Alcove Ideas

By Thomas Matthew

Are you looking for a way to make the most out of precious storage space in your home? One great option is to use an alcove cupboard. This type of cupboard can turn what would otherwise be dead space into convenient storage that looks neat and organized. Not only this, but there are a variety of unique design ideas available which can fit perfectly within any interior décor theme. We will explore different alcove cupboard ideas which will help homeowners create maximum storage while still maintaining style in their home.

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Alcove units are an exceptional way to modernise any living space. From stylish gloss finishes and convenient push-to-open doors, these modern units effortlessly transform your home, providing it with a fresh and refined look.

Find out more about our modern alcove cupboards

Alcove cupboards are a great way to make the most of used space. Not only are they a great focal feature to any living room, they also give you plenty of storage options. 

Find out more about our living room alcove cupboards

Show your chimney breast some love with our chimney alcoves. From floating shelves to full cabinetry, we make a statement of your chimney. 

Find out more about our chimney breast alcove cupboards

Fireplace Alcoves

Create a stunning focal point of your fireplace with our alcove units. From storing wood, to displaying photos or housing your media set up, our fireplace alcoves have something for everyone.

Free Standing Alcove Units

Alcove units don’t have to fitted, if you value the flexibility to move your unit or house for that matter, then a freestanding unit may be the way to go. As beautiful as a fitted cupboard, our freestanding alcoves can be used to display your photos or trinkets, or house your media equipment .

Alcove Lightning

Proper lighting can change the whole dynamic of a room, this is also true for cabinetry. From spot lights to strip led’s we have a vast range of options to choose from. So brighten up your room today with lighting for your alcove cupboard.


Tv In Alcoves

Transform your alcove into an TV entertainment centre. Our tailored storage solutions are designed to accommodate DVDs and surround sound systems, perfectly catering to your unique needs. Experience the ultimate blend of functionality and elegance in your living space.

Bedroom Alcove Units

Bedroom alcove wardrobes are an excellent way to maximize the storage potential of any bedroom. Not only do they provide extra hanging and shelving space for clothing, they can also be used for additional storage items such as bedding, shoes, and accessories. With careful planning and thought into the design of your bedroom alcove unit you can create a stylish yet functional look that will save you time and hassle when organizing your belongings.

Painted Alcove Units

Painted alcove cupboards have been around for hundreds of years and are still popular today. With 1000’s of colours to choose, from the likes of farrow & ball & little green, you are bound to find a colour that suits your room. With their classic look, they can add a touch of charm to any room. The cupboards also usually feature adjustable shelves, allowing users to customize it according to their needs. Perfect for any traditional home, these cupboards are both beautiful and functional.

Alcove cupboards made from mdf and painted

MDF proves to be an incredibly versatile material, particularly suitable for creating painted furniture. Our units minimize movement and boast a significantly longer lifespan compared to their wooden counterparts. What’s more, achieving that flawless finish becomes a breeze each and every time. Opting for MDF is not only a wise choice, but also a budget-friendly alternative to using real wood.

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Shaker Alcove Cupboard

The shaker style cupboard is a classic and rightly so. Clean lines and an elegant simplicity sets it apart from other unit styles. It is one of the most versatile doors, and can complement most interior  designs.

Victorian Alcove Cupboard

Our Victorian alcove cupboards will take you back to a by gone era. With decorative beadings and mouldings along with classic shaker doors, these Victorian alcove cupboards are sure to make a statement in any home.

Alcove Shelving

No need to fill your alcoves with cupboards. If you prefer more floor space, take a look at our alcove shelving. From floating shelves to oak, we make bespoke shelving solutions for any alcoves.

Mirrored Alcoves

Enhance the spaciousness of your lounge by installing our mirrored alcove cupboards. Ideal for smaller rooms, they create an illusion of additional space while adding functional storage.

Alcove Ideas That Inspire

With a vast array of stunning designs and imaginative ideas available at your fingertips, we are confident that you will find something perfectly tailored to transform the beauty of your home. Explore our carefully curated selection and discover the ideal pieces to create a truly inviting space that reflects your personal style and vision.

Previous Projects Alcove Cupboard Designs

Why Trust Thomas Matthew For your Alcove designs

We have extensive experience in designing alcove cupboards, with decades of collective knowledge and expertise. Our designs are made to last, utilizing quality materials and craftsmanship that stand the test of time. We also offer a range of customization options, so you can create an alcove cupboard that perfectly suits your needs and style. On top of all that, our customer service is second to none —we take the time to listen to your needs and provide helpful advice along the way. When it comes to designing an alcove cupboard, you can trust us to deliver top-notch craftsmanship and unbeatable customer service!

"Your home is a reflection of who you are and what you love, make it spectacular with our alcove designs"

Sustainably Sourced

All of our materials are from reputable suppliers that practice ethical and sustainable manufacturing processes

Quality Workmanship

Each job is carried out to the same high standard, going through multiple quality checks before leaving our workshop 

10 Year Guarantee

Using the best modern and traditional manufacturing methods & high quality materials, we offer all our clients a 10 year guarantee

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Our Ethos

We pride ourselves on exceeding customer expectations, competitively pricing, without compromising on finish. To ensure not only the finest workmanship, but also the highest quality materials are used in all our modern alcoves.

Your Trusted Advisor

With a variety of options at your fingertips, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Here at Thomas Matthew, we are dedicated to helping you get the furniture you deserve! Our job is to guide and assist you through every step, openly and honestly explaining any pro’s & con’s of each material or product in question, we aim to educate & inform you, so you can feel confident that each decision you’re making is the right one.

Let Creativity Blossom

You are unique, your needs are unique, innovative designs allow us to infuse your individual styles and tastes into your alcove cupboards.  Our designers take the time to listen, and really understand what you are thinking, this helps us to create and tailor our designs to suit you.

Our Finishes

All of our finishing is done in house, from spray painting to hand painted finishes. With a variety of colours to choose, from the likes of Farrow & Ball, Little Green or Dulux, we guarantee stunning results every contemporary alcove cupboard project.

Our Clients


"I have now completed 7 projects with Thomas Matthew. As a busy interior designer I need to work with trades I can trust, who are thoughtful and courteous to my clients, deliver on time, within budget and exceed expectations. All of this and more can be said of this company. Matthew never fails to understand that the work they are doing for me is generally only part of a much bigger project and any slippage in timing affects other trades and the schedule in general, this is a rare quality. He and the guys he employs all did their apprenticeships together, they have therefore worked as a team for years, are a known quantity and perform as a finely oiled machine. My professional life became a whole lot easier the day I employed Matthew. We already have more projects in the pipeline and I could not feel more confident that they will continue to deliver the fabulous work myself and my clients demand. Val Plummer At No 19 Interiors"
"We are so pleased with the quality of the new hand made cupboards which have transformed our lounge, As the units were built off site, this helped to keep any disruption and time spent fitting them to a minimum. The workmen were professional, polite and respectful in our home at all times."
"I had Thomas Matthew build me a beautiful handmade kitchen. The look and quality of the workmanship was perfection. The kitchen was a traditional in frame style kitchen, hand painted in French grey with corian worktops. I could not be happier and would highly recommend this company."
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