9 Reasons Why an Open Plan Wardrobe Will Improve your Life

When you think of a bedroom there are a set of essential pieces of furniture that you put in. A bed, draws, a wardrobe, a lamp, maybe a table, everyone has the same, be does this have to be the case? Instead of having the same pieces of furniture as everyone else to store your clothes why not try something different and use an open plan wardrobe?

Here are 9 great reasons why this would benefit your life!

1. Fashion is art, so display it like it is!

According to the US Bureau of Labour Statistics, the average US household spends over 3% of its annual income on clothing, and this goes up to over 6% if we look at females only. Clothing then clearly represents an important part of most people’s lives, yet the majority of the time out clothes are hidden way behind wooden doors in wardrobes. An open wardrobe lets you see your clothes any time you are in the room meaning that all that money you spent doesn’t go to waste! Also, many pieces of fashion are artistic works in their own rights, so why not use them to decorate your room?

2. Helps you to de-clutter

Wardrobes can become a clothes graveyard, with things staying hidden away for years on end without ever seeing the light of day. An open plan wardrobe in contrast has no doors or secret corners for you to hide away those items you aren’t sure about, which means you have to act. Make a change to your life and get rid of the clutter, this will leave you plenty of space to bring in new and exciting ideas to your life.

3. Open wardrobes are extremely cost effective

Open Plan wardrobes are generally made from a pole to hang your clothes and some supports, nothing else, and so use far less materials than traditional wardrobes with doors, sides and bases. A great side effect of this is that they are cheaper for manufacturers to make and they pass the savings on to you, leaving you with something extra in the bank to fill your wardrobe with!

 

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4. It will make you more beautiful

Now you have de-cluttered your wardrobe and saved some extra pennies for buying something new, you can begin to appreciate the clothes you have hanging in your wardrobe. New York dermatologist Amy Wechsler highlights that scientists as Stanford and Carnegie Mellon are finding that our inner mood reflects our outer appearance in her book “The Mind-Beauty Connection”. Carefully selecting your clothes and enjoying them in an open display can not only make you feel better, but look better too!

5. Do something different that no one else has

Ikea sells 1 of its famous “Billy” bookcases every 10 seconds across the globe, which if you do the maths works out to 3.15 million per year. Quite a high chance that you will run into someone with the same thing don’t you think? The same goes for wardrobes! So why not go for an open plan wardrobe, something that is far more unique. On-top of this, the beauty of an open plan wardrobe is that even if you do have the same one as someone else, every single one is unique. No one has the same collection of clothes as you, so you will always be in possession of the only one in the world!

6. Use your wardrobe to say something about who you are

Some people like to show who they are through their DVD collections, some people through their book collections, but what about the people who don’t own 101 books or DVDs? Well, everyone owns a range of clothes, so why not let them do the talking instead!

 

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7. Have a new room every day if you like!

Another great feature of an open wardrobe is that you can change what you see every single day if you like, simply by re-arranging your clothes! Keep your room looking fresh and different as often as you like, something which is pretty hard to do with a traditional wardrobe (unless you happen to have several sets of new doors and are pretty handy with a screwdriver!)

8. Small room? Great!

An open plan wardrobe works great in small rooms! Just think of all the space you could save by getting rid of that bulky, imposing wardrobe and the chest of draws. No more need to close your wardrobe doors to walk past your bed, instead just stroll around your new open display and pick the piece you want to wear today!

9. In a hurry? Not a worry.

Looking to grab a jacket in a rush? Or simply want to check out your choices of shirt next to each other? An open wardrobe makes it really simple to do this, without even touching your clothes!

So what are you waiting for?!

If you enjoyed this article then why not check out our piece on turning your bedroom into a showroom: HERE

 

 

Introducing the Avélére Shoe Pedestal

So we are going to start our blog by introducing you to our very first product, the Avélére Shoe Pedestal!

Now instead of just rambling on about the features of the product or this and that, we have done things slightly differently. This post is actually an interview of the two founders of Avélére, more precisely Nigel asking the questions and Guro giving the answers. So lets find out what they think about Avélére’s first product!

