“ Brand: Ikea / Type: Wardrobe „
When I moved into my partner's apartment, I needed a cheap and cheerful wardrobe that I could get my hands on quickly to put in the spare room so that I had somewhere to put my clothes. Ikea was the obvious place to go and I chose the Aneboda wardobe.
About the product
The product is 2 door wardrobe and it has both an adjustable shelf and an adjustable rail so it can adjusted to suit your needs. The wardrobe doesn't come constructed and so it needs to be put together at home.
The wardrobe is 180 cm in height and it is 81 cm wide with a depth of 50 cm.
The wardrobe is a lovely white colour which matches my other furniture. It has small but sturdy legs which is stands on so it is slightly elevated off the floor. It has two translucent panels on the doors which you can just about see through. It has two white rectangular handles to open and close the doors. Inside there is one white rail and one white self. It is simple but it still looks nice.
The wardrobe costs £60 and it can be bought from your local Ikea store and also from their online website.
I like to think that I am quite good at putting things together. The instructions included as confusing as ever but if you look and read carefully, they can be deciphered. I did need an extra pair of hands because it sometimes got tricky but it wasn't too bad. It took me a couple of hours and I did get a few scraps as I'm clumsy but on the whole I would say the process was painless and it was rewarding when it was finished. The adjustable hinges on the door did make it easier to get those doors straight and closing properly which is always the trickiest part of making a wardrobe in my opinion. You must use the included fixing device to attach the product to the wall to prevent it from toppling over and hurting someone.
The product looks very nice when it is finished and I think that it looks like it is worth more than I paid. The doors are opaque enough that it doesn't the clothes to the point where it looks messy. It has a good depth to fit my dresses and coats and it is wide enough to squish quite a lot in. The wardrobe feels sturdy and it doesn't wobble. The rail feels strong and it doesn't feel like it will fall or break even though I have packed it quite full. You can choose where to put the shelf and again this feels sturdy even after I have packed it full with jumpers, woolly hats and scarves. The doors close comfortably and don't slam shut.
All in all, I am very happy with this product. It looks more expensive that it is and it is quite sturdy and strong. You can fit quite a lot of clothes in there and the shelf and rail feels strong. The product does take a while to put together and the instructions are confusing as always but you do get the in the end. If you are looking for a cheap and cheerful wardrobe then you won't go far wrong with this one.
The year before last we finally managed o persuade my husband that we needed to redecorate our bedroom and also that I needed to have more wardrobe space. Our existing wardrobes were way past their best but we were unable to afford anything top of the range and resorted to having to buy some cheaper wardrobes from Ikea.
Generally speaking, I do like Ikea, though I know that some people can be a little bit snobbish about flat pack furniture. Personally, speaking, I have no qualms, so long as the quality is reasonably good, I don't have to pay too much money and the price is right. After traipsing around Ikea one entire weekend we finally settled on a wardrobe called Aneboda. These came in different colours. I actually quite liked the look of the white though we decided finally on light birch for our bedroom, as we thought that it looked more 'adult. The thing I really liked initially about these wardrobes was the frosted front panels on all the doors. These look bevelled and what you might term as vertically corrugated and although you can see the shapes of the clothes hanging up inside the wardrobes, the image is fairly hazy and isn't sharp, so preventing you from seeing right through as you would do with plain glass inserts.
We actually bought three wardrobes in total and placed two together and one on its own. Each wardrobe measures 81cm in width, 180cm in height and they are 50cm in depth. They are fairly substantial in size and I'm pleased that they allow me to be able to place a lot of things inside, not only my clothes but we have made the single wardrobe slightly custom made (as Ikea products allow you do) and placed two wire trays which slide in and out and house my hair utensils such as dryer and hair straighteners and tongues, etc. This is a great space saving device and it also prevents all of the wire from becoming entangled in one another.
The bottom shelf my husband made into a shoe rack which when pulled out, I can place up to 24 pairs of shoes, boots etc., another great space-saver and it means I don't lose a shoe any more when I am running late for work or taking my daughter to school on a morning.
The flat packs were really easy to assemble (though my husband might argue otherwise) and we managed to have three of them up and in place in a morning (with one coffee break and a few arguments between us). The instructions were easy to follow as Ikea seem to like to use diagrams which means that they are easy to read and follow, most of the time. There were two screws missing in the three packs but we replaced these ourselves with spares we had in the garage.
