If you're installing a bedroom wardrobe, two main aspects to think about are its door style and finish. Here are several possibilities to help you decide which wardrobe doors are right for you.
A practical aspect to consider is the door opening style. You could choose a swinging, sliding or bifold design. A swing door will need floor space to open, so it's not the best option for a cramped bedroom. Conversely, a sliding door won't protrude in a small area, so you can place furniture pieces such as a bed close to the closet. You'll have more overall room layout options. However, a swinging door will create a wider opening and better access to the closet as it moves out of the way. A sliding door will block some portion of the wardrobe even when open.
A third style of door to consider is a bi-fold configuration that collapses sideways. These combine the advantages of the other two models. Bi-fold doors move to the side rather than protrude, making them perfect for small rooms. Plus, they fold away to reveal a wide opening for you to access the storage easily.
Once you've chosen your preferred door style, you need to consider its finish. Some finishes give the impression of a larger room. For example, mirrored doors will reflect the space and make it feel more expansive. Plus, a full-length mirror is practical in a bedroom, as bathroom mirrors often don't reach the floor. While you can fit the mirror on the inside of a swinging door, you can't with a sliding model.
Another finish that can create a spacious sense is glossy white laminate. Though these doors aren't as reflective as a mirror, they subtly reflect shapes and give a sense of dimension. Reflective surfaces also bounce light around a room so that it's brighter. Frosted glass doors also generate spaciousness by providing a hint of space behind the surface. The frosting will conceal some jumble behind the door, but it might not be the best option for a cluttered closet.
If your bedroom has traditional decor, you might opt for contoured timber wardrobe doors. You could install shaker-style cream-painted designs or go for a deep, polished mahogany colour. Darker colours can absorb light and give a cosy feel, which may be perfect in a generously proportioned room. However, because the wardrobe is such a large furniture item, it can feel overpowering in a small bedroom if it's too dark. You can also combine finishes if you custom-design the wardrobe.