For freestanding designs measure your space carefully and mark the position of your new wardrobe on the floor using masking tape, so you can check it will fit in comfortably, making sure that doors can open easily without obstructions. Wardrobes can be bulky, so be sure to measure doorways and any narrow landings or hallways to ensure that you'll be able to manoeuvre your wardrobe into place before you order. A flat-packed design might be better if access could pose a problem.
Frame the bed with statement patternGive your bedroom scheme some lasting impact by adding an area of striking pattern. If your budget is tight, just cover one feature wall or chimney breast in a patterned paper. The large-format bouquets in this bright design prove that florals can be used to great effect in contemporary schemes as well as country looks.
Pros: Freestanding wardrobes offer the most versatility in terms of cost and design, and can be taken with you when you move house. Cons: Wasted space if there isn't sufficient storage rails and drawers. There is also a fear of them toppling over, so always be sure to secure them with wall fixings particularly important if you have children.
Frame a sheet of gift wrap The next time you're shopping for gift wrap, consider it in a different light. Are there any designs that stand out to you? Gift wrap is amazing value compared to art prints, so if you find something beautiful, frame it so you can enjoy it every day.
Be bold drench your room in indigo blue. A saturated scheme requires some pluck, but the effect is so dramatic, it's well worth taking the plunge. Choose a deep shade of dark blue for the walls, then paint the skirting boards to match and go for a carpet in the same shade for an inky scheme that's ultra-chic.
Low, wide drawers could even be used for shoes and handbags. But if floor space is limited, consider tall, narrow chests with lots of drawers perfect for smaller items such as T-shirts and lingerie. Freestanding wardrobes are less popular then they used to be, but they are still a good choice, especially in a period home with alcoves either side of a chimney breast. Here, a wardrobe positioned in each alcove with the bed opposite and a sturdy set of bedside drawers will cover most storage needs.