What to consider before buying furniture for storage.

June 28, 2018

What to consider before buying furniture for storage.

I am sure you have also been shocked about all the wardrobes and clothes rails that is destroyed and trashed in Europe, because they where poorly designed or cheaply manufactured.

I have spent the last five years developing longevity wardrobes and believe longevity of design is the most sustainable way of designing today. 

I will in the following explain what to look for when you search for designs that have to be sturdy and have a long life.

There are 3 points that you should consider when purchasing a wardrobe, clothes rack or shelf system,  these are durability, function and aesthetics.


Make sure that the clothes rail or shelf system is heavy duty, so that it can carry the weight of your wardrobe. Many clothes racks are made for exhibition purposes and are therefore not heavy duty. These are often made from aluminium, brass or copper and will break if you hang your large wardrobe onto them. The shelf units need to be made from solid wood, so that the fibres does not bend when you put clothes or shoes on them.


You should consider what you need to store on your clothes rail or shelf system, so you find a design with the right features. If you only have clothes that need to be stored, then a plain clothes rail without shelves should be fine. Do you need to store bags, shoes and hats as well, then you should consider a shelf or two on your clothes rail. You should also consider whether your clothes rail need to be mobile or not.

Aesthetics matter.

The style of your clothes rail or shelf system is important. You should consider where you want the design to be in your home, so that you can match the right colour and material combinations. The dimensions are crucial when you buy furniture. Make sure that it will not only fit into the space, but also that it will not look too bulky. Feel free to contact us, we can guide you in terms of colours and dimensions if you have any questions.