Walls with a spacious wardrobe are one of the most popular modular furniture sets that can be installed in any room, depending on its usable area. Many, of course, remember the old and heavy Soviet-style walls. Once they were considered very convenient, but at the present stage, thanks to the rapid development of technologies for the manufacture and assembly of furniture, it is possible to design a wall with a wardrobe that will be comfortable, visually light, and roomy – given the presence of different departments that perform certain functions.
If the wall structure is planned competently and tastefully, having drawn up a drawing in advance, each of its compartments or modules will fulfill the role assigned to it for storing various things: from clothes to souvenirs. You can build a TV stand into the wall, and place the wardrobe on any convenient side. A structure with a chest of drawers at the bottom and a TV placed at the top will also look very functional: thus, a more massive wardrobe compartment will be located at the bottom, and there will be more space in the closet in order to store winter things and medium-sized household appliances in it..
Any wall is designed so that its heavier and more massive elements are at the bottom, and the lighter ones are at the top. Modern technologies make it possible to order and design such a wall with a cabinet that can satisfy the requests of each customer. You can plan both youth options and a design that suits the older generation..
Such furniture, despite its external massiveness, still has much more advantages:
- a single ensemble of the wall contains various elements that ensure its maximum functionality;
- this option is in perfect harmony with the upholstered furniture placed in the room;
- if the wall is modular, any element, if desired, can always be replaced with another one or rearranged;
- if something does not fit in the closet, there are always spare options in the form of other sections of the wall – with a skillful distribution of things, most of them can fit into it;
- the cabinet can be built into a wall or into a niche: this will visually make it less massive.
The walls are divided into two main types: cabinet and modular. Cabinet furniture provides for the solidity of the entire structure: the cabinet itself is securely mounted in the environment of other sections of the wall, and it is no longer possible to rearrange or change one part to another. When choosing, it should be borne in mind that monolithic cabinet walls fit best into large rooms with high ceilings: only in this case, the impression of clutter and heaviness of furniture is not created.
If you want to install a wall in a small room of a city apartment, it is best to limit yourself to modular types. Although the concept of “limiting” in this case just does not fit the description very well: after all, the modular design implies, first of all, that it will be possible to rearrange and change places not only small cabinets and shelves, but also the main wardrobe (or wardrobe ) walls. Thanks to this, the apartment at any time has the opportunity to rearrange and improve the space at your discretion..
The walls are subdivided already on the basis of what main functions they perform in the house.. Corner ones mean placing the largest element (cabinet) in the corner, most often for the sake of saving the surrounding space in small and small-sized Khrushchev buildings and studios. However, it would be a mistake to believe that the corner structure is intended solely for the sake of economy. With proper planning and design, corner cabinets can look presentable, beautiful and modern in large rooms, especially if they are harmoniously complemented by other modular elements in the form of cabinets and open hinged shelves..
Also, the functional purpose of the corner structure may be in the cosmetic “smoothing” of construction defects and room features. For example, this is how you can close the unaesthetic protrusions in the corners and “boxes” in which electrical wiring is often placed.
The wardrobe can have one or two doors, depending on the size of the corner space and the individual wishes of the owner. Often, corner structures are decorated with no less functional shelves, which have a kind of chaotic “scatter” in the space surrounding the key block in the form of a cabinet (a typical sign of the now fashionable high-tech style). Shelves are designed in the form of a slide, and at the bottom there can be more massive cabinets or chest of drawers.
A convertible wall can also serve as an excellent option in terms of compactness and space saving. In this case, most often it means a structure with a folding bed, which in the daytime can be freely removed inside and carefully masked, which allows it when folded to look just like a wall panel or part of a chest of drawers built into it. Due to the fact that the bed is built inside, you can additionally save on the purchase of a separate bed, thereby using the free space at your discretion. When planning walls of this type, you can put not one, but two cabinets in a room, or expand it with removable modules in the form of traditional shelves, drawers and nightstands.
The bed can be folded either vertically or horizontally, depending on the type of wall assembly. Of course, this option is the most preferable if one person lives in the apartment, but for a family, a transformer wall can become a convenient and optimal solution if you live in a small apartment or if you need to install an extra bed.
