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Clothes Rails Instead Of Wardrobes: A New Bedroom Decor Trend

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These days, more and more homeowners are opting for clothes rails over wardrobes or closets. You know what a clothes rail is, right? It’s a freestanding item that sometimes comes on wheels and can be placed anywhere in your room. It’ll have poles for you to hand clothes from, and some will also have additional storage areas. The idea is that you have one of these in your room to keep your clothes, rather than packing them away in a wardrobe. 

The question is, why is this becoming a popular move to make? What are the advantages of using a clothes rail over a closet? Let’s take a look at why more and more people are choosing to do this…

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Saves a lot of space

Wardrobes take up so much space in your bedroom, even when they’re built into it. Freestanding ones take up even more space, but the main issue is that all wardrobes are rather bulky when closed, but even more so when they open. Unless you have sliding doors, you need to allow space for the door to swing outwards. With clothes rails, you don’t have any of these issues. They are more compact and don’t take up anywhere near as much space, helping your bedroom look and feel more spacious. 

Make your clothes smell nice

Another reason clothes rails are dominating the bedroom decor world is that they make your clothes smell better. With wardrobes and closets, you get that old musty smell after a while. You also have clothes moths in wardrobes, which can still be around if you have clothes rails. Still, if you’re wondering how to get rid of clothes moths, keeping your clothes out of a wardrobe is a great place to start. They’re less likely to be around as the clothes are out in the open. Plus, you get rid of the musty smell as there’s more room for your clothes to breathe. 

More stylish

Simply put, clothes rails are seen by many as more stylish than wardrobes or closets. There’s something interesting and unique about their design; they give off minimalist vibes as well as a more contemporary feel. Sure, some wardrobes can be very nice to look at, but they often dominate the interior space and look a bit out of place. With a funky clothes rail, you can bring some modernity to your bedroom while enjoying the other two benefits above. Plus, there are a surprising number of clothes rail ideas and designs out there. So, you can play around with them to find the most stylish one for your bedroom. 

It should also be mentioned that clothes rails are significantly cheaper than wardrobes. Freestanding wardrobes are fairly pricey, but custom-built ones are really expensive. When you combine this with the three benefits seen above, it’s no wonder that more people are choosing clothes rails instead of wardrobes. If you want to save space in your bedroom, keep your clothes smelling nice, and enjoy a more stylish way of storing your clothes, consider getting rid of your wardrobe and using a clothes rail instead. 

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