There is nothing that a little girl dreams of more than having a dressing room. Swathes of dresses on padded, scented hangers. Drawers of jewellery; earrings, bracelets, necklaces. All perfectly presented and ready to be accessed. Shoe boxes correctly labelled with the right size of shoe and brand on the outside to be seen. You get the picture.
When you add in the full-length mirror framed with lights and the perfect velvet stools to sit on for makeup and shoes, you get the ideal dressing room. Except it’s so much more than that! A dressing room has to contain many different elements to make it the place that you want to spend time in beautifying yourself. With our four suggestions below, the little girl who dreamed about the dressing room will be a woman making her dream come true. Let’s take a look!
- Decide Your Storage Needs
Before you do anything else, decide what you need storage-wise. You want to make sure you’re buying enough, but not too much. You should also assess your space so that you know how much storage you can install. There are plenty of companies out there who will build you a storage closet, and a dressing room needs more than a couple of empty spaces to hang clothes. You need drawer space, low mirrors to see your shoes, space for somewhere to sit. Assess your needs before you plan.
- Choose A Table & Chair
We talked about those velvet stools, but you need to think of what other chairs your dressing room will need. It would be best if you had a table for your makeup and hair care products, of course, and you’ll need a supportive chair to go with it so that you can see what you’re doing. So, choosing a table and chair for your face products is a must, and it has to be in keeping with the rest of the dressing room decor!
- Be Practical With Lighting
Oh, you need so much more more than one mood for your dressing room. You want bright lights around mirrors so that you can see yourself. You want under-counter lighting and lighting inside the hanging spaces, too, so that you can see your things. You also want to ensure that you have enough light to do your own fashion shows! Be careful about your lighting choices; too many options can spoil the look, but you do want to have enough choice to cover every eventuality.
- Make It Private
Your dressing room can be hidden behind mirrored sliding doors to make it a private, hidden haven without anyone knowing it’s there. It’s one of the perks of having your own secret dressing room space, so why not make the most of it while you can?
Your dressing room will be the one you’ve always imagined, and you can make it happen with the right decor and storage choices along the way. Pick things that suit your style and your life now, and you’ll never look back.