Nigel: Hi Guro, how are you doing today?

Guro: Hi! Fantastic thanks, its a Monday morning and I am raring to go this week!

Nigel: Thats what I like to hear! So to start us off, can you tell me what inspired you to come up with the Avélére shoe pedestals?

Guro: Well, I’ve always had an obsession for designer heels, the more extravagant the better! I find it can seem just a little bit too much to get one of these pairs out simply for a trip to the supermarket or for a walk and so more often than not they end up just sitting in my closet. I wanted to put an end to this, because its such a waste of beautiful shoes and not to mention money just leaving them sitting there. The whole concept is that so much time and effort has gone into the design of these shoes that they are a work of art, so why not display them like art? And that is where the pedestal came from. Now it doesn’t matter whether I buy shoes that I am never going to wear, because they end up as a display in my house instead. Its quite dangerous though, now there is nothing to stop me buying more!

 

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Nigel: Ha, Worrying times! So what do you think makes the shoe pedestals so unique?

Guro: Well, we are currently we are selling two different versions of the Shoe Pedestal; Sloped and Horizontal. I think they’re both great and unique for any home. They are made of thick acrylic to give them strength and have gone through several rounds of prototyping on order to end up with the result you see today! I think they’re so fantastic because they are so simplistic, unobtrusive and do nothing to draw the attention away from the artwork; the heels. I also think it’s great that we are offering two different versions which you can mix and match in-between and create a personalised wall of heels! Remember that it is not we here at Avélére who create the unique part of the Shoe Pedestal, it’s you! Have fun experimenting!

Nigel: Great! So can you tell me something about how and where the products are made?

Guro: Sure. Well all of our Avélére shoe pedestals are currently made in Canterbury in the UK by a top quality manufacturer who I have been working with for a few years now. Having spent a lot of time working with them in the past I know the quality and attention to detail they put into all of their work and it gives me great confidence in the Avélére product. The pedestals themselves are made using a laser cutting machine to give a precise outline and are then finished by hand in the workshop to make sure every single one is up to the standards we expect. From there it’s just a matter of getting them out to the lucky people who buy one!

Nigel: Sounds like they are made with a lot of love then?!

Guro: Yeh! I think it’s really important that everyone involved with the projects really buys into it and gives there all, and luckily thats what is happening.

Nigel: And for you personally, what is the best bit about working for Avélére?

Guro: Hmm. There are actually two bits that I enjoy most I think. Firstly, the challenge of coming up with really unique and different products that will really make a difference to people’s lives. It is so exciting to see an idea transform from a first concept on paper into a prototype and then into a finished product. Then secondly, the challenge of growing Avélére as a company. I always think you can have the best products in the world, but if you don’t do the right things around this then people will never enjoy them. I answer all of the customer questions myself because I really think offering great customer service is essential to having not only happy customers, but a happy company. I guess all in all I enjoy everything I do here, except making the coffee sometimes!

 

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Nigel: Ha, well I can’t do it all of the time! So how do you feel about the future for Avélére?

Guro: Honestly, I am really excited! The shoe pedestals are just the start of the whole Avélére project and there are so many things we want to do. Our concept is quite simple; to create a range of different products which allows the consumer to create an open planned wardrobe displaying their clothes instead of hiding all of their gems. My dreams is to see this trend catch on in all different areas of the world! We have several new products coming within the next couple of months; an amazing hanging clothes rack and a very unique shoe rack for holding up to 5 pairs of shoes, so keep a close eye on these as I believe they could be great of any home!

Nigel: Great stuff. Well that is the final question, so thanks a lot for answering these and lets hope they work out well in a blog post!

Guro: My pleasure! And I am sure you will make them work!

So, there we have it, Guro’s thoughts on Avélére’s first products and the fact that she doesn’t like to make the coffee. If you have any questions for either of us then feel free to drop in a comment or send us an e-mail to contact@avelere.com, and we will endeavour to get back to you with the best possible answer!

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So have a great day and until next time, goodbye!