Contemporary Interior design ideas and expert tips for bedrooms, living room and hall

We asked a number of interior designers and design experts to give us not only their best sliding wardrobe doors ideas, but also their interior design tips on pocket doors and sliding room dividers. Here are their design tips and ideas:

Stacey Sheppard

Stacey Sheppard - freelance design writer – publications include Freshome, Achica Living and Heart Home Magazine - blogger – recognised consistently as one of the top interior design bloggers and influencers –

“I would consider using wallpaper to add a design feature. I love it when people paper the interior of book cases so I guess sliding wardrobe doors would work equally well.”

Karlyn EvansKarlyn Evans – Glasgow based interior designer –

“I would endorse the use of sliding doors in areas where there is not much room, such as under the stairs in a hallway. It's a great way to make use of the storage area there and still allow movement as the hall usually narrows at that point.

Really well planned shelving and rails behind the doors can mean the hall goes from cluttered to clear in an instant, and moreover if the hall is very neat consider using a mirror to bounce around light and let you be sure if you are looking just right before leaving the house!”

“I could go on forever about pocket doors, I am a fan of them in loads of situations. Especially when a really clean visual line is required to divide two spaces yet allow them to function as one when needed.

Victorian London terraces in particular benefit from this handling when people knock through the front parlour to the dining space. Glass ones work really well in this position allowing light to come from both the front and the rear of the property.”

Jen Stanbrook

Jen Stanbrook - Interiors Consultant who has worked with the likes of Selfridges and John Lewis, her advice is regularly heard on Radio Nottingham and winner of awards for her blog –

“If you're short of space in your bedroom then ensure you use the full height of the room, even if you add some clever and attractive storage boxes to the tops of your wardrobe.

Make the most of the interior wardrobe space by using clearly labelled areas for different items. Install shoe racks, hooks for ties and belts and try and keep it organised. Regularly de-clutter and send old items to charity.

If your bedroom is small then sliding wardrobes doors are a must to maximise your available space.

For a clean and minimal look co-ordinate your wardrobes with the rest of the bedroom furniture, but if you want something more eclectic think about up-cycling an older piece of furniture and giving it a customised, unique look. Don't be afraid to add your own personality to it, creating something bespoke and personal to you make it really special.”

Heather Young

Heather Young - Design expert and writer. Previously editor of a glossy interiors magazine, now found at –

"If your living room has to double up as a playroom or a place to store toys, it can be hard to keep clutter at bay. Adding sliding doors to screen off a section of the room means that at the end of the day, you can simply slide the doors across to hide all the toys and reclaim the room as a space for you to relax in after the kids have gone to bed."

For more information on how to adopt these ideas for your home see our related articles at the bottom of the page or call 0800 035 1730.

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We want to thank our interior designers and design experts for their excellent wardrobe door design ideas, tips and advice.

What’s the next step for you? We hope you can make good use of these interior design ideas to add to your own. We are here to help you put them into reality.

Browse our inspiration gallery to see how the addition of sliding doors can really transform your home, or if you already have ideas of the design you want why not try out different colours and finishes using our online wardrobe design tool?

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Please note: The tips and advice from the contributors above are not a direct endorsement or recommendation of Wardrobe Doors Direct products.

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