A standalone bedroom wardrobe is a great solution if you have little or no closet space.
We researched dozens of bedroom wardrobes, rating them on capacity, ease of installation, durability, and style. Our top choice is the Wayfair Basics Wardrobe Cabinet, which stands out for its sturdiness, spaciousness, and relatively affordable price.
Here are the best bedroom wardrobes.
Best Overall: Wayfair Basics Wardrobe Cabinet
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For a wardrobe that’s sturdy, simple, and moderately priced, you can’t go wrong with this one from Latitude Run. It has a basic two-door appearance that’s available in white, black, or brown finishes, and provides you plenty of room to store clothing and accessories. Inside the wardrobe, there’s a garment rod, as well as upper and lower shelves for additional storage, each of which can support up to 20 pounds.
This wardrobe is crafted from manufactured wood, and its simple design will blend in well with just about any decor style—you can always dress it up with a few decorations on top or a coat of paint or wallpaper! Each door has a brushed silver handle, and the interior holds an impressive amount of clothing, making it an ideal solution for anyone without a closet.
Best Budget: SONGMICS 59 Inch Closet Organizer Wardrobe
If you’re not concerned with the appearance of your bedroom wardrobe, this option from SONGMICS is spacious and affordable. It’s crafted from a metal frame with a fabric exterior, and it features three sections that offer numerous shelves and a garment rod. This wardrobe is on the larger side, as well—it’s it's nearly 5 feet across—so make sure to measure your space to ensure it will fit!
The SONGMICS wardrobe goes together quickly using metal tubes and plastic connectors, and the finished product has a spacious middle section where you can hang clothes, as well as two small side compartments with four shelves in each. The fabric cover includes zippers over each section, and they can be rolled up and secured via velcro fasteners.
Best Splurge: Restoration Hardware Cayden Campaign Armoire
The Cayden Campaign Armoire is a stunning high-end piece that will be the highlight of your bedroom, but it comes at a premium price. The wardrobe is handcrafted of kiln-dried solid oak with French oak veneer, and the wood is wire brushed to highlight the rich grain, giving it a subtly distressed appearance. The armoire comes in four different finishes, including options with either pewter or brass-colored metal accents.
This beautiful piece of furniture is tall—it's a towering 7 feet tall—and it features two stately doors and a lower drawer for additional storage. There are hand-cast metal corner brackets with exposed screws for a rustic touch, and inside the armoire, you’ll find a hanging rod for clothing, as well as three shelves, two of which can be adjusted to suit your needs.
Best Small: Urban Outfitters Mirrored Wardrobe
Wardrobes can even be a useful storage solution in small bedrooms, you just have to find the right unit! This mirrored wardrobe is compact enough to tuck into a corner, yet it still offers plenty of storage space across two shelves and a cubby for hanging clothing. There’s even a built-in mirror, allowing the piece to serve a second purpose in your space.
This wardrobe has a manufactured wood frame with a versatile brown finish, and it has a unique configuration with the mirror and two open shelves on the front and the clothing rack compartment accessible from the side. There are even three hooks on the opposite side, allowing you to hang bags, belts, and other accessories.
Best Traditional: Grain Wood Furniture Shaker Wardrobe Armoire
If your home has a classic aesthetic, this Shaker-style wardrobe is a traditional option to match your decor. It’s made from solid wood in either a cherry or espresso finish, and each piece features beautiful natural variations, such as wood grain and knots. Plus, it offers ample storage space thanks to its upper two-door compartment and two lower drawers.
This wardrobe has a clothing rod over 36 inches wide inside the upper compartment. It comes with an adjustable shelf that you can arrange within the upper section, and both the doors and drawers have subtle brushed metal knobs to complete the look.
Best Farmhouse: Pottery Barn Farmhouse Armoire
As you may have guessed from its name, the Farmhouse Armoire has a rustic farmhouse-style appearance, complete with Shaker-inspired forms and a distressed gray wash finish. It’s crafted from solid Meranti wood, engineered wood, and veneers and it features a versatile design with adjustable inner shelves.
