Chifforobes + Wardrobes

Expand the storage space in your home with an elegant wardrobe from west elm. Whether you need more organization or you want a separate area for seasonal outfits, there’s a piece that’s sure to complement your home’s style. Select from an assortment of versatile sizes and superb materials. And don’t worry about limiting your armoire to clothing storage; the roomy cabinets are ideal for stowing extra quilts and other bedding when it’s not in use. Some wardrobes and chifforobes come with a removable hanging rod. Simply remove the rod when you want to store non-clothing items to customize the storage area.


Before you pick your new armoire, decide what you want to store in its interior. Wardrobes offer numerous configurations; some come with a cabinet that spans the entire width of the piece, while others have drawers on one side and a small cabinet on the other side. Still others have a wardrobe that spans the length of the wardrobe and additional drawers that are located underneath the cabinets. If you don’t need an area to hang clothing or just want furniture that easily adapts to your changing preferences, look for a cabinet with optional shelving. Shelves work wonderfully for organizing bulkier items, like throw pillows and comforters. Whenever you need to, remove the hanging bar and insert the shelving to completely change the functionality of the unit’s interior to accommodate different items.


Homes with large walk-in closets sometimes lack rods for hanging clothing. Outfit your closet with an additional garment rack to solve this wardrobe quandary. Because garment racks are freestanding, you can position them exactly where you need them. You can even use them outside of your closet. One way to make your home work even better for your entertaining needs is to add entryway storage. Place a garment rack in your entryway to provide guests with a convenient spot to hang their coats. Knobs on the garment rack keep hangers from sliding, keeping your hanging items exactly where you want them – even when you need to transport the rack.


When poring through possible chifforobe options, take into consideration your existing furniture as you’re deciding what color and finishes to select. Your wardrobe can complement and amplify the beauty of your existing bedroom furniture. A sleek, white chifforobe with gleaming nickel hardware looks amazing next to a contemporary dresser. If your nightstand boasts a traditional feel, a wood armoire in a mid-century style coordinates with its design. Some homes have a plethora of different furniture finishes and hues. Patchwork armoires feature multiple colors of wood, ensuring that they look fantastic in any room.