When redecorating a bedroom, whether spare or master, it’s impossible to avoid seeing listings for mirrored wardrobes everywhere you look. They’re a popular choice with homeowners - and for good reason! Not only do they have the space to hang all of your clothes, but they also save you from having to find and buy an additional mirror that’ll either take up valuable floor real estate or need to be mounted to the wall.
From the smallest box room to the largest suite, a wardrobe is an essential piece of furniture. It helps us to keep our rooms and clothes tidy and organised. Choosing the right model for your remodel can be a challenge, but this guide will help you to pick the perfect wardrobe for you. Check out our top recommendations for mirrored wardrobes to find your perfect pick.
Why you should buy a mirrored wardrobe
If you’re reading this guide, chances are you’ve already decided to get a mirrored wardrobe. But just in case you haven’t, here are some reasons why a mirrored wardrobe tops all others.
Humans have always had a fascination with their reflections. If people from past centuries weren’t staring at themselves in calm ponds, they were gazing into rudimentary handheld mirrors made from highly-polished metal. Glass mirrors were first thought to have been invented in the 1st century, where they were made with metals such as lead, mercury, and silver layered onto the glass. Today, they are made by ‘silvering’ a piece of glass. Despite the name, they aren’t often made with real silver anymore, but rather are made with aluminium. The liquid metal is heated in a vacuum and poured onto the glass where it bonds with the cooler surface. From the other side, there’s a smooth, shiny finish, and there you have your mirror!
Mirrored wardrobes are the perfect addition to your bedroom, no matter the size. The fact that they combine two pieces of furniture into one - the wardrobe and a free-standing mirror - means they’re convenient and they reduce the amount of furniture needed in the room. You also don’t need to worry about mounting a mirror yourself, which can be a hassle and requires drilling into the wall - not ideal for rented properties.
Another benefit is the illusion of more space. Having mirrors in any room can help to make it feel brighter, as it will reflect the existing light around the room more. A large mirror will also help to make your space feel larger. Plus of course, with a full-length mirror, you can check out every outfit with ease.
More often than not, mirrored wardrobes will feature sliding doors. This is because the mirrors are really heavy and a hinged door with a mirror on might warp out of shape, bend, or cause the wardrobe to fall over. Sliding doors are the safer option to support all that extra weight and they also go a long way to saving valuable floor space in your room.
Mirror, mirror, on the wardrobe…
When choosing which mirrored wardrobe is best for you, the layout of your bedroom should be taken into consideration. How you use the room, the positioning of windows and other factors are all details to help you choose your perfect wardrobe.
Keep the angle of the sun in mind. Doing so will not only prevent an unexpected early morning wake-up call, but it will also protect your home from potential fires. Having a mirror placed in direct sunlight can reflect and intensify the light - causing a fire risk. Just like you shouldn’t leave a mirror on a windowsill, so too should you make sure direct sunlight doesn’t hit your wardrobe mirrors.
Another consideration is to make sure you take the angle of the mirror and what you’ll ultimately be able to see into account. If you have an ensuite, you might want to ensure it doesn’t face directly towards it - no one wants to see their partner on the toilet first thing in the morning, no matter how much you love them! Additionally, if you use the space beneath your bed to hide your mess or Christmas presents, having a mirror reflecting and revealing it all isn’t ideal.
You may also wish to keep the location of the door in mind so that someone doesn’t accidentally see you changing. There are so many factors to take into account - it might be worth using a room designing program such as Plan Your Room, which can help you find the perfect layout for you!
Now that you've settled on looking into mirrored wardrobes, it’s time to check out our top recommendations. Whether you’re looking for a wardrobe with full-length mirrors or just need half, we’ve put together a list of our five favourite picks on the market today.
Pros: Sliding doors save floor space, large front mirrors let you see every detail of your outfit
Cons: 120cm might be too large for very small rooms, features shelves and hanging rail but no drawers
Size: H216 x W120 x D62cm
The Vannes wardrobe is the perfect wardrobe for small to medium-sized rooms. This model features full-sized mirrors on the front, making it perfect for seeing every detail of your carefully curated outfits. It also has the added benefit of being white - a colour commonly used to help rooms feel bigger and airier. By picking up this double wardrobe, you’ll be able to maximise the space in a small room without cluttering up the floor with multiple pieces of furniture.
This free-standing, mirror-fronted wardrobe also features an LED light mounted to the top, which can be turned on when you need to see inside the wardrobe or examine your outfit in closer detail. Not only will you be able to enjoy the brightening, enlarging illusion of the mirrors themselves, but the white colour will also help your room to feel open and fresh at all times - perfect for cramped or north-facing rooms.
