The trend for dressing rooms is growing at a rapid pace, and what was once thought to be a luxury for the rich and bourgeois has turned into a personal haven that every homeowner can enjoy. These lux spaces can provide the perfect storage for clothing, including tailored pieces, an entire shoe collection, hats, and accessories – all the essential elements to complete and compliment outfits for every occasion. A dressing room is ideal for organization and can offer the illusion of excess and decadence while in reality providing all the closet storage needed.
A dressing room can add spice and character to the master suite while the homeowner can feel free to view the addition of a dressing room as an opportunity to enhance their space in creative ways. These spaces are no longer limited to the master bedroom. Plenty of people have taken to the notion of converting an extra bedroom into a dressing room closet modeled after a huge walk-in that has everything the creative mind can conjure, from built-in drawers to islands and chandeliers. Whether adding sparkle and shine with bright colors, glass, and crystal or adding depth with mirrors, deep colors and texture, dressing room trends allow for many different characteristics.
Interestingly, smart homeowners are configuring small corners of their bedrooms and even reading nooks or foyers off their master into a space that works well for dressing, while adding functional room dividers for privacy and solitude. With nearly unlimited options, working with a closet designer to map out the concept brings clarity to the dream, while also considering the storage needs and ideal organization.
Consider if you will store your entire wardrobe in the designated dressing room or if it will be more of an area to stage your outfits, dress for the day, and maybe even a secluded spot to relax.
Take a mental inventory of your wardrobe including clothing spread out in closets throughout the home. If there is a large selection of garments in places other than your bedroom closet, you’ll want to be sure to include space for hanging so it’s easy to see what there is and create outfits.
Consider including items that aide in your daily dressing practices, like accessories, jewelry, and shoes. Bringing like items together in one place enhances your dressing experience.
There is more to a space of this type than storing clothing. Think about pieces of furniture that will transform the area from the closet to the dressing room. Including a sitting arrangement as a defining element and determined by the intended use. Should it be a vanity for admiring jewelry, a bench for putting shoes on, a chaise for relaxing or perhaps a counter for journaling? By adding comfortable seating, like a plush sofa, or ottoman you can create a cozy atmosphere that is both extravagant and functional.
Create the mood of your choosing with a wide range of lighting options. Light is an essential factor in the final equation as clearly illuminating the dressing space for proper outfit selection is a must. Consider decorative lighting as well by adding a chandelier to add an element of luxury.
For many, the desire to combine dressers is often the case while others prefer to incorporate an island, so there is a large counter to fold and pack. These spaces will often include personal mementos that add character to them and act as a focal point adding decorative value for that personal touch.
And finally, for any dressing room, mirrors are a must-have and when possible include a 3-way type. Whether they are of the floor-to-ceiling variety or a part of a small vanity, you’ll want a space to realistically evaluate your appearance while selecting your ensemble for the day’s adventures.
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