No apartment is complete without storage systems. And even on a small footage, you need at least one roomy one — for clothes, textiles and large accessories. In this article, we show photos of modern wardrobes in the bedroom, hallway and living room, and also tell you what to look for when choosing.
— Living room
Modern wardrobes (photo of rooms below) remain popular due to several significant advantages.
The result is a universal system that covers most storage issues in any apartment. If ready-made solutions do not suit you, you can make a custom-made model exactly to your size and needs. And the variability of the design allows you to accurately fit the overall product into any style, including modern interiors.
Consider a photo of modern wardrobes in the bedroom and other rooms, and see what models are.
By design, modern wardrobes in the living room, bedroom or hallway are divided into cabinet and built-in.
The case model differs from the usual wardrobe only in the way the doors open (sideways, not forward). It is placed on the floor anywhere — no additional fasteners and complex installation. Typically, case cabinets are placed close to the wall, but they can also be placed perpendicularly (for example, when you need to zone a room) or fit into an existing niche if it fits in size.
The main advantage of such models is mobility. They are easy to rearrange to another room and transport to a new apartment without even disassembling. Or quickly dismantle and then reassemble. But at the same time, this option, on average, costs more than a built-in cabinet (again, due to more materials — all the walls will be needed here) and takes a few centimeters of usable area in the place where it comes into contact with the surface.
Usually such systems are made to order, since they fit into a given space, and it is necessary that the dimensions match exactly.
There are different designs: only doors or sashes and one, two, three walls. You can make a straight, angular or radius model, deep or narrow. The advantages are obvious: space is rationally used, you can install a storage system even in a very small or complex area, fit architectural features into the design (for example, a sloping wall or an uncomfortable ledge). Also, an individual design allows you to choose the content that is right for you: someone needs more shelves, and someone needs a large compartment for suits or a collection of bags.
There is essentially only one minus — such a structure cannot simply be moved or transferred to another room. And if you dismantle it, for the walls in this place it will be necessary to rethink the finish, if before that there was only a rough one.
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Facades are responsible for the modern design of wardrobes in the bedroom (photo in the gallery), living room or hallway — we see them.
In this version of the design of the facades, the doors are opaque, made of MDF, chipboard, veneer, wood, etc.
They can be solid or complemented by light decorative elements: for example, strips or inserts from another material. The first option is suitable if you want to make the design as inconspicuous as possible — in this case, it is important that the canvas does not stand out, and there is nothing to catch the eye. The second option makes the product look more interesting and graphic.
Doors made of glass look interesting: transparent, tinted or matte. This design not only looks impressive, but also performs useful functions.
Firstly, the content is visible behind transparent or translucent facades — this is convenient. Secondly, glass surfaces visually lighten the design, make it more elegant and not so bulky in appearance. Thanks to this, the room as a whole seems a little more spacious.
Finally, one of the most popular options is fully or partially mirrored doors.
The only obvious disadvantage is the complexity of care. Fingerprints and any stains are clearly visible on the mirrored doors. But you need to clean it regularly in any case, and it is enough to wipe such surfaces with a soft cloth, after spraying with a special agent. It doesn’t take long.
Consider how to fit wardrobes in a modern style in the hallway, bedroom and living room.
Most often, we store clothes here, so you can’t do without a spacious closet.
Depending on the size of the room, the number of things that need to be stored, and the availability of other places in the apartment for this, the design can be either super-compact with a minimum depth or very roomy. If there is enough space, you can make a wardrobe closet — this is not a whole separate dressing room, but it is larger and more convenient than the standard model. You can enter it, as well as conveniently organize the filling in order to place all the necessary things.
Despite all the advantages of models with mirrored facades, many people avoid putting them in the sleeping room due to superstition or simple discomfort. If you do not want to see your reflection at night, you can order a combined version, in which only one or two sections will be mirrored. Or plan the arrangement of furniture so that the facades are not opposite the bed.
The second popular place for a large storage system is the hallway. Usually outerwear, shoes, suitcases and bags, household items, appliances, sports equipment are stored here. If the apartment is small, there may also be casual clothes or bedding.
The main problem in the hallway is limited footage. Most often, the entrance area is small in size, and this is not always a space that is convenient in shape. The usual story is a long corridor-appendix, in which it is almost impossible to place any furniture. In this situation, built-in models to order will help out, which can be made to fit any size. If the hallway is too narrow, plan the filling so that the hangers are not perpendicular to the back wall, but vice versa. It is better to make the structure wider in order to accommodate a sufficient number of hangers, but it will turn out to be shallow and fit into the space of the corridor.
You can store anything in the living room: from books and documents to clothes and bedding.
A big plus of closed systems is that the contents are hidden behind the doors, so you don’t have to worry about what’s inside. Often in small apartments or studios there is no other place to equip a spacious closet, so everything is stored in it: textiles, clothes, toys, bags, household appliances, etc. In this case, it is important to organize the filling so that all these things are distributed into compartments, and you know exactly where everything is.
The design depends on the overall style. For example, light facades made of wood or its high-quality analogues will fit into Scandi and Eco. You can leave the natural color or paint the canvas, for example, white. For minimalism and contemporary, laconic forms and smooth surfaces are important. Barn doors, metal and glass details, raw wood will look interesting in the loft interior. In the gallery below, we have collected photos of modern wardrobes in the living room.