The doors open and close smoothly and they have a good flush close. The only one gripe I have is that I am married to a man who must be slightly cross-eyed as I can clearly see that he has screwed in the handles on the door at odd angles and a couple of them are higher up than the others. Whilst he swears blind they are 'perfectly level', it's obvious to anyone that they are not and this annoys me every time I walk into the bedroom and lo at the wardrobe on the left face on.
Other than that though, I am really pleased with all three wardrobes. They look good, they are well made, they have loads of hanging and storage space (I keep spare bedding and towels on the bottom shelves) and they didn't break the bank. We have since gone out to buy the matching chest of drawers to complete the look.
Really highly recommended, so long as you don't mind 'building your own'.
This is ONE of the cheapest wardrobes IKEA offer. Its simple and stylish in keeping with Swedish minimalism and linear design.
Small, white double wardrobe with two front opening doors. One shelf which can be placed either above or below a single hanging rail. The two front panels are slightly see through (think net curtains).
It required two of us to put this together - perhaps not a challenge for the flat pack beginner, but can be achieved with two reasonably capable amateurs.
It has to be said that this is pretty flimsy. I doubt it would take a great deal of moving around and the hanging rail can pop out and fall down if too much weight is placed on it. I do have ALL my clothes in this wardrobe though, so for the price its fine. Make sure your hangers are evenly spread and put heavy coats somewhere else and it should be ok.
I decided on the Aneboda wardrobe as I was looking to complete my set of white bedroom ikea furniture. As I was moving in to a new place, I was on a budget and this was a steal at £60!
This is a fairly small wardrobe at 81 X 80cm (full measurements on Ikea website). This is just right for me as I use it for my work wardrobe only and use a large chest of drawers for clothes that don't need to be hung. As well as the clothes rail, it includes a shelf that can be moved. I use this on top of the wardrobe to store socks/tights in storage boxes. The wardrobe itself is large enough for me to fit 15 work outfits, a hanging shoe storage column (20 cm wide), and a small hand luggage suitcase right at the bottom. However, there is no way this would store the bulk of my casual clothes so is just a useful extra.
As previously mentioned, I use the Aneboda wardrobe for light outfits such as work shirts and skirts. I wouldn't be confident hanging heavy coats in it as the rail looks flimsy. My flatmate has the same model and her rail collapsed under the weight of her dresses. If you need to store a lot in it, I would go for a sturdier wardrobe.
I have had issues with the wood "bending". When I store my small suitcase at the bottom of the wardrobe, this pulls on the sheet of wood at the base and disaligns the wardrobe. This means that the right hand door doesn't shut properly. Again, this would be a bigger problem if I was using the wardrobe to store more clothes.
The look of the wardrobe is fantastic. The clean white goes well with my white Ikea Hemnes Bed and Chest of Drawers. The doors have a clear panel which adds a more interesting feature and isn't too see-through.
Overall, this is a stylish, cheap wardrobe for those who need it temporarily or who just need it to store light clothing. If you have tons of clothes, you'd need to invest in something sturdier.
Although my boyfriend and I have opted for dark ikea furniture in our own bedroom, for my daughters room (a large spacious room that really catches the son) she didn't want anything so dark. We were reluctant to buy pink furniture or furniture designed specifically for children, as shes fast approaching the age where she'll desire a more mature look, but all of us rather liked this Aneboda wardrobe, and so my daughter ended up with one of these, and then various other complementary items chose around it.
I've been lucky in my Ikea experiences so far - they have a bit of a reputation for missing components, but so far I'd never suffered such an experience. However, with this kit, there were two pieces of doweling missing. Since I don't drive and returning to collect the missing pieces wasn't an option otherwise due to distance, I improvised a little and added in some superglue.
Luckily the instructions were very easy to follow. They are universal instructions, featuring diagrams and no words, and for this item were simple to understand. I did seek a little help from the other half, not because of difficulty but just because of the logistics of moving large pieces about and keeping everything held in place while assembled. Between the two of us, it took us around 30 minutes to get this up and in place - including the hunt for the glue.
This is quite a quirky wardrobe - it's quite hard to tell from the image above, but those lighter panels in the door aren't frosted glass, but actually a corrugated plastic kind of material. This is then simply framed in white veneer, with rectangular white painted birch handles screwed on for easy opening. You can quite clearly see joins where the parts of the door are slotted together, which is a little bit of a shame, but it is still very stylish and modern. Inside the wardrobe is a shiny metal hanging rail, and a shelf for additional storage. I really like the corrugated plastic doors - not only do they look very modern and stylish, but for a childs room they are much better than glass. I also liked that the hinges are adjustable, allowing us to make sure the door hangs correctly.
