If you’re looking for a great way to add some cool new textures, style, and storage space to your bedroom, then it may be time to buy a new wardrobe. Even if your bedroom has a walk-in closet, you’ll still want to consider a wardrobe. As Kathy Kuo, founder and CEO of Kathy Kuo Home, tells us, “Additional storage is something any home can benefit from! Trust me, if you have it, you’ll use it.”
After getting insights from Kuo to better understand wardrobes, who these pieces are right for, and how to get the perfect one for your needs, we did our own research into some great products. Learn more about our top picks for the best bedroom wardrobes below.
Wayfair Basics Wardrobe Cabinet
Includes both a clothing rod and shelves
Three distinct color choices
Clean, fits-anywhere design
Lower shelf weight capacity
Somewhat challenging assembly
If you don’t have a closet and you’re looking for a product that’s equal parts functional, appealing to the eye, and durable, then look no further than the Wayfair Basics Wardrobe Cabinet. Three sleek color options (white, black, and espresso) and a clean-lined silhouette means you won’t have to compromise in order to find something that’s a perfect aesthetic fit for your room. Plus, the satin nickel door handles are a nice touch that we don’t mind, either.
On the inside, you don’t have to choose between shelves or space to hang your clothes. Instead, you’re provided with a product that will meet all of your storage needs—and do it in a very stylish way. With three total shelves and a rod to hang your clothes, you’ll be able to organize however you deem best and with plenty of room to do it in.
One drawback with this elegant wardrobe is the shelves only have a weight limit of 20 pounds. While this shouldn’t be a huge hindrance, it’s worth noting. Be aware that weight limit hasn’t prevented this product from receiving a 4.3 out of 5 star rating, as well as more than 800 5-star ratings overall.
Price at time of publish: $234
Dimensions: 65 x 32 x 20 inches | Material: Manufactured wood | Number of Shelves: Two | Number of Drawers: 0
SONGMICS 59 Inch Closet Organizer Wardrobe
Optional zippered cloth cover
Not the most durable over time
If you’ve just moved into a new space only to discover you don’t have a closet to store your clothes, then look no further than the Portable Closet Wardrobe from SONGMICS. With a price that falls under $100, it’s hard to beat this much storage at this low of a price. And it’s handy, too! Inside, you’ll find a movable hanging rod that can hold 33 pounds and 12 storage shelves that can hold 11 pounds each, ensuring you’ll never run out of space for all of your clothes, linens, and whatever else you may want to store.
Some customers have complained that this wardrobe is a bit tough to assemble, but with an overall 4.3 out of 5 star rating, we think that’s worth the compromise. We also appreciate that you can leave this wardrobe open or protect what’s inside with the zippered cover option so you can keep your knits and other precious items protected from dust.
Price at time of publish: $70
Dimensions: 59 x 17.75 x 68.88 inches | Material: Fabric, plastic, metal | Number of Shelves: 12 | Number of Drawers: 0
Restoration Hardware Cayden Campaign Armoire
Solid oak construction
Anti-tip hardware included
Variety of color and hardware options
No free shipping
Restoration Hardware has earned a reputation as a staple for high end in-home products—and if you need more proof, allow us to introduce you to the Cayden Campaign Armoire. This wardrobe is a piece that shows how subtlety can be the true mark of elegance. Made by hand with kiln-dried solid oak and white oak veneers, you’ll enjoy a piece of furniture that lets its gorgeous finished wood grain do most of the talking. Of course, not to be outdone, the hand-cast hardware really does a good job of catching the eye as well. It’s a true statement piece that enhances any bedroom it’s placed inside.
Of course, a drawback for many is this piece’s price tag. To justify its cost, it would need to go just beyond a stunning appearance, and fortunately it does. Of course, the sturdiness of solid oak is of great value, but we also love that there are two adjustable shelves inside to make sure this performs the exact functions that you need. And with seven different color and hardware options, you will certainly find one that perfects your space.
Price at time of publish: $6,580
Dimensions: 45 x 24 x 84 inches | Material: Oak, oak veneers, metal | Number of Shelves: 3 | Number of Drawers: 1
Grain Wood Furniture Shaker 2-Door Wardrobe
Made with solid pine wood
Spacious, deep drawers
Durable materials and construction
Option to add extra shelf
Longer assembly time
If you’re in the market for something classic and timeless, it’s going to be hard to beat Grain Wood’s Shaker Solid Wood Armoire. Available in walnut, cherry, and espresso options, the classic shaker style of this bedroom wardrobe ensures there’s something for everyone’s needs. And while many modern wardrobes can seem to skimp out on materials, we love to find one under $1,000 that is made from solid wood. Plus, it’s got all the storage space you need, from two drawers to adjustable shelves to an included clothes rod.
