You have a spare room and an overflowing wardrobe — create that dreamy, enviable walk-in closet and dressing room combo you’ve seen in movies (you know the ones). The best part? It’s way easier than you thought. A small bedroom can be turned into a dressing room with just a few items and repurposing. Read on to see how to DIY a to-DIE-for dressing room and the different key pieces you’ll need.
Clothes Racks & Shelving
Start with the basics: Have a place to hang your clothes and keep them folded. Maybe you just need a dresser and a few clothing racks. If you want to be super organized, you can have dedicated shelving to jeans, t-shirts, sweaters, etc. There are proper clothing racks with spaces for folded items, but modular bookshelves will do this job too. Best of all, you can stack them and add on as many as you need.
A chic, leaning floor mirror in the corner is a must-have — every effective dressing room needs one. You can also add a wall mirror, perhaps over a vanity or above a chair or side table. Mirrors are extremely functional but they also look beautiful and make a space appear even larger. We love how an oversized mirror makes your walk-in-closet and dressing room look like an upscale boutique.
Natural light is great but having some table lamps, a floor lamp, and a pendant light or chandelier can really up the ante in your dressing room. No one likes unflattering dressing room lighting, after all. A stunning chandelier adds that extra dose of fabulous to the space that does your wardrobe justice.
Tables & Seating
Just because you created a walk-in-closet-and-dressing-room combo doesn’t mean you can have a small writing desk (depending on the size of the room) to use as a vanity space. It might be handy to have some side tables around the room for extra storage as well. Having a comfy bench or accent chair in the middle of the room is ideal for putting on shoes or just relaxing after a long day.
Rugs & Decor
Think about your favorite clothing store and boutique and how it’s decorated. It’s curated to reflect the personality while feeling on-trend and homey. Do the same for your dressing room with a space-framing area rug. Use silk plants, vases, ottomans, wall art, and more to showcase your personal style among more utilitarian pieces.
Small Storage Solutions
If scarves, jewelry, and other accessories are a big part of your closet, you need all the creative storage you can get. Luckily, there are stylish ways to display and house smaller items that fit in perfectly with existing furniture and decor. Just try some hooks on the walls, trays, dishes, baskets, shoe racks, a bar cart, and more.
Creating a walk-in closet is one of our favorite unique spare room ideas. Just by utilizing a few key furniture pieces and decor for finishing touches, you’ve just created the dressing room of your dreams. Try this look in any space and prepare to love getting ready each morning.