April 16, 2024


Interior The Freshmaker

Creating My Dream Wardrobe From Start to Finish!

Compensated partnership with Elfa, all terms are my possess and I only ever operate with brands I really like. 

Remember I said this was likely to the year I finally organise my household? I’ve moved one phase closer – my new wardrobe is completed! 

Allow me to paint the scene. My earlier wardrobe was sandwiched involving the girls’ bedrooms on the floor beneath, it was actually little and cramped and I had to idea-toe as a result of their rooms at evening. I could never find nearly anything it merely wasn’t sensible in any condition or sort and honestly, a complete mess!

The far aspect of our bed room on the best floor seemed like the clear selection for a new a single. In the previous, this corner a reading through corner, yoga studio and even once graced the include of a ebook as my house office! But I’ve in no way genuinely felt it truly is been set to great use – right until now! 

The challenge was, it is really a marginally uncomfortable location: sandwiched involving the stairs and a substantial radiator – furthermore it has a sloped ceiling. 

This is how I reworked it with the assist of worldwide Swedish brand Elfa

The quick

I experienced an entire jumble of things that required a household – from maxi dresses, jumpsuits, sweaters, denims and fitness center kit, to hats, tights, jewellery and lingerie! Because we share a bathroom among 5 of us (two of which are adolescents) I was also eager to integrate a minimal spot to do my hair and make-up. A lady can dream!

The hurdles


This mighty radiator was in the way. To be straightforward, we hadn’t utilised it all winter season considering the fact that I like to preserve the area neat for my beloved lemon tree (AKA my fourth boy or girl!) though it winters indoors. Eradicating it was a no-brainer, so we named the plumber in. It remaining a gaping gap which we plugged and painted over.  


The bannisters to the left of the area had been also an impediment. In the close we determined to create a limited flooring-to-ceiling wall to body the facet of the wardrobe. 

Angled ceiling

Likely a single of the most popular troubles when creating a wardrobe is an uncomfortable sloped ceiling. We hired a builder to insert a created-to-evaluate triangular shaped wood piece over the open up-topped wardrobe. It was painted the exact same colour for a seamless appear. The finest factor about this is that we can use the total height of the room for storage. 

The design and style
The attractiveness of Elfa is that the program is absolutely flexible and can be adapted to in shape your room and your requires. Additionally, they supply a great online setting up software which enables you to easily layout and program your wardrobe to the actual measurements of your area – love that!  

The technique is centred all-around a sequence of vertical rods from which you ‘click-in’ your selection of shelves, sliding shoe racks, trouser rails, tie racks, rods, drawers, mirrors, hooks and many others. 

Since it’s in our bed room, I preferred to go for a slightly smarter selection, picking out a handful of objects from the Décor assortment which brings together operate and versatility with the fashion and luxury of wood. I blended open and shut remedies collectively with excess functions these as a gliding shoe and trouser rack and somewhere to hold shorter and for a longer time garments. 

Doorway collection

I chose Forma doorways in melamine satin white – a a few doorway sliding option. There are numerous other individuals to pick from (for all those of you who are living in Sweden, Norway, Denmark or Finland) – or you could go wild and decide for an open alternative (I’m WAY way too messy for that!).

The success

When the vertical rods had been mounted, anything else could just be clicked into area. Most of my wardrobe is designed up of wire shelves with Décor fascia for a smooth, sensible complete. 

I never know how great you are at folding, but I consider Marie Kondo would explain mine as distinctly sub-par! If you are the similar, permit me tell you, these click-in wire shelf dividers are a sport changer. Not only do they condense the width of your folded sweaters making them look additional neat – they also enable you to double up on just about every shelf so you have place for additional dresses. 

A prolonged closet rod signifies I have spot for lengthier and shorter apparel. And I put some of my smarter sweaters in bins from the Elfa studio – love that they can be dust free of charge but nonetheless visible. 

Above to the opposite facet of my wardrobe and guess what? 

Tadaaa! I have a particular spot to do my hair and make-up!

So a lot more comforting to get prepared devoid of anyone else on the loo at the rear of me (not kidding!). 

I included a delicate drawer extras tray to the upper drawers and then simple mesh steel dividers to the lessen drawers – all of which support to retain the drawers neat and organised! 

Never intellect me though I dangle out close to my new desire wardrobe selecting out jungle-design and style clothing and frequently admiring ow neat it is! I’ve got no excuses now not to use a wardrobe alternatively of a chair at night time (gaaah!) and up my fashion activity. Oh, the pressure! 

I hope you located this wardrobe develop appealing / inspiring – primarily if you are on the lookout to organise a space in your house. If so, verify out Elfa and find your closest retail store here – they ship very substantially around the globe. 

Upcoming stage: Allie’s bedroom. Back to the organizing device! 

I appear ahead to sharing the outcomes with you in early June!


Images: Niki Brantmark