One drawback for this armoire was it tends to take longer than anticipated to assemble (and you’ll likely need another person’s help in the process.) However, even among reviewers with this complaint, they seem to feel it was worthwhile in the end, thanks to its sturdiness, its durability, and its attractive wood finish.
Price at time of publish: $690
Dimensions: 72 x 41.25 x 21.5 inches | Material: Solid wood | Number of Shelves: 2 | Number of Drawers: 2
Pottery Barn Farmhouse Armoire
Includes drawer and clothes rod
Cord cutouts for cord management
Only one color option
If your bedroom is centered around chalky colors, distressed furniture, wide plank floors and other modern farmhouse essentials, then look no further. Pottery Barn’s Farmhouse Armoire is a perfect addition to your already rustic bedroom. The attention to detail is what really captures our eye, but this piece is also built for the long haul. The wood is kiln-dried to help avoid warping, splitting and cracking, making this piece a true investment for years to come.
Although the gray distressed wash is a wonderful look, one critique for this piece is its single color option is somewhat limiting. But we feel that details, like English dovetail joinery, cord cutouts, and metal slides in the drawers to limit headaches are a worthy compromise.
Price at time of publish: $2,199
Dimensions: 40 x 22 x 70 inches | Material: Wood, engineered wood, veneers | Number of Shelves: 1 | Number of Drawers: 1
Best With Shelves
Anthropologie Mod Reactive Armoire
Sturdy copper-plated steel doors
Four interior shelves
No assembly required
Does include a delivery fee
Shipping delays are common
As Kuo tells us, a wardrobe is more than mere storage space; it’s a piece that offers “a nice opportunity to bring another point of visual interest into the space.” Anthropologie’s Mod Reactive Armoire does exactly that, thanks to its unique sense of style. This is no average wardrobe, thanks to its stunning copper-plated steel doors and American oak construction. Each wardrobe looks slightly different, with different patterns in the patina and varied colors across its face. Inside, if you’re looking primarily for shelf space, you’ll find plenty thanks to the four shelves.
In addition to being an eye-catching focal point in any bedroom, this wardrobe is also sturdy and well-constructed. It arrives fully assembled, covered in a clear lacquer sealant for added protection. However, keep in mind that it does come with a delivery cost—and due to shipping delays, it can take some time to get to your door.
Price at time of publish: $1,898
Dimensions: 57.5 x 36 x 16 inches | Material: Copper-plated steel, American oak | Number of Shelves: 4 | Number of Drawers: 0
Best With Drawers
Latitude Run Solid Wood Armoire
Eco-friendly renewable pine wood construction
Four color options
Option to add extra shelves
Wood scratches easily
Inside isn’t painted
Kuo tells us that when purchasing a new wardrobe, you’ll want to “consider what features are going to be most useful in your day to day life—are you going to want shelves, drawers, or a mirror on the inside of the door?” The good news with Latitude Run’s Solid Wood Armoire is you can have all three. The drawers in particular are exceptional because they use metal Euro roller glides with safety stops to ensure smooth movements and drawers that can handle heavy loads for a long time.
With 4.4 stars out of 5 with 352 reviews, this piece is a great investment. One shortcoming is this wardrobe’s material can scratch a bit easily, so you’ll have to be cautious and bear that in mind. All in all, though, purchasers are thrilled with the functionality, with one customer in particular liking it for what it provides a smaller space, “I like that this has a mirror, it’s everything you need to make a small space or a big room without a closet a fully functioning room.”
Price at time of publish: $780
Dimensions: 72 x 37.75 x 20.75 inches | Material: Solid pine wood | Number of Shelves: 2 | Number of Drawers: 3
Orren Ellis Jelinek Armoire
510-pound clothing rack capacity
Sleek mirrored exterior
Tough to move
A great-looking armoire is a wonderful thing to have, but storage that also lets you see your whole look? That’s in a whole other stratosphere of usefulness! The Orren Ellis Jelinek Armoire has a modern look and is 82 inches tall, which means even some of the tallest folks out there can get a full shot of themselves in their outfit. Another added benefit of the mirrors is they can create the illusion of more room, which is great for our friends living in more cramped quarters.
The 400-pound build is a lot of weight, making this wardrobe a bit hard to move should you ever need to change its location. Additionally, assembly can be tricky; you’ll definitely want to have help on hand. However, if you intend to stay put, we really like the weight for added durability and as a means to avoid it tipping over.
