Monday, 29 January 2018

5 Things to Avoid in you Bedroom

Your bedroom should be a place of rest and relaxation, but there are many things that you could be doing wrong in the interior design of your bedroom. Many elements my have a negative impact on the healthiness of your bedroom, and could take up vital storage space that is pivotal to an orderly room.

So here are the top ways you could be going wrong in your bedroom;

1. Clutter

Clutter and too many possessions are the biggest contractor to an unorganised bedroom. Whether this be under-utilised storage such as sliding wardrobes only be a home for your clothing, or desks and dressing tables taking over your room. Condensing this into single items of furniture used for different purposes is the key. Take a look at your sliding wardrobes, is there a way in which you an utilise the space within them a little better?

2. Lighting 

Lighting is a pivotal part of a bedroom, you need a space that can be as dark as possible on a night and as light as possible on a morning. People often want to make the most of their natural like, understandably. As such, they opt for sheer fabric curtains and white fabrics that let light through. However, opting for heat and luxurious fabrics for your curtains will help block out the light on a night to help you get the best nights sleep possible, giving you a healthier nights sleep. You can double this up with. Sheer fabric underneath for those sunny days where you would like light to bouncy through the room.

3. Bright Colours

Using bright and bold colour for your walls or bedding can be a tough choice to avoid, if those are the colours you naturally a drawn towards, however, they could be interrupting you sleep pattern or ability to relax. Instead opting for neutral colours and natural fibre textiles will help you to relax and create a calm atmosphere that is perfect for that all-important good nights’ sleep.

4. Electric Avenue

Many people cant stay away from electronic devices, whether this be their mobile phone by their bed, a TV at the foot of the bed or a laptop in the bedroom. Many people don’t realise the negative impacts of these devices on you ability to relax, switch off from the world and re-coup after your day.  This is such a popular issue that many people ate getting creative with how they keep their technologies but hide them away. One of the most popular ways to do this is through sliding wardrobe doors. Having an inbuilt sliding wardrobe will give you much more storage and may even mean you can create an area of your sliding wardrobe that is solely for your TV, and TV stand, with plug points for phones and shelves for laptops, with their clothes and shoes being tidied away on either side of the TV.

5. Excessive Furniture

A great way to overwhelm your bedroom is through excessive furniture. Having too many pieces of furniture can create a cramped and closed feel that can inhibit rest and relaxation. Doubling up the uses of furniture i.e. seating with inbuilt storage, sliding wardrobes with a TV stand, a desk that becomes a dressing table or even folds away, can be a great way to save on space, create a fresh environment and help you on your way to a healthier bedroom.

Top things to avoid in your bedroom

As you can see, the interior design of your bedroom should be carefully considered. There are many elements that can contribute to an unhealthy or negative bedroom. If you would like to make a start on overhauling your bedroom, by installing sliding wardrobes, we can help. Contact our team with any questions or queries today.

Top Tips for a Healthier Bedroom 2018

Your bedroom should be your haven from the world, so it should also be the healthiest. Having a healthy bedroom doesn’t just mean a space that is clean, it also means organised, calming and sleep inducing, meaning your bedroom should be a healthy all-round room.

There are many ways that you can create a healthy bedroom, here we go through them to help you achieve the bedroom or your dreams.

1. De-Clutter

De-cluttering your bedroom is the biggest key to creating a healthier space. Psychology experts have studied the effects of mess and clutter on the mind and have concluded that de-cluttering or organising your space helps calm the mind and creates an environment that is easier to relax in. Essential for any bedroom!

De-cluttering can be done in a number of ways from having a quick study, to redesigning the interior design of you bedroom. A major way to help is built in storage. Built in storage helps you pack away everything you don’t need on display in an organised fashion. Adding designed sliding wardrobe doors can take this further, with wooden front doors creating a warm and natural space, with mirror sliding doors creating an environment for light to bounce around and create a fresh and airy area.

2. Dust

Dust can build up in a bedroom in no time! Regularly dusting your bedroom will automatically create a healthier and ‘breathe-easy’ space that you can relax in. If you have allergies, then this pain is even more important. With the build up of dust mites on mattresses and pillows, they can cause nasty side-effects that are avoidable, if you dust regularly.

3. Deep Clean your Bedroom

Deep cleaning your bedroom builds on the last point but takes it further with washing carpets and mattresses, as well as pillows, cushion and mattress protectors and more. Regularly having a deep clean of your bedroom will go a long way towards creating a place that you can relax in.

4. No Added Extras

This point covers pretty much everything from pets to laptops and computers. Having ‘added extras’ can upset the balance of your bedroom. Pets can bring dust and dirty into the room and laptops can distract the brain, making it more difficult to relax and ultimately sleep easy.

