The dressing room! An entire room dedicated to our own personal fashion victimisation -so why not get some great dressing room furniture to show it off with! But how are we going to show off our wardrobe? That’s the question. Of Course, the various natural and structural properties of a dressing room, that each pay their dividends, will alter the way a dressing room looks and so, subsequently, you might want to use these properties to your advantage; when decking your own one out.
Often a dressing room will be relatively small and require a little creativity when planning a good composition of furniture. There are, however, a few, sure fire, ways to create an anti-illusion to this: firstly, a large mirror, or set of mirrors, will not only brighten the place up, but also visually expand the room greatly. Secondly, ceiling height wardrobes, they will dwarf you and make the place look a lot bigger as well as giving you more storage space. For all of you, however, who don’t have a dressing room, fear not; as we will be showing some ideas for all dressing area based use.
That’s right, get yourself a good looking chair, if you have the space. Think about the amount of times you've strewn stuff on the floor, in the morning, trying to select your clothes for the day. If you are going to do it, then at least throw them on something attractive. Take this mustard yellow chair, for example, it would revel in the morning light and the yellow is just deep enough for it not to be loud; meaning it's an admirable piece of furniture for the morning and will provide a nice backdrop to hang clothes up on.
A tip for an awesome look and, ultimately, satisfaction in the layout of your dressing room is order. Ties, belts, cuff-links and jewellery are a good place to start; as they don’’t require washing or folding. Get the order right and looking good, and you might get caught by the tidy bug and continue you new found love in other areas of the house -let alone the dressing room.
If you’re not going to support to many wardrobes in your dressing room, or you simply want some extra space, try adding a few clothes hooks. Sure, for the first few months they might look a little bare, but ,when you have enough to hang on them, after you've got yourself a gallery for your accessories. Of course, each to their own taste, and if the example above isn't for you, there are a million different clothes hooks to choose from.
In an environment with a lot of natural light exposure, or you simply want to add a good looking and characterising accessory to your room, then a screen will add both a touch of style and privacy to its composition. Screens come in all shapes, sizes and styles; so you can be sure that you’ll find one for your dressing room/bedroom that’s in tune with yours.
Even a fairly cramped dressing room, like this one, can offer a lot of storage space. Think of it as a giant pantry for clothes though; you need to get to the stuff quickly and without having to fight through a pile of other things first. Draws, shelves and rails offer quick access and unique appeal; depending on your collection. Alternatively, ceiling height wardrobes, throughout, offer a lot of storage, whilst looking tidy and providing a huge surface area for mirrors.
If you're going for all out class, then you might want to think about a theme or style within your dressing room. Textures and lighting, motifs and mirrors, all amalgamating to give fluent character in a place that's all about you.
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