Price at time of publish: $1,930
Dimensions: 82 x 71 x 26 inches | Material: Manufactured wood, glass | Number of Shelves: 7 | Number of Drawers: 2
Palace Imports 2-Sliding Door Wardrobe
100 percent pine
Option to customize shelving
Smooth sliding doors
Only includes with one shelf
Wood can have stain inconsistencies
If you like the look of a sliding wardrobe and aren’t in the market for glass doors, then you’re going to be thrilled with the 2-Door Wardrobe from Palace Imports. The doors slide smoothly on independent tracks to keep them gliding nicely for the long-term. We also like this piece for its 100 percent Brazilian pine build, which ensures that it’s built to last. While it has a smaller footprint, it definitely doesn’t lack available storage space inside. And luckily, you can adjust the interior to suit your needs, the size of the items you’re storing, and your preferences over time.
One drawback with this sliding wardrobe is the limited shelving. While you can purchase extra shelves in addition to the one it comes with—and have the option to upgrade to larger shelves, too—this piece isn’t so low on price that the extra shelving feels like a great deal. That being said, the shelving isn’t a deal breaker, as the clothing rod is a viable option to hold your items.
Price at time of publish: $614
Dimensions: 22.5 x 36 x 72 inches | Material: Brazilian pine wood | Number of Shelves: 1 (can purchase more; there’s room for 4) | Number of Drawers: 0
Latitude Run Kareem 8 Drawer Double Dresser
Limited color options
Lower weight capacity
With an impressively low weight of 25 pounds, Latitude Run’s Kareem 8-Drawer Dresser is a must-have for anybody who’s a fan of rotating their furniture around their space, or someone who needs to move at the drop of a hat. With eight drawers, you’ll have no shortage of space to store your clothing and then some. Plus, the manufactured wood look on the top makes it a welcome addition to any room.
One drawback with Latitude Run’s Kareem 8-Drawer Dresser is because it’s portable, it has a lower weight capacity, with the top only being able to hold up to 50 pounds. At the same time, we do love that it can be built by one person—and that it comes with a one-year warranty!
Price at time of publish: $108
Dimensions: 31.5 x 32 x 11.9 inches | Material: Manufactured wood, metal, fabric | Number of Shelves: 0 | Number of Drawers: 8
Best Storage Capacity
Lark Manor Elborough Manufactured Wood Armoire
Deeper adjustable shelves
Classic, fits-anywhere design
Four color options
Not super durable
25-pound shelf weight limit for middle shelves
When it comes to maximizing storage, being able to adjust shelves inside your bedroom wardrobe is super important. While the top shelf is fixed in the Lark Manor Elborough Manufactured Wood Armoire, every other one can be adjusted—which means you can optimize the space for whatever you need to fit. Whether you’re storing winter clothing, blankets and bedding, or a variety of different items, this wardrobe can adapt or adjust to fit. And at just over 16 inches in depth, you’ll be able to stash whatever you need without overcrowding your space.
One drawback with this piece is some users found the manufactured wood isn’t the most durable. However, with over 1,700 5-star reviews, we think its record speaks for itself. There’s also no shortage of customers who were thrilled with it, with one in particular saying, “Love this! Matches perfectly and exactly what I needed to store items...buying another!”
Price at time of publish: $260
Dimensions: 71.13 x 29.63 x 16.13 inches | Material: Manufactured wood | Number of Shelves: 4 | Number of Drawers: 0
Winston Porter Norberg Manufactured Wood Armoire
Built-in shoe storage
Only one color option
There’s something particularly enticing about being able to see your organization on display, and if you share this sentiment, look no further than Norberg’s Manufactured Wood Armoire. This bedroom wardrobe offers versatile storage–the wooden rod allows you to be able to hang shirts, pants, dresses, and more, while nine shoe cubbies should provide ample space for even the most shoe indulgent. If you’re living in a larger space, you can also purchase more than one of these to put next to each other for more expansive storage needs.
A shortcoming with this armoire is the assembly instructions leave a bit to be desired. Nevertheless, an overall 4.6 out of 5-stars from verified buyers earned this piece a place on our list, with one customer summing it up perfectly: “This was a great purchase! It fit exactly what I needed in my closet, gave me just enough extra room!”
Price at time of publish: $200
Dimensions: 72 x 25 x 15.75 inches | Material: Manufactured wood | Number of Shelves: 2 | Number of Drawers: 0
Zipcode Design Canas 3 Drawer Dresser
Sleek modern look
Only one color option
Just because you may be low on space doesn’t mean your bedroom can’t still look super stylish. That’s why we love this 3-Drawer Dresser from Canas. Its combination of engineered wood and metal provide a wonderful modern look. Plus, the drawers are 29 inches by 5 inches, which means you’ll have plenty of room for your clothes, linens, or whatever else it is you need to store. It also only weighs in at just under 62 pounds, which is highly compact and suitable for everything from small apartments to dorm rooms to kids’ rooms.
While this Canas dresser boasts a 4.3 out of 5-star rating, some customers found it to be a bit daunting to build. However, there’s no shortage of purchasers who love the sturdiness and overall value for the price, with one verified buyer saying, “Love the dresser, compliments the room well and is the perfect size for the space.”
