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
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.