Wardrobe or closet: which is the best to organize your clothes

Organizing clothes, shoes, and accessories in the bedroom is not an easy task. In addition to requiring care, your items must be arranged in such a way that they can be easily viewed and accessed.

Are you buying a house or moving to a new location and have no idea if it’s best to opt for a wardrobe or a closet? Follow the pros and cons of each of them and make your decision!


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The Wardrobe is a piece of furniture that has doors, drawers, and clothes racks and can have the most diverse sizes and shapes.

Placed normally inside the master bedroom, it can be built-in or not.

Wardrobe advantages

One of the main advantages of the wardrobe is that it can be assembled and disassembled if moved to another room or house.

In addition, you can complement the décor with the wardrobe by choosing a color or shape that matches the rest of the room.

The wardrobe can be purchased ready or custom made, this way you can control how much space you will have available to store your belongings.

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Wardrobe disadvantages

The wardrobe offers a limited amount of space, and you usually can’t move every space.

If you need more drawers, for example, you won’t be able to add them to the wardrobe, but you can choose to put a dresser in the room.

The wardrobe is also a piece of furniture that takes up plenty of room space and, depending on the size of the room, can end up limiting circulation and making the space tight.


The closet is a large space, usually a second room that can be inside or outside the room.

Closet advantages

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The closet offers the possibility to change clothes in that space, in addition to usually offering more space than a wardrobe.

In the closet you can change the layout of the shelves, drawers and canisters, being able to remove or add the storage spaces.

Disadvantages of a closet

The closet can be more expensive than a wardrobe, because it needs to be planned according to your preferences.

In addition, the closet requires that you have your own space in the house to build it, which may not be the reality of many people.

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You can take advantage of a closet space to make a dressing table and store your makeup and accessories.

In a closet, it is possible to divide the sides for each of the people who will use it, such as a couple or siblings.

You can take advantage of the floor-to-ceiling closet spaces, and install mirrors to help you decide the best outfit.