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  by Jennifer Jones

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Every homeowner can enjoy the luxury of a dressing room. It can provide an amazing space for tailored clothes, mountains of shoes and all the accessories that accompany the perfect outfit. Dressings rooms are not only handy for organization, but they also exude the feel of opulence by implying that there is enough square footage space in the home to dedicate an entire space to clothing and wardrobe selection.

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A dressing room can tell a lot about the homeowner and their style. Some rooms sparkle with glass and bright colors while others can portray sleek, sophisticated character. A great first step is to decide on a style for the room. Some spaces include an enormous amount of storage options, whereas other dressing areas incorporate a vanity table, chairs and other pieces of furniture. If you have a lot of shoes, be sure to have plenty of shoe shelving. Some homeowners who prefer to hang most of their clothes will install multiple bars for ample wardrobe storage. The design of your dressing room completely depends upon your choice and collection of clothes and accessories.

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Some homes are constructed with a large walk-in closet that would be perfect for a dressing area. If you do not have a walk-in closet, many homeowners may choose an unused corner of their bathroom or bedroom to transform into a dressing area. Another popular way to create a dressing room is to remake that unused, spare bedroom into the closet of your dreams. Take some time to plan out your dressing area by deciding what clothes go in which spots for best organization. It helps to sketch out a scaled drawing of the room and measure out furnishing positions.

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Cabinets, Dressers & Storage

It is important for your dressing area to have certain elements that can provide ease when getting ready. Ample cabinetry space can provide elegant storage solutions for clothing, shoes and personal items. Some dressing rooms that have a small square footage but high ceilings will utilize open, running cabinetry to make best use of the area. If you do not like built-in cabinets, a decorative armoire or freestanding dresser are sensible, yet upscale options. An area that provides different sections helps when organizing different types of clothes. Baskets are handy for smaller items like hair products and make-up. Decorative containers are ideal for concealing personal items like lingerie and come in a variety of colors and designs. Many people will utilize fancy hatboxes that add flair to the room and double as a storage container. Jewelry boxes are perfect storage for trinkets, as well as provide a lavish and highly functional way to keep and display your precious charms.


Mirrors are a must in a dressing area so one can evaluate his or her appearance when choosing outfits. Some closet doors are available as a full mirror and can be installed to enhance and enlarge the space. A vanity mirror provides an excellent place to apply make-up and jewelry. For a smaller space, hang mirrors side by side to produce a larger appearance. Additionally, surrounding a mirror with string lights provides a warm ambience and adds a splendid touch.

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Walls & Lighting

A well-lit, white walled space provides a fresh, clean feeling and makes it easy to organize clothes. However, most homeowners choose to paint or wallpaper their dressing space for a more personal feel. Soothing colors like blues and greens provide a very calming atmosphere. Rich, warm colors like dark browns and reds display a touch of natural elegance. Neutral colors such as white, cream and tan will avoid clashing with the variety of colors in a wardrobe and still can be pleasing to the eye. It is also important to have proper lighting to easily select outfits. Fancy chandeliers provide ample light and also add grace and charm to a dressing room. Many dressing areas will have built-in track lighting that is not overly powerful but produces plenty of illumination.

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Accessories & Furniture

Convenient and relaxing seating is a great addition to have available in the dressing area. It provides a place to comfortably sit and lay out your clothing items. A vanity table and bench supply both function and beauty. A nice leather sofa or chaise longue would be extravagant for larger, more indulgent rooms. Small ottomans and cushioned chairs are perfect especially for smaller spaces. For an easy hideaway option, purchase and install shower curtain rails to hang curtains for added privacy and seclusion. They can also be used to hide unsightly storage boxes. There are many other small accents that can also enhance a dressing room, such as knobs, wall hangings, wall hooks and throw rugs.

For the ultimate way to organize your clothes, a dressing room may be the perfect solution. There are limitless possibilities to achieve your own personally styled dressing area. It provides a functional and personal space for clothes, shoes and other accessories that normally just lay around the bedroom. The dressing room can be designed purely for storage, or to create a secluded, private atmosphere depending upon your personal tastes and needs.

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