5. Be Scent-sible

Scents in a room can have a big impact on the health of your bedroom. Certain smells like jasmine, lavender and vanilla can have long lasting effects on your likeliness for a good nights’ sleep. Some scents are calming and relaxing, whilst others light citrus scents have the opposite affect.

6. Only use you bedroom when you have to

Using your bedroom all of the time for any and every activity is tempting, its one of the most comfortable rooms in the house of course! But, doing everything in your bedroom, breaks the brains connection between the bedroom and sleep. So watching tV, reading, working and more in the bedroom can disturb your body’s ability to ‘switch off’ and relax.

7. Textures and Pictures

Choosing your finishing touches can have a huge impact on the health of your bedroom. Choosing fresh flowers to display will create a calming and airy environment. Choosing artwork the is neutral and calming will have a healthier effect on your bedroom over a loud and bold piece. Choosing textiles that are heavy and luxurious will give you a feeling of sensual calmness, think silks for accents, and heady woven fabrics for curtains to block out as much light as possible for that all-important good night’s sleep.

A Healthier Bedroom in 2018

Taking note of these tips to create a healthier bedroom in 2018 can make a huge difference to you life and sleep routine. If you are opting for the de-clutter option, we can help. We create bespoke sliding wardrobes and sliding wardrobe doors that can overhaul your bedroom. Contact our team today with any questions or queries, we are more than happy to help.

Salvaging Space in your Bedroom

It’s a problem that has been round for a long time and will probably last a while longer yet, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t clever ways to salvage the space in your bedroom! All you need is some clever interior design tips and tricks. 

We have pulled together the best storage solutions around to salvage back some space in your bedroom.

The bedroom is often a space that can get ignored or used as a storage facility in itself. But with our storage secrets you can transform your bedroom into a tidy, organised space that you can enjoy.

Sliding Wardrobes

First things first, wardrobes don’t just have to be for clothes, and built in wardrobes with sliding doors can add huge amounts of storage without the need for busy doors that take up vital space.

Installing built in wardrobes is a stylish space saver. Gone are the days of bulky, overbearing built in storage of yester-year. Todays built in wardrobes are fitted, available in bespoke sizes and depths, and can feature mirrored wardrobe doors to give the illusion of a larger room, or sliding wardrobe doors in any colour or material to suit the rest of the room. 

Built in sliding wardrobes are often used as an all round storage solution that come with in built show racks, document storage, jewellery drawers and more!

You can build your own sliding wardrobes here at Sliding Robes Direct. Choosing your design, materials, colours, size, fittings and more. 

To help you get measured up for your new storage, we have created a handy guide on how to measure for your sliding wardrobes.

Position of your Sliding Wardrobe

Choosing where to install your built in storage is the key to saving as much space in your bedroom as possible. 

If you have a long narrow bedroom with only a small amount of space on either side of your bed, then you should consider built in storage around the head of your bed. This will triple your storage potential whilst only taking up a small space. At worst, you may need to move your bed down the room a small amount. 

If you have a wider room, then using one end as a storage space will work wonders to store all of your clothes and accessories, documents, bedding and more in one area, opening up the rest of the room and keeping your space, spacious!

Internal Storage in your Sliding Wardrobes

When it comes to storage within your sliding wardrobes, the possibilities are endless. You can install drawers, chests of drawers, shelves, racking, sliding out shelves, hooks and more to store anything and everything you desire. You can even install a pull out shelf that can be transformed into a desk.

Maximising the floor to ceiling space is one of the main benefits of built in wardrobes and storage. 
This type of storage can accommodate awkward spaces in your bedroom from a alcoves to sloping ceilings.

Top tip: Installing mirrored sliding wardrobe opposite a window will bounce light around your room and create an airy, fresh feeling.

Under the Bed Storage

Another great space saver comes from utilising the space under your bed. If you don’t have drawers under your bed, then we recommend installing drawers, or buying storage boxes that fit in the space. If you don’t have space under your bed, you have the option of raising your bed to create your own space. You can purchase bed raisers with inbuilt plug sockets to save even further on space and the overall look of your bedroom by combining the two.

Use your Wall Space

Making use of your walls is another great tip. From floating shelfs to coat hooks on your walls, there are a number of ways you can utilise this space. Some types of shelving can take up a large amount of space, however, knowing where to install the shelving is the key. For smaller bedrooms, many people opt for shelving in areas like alcoves, between sloped was and above the door. 

Double-Up Furniture

Doubling up the use of your furniture can be a great way to save and salvage space in your bedroom. Taking one piece of furniture like an ottoman and placing this under a windowsill with some cushions creates a window seat with storage. Another idea is to mount a large shelf to the wall that can double up as a desk or dressing table. Fitting this with hinges will mean you can fold it away to save even more space!

Space Saving Ideas

There are an array of ideas out there to help you save space. Stay objective. If you don’t need something or can re-organise something to save some space, then start there. When it comes to storage, then opt for built in storage with sliding wardrobe doors for the ultimate space saver.

