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!
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!
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