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10 Clever Tips for Designing a Wardrobe for Small Spaces

One of the greatest advantages to customised wardrobes compared to an off-the-rack one is that you can size it to fit your exact dimensions, which is great for small spaces. There’s also more room to play around with the internal modules so you will end up with a closet that meets your needs without taking up extra floor estate.

When it comes to customising closets, we like to talk to the experts at OPSH. They essentially create wardrobes that can be tailored to meet your exact specifications. Their systems are really quite versatile and flexible. You can choose from a range of materials and colours to whether you want a closed or open concept closet, and you can even select the accessories and modules within the closet. Everything is customisable including size and dimensions, which is crucial if you live in a small space and want to make the most of your limited square footage.

With the help of OPSH, we’ve put together a few design tips you should know when you’re customising a wardrobe in a small space. Also, these solutions are all available with OPSH’s wardrobe systems so you can see how truly versatile they are.


1. Install sliding doors

Opt for sliding doors rather than hinged swing doors for your wardrobe as they don’t require as much space clearance. With sliding doors, you can go for a larger closet with more depth without fear it will take up necessary traffic route.


2. Go for transparent panelling

Transparent glass panelling helps to create an open and airy feel, and it lets you see what’s inside your closet without having to open the doors. Decision making in the mornings just became a lot easier.


3. Or mirror panelling

If you have a messy closet and you would rather not see the contents within, you can go for mirror panelling instead. Mirrors are great for small spaces as they help to create the illusion of a larger area and they bounce around daylight so you get a brighter room.


4. Opt for open shelving

Or you can do without doors and choose open shelving. The open concept wardrobe isn’t for everybody, but it’s practical for small spaces as it doesn’t take up as much space as a wardrobe with doors. Plus, with an open closet, you can reach for things inside a lot more easily.


5. Set your closet in front of the window

If you require that extra wardrobe space, consider installing right in front of your window. Go for open shelving in this case so that the light from the windows can still come through to the rest of the room.


6. Incorporate a dresser within

Combining a dresser within your wardrobe will help create a visually less cluttered room, which is key if you want the sense of a more spacious (and calmer!) environment. Sure you will have less space for your clothes and accessories, but you will have more breathing room and a dedicated station for your beauty and fashion rituals. That’s what I would call a win-win!


7. Go with a ‘floating’ design

There’s nothing like ‘floating’ drawers and shelves to create a sense of airiness to a tiny apartment. Bonus: they free up floor space so you can tuck in that pair of chunky boots you can’t find the space for in your shoe storage.


8. Reach to the top

Always think vertically when you’re living in a small space. Make the most of every inch. Create shelves that reach all the way to the top and place less frequently used items right up there.


9. Organise your accessories with a retractable rack

Save space on your main clothing rail with a retractable trouser rack that can be pulled out when you need it and tucked away inside your closet when you don’t. It can also work as an accessory organiser to manage your baubles and bling.


10. Choose drawers with castors

Roll-away drawers are a good choice if want a wardrobe that is more flexible. Remove it if you need the space to hang a particularly long dress, keep it in place to store your accessories or pull it out to use as a vanity top.


The OPSH wardrobe system is available at HomeFix & More. Get in touch with them +65 8181 1122 for more information.

We’re organising a Group Buy event with HomeFix & More on 16 June 2018 at their Space@Tampines showroom. Enjoy exclusive bundle deals on the OPSH wardrobe system and other home products only available on that day. This event is RSVP only so register your interest here:


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