Contact our team, they can help with the sizing, options available, and fittings that will best suit your room and space available. Alternatively you can build your own bespoke wardrobes with our made to measure builder.

Monday, 18 December 2017

What to Consider Before Buying a Sliding Wardrobe

If you’re considering buying a new sliding wardrobe in 2018, Sliding Robes Direct have some advice on what to do first. From finding the right design to measuring up, we have all the information you need to ensure the best results for your New Year, New Wardrobe.

Wardrobe Design

One of the first things you will need to look into is your wardrobe design. From the style to the layout structure, it’s important to make sure that you pick the perfect wardrobe for your needs. Check out our made to measure and standard size wardrobe range today to browse our available range.

Before you go ahead and purchase your wardrobe, make sure you’ve taken the right measurements of the available space. Our made to measure measuring guide and standard door measure guide will best advise you.


Something that we understand is crucial in a new wardrobe, is storage. You want to ensure that your wardrobe looks great, but can also store a reasonable amount of clothes. If this is something that you’re looking to achieve with your new wardrobe, then Sliding Robes Direct have you covered. We offer a wide range of wardrobes to suit all our clients taste. On top of that, we also have storage and interior options available to best suit on an individual basis.

Just like the design, the storage in your wardrobe is really important. Not only will you have a stunning new wardrobe, but a storage solution to help with all areas of your clothing and shoes. Our made to measure wardrobes can be built specifically to you, giving you full control on the design, layout, and interior structure of the wardrobe. This gives you an advantage when it comes to needing a new wardrobe, and a better storage solution! It’s just one of the reasons why we’re the first choice for many in search of a Made to Measure Wardrobe.

Helpful Information

For more advise on finding the perfect wardrobe or to receive helpful information please continue to browse the link provided. Here, you can find out more information including: installing, fitting, delivery options, and technical advice. As always, Sliding Robes Direct will always do our best to help in any way possible.

Friday, 15 December 2017

How Cleaning and Organising Your Home Can Improve Health

Physical and Mental Health Improvements from Cleaning

It has been known that organising your home can improve your physical and mental health. On top of that, it can also make you a happier person and improve your relationships. For both physical and mental health benefits, Sliding Robes Direct have some information on how cleaning and organising your home can improve your health.

We have had looked into the benefits of cleaning and organising your home, to find out the improvements it can make on your health. It goes without saying that, a cleaner house can make you much more comfortable at home. On top of that, having your own organisation or system running makes everything so much easier to locate and store.

Piles of endless laundry or an unorganised wardrobe can often set off anxiety or stress. As we look into the benefits of organising and cleaning your wardrobe and entire home, we discover the reasons why it can improve your health. Sliding Robes Direct take health very seriously, so we have came up with a few tips and benefits on how to organise your home for the better.

Benefits of a Clean, Organised Home

It goes without saying that a clean, fresh, and organised home can bring many benefits. From the obvious, a tidy home to it improving productivity, we have a number of benefits of a clean, organised home. See below our top 5 benefits for improving, cleaning, and organising your home…

  1. Can reduce stress and depression
  2. Boosts productivity
  3. Helps in relationships
  4. Better motivation for eating better and exercising
  5. Makes a house a home
These are our top 5 benefits of having a clean and organised home, but of course there are many more benefits such has, better organisation in your wardrobe and a well presented home for any guests. Regardless of your reasons for cleaning, decluttering, or organising your home, Sliding Robes Direct hope that you enjoy the new benefits that you will experience.

Tips for Organising Your Wardrobe

In our experience, a well organised wardrobe is much more effective, and easier to use and navigate. If your wardrobe is over cluttered, or has one too many tops, Sliding Robes Direct have some tips for organising your wardrobe. Take a look at our top tips on how to make your wardrobe more organised and manageable…
  • Write a list
  • Clean your wardrobe
  • Invest in wardrobe storage or a new made to measure wardrobe
  • Organise the wardrobe with a system ie. colours, tops, Winter wear etc.
  • Have a good tidy up or clear out
For more advice and information on organising your wardrobe, please visit our blog today.

Monday, 4 December 2017

5 Reasons Why Artificial Grass Can Improve Your Home

New homeowners? Or simply looking for affordable ways to improve your home? Then Sliding Robes Direct can help. Having designed, delivered, and distributed hundreds of wardrobes in our time, we completely understand how small amendments to a home can vastly improve the overall appearance. Our sliding wardrobes are a simple way to improve your home, and they’re fantastic on storage too! If you’re looking for more ways to improve your home, then continue reading as we have a very interesting idea up our sleeve…

As homeowners ourselves, Sliding Robes Direct can second that keeping on top of your garden and the lawn is a difficult job. In Summer it can easily over grow with too much sunshine and in Winter the snow and rain dampens the ground making maintenance impossible to complete. Having battled this fight for many years, we were pleasantly surprised when we came across an affordable, attractive, and appealing solution… Artificial grass! This turf is easy to maintain, looks fantastic, and saves you heaps of time too. It really is the perfect answer to improving your home.

