Dressing room design ideas, inspiration & pictures

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A more popular idea in upscale homes, owning a dressing room or a walk-in closet is a luxury for any homeowner. It can provide an amazing space for tailored clothes, mountains of shoes and all the accessories that accompany the perfect outfit. Dressings rooms are not only handy for organization, but they also exude the feel of opulence by implying that there is enough square footage space in the home to dedicate an entire space to clothing and wardrobe selection.

For the ultimate way to organize your clothes, a dressing room is truly the perfect solution. There are limitless possibilities to achieve your own personally styled dressing area. It provides a functional and personal space for clothes, shoes and other accessories that normally just lay around the bedroom. Walk-in closets can be designed purely for storage, or to create a secluded, private atmosphere depending upon your personal tastes and needs. Here a fun, helpful guide on how to organize and spice up your dressing room.

1. Designing and organizing your dressing room

A dressing room can tell a lot about the homeowner and their style. Some rooms sparkle with glass and bright colors while others can portray sleek, sophisticated character. A great first step is to decide on a style for the room. Some spaces include an enormous amount of storage options, whereas other dressing areas incorporate a vanity table, chairs and other pieces of furniture. If you have a lot of shoes, be sure to have plenty of shoe shelving. Some homeowners who prefer to hang most of their clothes will install multiple bars for ample wardrobe storage. The design of your dressing room completely depends upon your choice and collection of clothes and accessories.

Some homes are constructed with a large walk-in closet that would be perfect for a dressing area. If you do not have a walk-in closet, many homeowners may choose an unused corner of their bathroom or bedroom to transform into a dressing area. Another popular way to create a dressing room is to remake that unused, spare bedroom into the closet of your dreams. Take some time to plan out your dressing area by deciding what clothes go in which spots for best organization. It helps to sketch out a scaled drawing of the room and measure out furnishing positions.

2. Cabinetry and storage tips for your dressing room

It is important for your dressing area to have certain elements that can provide ease when getting ready. Ample cabinetry space can provide elegant storage solutions for clothing, shoes and personal items. Some dressing rooms that have a small square footage but high ceilings will utilize open, running cabinetry to make best use of the area. If you do not like built-in cabinets, a decorative armoire or freestanding dresser are sensible, yet upscale options. For functionality and practicality, portable wardrobe closets are available in the Philippine market for as low as P899. It provides different sections that help organize different types of clothes.

Carefully consider whether you prefer hanging or folding your garments, not forgetting storage for shoes, handbags, swimwear and accessories, as these are often the most challenging to stow away neatly. Shelves instead of drawers for your jumpers and jeans are a good solution, using dividers and designated compartments to keep your clothes in a neat pile. Hanging space is a must; make sure you have enough room for full-length garments, and try to double your storage by incorporating shorter hanging if you only need to hang trousers.

An open display cabinet is perfect for showcasing treasured belongings, and will also allow easy access. Baskets are also handy for smaller items like hair products and makeup. Decorative containers are ideal for concealing personal items like lingerie and come in a variety of colors and designs. Moreover, many people will utilize fancy hat boxes that add flair to the room and double as a storage container. Jewelry boxes are perfect storage for trinkets, as well as provide a lavish and highly functional way to keep and display your precious charms.

3. Finding the right color scheme for your dressing room

A well-lit, white walled space provides a fresh, clean feeling and makes it easy to organize clothes. However, most homeowners choose to paint or wallpaper their dressing space for a more personal feel. Soothing colors like blues and greens provide a very calming atmosphere. Rich, warm colors like dark browns and reds display a touch of natural elegance. Neutral colors such as white, cream and tan will avoid clashing with the variety of colors in a wardrobe and still can be pleasing to the eye. It is important to stay clean with your choice of colors of for the wall as this can greatly affect the most important components of your dressing room which are the garments and accessories.

4. Lighting ideas for your dressing room

Lighting is key, so, where possible, try to locate your dressing table in front of a natural light source. If this isn’t possible, make sure you add some spot lighting. Aim for the magic number of at least five light sources, not only for practicality and visibility, but to create mood and pools of interest. Fancy chandeliers provide ample light and also add grace and charm to a dressing room. Many dressing areas will have built-in track lighting that is not overly powerful but produces plenty of illumination. Don’t forget sockets too – the last thing you need is to create your perfect dressing area and then have to stand the other side of the room to dry your hair.

5. Furniture and accessories to personalize your dressing room

Convenient and relaxing seating is a great addition to have available in the dressing area. It provides a place to comfortably sit and lay out your clothing items. A vanity table and bench supply both function and beauty. A nice leather sofa or chaise longue would be extravagant for larger, more indulgent rooms. Small ottomans and cushioned chairs are perfect especially for smaller spaces. For an easy hideaway option, purchase and install shower curtain rails to hang curtains for added privacy and seclusion. They can also be used to hide unsightly storage boxes. There are many other small accents that can also enhance a dressing room, such as knobs, wall hangings, wall hooks and throw rugs.

Of course, a dressing room isn’t complete without mirrors. Mirrors are a must in a dressing area so one can evaluate his or her appearance when choosing outfits. Some closet doors are available as a full mirror and can be installed to enhance and enlarge the space. A vanity mirror provides an excellent place to apply makeup and jewelry. For a smaller space, hang mirrors side by side to produce a larger appearance. Additionally, surrounding a mirror with string lights provides a warm ambience and adds a splendid touch.