Price at time of publish: $180
Dimensions: 32.3 x 31.5 x 14.9 inches | Material: Engineered wood, steel | Number of Shelves: 0 | Number of Drawers: 3
Our top pick for the best overall wardrobe is the Wayfair Basics Wardrobe Cabinet. It’s tough to beat a product that looks so great, can suit many different bedroom aesthetics, and also has a great surplus of storage space. If you’re in the market for something more affordable, we highly recommend the SONGMICS 59-Inch Portable Closet Wardrobe for its lower price point and amazing portability.
What to Look for in a Bedroom Wardrobe
From a stylistic point of view, Kathy Kuo, founder and CEO of Kathy Kuo Home, tells us that a wardrobe can work as a “nice opportunity to bring another point of visual interest into the space.” From here, you can pick from a variety of different selections such as wardrobes with shelves, like the Anthropologie Mod Reactive wardrobe; wardrobes that only have drawers, like the Solid Wood Armoire by Latitude Run; and wardrobes that use sliding options as opposed to conventional doors. There are also doorless options for those who like to see their organization on display. Our recommendation for the latter is the Norberg Manufactured Wood Armoire, for its wooden rod for clothes hanging and nine slots for shoes.
If you’re looking to fill more space, then a wider and more ornate dresser is a great idea. Conversely, if you’re tight on space, according to Kuo, “It’s always smart to look at pieces with a smaller footprint.” For this demand, we highly recommend the Canas 3-Drawer Dresser. At 31 inches by 32 inches, it’s a sleek looking option that won’t overcrowd an already-small room.
The material your bedroom wardrobe is made from will come down to style preference and oftentimes budget. As Kuo tells us, “At the end of the day, the most important thing to keep in mind when shopping for any piece of furniture is that the goal is for you to love it!” Fortunately, there’s no shortage of great pieces that are lovable and made with more affordable materials. If you’re looking to keep the price down, you may want to look into items made with manufactured wood, which can be of great quality while giving you your desired look. Our recommendation for this is the Lark Manor White Manufactured Wood Armoire. The manufactured wood is super durable and comes in four great finishes to make it a widely appealing piece.
Finding a wardrobe that’s the right weight for your room can mean a handful of things. If you want something sturdy, then aim for a piece that weighs over 100 pounds. Of course, it’s also important to remember that if sturdiness is a major concern of yours, many manufacturers will include anchoring hardware to prevent your piece from tipping over.
On the other hand, if you’re a serial mover or just a serial closet reorganizer, then it’s certainly in your best interest to invest in something that is lighter for moving purposes. For this scenario, we highly recommend the Latitude Run Kareen 8 Drawer Dresser. Weighing in at just 25 pounds, this dresser will be your best friend if you ever need to move it around.
Which type of wardrobe is best for a bedroom?
There is no “one size fits all” approach to finding the perfect wardrobe, as it will come down to many individual factors. One place to start, though, is with the overall style of your space. As Kuo tells us, ”I’d advise looking at wardrobes in a similar design style to your existing bedroom furniture.” For example, “if your bed and nightstands are mid-century modern, your wardrobe or armoire should be as well.”
Other features to account for are things like the size of your bedroom, as well as what your room allows. You’ll want to measure before ordering any furniture because, as Kuo notes, “You may need space on either side for the doors to open all the way.”
Finally, it’s important to be clear on what you need the wardrobe for. Are you someone who has more shoes? Or do you have more suits and dresses that you are looking to hang up? For this Kuo recommends that you “consider what features are going to be most useful in your day to day life—are you going to want shelves, drawers, or a mirror on the inside of the door?”
What is the best material to build a wardrobe?
Finding the best material for your wardrobe will come down to your own specific style. If you’re someone who likes classical-looking furniture and has more ornate pieces in your home, then you’ll benefit from investing in a wooden wardrobe. Conversely, if your bedroom has a more industrial feel, you will want to lean more toward products that are made with metal.
What wardrobe is best for a small room?
There are a few different ways to accommodate a smaller living space with a wardrobe. You’ll of course want to measure to make sure what you’re ordering will fit once it arrives. But before all of that, Kuo recommends you “look for wardrobes and armoires that are narrower and taller” and that you also avoid “many decorative accents on the exterior that add width without adding functionality”.
Why Trust The Spruce?
Jack Byram is a commerce writer with a focus on all things bedroom related. He has written countless articles about beds, bed frames and other bedroom furniture. For this article, he researched dozens of wardrobes to find the best intersections of quality and price out there. He also interviewed founder and CEO of Kathy Kuo Home, Kathy Kuo, to better understand the benefits of wardrobes and how they can best be used to serve a bedroom for functionality.