Benefits of Artificial Grass

If you’re weighing up the option to have artificial grass installed in your garden, we have gathered together our 5 top benefits of artificial grass to help with your decision making. Here, you should find plenty reasons why artificial grass is an amazing idea for your properties’ new lawn.

  1. Eco friendly
  2. Pet friendly
  3. Low maintenance
  4. Aesthetically appealing
  5. Entertainment - no worries of a ruined lawn

Not forgetting one of the most important benefits of artificial grass, the affordability! With artificial grass, you can enjoy a perfect freshly cut looking lawn all year round, with very little maintenance. Instead of spending hours in your garden maintaining the lawn, you can now spend your free time (and money) doing something you actually enjoy.

From animal owners looking for a pet friendly lawn, to party goers looking for a surface that can withstand entertainment evenings, artificial grass is the best option to make. You can enjoy a beautiful looking garden with minimal maintenance, and no worries of your lawn becoming ruined or damaged.

So there it is, our solution to improving your home, artificial grass. This will give you plenty of free time to enjoy doing something of your choice, and also an attractive new outside space that will look great all year round!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Six Home Improvements that will Add Value to your Property

New Driveway

When it comes to the front of your home and your driveway, this is a great way to add value to your property. Investing in a new driveway has a number of benefits, especially when it comes to adding value to your property. Having a new driveway at the front of your home will give a great first impression, especially when considering people’s first look at your property. Should you undergo the correct maintenance for your driveway, this will also help as it will keep it renewed.  Choose a firm like Concrete Imprint Driveways are a a renowned choice for providing top quality drives.

Introduce Sliding Wardrobes

Another great way to increase the value of your property is to have sliding wardrobes installed. Sliding wardrobes are a brilliant investment for your home as they look great, they’re stylish and efficient as they can be installed to fit perfectly into your room. When it comes to your sliding wardrobe installation, it’s a flexible process, you can choose exactly how you want your custom made wardrobe, this alone makes your home more unique as it’s totally bespoke. At Sliding Robes we specialise in offer top quality wardrobes.

New patio

Whilst installing a new patio can be expensive, the benefits you’ll get from it will outweigh the initial price you paid. It will breakup your garden area and add character to the back of your home, making your outdoor space even better and a place where you will want to spend a lot of time. Overall this will help to add value to the worth of your home, especially if you look after your patio so it stays in tip top condition. Choosing a new patio from a popular firm like Classic Paving, means you can trust that the exterior of your home will look excellent, therefore adding value.

Upgrade your roofing and utilize solar panels

Solar panels are another option which can help you to increase the worth of your property. Using solar energy means you’ll save on your usual energy bills, as the panels will generate energy for you from the sun and store it, until you’re ready to use it. They also aim to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and reduce your dependence on fossil fuel. Having solar panels installed straightway means your house is much more energy efficient, making your home a lot more appealing.

New kitchen

The kitchen area is one of the most used and important rooms in your house, from cooking, to eating family meals, to other activities, for the majority of people, kitchens are the hub of the home. Having a new kitchen installation will help to upgrade your appliances, units and flooring, as well as much more. Keeping up to date with technology in your kitchen will mean it’s instantly much more desirable. Instead of a full kitchen installation, you could always stick to just refreshing the units or replacing the worktops, it won’t cost near enough as a full installation, but will still give the effect of an upgraded kitchen.

New bathroom

Again, the bathroom is another important room in any household as it’s used multiple times on a daily basis. Having your bathroom refurbished is another great way to improve the value of your home, having a brand-new suite installed, as well as your plumbing work serviced and checked means that you’ll know that everything is in working order. This makes your property much more attractive and efficient. Another way to do this at a lower cost is to add new accessories in your bathroom, it will still give the effect of an updated service. When selecting a company like Solutions Plumbing & Heating, they can provide a full bathroom installation service.

Boiler Replacement

Having a new boiler installed is another way to easily add money to the value of your property. Upgrading your boiler to a brand new system will help towards the efficiency of heating your property as well as meaning that your home is equipped with on the latest boiler system technology. At Heatworks UK, their team of professional boiler installers only provide the most up to date and innovative boiler systems, ensuring the heating in your home is as effective and efficient as possible.

Securing your home

Another way to ensure the value of your property is to upgrade your security system. As well as adding value, this will also give you peace of mind as it guarantees that your home is safe and secure. A Locksmith and Security specialist like Keyhole Kate's, have the skills and expertise to provide a full security service in your home.