A dressing room or walk-in wardrobe can add a touch of luxury to your day-to-day, as well as save space in your bedroom or bathroom by giving you another area to get ready. Typically, your dressing room will also include your clothes storage, so you can have everything you need in one place, making getting ready super simple. Below, we explore some of our favourite dressing room ideas and tips to create your perfect space.
When you’re creating a dressing room, the best way to get exactly what you need from it is with bespoke, made-to-measure wardrobes and storage options. Kingswood at Home can design, build and install your dressing room storage, fitted exactly to your space. This maximizes your storage, taking advantage of every inch of the space available.
Our designers will work with you to create your own unique storage for your dressing room. We can create the exact storage that you need, with shelving, hanging rails, drawers, shoe storage and more.
Utilise compact spaces
Your dressing room doesn’t have to take up a lot of space. You can fit your dressing room into compact spaces, especially if you have bespoke storage. You might have a space between your ensuite bathroom and the bedroom, or you could create a dressing room in an alcove.
If you’re really limited on space, you can create a dressing area within your bedroom, building a niche within a made-to-measure wardrobe that can be tucked away when it’s not in use.
Use a room divider to create a dressing area
If you have a large bedroom, you can easily create a dressing room within it by using a room divider. You could make the divider practical by using a floor-to-ceiling storage unit – you could use one side as your bed’s headboard and the other for storing clothes and other items, or use open storage to display ornaments. You can then design the dressing area how you need it, with seating, mirrors and clothes storage.
Include a vanity space
Your dressing room won’t be complete without a vanity table. Even a compact vanity table will be handy for putting on makeup or doing your hair. It can also create an ideal space for storing your toiletries and small items like jewellery. The key parts of your vanity space will be a large mirror and lots of lighting, as well as a chair for you to sit at.
Consider your storage requirements
When you’re creating your dressing room, think about what you’ll want in there and the types of storage that will be most practical. If you have a lot of long clothing items, like dresses, you’ll probably want more full-length hanging space. If you have more shorter clothing items, such as blouses and shirts, you can save space by using two hanging rails in the same space.
It’s best to fold your knitwear, to prevent it from stretching and becoming misshapen, so shelving units in your dressing room will be best for this type of clothing. If you have a lot of shoes, you’ll need shoe storage and if you have a lot of jewellery, in-built jewellery trays will be incredibly beneficial.
When you choose Kingswood at Home for your dressing room storage, our designers will take you through all the options and find the best storage solutions for what you need.
A dim dressing room will be of little use. Your dressing room should put you in the best light – metaphorically and literally. So, make sure you have plenty of practical lighting in your dressing room. This could include lamps as well as overhead lighting. Using lighting with a dimmer can help you to create the exact ambiance that you need for the room. You should also remember to add plenty of lighting around your vanity space.
Use mirrors to make the space feel bigger
Of course, your dressing room should have mirrors for a practical reason, so you can check how you look when you’re getting ready. But adding mirrors can also help to make a small space feel bigger. You could choose to use mirror-fronted wardrobes, as well as a large mirror on your vanity table. This will help to avoid the room feeling cramped and make it a much more welcoming space.
Kingswood at Home can design, build and fit your dream dressing room. Our bespoke storage comes in a range of styles and finishes, so you can find the perfect look for your interior. Contact us for more information or book an appointment with our designers to discuss your needs. You can visit our showroom, or we can bring the showroom to you with a free no-obligation home visit.