Bedroom is a place where one takes rest, sleeps and sometimes does other works like reading, writing, dressing etc. with privacy. In addition to meeting requirement for these works, the bedroom must be decorative, neat and clean, comfortable and one must feel attachment with proper environment. If we don’t have the proper storage planning, then even of clothes hanging or laying them here and there gives clumsiness effect. So we must have sufficient wardrobes almirah and wall units. It is popular to provide storage space in bed itself to keep various unwanted and unseasonal beds. To make more elegant the decorative storage, racks and cabinets are provided on either side of the bed.
Storage spaces are also a part of decoration. It is an expression of the taste and life style of people. This needs careful planning to get enough storage space without minimum use of functional spaces. It is only possible if were decide just exactly what is needed based on various items. This will help to decide whether we need a movable storage or fixed one. Almirah or cabinet may be free standing type and wardrobe may be built-in-type. Generally, free standing almirah is almost fixed to make it easy for shifting and has full size two leaves doors. A built-in almirah or wardrobe can be of any size and can be divided in various parts having different doors for ease in operations.
Sometimes bed is arranged in a composition with almirah, paintings, book rack etc. to make it more elegant and impressive. In this case the depth of almirah should not be more otherwise one my feel uneasiness. Below the bed, storage is provided to store unwanted things. The only problem of these types of arrangements is that it is not easy to remove them from their place due to weight and unmanageable size. Now, their use is being reduced. The built-in almirah is generally termed as cupboard where depth is more than 50 cm while 60cm is the best depth. The basic element in design of horizontal and vertical direction depends on requirements, for example, space for hanging clothes, space for different washed clothes, costly articles, linen, shoes, etc.
There are no standard norms about providing these storage spaces. It depends on need, way of living, comfort and the elements of decoration. The basic elements in design of cupboard is the decision of volume as per requirements, in term of shelves, drawers, poles, rods, hooks and locking arrangements, to store the materials efficiently. The width of cloth hanging space can be estimated on the basic of minimum 6 cm per hanger and operational size of door shutters.