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20 real world wardrobe tips you can actually use

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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Not everybody has a dressing room the size of a living room, so if you're on the lookout for some handy tips how to get more out of your standard bedroom wardrobe, you've come to the right place.

We won't bamboozle you with amazing techniques for making your dressing room look like that of a celebrity. In fact, we are purely focusing on usable tips that will help you make your wardrobe and bedroom storage more efficient. 

If you're not ready to call in a carpenter to build you something bespoke, read on and see how your current closet could be just enough!

1. Use stackable hangers to get far more items on the rail without creasing anything

 Dressing room by Rash_studio



2. Pop photos of your shoes on the outside of the shoe box to prevent you having to rummage

3. Plan and hang tomorrow's outfit ready to go. This will prevent last minute overturning!

Stilt Wardrobe:  Bedroom by Barnby & Day
Barnby & Day

Stilt Wardrobe

Barnby & Day

4. If you have the space you could even set out a full week's outfits on different coloured hangers

5. Organise your wardrobe in a way that suits you. Like with like can work

6. Or you might prefer to arrange by colour

7. Don't skimp on the shoe storage or they will take up huge amounts of room at the bottom of your wardrobe

8. Roll t-shirts and ties for maximum visibility and minimal space-taking

9. Use see-through boxes for small items that are easily lost, like jewellery and accessories

Novenove Walk In Wardrobe by LEMA:  Dressing room by Campbell Watson
Campbell Watson

Novenove Walk In Wardrobe by LEMA

Campbell Watson

10. Colour match storage boxes to the walls to blend in better

11. Label everything, especially storage boxes

 Dressing room by Elfa Deutschland GmbH
Elfa Deutschland GmbH

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Elfa Deutschland GmbH

12. Store out of season clothes somewhere other than your wardrobe. Create a seasonal cycle that you follow

 Bedroom by Mobilinolimit

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13. Remove everything to start with and be ruthless when it comes to throwing things out!

Langley Pine Triple Wardrobe:  Bedroom by The Cotswold Company
The Cotswold Company

Langley Pine Triple Wardrobe

The Cotswold Company

14. Choose a wardrobe to fit your bedroom (not your clothes) and go from there


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15. Get your little ones in the wardrobe habit too. They'll (probably) thank you when they're older!

Little Buoy Blue Combination Wardrobe:  Nursery/kid's room by Little Lucy Willow
Little Lucy Willow

Little Buoy Blue Combination Wardrobe

Little Lucy Willow

16. Think about your daily essentials and organise them first, with easy-to-navigate underwear and hosiery drawers

17. Also use the floor space, which can be perfect for handbags

Linen walk-in-wardrobe:  Dressing room by Lamco Design LTD
Lamco Design LTD

Linen walk-in-wardrobe

Lamco Design LTD

18. Don't use it for anything other than clothes and accessories. If you start hiding the Christmas presents in there, you'll soon run out of space

 Dressing room by AstiDkora

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19. Top shelves are great for laundry hampers as they keep the unmentionables unnoticeable!

Darnley Road:  Bedroom by Will Eckersley
Will Eckersley

Darnley Road

Will Eckersley

20. If you can't scale back or tidy your wardrobe, maybe it's time to think about converting a spare room into a dressing room?

SUNSET STRIP RESIDENCE :  Dressing room by McClean Design
McClean Design


McClean Design

If you think you might be tempted by a dressing room, take a look at this Ideabook: Designing A Fully Loaded Dressing Room.

Did you find the answer to your wardrobe woes?
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