What can I use instead of a wardrobe is a question that we often get asked. Here are some fabulous wardrobe alternatives to inspire you
When you have all your clothes out on display on a clothes rail, you can see everything you have at a glance. That's a good thing, because it means that every item of your clothing gets used more regularly and probably more creatively as you start mixing pieces more.
Clothes rails are also useful if you live in a rental property and want something that's compact and easy to move around.
They work well in very small bedrooms where there is no room for a wardrobe too and, as you can see part of the wall behind them, they will help your small bedroom to feel larger.
When you're out clothes-rail shopping, look for one like the ones shown above and below that have a mix of hanging and shelf space.
When your entire wardrobe is out on display, you need a reasonably substantial clothes rail, that won't tip up when overloaded. These don't have to look like something out of a nightclub cloakroom either. Look for a sleek neat frame, like this one shown above, with a sculptural quality.
And, why miss out on a full-length mirror just because you don't have a wardrobe door to place it on? This stylish unit has all bases covered. As well as the bedroom, it could lend itself to hallway clothes storage too.
Built-in wardrobe alternative ideas
Clothes rails can be fixed too. The Cocoarm Adjustable Wardrobe from Amazon, shown above, adjusts to fit the height of your ceiling and you can play around with the height of the hanging rails too. It's also a great option if you want to fashion a walk-in wardrobe out of a box room and at under £50, it's a bargain.
Children's wardrobe alternatives ideas
Clothes rails can work well in children's rooms too and they ensure that your kids can always see what they have to wear. The boxes stacked at the base of the unit above, are ideal for underwear and pyjamas. Children's clothes rails looks cute full of kids' clothes, providing you have naturally tidy children that is.
How to organise your clothes rail
To ensure that a clothes rail always looks great, you really need to work on being tidy and keeping it that way. Shoes and boots should be neatly lined up at the bottom, clothes should be neatly folded on the shelves and clothes should be carefully placed on hangers so they are not bunched up or likely to slip off. Invest in good-looking hangers too. You don't want a mix match of hangers that have come with various clothes purchases and advertise the stores that they came from.
Try to keep like or complimentary colours, textures and patterns together too and separate long, mid-length and short clothes, so that it all works together visually.