The hanging rail is nice and sturdy, and has taken a good load of clothes without any grumbling, and there is plenty of space on the bottom of the wardrobe for shoes and toys. The shelf also seems fairly sturdy, although since my daughter cannot yet reach it it has been pressed into service as towel storage and has yet to see any real strain.
The wardrobe is a good size for a childs room, with its measurements being as follows : Width- 81 cm ,
Depth- 50 cm, Height- 180 cm. I do have a little quibble with it though - while the doors (which have self closing hinges that close it the last few inches) hang nicely flush when only child size hangers are in it, we did try it out with some larger hangers and found that actually they pushed the doors a little open. It may just be the cheap wire hangers that we use. Luckily, we only needed to hang a couple of jackets in there temporarily until we put up some coat hooks, so it wasn't an issue for us, but may be worth bearing in mind if you're planning on including this item in an adult bedroom.
Although this looks very attractive when built, this does feel quite flimsy. Flatpack in general is not really suited to being moved around and rearranged a lot when you fancy a change, but this feels less substantial than other items of Ikea furniture we've assembled, though perhaps part of that is due to it being missing a dowling or two. The veneer has so far stood up well to my daughters uses - she has managed of course to gen pen marks and mucky hand prints on it, but I have found this does clean off fairly easily so I'm not too worried.
I don't see this wardrobe lasting forever, but at £60 I'll be happy just to get a few years out of it knowing how clumsy my daughter is. Unlike other ikea products, this doesn't come in a range of finishes, only the white.
Overall, I think it's a nice enough wardrobe for a childs room, and we all really like the style of it. 3 dooyoo stars - one off for the missing parts, and one off for the visible joins and flimsiness.
Before my daughter was born nearly two years ago I had an idea in my bed in regards to her bedroom/nursery furniture. I wanted everything white, I didn't want a natural wood colour as I preferred the cleanness of white. My parents bought her a gorgeous white wood cot or cotbed and in order to find a white wardrobe without paying an absolute fortune I decided to look in a variety of places. I do find a lot of store such as Argos for having over priced furniture and after finding nothing that I liked I headed to my not so local Ikea in Nottingham to try and find something simplistic, affordable and of course white.
Now I am fully aware that Ikea's furniture isn't the most stable and long lasting but as I was pretty sure at the time we would be moving to a bigger house (which we have) I knew the wardrobe I chose wasn't going to be a piece of furniture that was going to last for years but I also didn't want to spend a small fortune. Eventually I settled on the Aneboda Wardrobe which is still on sale two years later both in store and on their website. Aneboda's range also comes in oak effect as well as white and their range is quite extensive making it I guess quite nice to have matching items.
The Aneboda Wardrobe to look at is incredibly simplistic, it is pure white in colour with two front hinged doors which are panelled and feature an opaque plastic window I guess to add a feature to what would be quite a plain, boring looking wardrobe! The entire Aneboda range are all very similar in terms of having the opaque panel as well as everything being incredibly square and rectangular it is almost quite clinical as it is incredibly white with smooth matt white surfaces - not particularly what you'd generally have in mind for a little girl's bedroom!
The Aneboda Wardrobe comes flat packed and unless you have a large estate or van the chances of you managing to get it home is slim. The flat packed measurements are 51cm (width) x 10 cm (height) x 176 cm (length). We managed to get this in a BMW 5 Series estate but it was definitely a tight squeeze. Apart from all the pieces needing assembly there is also a clothes rail and adjustable shelf which are included and of course the door handles. I have noticed sometimes that Ikea have a lot of extras which need purchasing separately so this may be worth thinking about.
As it is flat packed the whole wardrobe requires assembly and when opening the box you do have a pretty detailed leaflet/instruction booklet as to how to put it together. There is also a downloadable 'how to' guide on the Ikea website just in case. My other half and I put this together within about 20 minutes which I didn't think was actually bad going at all. Just ensure you read the instructions properly and have a Philips head screwdriver as you cannot put it together without it. As the pieces of the wardrobe are whole it is just a simple case of putting them all together and tightening the screws.