A very interesting and attractive from an aesthetic and functional point of view is a transforming wall made in a classic style. In appearance, it looks like the most ordinary cabinet furniture with simple and strict lines, but its main surprise is that the bed is pulled out from the inside out either in a horizontal, but more often vertical way. Usually, such a wall is ordered in cases where it again comes to the need for an extra bed. Such a “classic” is especially in demand in office premises, when from time to time employees have to stay up late, and thus there is an excellent opportunity to have a good rest at night..
There are walls that, in addition to the main one, also have a dividing function. Of course, many people know this way of dividing space into two parts (living room and bedroom) since ancient times, when large rooms were divided in two in this way using massive Soviet cabinets or heavy modular drawers stacked on top of each other. At the present stage, there are light shelves-dividers specially designed for such cases, where books or souvenirs can be placed if desired. However, if there is a desire to separate the space with a kind of monolithic block, a narrow cabinet and several lightweight modules in the form of chests of drawers, drawers and shelves will be a good way out..
When dividing the space, the closet can be placed facing the bed so that both the bedroom and the dressing room are in the same place. It is important to remember that the door wings of the cabinet may simply not fit in the separated space in the open state, so it would be better to choose a cabinet in the form of a compartment in advance. This will save the owner from additional inconvenience and provide the maximum feeling of comfort when using the cabinet..
When the time comes to select the appropriate materials from which the wall will be made, it is important to take into account not only financial capabilities, but also the specifics of caring for a particular material. Quality is also a factor to keep in mind. You should not buy a wall if the price for it is suspiciously low. It is better to take a closer look at the proposed product so that later you do not have to regret the wrong choice..
Of course, one of the most tempting prospects is always the possibility of acquiring a classic-type wall made of natural wood. Such material can serve not only for years, but also for decades and will always look beautiful and expensive. However, any tree does not like water and high humidity. In addition, woody insects sometimes grow in it, which can cause significant and irreparable harm to the product. It is for these reasons that a wooden wall requires constant care in the form of processing with special compounds..
The price of natural wood, of course, is many times higher than the price of more common and “budgetary” materials: MDF, drywall and chipboard. Therefore, it is worth thinking about how expedient it is to purchase a natural product, especially since now the chipboard production technology has improved significantly, and you can limit yourself to a wall made of less “capricious” materials.
Also, focusing on the middle-class consumer, we can safely say that the walls made of natural wood will look very cumbersome in small apartments with modern layouts. Modern apartment layouts are most often designed for a similar type of style of furniture made of high-tech materials – from improved chipboard to metal, plastic and drywall elements.
The choice of the color of the future wall will also be important. It should be borne in mind that dark tones, such as rich brown wenge and its varieties, are predominantly suitable for large homes or office spaces. In a small space, a wall of this color will look heavy and gloomy, despite the external beauty and richness of dark brown colors and their shades. Wenge-colored furniture will look perfect in a spacious room with sufficiently high ceilings, which will not create an unnecessary effect of weighting the entire structure.
The white wall, of course, will require an additional reverent attitude towards itself in terms of care, but it will always look elegant and light, regardless of its size. This option can be placed in the bedroom, and if you wish, you can decorate it with drawings or prints, relying on professional craftsmen..
Classic to this day, it does not go out of fashion, despite the fact that modern youth clearly prefer furniture of a completely different type. Despite the limited space of most modern apartments, with a strong desire and ability to plan, it is always possible to place a practical wall in a classic style everywhere. It is distinguished by the simplicity and severity of lines, monotony, strictly maintained symmetry of all elements..
The classic design is most optimal when there is a need to place a large library in the room. In such a situation, usually multi-level shelving is harmoniously combined with more massive lower drawers, space for a TV and a built-in wardrobe..
In order to put a wall at home in a classic style, it is not necessary to use only natural and expensive materials. Particleboard and MDF can be a good alternative to wood, mainly because they are much cheaper and do not require such anxious maintenance..
Eclectic style – one of the most fashionable and popular now. We can say that it is the direct opposite of the classics, because the observance of strict proportions is not necessary here. Moreover, this style implies a mixture of materials and lines, along with functionality and small dimensions of elements. Through the efforts of designers, natural wood and simpler chipboard in this style go well with parts made of glass and metal, as well as any other high-tech and lightweight materials. Most often these are open shelves, located in any convenient way, a large number of convenient metal racks fastening different modules, glass doors with a pattern.