Pros: A really unique design, perfect if you don’t want full mirrors
Cons: Only available in two, large widths - not ideal for small rooms, requires self-assembly
Size: H216 x W150 x D62cm or H216 x W205 x D62cm
Thanks to its contemporary design, the Moon sliding door wardrobe offers plenty of hanging and shelving space for all your garments and shoes (or blankets and bedding, should you choose to stow these). It benefits from fast assembly and comes with a handy picture manual. You won't have to spend hours fiddling with complicated instructions – bonus!
The Moon wardrobe is durable and strong, providing years of stylish storage to come. Best of all, it’s available in a range of stylish colours to fit with any décor and space. It’ll also suit any current furniture you have, so there’s no need to worry about mismatching styles. It’s a really unique piece that will look good in any room.
Pros: Available in a wide range of sizes, LED light optional
Cons: Requires self-assembly, only available in one colour
Size: H210 x W120-223 x D61cm
The Checo sliding door wardrobe works particularly well in petite spaces. A clean, understated way of keeping all of your belongings neatly stashed away, pop it in your bedroom or hallway for a fuss-free solution to storing clothes, shoes, and seasonal items. With its sleek white colour, you can rest assured the wardrobe will slot seamlessly into your space - whatever your interior style. From minimal chic to ultra-modern, there'll be no risk of clashing styles.
The two substantially-sized mirrors are ideal for a quick check before leaving the house, and will cleverly give the illusion of a larger space. Bouncing off plenty of light, you'll instantly notice the transformation of your boudoir. This style of wardrobe also offers the option of adding an LED light to the top - great for illuminating both the contents and your outfit perfectly.
Pros: Available in a range of colours, LED light illuminates your outfit
Cons: Requires self-assembly, only one door features a mirror
Size: H216 x W150 x D62cm or H216 x W203 x D62cm
For a versatile wardrobe for your home, look no further than the Modern Vision sliding wardrobe. Thanks to its contemporary design, this two-door wardrobe offers plentiful storage space for all of your garments and shoes. With the handy inclusion of extra rails and a variety of shelving positions, you have the ability to fully customise your wardrobe. Whether you require space that's half-hanging and half-shelving, a quarter of each, or simply just hanging, the choice is completely yours - the possibilities are endless.
Best of all, this wardrobe is available in a range of sizes and colours, meaning it's easily suited to any bedroom, hallway, or décor. The subtly integrated LED light only adds to this versatility and elegance, illuminating your outfit and the contents of the wardrobe to perfection. The full-length sliding mirror is perfect for having top-to-toe glances before you leave the house. It also reflects light to create the illusion of a larger room – bonus!
Pros: Offers plenty of room for all your clothes, ample hanging and shelving space to store all your clothes
Cons: Small selection of sizes and colours, requires self-assembly
Size: H216 x W150-203 x D62cm
Get rid of your tired-looking, wobbly old closet and switch to this Dubna sliding wardrobe instead. Gone are the days of cramming your clothes into rickety shelves, hoping they don't tumble out, as this wardrobe is here to save you and your clothes from a cramped, cluttered closet.
By switching from hinged doors to sliding ones, you'll be able to save tonnes of floor space in your room - perfect for small spaces or for areas without much space between items of furniture. The inside of this mirrored wardrobe features a hanging rail for all of your clothes and ample shelving for folded items and shoes. Two LED lights above both doors allow you to see right to the back of your wardrobe (no lions or witches there though, we checked!) and let you examine your outfit in the mirror as well. The large mirrors not only allow you to see every part of your new outfits, but they also give the illusion of space and can make a small room feel much larger - the perfect addition to any bedroom.
The finishing touches
Choosing the perfect closet from our huge range of wardrobes is no easy task, but we hope we’ve made it that little bit easier with this informative guide. Before setting your heart on a brand new piece of furniture, you’ll need to make sure there’s enough space for it to fit comfortably in your room of choice. Get the tape measure out and double-check the measurements before finalising your purchase (you can thank us later!).
It might seem obvious, but you should always ensure the dimensions of your new furniture will fit into the space. Take into account any protruding wall fittings, power sockets, or natural light that could be blocked by a larger wardrobe than your current closet. After all, a wardrobe should simplify your life by helping to organise your clothing, not cause even more problems!
Have these styles not quite tickled your fancy? Check out our huge range of wardrobes for even more choice! While you’re redecorating, you’ll probably want to refresh all the rest of your furniture too, right? Explore our extensive selection of bedroom furniture and pick out the perfect pieces to spruce up your space today. Showcasing everything from charming chest of drawers to blissful beds, and even handy all-in-one matching furniture sets, there’s something for everyone among our fabulous range of furnishings. We’ve also got a whole host of other guides for bedroom wardrobes for you to check out as well. The beautiful boudoir of your dreams is just a few clicks away. What are you waiting for?
The information in this buyer’s guide is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.