The adjustable shelf sits on little metal inserts which when you look on the inside of the sides of the wardrobe there are small holes up both sides in two rows so you can basically put the shelf wherever you'd like you just have to ensure you get it straight on both sides. The clothes rail is white and metal and sits in little plastic cups which again slot in to the same holes on the inside so again you can put it at any height you'd like. My only concern is how much weight both the shelf and the clothes rail can take as the fixings used to put into the sides of the wardrobe are not overly deep.
The Aneboda does have adjustable hinges which help to ensure that the wardrobe doors hang straight and after putting it altogether they definitely did hang straight! It also features self closing hinges meaning that the door will close the last part of the hinge when closing basically meaning that the wardrobe doors will never be left open. I did think that this was a clever idea although for me not essential. They will however only automatically close if they are fitted properly so you do need to take a little care when fitting the doors but we manages to fit them just fine and they do automatically close.
The wardrobe sits on four small wooden legs which keeps the whole of the wardrobe off the floor which is nice and I do find that the gap between my daughter's floor and the base of the wardrobe I can actually store items underneath making it quite a handy space. The wardrobe is incredibly light even when fully constructed which is nice especially if you want to move furniture around. What makes it so light is that it is made from fibreboard which is no real surprise given that it comes from Ikea! The whole wardrobe is constructed out of fibre board apart from the door panels which are made from polypropylene plastic. The whole wardrobe is finished off with white acrylic paint.
The total assembled size is 81cm (width) x 50cm (depth) x 180cm (height). By all means it isn't the smallest of wardrobes but nor is it the largest. I am perfectly able to keep all my daughters clothes, shoes and other little bits and pieces so for me it does exactly what I want it to. On the top shelf I stored a slim storage box, on the clothing rail apart from her clothes was a wardrobe tidy (the one that attaches to the rail and drops down) and on the base there is another slim storage box. For a child's wardrobe or at least a toddlers wardrobe this has plenty of room for everything you will probably need in terms of clothes, shoes, nightwear etc.
Now when we moved house I had owned this wardrobe for a little over a year and had solely been used to store my daughter's clothing so in comparison to an adult's use it was minimal so was still in perfect condition. We decided instead of taking it apart to move house we would leave it whole and it was packaged and moved by the movers. When we came to sort out her clothing and moving the wardrobe around her room (we had already bought new furniture but it hadn't arrived in time so it was a fill in) we found that the rather flimsy thin fibreboard back had actually bent in the middle and had been damaged.
Not only, at the back been damaged enough for it not to be repairable to a decent standard I found that the little plastic cup holders for the clothes rail kept coming out of the sides of the wardrobe (this happened before we moved) and as it had kept coming out the holes it slotted into had actually been damaged and therefore couldn't be used. This again happened once I'd moved the clothes rail and I wouldn't mind but my daughter's clothes are not heavy enough to make such a considerable difference to actually damage the holes. So after being in the new house one day the wardrobe which yes I originally bought to be a stand in had no back to it and the clothes rail was deemed useless as the plastic cup holders it had wouldn't stay in the holes if there were items on the clothes rail!
Now, admittedly things did start to go wrong with this wardrobe before we moved house but I wasn't expecting the back to come completely off especially we didn't use much force when moving it around my daughter's new bedroom. It did the job whilst we were awaiting the new wardrobe as the now open back was against the wall but with regard to the clothes rail and the shelf which had also started to come away from the holes it clearly isn't suitable for heavy use let alone light use for a child's wardrobe. I think if it was an adult's wardrobe and unless you have may be one or two items to hang then this wouldn't last and although compared to a lot of wardrobes it is fairly cheap you still expect it to actually do a job it is made for.
Overall, I do like the design of the wardrobe and I did add a girly touch to it for my daughter with some lovely stickers but the fact that it is made from cheap materials really does show in the end. For heavy use this would just be absolutely rubbish as it simply isn't made for lots of clothes, shoes and other wardrobe items, it just can't take the weight. As a child's wardrobe then yes it will do the job...just. If you don't have a lot of money to spend then this is probably an ok choice given the fact that you know it isn't made from the strongest of materials and that you don't need it to store that much and lets face it a child has a lot of stuff!