Eclecticism can combine elements of a variety of modern trends, such as high-tech, modern, Japanese style. Such a style, in a wonderful and incomprehensible way, is able to get along with any interior item, from the sofa to the dining table. Shelves can be randomly scattered along the walls or made in the form of a slide or ladder. The wall modules themselves can also be of different lengths, which once again emphasizes the type of mixing when both originality and functionality merge into a single whole..
Minimalism implies compactness, simplicity and a radical lack of decorative design. A wall in this style will be characterized by the use of materials with a glossy shiny shade and the complete absence of open shelves. The glossy facade will create the effect of expanding the space, and closed doors will always be the personification of perfection and accuracy. This style, of course, is most appropriate in small rooms, where the priority requirement for furniture is solely its functionality, but not the external aesthetic component..
As for furniture lighting, which is becoming more common, it creates additional comfort, hides layout flaws and provides the most beneficial illumination of the entire environment. For a wall in a classic style, candle decoration is ideal. Of course, we are not talking about sources of open fire that are dangerous for furniture, but about spectacular lamps made in the form of antique candles with LED lamps inside..
They are good because they do not heat up and are absolutely safe, but the atmosphere of classic antiquity will be fully provided to the owner..
There are also a large number of lighting options with more modern LED lamps in order to successfully highlight the central facade of the wall. It can be your favorite wardrobe or a beautifully illuminated TV spot..
For different rooms
For a one-room apartment the best option may be a compact wall that does not include the cabinet due to the fact that there is a possibility of unnecessary cluttering of the space. A space for a TV is usually built into such a wall, combined with a chest of drawers in the form of several deep drawers, as well as shelves for books and souvenirs. Additional lightness can be added to the design by decorating one or two sections of shelves with glass doors. As for the necessary wardrobe, in order for it to fit in the apartment, the best way out of the situation would be to place it in the corridor by ordering a separate spacious wardrobe.
Such a choice from the point of view of modern designers is the best in the conditions of small-sized premises..
When it comes to purchasing walls for a private house with a large living room, there are no special restrictions on the choice. A cabinet wall with a built-in wardrobe will not look cumbersome in a large room, and in order to make it possible to place the optimal number of things in it, you can plan the structure even to the ceiling, without forgetting to leave a small space for air circulation and the ability to wipe off dust at the top. By the way, several rows of bookshelves or shelves for souvenirs are often installed under the ceiling. It always gives the living room additional comfort and beauty..
When there is a fireplace in the living room, it can be harmoniously decorated with two wardrobes on the sides: both functional and beautiful. If we supplement the ensemble with several fireplace shelves to match the cabinets and install additional LED lighting to highlight this particular area of the living room, the picture will look solid, unusual and very cozy.
A huge advantage of a wall of any design is also that there is a great opportunity for room zoning, for example, in the case when the sleeping place and the place for receiving guests are in the same room. You can use a light structure in the form of shelves to divide the space, or simply divide the room into two parts using a cabinet and several additional modules.
How to assemble?
In order to properly assemble the wall on your own, you will need a minimum of skills – fortunately, all the equipment (subject to the customer’s conscientiousness) comes in a complete set, with all the necessary fittings. The cabinet wall without space for the TV does not require much assembly, it is only important to correctly distribute the shelves inside the structure and handle glass doors with the utmost care, if any. If the wall is modular, most of its assembly is simply to move the modules towards each other and install one on top of the other – according to the principle of constructor assembly.
You can learn how to assemble the wall yourself from the video below..
Replacement of facades
It so happens that people do not want to part with their old wall, because it can still serve for a long time, and in this case, the owners can be offered to simply change the furniture facades of the old furniture. Craftsmen are always willing to correct outdated designs, restore dilapidated doors and drawers, and carefully replace old handles with new ones. If necessary, you can re-coat the layer that has peeled off from time to time with fresh varnish..
Thanks to the wide possibilities of craftsmen and the availability of a large number of materials, it becomes possible not only to extend the life of old furniture, but also to give it a touch of modernity and additional aesthetic appeal..
How to replace the wall facades, see the video below.