What makes the perfect dressing room?
The dream of many people is to have a
house that is lavish enough to contain a dressing room. An entire
room dedicated to personal attire seems like the height of
sophistication. This is, however, a reality for very few homeowners.
A dressing room is an extremely
personal place and so to be “perfect” it’s important to consider
personal style and wardrobe needs to make sure the room really
reflects your taste. It is a functional room within a home and
so should be purposefully designed to be useful and
serviceable. There are many options, from walk in dressing rooms
to smaller rooms, and options in style and storage are dependent on
the space. Also, depending on the size of the room, furniture such as
a dressing table can add elegance to a space and mirrors are often a
brilliant way to add light, creating a larger feel. Of course, every
element of the interior involved should reflect the size of the room
and ideally it will create a tidy and calming place to get
changed and ready for the day!
Where can I find dressing room ideas & walk in closet inspiration?
Hundreds of dressing room & walk in closet ideas can
be found at homify. With an easy click, you can save a
photo into an ideabook and draw inspiration from there. homify makes
it easy to browse through hundreds of dressing room ideas and your
ideas are always at the ready with the ideabook function. This is
automatically stored in your profile with the possibility to add text
and remind you of what you liked about that image, prompting an easy
way to style and design your dressing room. On homify we have
everything from mirrors to storage, furniture to unique accessory
ideas so take a look at
some of our brilliant interior designers and furniture designers
to gain some inspiration for your dressing room.
What exactly can I do to my
Ideas are limitless, even with a
smaller space. For example: open storage systems, created by using
rails, racks and shelves, allowing you to view clothes all at once.
dressing rooms is the first important call, whether it’s for each
individual garment or to create a tidy overall look, shelves are
useful and orderly. A dressing room is a desirable and elegant
addition to a home, and although it is not usually seen by guests,
keeping a tidy space is a great way to feel organised and keep
bedrooms clutter free. A bespoke dressing room could also be a
good idea as it may mean that the fitting comes together well and
choices of furniture can then be based upon knowing that the room
will have a complete fit perfectly for the requirements within the
What wall colour should I choose
for my dressing room?
Homeowners often choose neutral
colours for dressing rooms as they do not often have a lot of light.
Smaller rooms benefit from lighter colours and give the appearance of
more space. Neutral colours also allow for clothes to stand out,
making it easier to choose! Colours also depend on personal
taste but remember it affects the feeling in the room. White is
the go-to colour for most homeowners as it can be combined with other
colours to create different effects.
What type of flooring should I put
in my dressing room?
Flooring should match the rooms
adjoining the room and flow from the theme of the bedroom. This way
the home creates a more continuous and organised feel. Carpets
can create a plush and tasteful look, while wood may be more smart
Which dressing room design is
right for me?
The right design depends on space and
fitting. Walk in dressing room ideas will be different from those
exploiting an under used corner, but either way it is possible to
build the perfect bespoke dressing room.
Deciding whether you are looking for
just a functional room to store your clothes, or a dressing room with
space to sit and try on everything you own will have a large impact
on your choice. Choices here include deciding whether mirrors are
important, and how many are needed, colours, and lighting.
Are there any specific tips for
decorating my dressing room?
A small dressing room may be easier
to decorate as it provides fewer choices. As before, shelves and
wardrobe space are essential to make the room look kempt and so
focusing on the dimensions and how to fit everything in, as a puzzle,
while keeping the room uncluttered is a good start.
How do I use accessories in my
If there is space, a mirror is an
essential accessory for a dressing room to both see what you are
wearing but also to create the illusion of a bigger room. For a
smaller dressing room, the right furniture can add to the style,
without overcrowding by using dressing tables or chest of drawers,
which suit bigger spaces.
lighting within a room is just as important as accessories and so is
something to consider. If there is limited natural light within the
room, then fewer accessories and clutter may be a better idea, but
more artificial lamps that appear as natural as possible to aid
outfit choices are a must! The difference between warm and cooler
lighting also defines the style of the room. One possibility is also
to have lights fitted within a mirror, in order to make sure nothing
What are some small
dressing room ideas?
A smaller room can make for an easier
design. Neutral colours, fitted cupboards or shelves and a mirror
make for a functional room. Making sure the furniture fits the room
before you buy is the best option. So start measuring first!
The best advice would be to stay true
to your own tastes and your personal style, whilst keeping in mind
the general rules about the size and positioning of the dressing room
furniture, the moods that can be achieved with various colours, and
the importance of the correct lighting. Your style choices are
Creativity is important in designing
a dressing room, using design magazines, asking to see other homes
with this sort of room, and using the homify ideas available are all
ways to help think of new ideas.
Ideas such as clear boxes to store
shoes, choosing between freestanding or fixed mirrors, having a
different mixture of shelves, drawers and open hanging spaces are all
things to take into consideration.
Which style for my dressing room?
How to: Country style dressing
choices for country style dressing rooms include wooden shelves, darker colours and more
patterns. The country style can be modernised and more chic or
classically American and older fashioned. Dressing rooms with
patterned chairs and darker wooden dressing tables would fit in with
the country style.
How to: Minimalist dressing
This style may include more cupboards in a walk in dressing room to create a
minimal atmosphere and fewer items directly on display. Colours used in a minimalist dressing room would be white, creams and space would include areas to show off more
classic clothing items—such as a wall with shelves of shoes. All
depending on budget and storage size, of course!
How to: Classic dressing
is often what people imagine first when dreaming of dressing rooms.
The classic style with an often expensive looking finish creates a
space which allows room for divine touches and elegance. Including
accessories such as a chandelier may appear over the top in other
rooms, but in a classic style dressing room this can be a fun and luxurious addition.
How to: Eclectic style living
Furniture in an eclectic style dressing room can be more
playful and fun. The use of colours suits a more eclectic taste and
helps in creating a loud and interesting personal room. Having
different choices in this style works well, patterns do not need to
match and creating a comforting place which you enjoy being in is the
aim. Colours also need not match, which creates an easier way to
style a room, without being tied to a limited choice for everything.
How to: Rustic style dressing
creams work well for rustic style dressing rooms. French interior design
patterns work well here and blues also create a more homely overall
look. Storage with wooden patterns creates rustic interiors
How to: Modern dressing rooms
The aim of modern design is to create
a larger room with clean lines, basic shapes and primary colours. Modern dressing rooms should be sleek, simple and spacious with the interior
fitting the room. To create a perfect space in this style, bespoke
dressing rooms may be the best choice. However, you can have fun with
art, rather than accessories with this style as they become a focal
point to the space. Extra furnishings, such as a dressing table may
not fit in with this style as it is imperative to avoid chaos, and
harder edges with a flawless finish are preferable.
How to: Industrial style dressing
This look is preferably accomplished
with a high ceiling and keeping at least one wall of brick work or a
more metallic look. In an industrial style dressing room, Furnishings should involve higher metal wardrobes
and limited furniture.
How to: Scandinavian style
Lots of light and white are the key
to creating a Scandinavian style dressing room. This style includes mixing
functionality of the room with clean lines and bright colours. The
aim is to create both an inviting yet practical space. Tones and
colours with one unifying colour and overall look creates the best
outcome for this style.
How to: Mediterranean style
to this style is warm colours, textured surfaces, and if the room
allows; larger furnishings such as comfortable places to sit and try
shoes, or dressing tables with vanity mirrors. A Mediterranean style dressing room should
include earthy colours that draw from the land and sea to create a
homely feel inviting you in to try outfits and spend time in this