Freestanding wardrobes are designed to fit in an average alcove, but always check measurements first. They will give a room a far more relaxed, individual style, while fitted wardrobes will make a room look more streamlined and formal - but of course give you lots more storage space.
Will It Suit Your Clothes?
If your wardrobe has a fixed rail, check out its height before you buy. If it's fixed at half the height of the wardrobe there's probably plenty of shelving above, but you won't be able to hang up your full-length dresses, or that posh suit.