Walk in closet
in closet is a rather late invention. It started appearing in modern
homes in early 20th century. Before that period a walk in wardrobe as
we know it today, was not commonly seen even in the most elaborately
designed houses. A regally decorated dressing room was however a
common feature of many 19th century homes.
you are planning to design a dressing room for your home, you can
easily go through the dressing room pictures presented on this site
and model a walk in closet based on any of the designs presented
in closet ideas
to some of the princely mansions of the past, modern houses have very
different requirements. That however should not deter you from
planning for dressing room designs. A variety of layouts suitable for
small rooms as well as the expansive ones is now available for you to
en suite changing room generally follows a U-pattern which helps to
make an optimal use of the available space. The next best option is
L-shaped layouts, particularly if the available space is not adequate
enough to go for more detailed walk in closet designs. When you have
an oblong shaped room you can consider building a galley style walk
wall closets are the most suitable option for tiny spaces. This can
be built in an open plan bedroom as well. Before you choose any of
these options, measure the space and see which one of the dressing
room design ideas would be most appropriate for the space. Bespoke
solutions tend to make better use of the space available, but that
does not mean building a chic closet using a ready-to-assemble
modular wardrobe is next to impossible.
room design with islands
islands not only give a luxurious makeover to your dressing room, but
also increase its storage capacity. If you are planning for a lavish
hotel like dressing room décor, then it is almost indispensible.
Yet, you must also take into consideration the availability of the
space. If you do not have a room spacious enough to comfortably
accommodate a closet island, it is better to omit it altogether.
Having it installed in the middle of a small space will only create
further clutter which will be detrimental to its fashionable look.
with drawers to store away jewelleries, watches, perfumes or makeup
accessories would be a great addition for any closet. You may build a
walk in wardrobe with separate his and her sections. Unless the space
is large enough, it would be better to opt for a single island
though. You can invest in islands with separate compartments to
neatly organise your and your partner’s accessories.
with upholstered benches will exclude the necessity of having extra
ottomans for comfort. Smaller rooms can have stylish but lightweight
stools, stackable chairs or poufs as seating arrangements. This will
save on the floor space and make it look slightly larger.
dressing room ideas
a layout that perfectly suits the space you are about to decorate.
Make sure it resolves your storage concerns without making your room
feel cramped and suffocating. Compared to the standalone armoires,
built in wardrobes are most suitable options for small rooms as well
as the big ones. They tend to look more fashionable and use the space
a colour scheme that is in sync with the interior design, soothing
yet not depressive. It should be capable of giving the space a more
expansive feel. White tends to be a popular and somewhat a safe
choice. If you opt for a colour scheme dominated by white, ensure
that you spice it up a little bit by using more dazzling shades. When
used sparingly, colourful motifs may also work fine.
not limit your choices to white only. Explore some other options like
pale pistachio, vanilla, beige, powder blue or one of Pantone’s
favourites, limpet blue. To accentuate these tones choose a
contrasting colour. In case of limpet blue, shell white can be used
as accents. Plan for some more ingenuous colour schemes that are
worthy of a chic home. Try to maintain the relaxing nature of the
can use sample coats to see how your chosen palette looks like in
reality. To introduce an element of surprise, try to vary the
textures. You can install large mirrors or buy wardrobes with
reflective doors to make a small space a little more expansive. This
would help you to add a sense of drama as well.
for proper ventilation and insulation. Both of these elements are
necessary for the comfort of those who are going to use this space.
They would also help you to preserve the valuable pieces of clothing
and leather accessories. Do not block the windows with your dressing
table or any other item of decor. Instead, decorate them with
beautiful curtains to bring in a romantic vibe. When natural light
proves to be less than sufficient, install skylights to increase the
inflow. A well lighted room always feels more cheery than a gloomy
fixtures for your closet
lighting fixtures are best suited for spaces of every kind of
dimension. You can install them in such a way that they are able to
keep the entire room thoroughly illuminated. Aesthetically designed
pendants look great in a reasonably sized room. Do not install more
pendant fixtures than you need though. They may only result in an
unwanted clutter. Ceiling mounted lighting fixtures can be used to
brighten up the middle of the room.
a design that is suitable to the interior styling. Eclectic spaces
may opt for chandeliers as well. Linear suspensions can be installed
close to the dressing table. But make sure that the light does not
reflect on the mirrors. Task lighting or directional spotlights would
be effective in this area too.
a purely decorative purpose, you can invest in the under shelf LEDs.
You may also install concealed LED lighting on the underside of the
closet island. They are however, not meant to illuminate the room in
any way. A small room may feel very dramatic in their presence. So,
use them sparingly and only as accents.
same applies to coloured LED lighting which is only installed to give
the space a rather spectacular makeover. When searching for dressing
room ideas do take a special note of the lighting styles. Consider
the shape and size of your own closet before opting for a style that
catches your fancy.
closet does need to have impressive flooring as well. The general
trend is to go for the same option as in the bedroom. But there is no
rule of thumb dictating this choice of yours and you can easily opt
for other flooring solutions as well. Wall to wall carpeting is a
preferred option for many.
is very comfortable to the feet, is slip free and a good option if
you have a bathroom occupying the same space. It also helps to
improve the insulation quality of the interiors. However, bear in
mind that you will have to put up with the hassles of vacuum cleaning
the surface regularly.
opting for high quality wood. It would give a very graceful facelift
to the interiors. You have a variety of options available for you and
each one comes with exclusive tones and textures. You can easily
obtain that glamorous look you are dreaming of by opting to install
white oak, walnut, birch, elm or mahogany flooring. Some other non
traditional choices like purpleheart, wenge, Pau Amarello and
zebrawood deserve a mention because you can afford to be a little
adventurous while decorating this space.
vinyl is being opted for its ease of maintenance and cost
effectiveness. Laminate flooring would be an even more affordable
option. You may also go for polished marble or granite flooring.
Sandstone boasts of a range of colours very suitable for spaces like
these. You can easily spread a beautiful area rug on your stone or
wood flooring. This will increase the beauty of the space will also
give you more comfort. Remember to coordinate the colour of your rug
with the other items in the room.
tiles are not too frequently used for flooring in this part of your
home. But there is no harm in going for these as they can be very
easy to maintain. Tiles resembling stone or wood are often favoured
by many over the real ones. We share dressing room inspiration and
hot tips about designing this space through our ideabooks. Go through
those to find out the ideal solution for you.