This wardrobe has two doors and a spacious lower drawer. There are two inner shelves, one of which can be adjusted, as well as a garment rod supported by wooden brackets. The armoire also features three cord cutouts, allowing it to house electronics or even be used as a media center, if you move and no longer need a wardrobe in your bedroom.
Best with Shelves: Anthropologie Portland Carved Armoire
If you’re hoping to store folded clothes like jeans or sweaters in your wardrobe, the Portland Armoire delivers big both in terms of storage capacity and design. The eye-catching piece has an Art Deco-inspired design that’s stained in a deep shade of indigo, and inside, there are three shelves and a garment rod where you can arrange clothes, accessories, and more.
This contemporary piece is built from tropical hardwood. The exterior of the armoire is carved by hand, featuring an intricate diamond motif that’s highlighted by the deep blue color. The piece stands on polished brass legs, and it has matching metal pulls on each of the two doors.
Best with Drawers: Three Posts North Castle Armoire
You’ll be able to tuck all sorts of clothing away in the Three Posts North Castle Armoire, which has three drawers, as well as several shelves and two garment rods. It comes in a variety of colors to match your decor, and the piece is crafted from solid pine for durability.
Each of this wardrobe's three drawers are just under 16 inches wide and 5 inches tall, making them ideal for socks and delicates. The wardrobe is divided into two vertical compartments, and you can adjust its two inner shelves to suit your needs. It even has a large mirror on the outside of one door, making it a useful addition to any bedroom.
Best Mirrored: Orren Ellis Jelinek Armoire
Why buy a full-length mirror when you could just get the Orren Ellis Jelinek Armoire, instead? This spacious wardrobe would look stunning in any contemporary space thanks to its three mirrored doors, which are ideal for getting ready every day. The unit comes in black, gray, and white finishes, and inside, there are hanging rods, drawers, shelves, and more—everything you need to keep your wardrobe organized.
This unit is on the larger side, and it’s sectioned off into three vertical compartments, each with its own sliding door. The large central section features a garment rod for full-length clothing, as well as an upper shelf, while the side compartments have two drawers, numerous shelves, and a second garment rod. It’s big enough to hold all your clothing and then some!
What to Look for in a Bedroom Wardrobe
When shopping for a bedroom wardrobe, you’ll need to find a piece that not only fits in your bedroom but also comfortably accommodates your clothing. As you consider different options, look at their overall dimensions, keeping in mind the width of doorways and stairwells within your home, as well as the size of their shelves, drawers, and other compartments.
Some wardrobes solely offer space to hang clothing, while others incorporate other storage options, including drawers, shelves, hooks, and more. Depending on what you plan to keep in your wardrobe, you may want just one of these features of a combination of them.
There’s nothing worse than spending your hard-earned money on new furniture, only for it to start deteriorating in a matter of months. For a piece like a wardrobe, which needs to support the weight of your clothing, you may want to look for more durable materials, such as metal or solid wood. Not only will these pieces hold more clothing, but they’ll also last much longer than options made of particleboard.
How do you organize a wardrobe closet?
How you organize a wardrobe is really personal preference. Some people choose to organize by type of clothing (so dresses with dresses, shirts with shirts, etc.), whereas others may organize by color, or some combination of the two. To keep a wardrobe looking neat, try to buy the same hangers and face them in the same direction.
Where should you place a wardrobe closet?
If the room does not have a closet, place the wardrobe in the spot where a closet would most likely be; often this is across from or to the side of the bed. Just make sure you have enough space to fully open the wardrobe doors.
What is the difference between an armoire and a wardrobe?
An armoire and a wardrobe are quite similar in function, but what sets them apart are their styles and sizes. Typically an armoire is a more ornate, perhaps antique piece of furniture, and it's often larger and more sturdy than a wardrobe. A wardrobe is more modern and streamlined.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This article was written by Camryn Rabideau, a freelance writer who has a background in interior design. As someone who lived in small apartments for many years, she knows firsthand the woes of a too-small closet and has personally relied on both dressers and wardrobes to house her clothing.
Additional reporting and research for this article was done by Grace Gallagher, a writer and editor with more than eight years of experience covering lifestyle and home decor, among other topics.