Would I recommend? Not really, it is cheap and is therefore made from cheap materials which don't last well and it just can't take the weight of items so it doesn't like up to the job of a wardrobe. But then for the price of £60.00 I wasn't expecting solid oak and I am well aware of Ikea's furniture so I wasn't overly disappointed especially as I did only buy it as temporary furniture until we moved. If you don't have a lot of money to spend and want something that is easy to put together and will do as a fill in wardrobe then it may be worth considering but try shopping around just in case there is something else!
I would give this product 2 stars only as it did what I needed to but only just. I won't be buying again nor would I buy from the Aneboda range again.
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Designer: Tord Björklund
Availability: Ikea in store or online
Ikea Aneboda Wardrobe
About 3 years ago, after years of dealing with the almost constant mess of a canvas wardrobe, I decided it was time to invest in a 'proper' wardrobe. At the time my funds were limited so I figured a trip to Ikea would be the best option. After browsing the store for much longer than intended (it always happens in Ikea!) I came across the Aneboda wardrobe in white for a very reasonable £59.
The wardrobe has 2 doors each with a translucent plastic panel in the front. At the bottom of the wardrobe is a set of quite short legs which raise it slightly from the floor. According to the specifications the wardrobe has a height of 180cm, a depth of 50cm and a width of 81cm. Inside the wardrobe is a shelf which you can place at a height to suit and a clothes rail which sits nicely underneath the shelf.
After the search around Ikea's many isles of self assembly furniture I found the flat packed wardrobe and with the help of my nan we managed to get it onto a trolley, pay for it and then realise I was going to have to do some pretty good manoeuvring to fit it into my car (VW Golf) Thankfully a member of staff came and gave us a hand and to my amazement the flat pack box actually fitted in with ease once the seats were down!
Once I arrived home I was my usual impatient self and wanted to get the wardrobe building over and done with. The flat pack box stated that the self assembly of this wardrobe was a 2 person job, however I decided it would be ok and I could manage it alone.
To begin my self assembly mission I unpacked the box and laid all of the pieces out across the landing to check they were all present and not damaged. After this I sat reading the instructions which, as with most of Ikea's products, is a series of pictures showing which pieces go where rather than printed words to explain. This wasn't a problem though as the pictures were really clear and obvious so I set about with my building.
There was an allen key included with the bag of screws and the only extra tool I needed was a hammer for the nails which secure the back board into place.
I would say it took me about 2 hours to finish my wardrobe. At the time I was living at my mums house and having the smallest room in the house made it rather awkward to reach certain angles of the wardrobe. The most fiddly part for me was making sure the doors were on straight, the rest was really straight forward and just a case of being able to hold one part while screwing another part in.
The weight of the wardrobe according to the Ikea website is 39kg, I'm not really sure how accurate this weight is though as I managed to take it from my car, into the house, slide the box upstairs and assemble the entire piece of furniture alone and I am certainly not the strongest person in the world and even more certainly not the tallest and able to manage big boxes at just 5ft 1inch!
Once built and positioned in place in the corner of my room the wardrobe felt very sturdy and I didn't feel the need to use the supplied bracket to attach it to my bedroom wall.
The first thing I did was hang my clothes up, I was a little concerned that they wouldn't all fit in due to the size of the wardrobe, but thankfully I have less clothes than I thought so this wasn't a problem. All of my clothes fitted in nicely and the metal clothes rail is easily strong enough to support them all.
I have been using the wardrobe for a few years now and although I have moved out of my mums I know she is using it as an 'overflow' wardrobe for herself. To me, the wardrobe still looks like new, the doors open and close with ease and they are still hanging nice and flush thanks to my amazing self assembly!
The wardrobe is made from a mix of fibreboards and particleboards along with a tough piece of plastic panelling in each door. The hinges and fixings, including the clothes rail are all made of metal and have so far never let me down. The wood is treated with an acrylic paint which has made it really easy to clean with just a damp cloth or warm soapy water on the odd occasion where it has got a little dirty, usually mud particles or dust from my dog lying next to it.
I paid £59 for this wardrobe about 3 years ago and a quick check on Ikeas website tells me it is still £59 now.
Would I Recommend?
The only bad point I can think of with this wardrobe is that it is only available in white and not everyone will want a white wardrobe as it does stick out quite a bit. My friend has a very similar design in a more natural looking brown colour but she bought it many many years ago and I cannot seem to find it anywhere so I'm guessing it is no longer available in the nicer colour. But to sum it all up, overall... Yes, I would recommend the Aneboda wardrobe from IKEA.
Thanks for reading :)