love the distinction between the lofts and sliding wardrobe

Size of Room: Large (400–600 sq ft)
Style: Minimal
Finish: Acrylic
Cost: ₹2,00,000 to ₹2,50,000

Design takeaway

The design of this wardrobe is fairly traditional as it has lofts with swing shutters. But the distinguishing element  comes in through the sliding shutters and steel-grey acrylic doors that look very minimal within the warm wooden setting of the bedroom. 

#23: An elder-friendly wooden wardrobe 

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The wardrobe is set into a wall niche and doesn’t take up floor space

Size of Room: Small (less than 250 sq ft)
Style: Basic modular
Finish: Laminate
Cost: ₹75,000 to ₹1,00,000

Design takeaway

This wardrobe is used by an elderly couple and hence all the lower cabinets are drawers. This improves accessibility and ease of use to a great extent. Also, the laminate finish ensures that maintenance is easy. 

#24: A white wardrobe with a pooja unit

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The jaali detail makes the pooja unit in the wardrobe stand out

Size of Room: Medium (350–400 sq ft)
Style: Indian traditional
Finish: High-gloss laminate + jaali
Cost: ₹1,00,000 to ₹1,50,000

Design takeaway

Integrated furniture is ideal for compact bedrooms. And here we see an example of how a basic pooja unit with a jaali is integrated with the wardrobe in this guest bedroom. 

#25: A walk-in closet in a dressing area

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Colour-coded drawers make things easy to find!

Size of Room: Large (400–600 sq ft)
Style: Contemporary
Finish: Laminate
Cost: ₹1,00,000 to ₹1,50,000

Design takeaway

The gradation of blues and whites within this wardrobe design gives it texture. It is also rather useful; the colour-coded drawers ensure that you can find what you need quickly. 

#26: A wall-to-wall wardrobe designs with sliding mirrored shutters

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The tinted mirrors break the monotony of the design

Size of Room: Small (less than 250 sq ft)
Style: Minimal
Finish: Mirror + tinted mirror
Cost: ₹1,00,000 to ₹1,50,000

Design takeaway

When plain mirrors look monotonous, use tinted mirrors to amp up the wardrobe design. It looks striking but does not eat up space. 

#27: Wooden HIS and HER wardrobes

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When you can’t fit enough storage on one wall, use two!

Size of Room: Medium (350–400 sq ft)
Style: Contemporary
Finish: Laminate + lacquered glass
Cost: ₹1,00,000 to ₹1,50,000

Design takeaway

If one wall is not enough to give you a large enough wardrobe, break it up across two walls. 

If you enjoyed reading about our best wardrobe designs, also explore the Smartest Way to Arrange Your Wardrobe.

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