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How to turn a walk-in closet into a glamorous dressing room

Having a reasonably sized closet is unarguably a luxury, but if you are lucky enough to have one, it is worth transforming it into something even more beautiful. Something like your own personalised dressing room! An intricately organised closed with designated space for each clothing category will make your getting-ready routine more enjoyable.

There are mainly four elements in your closet that you can plan to touch upon and you will be astonished to see your closet turn into a glamorous dressing room:

1. Space, colours, and lighting

Ensuring that your dressing room looks sufficiently spacious, you need to pay particular attention to reducing or removing clutter. Get rid of the unnecessary stuff and make ample room which you can plan to beautify. It is a good idea to clean and repaint your closet before you plan to decorate it further.

While painting your dressing room, choose a colour palette to give a new appearance and design the surroundings in a way that gives it a better, personalised look. While selecting the colours, you could use the overall colour theme of the house as an inspiration, or you could get a bit more creative and use a colour palette that combines colours contrasting with each other.

Lighting comes next and is a very important aspect to consider. On the walls, you could use bright wall lights or ceiling lights to enhance the sense of space in the room. Using halogen lights as closet lights inside the shelves along with some floor lamps can give your dressing room a stunning look. Depending on how much you want to spend, you could also use dot lights, door-operated lights for closets and motion-sensor lights. To give your room a classic look, a chandelier with hanging lights can be used as well.

2. Furniture

Furniture in your dressing room plays an important role in deciding how neatly arranged your closet items may look. You can choose some furniture items, such as shelves for the clothes, a cabinet, and a chest of drawers for keeping the smaller articles in an organised manner.

A cupboard may come handy if there are space constraints because a closet has shelves, drawers and the hanging bars, allowing you to store various kinds of clothes without consuming much space. Of course, you should choose a cupboard design that blends with the overall decor of the room. Also, a shoe rack is a must-have furniture item, particularly if you have plenty of footwear to choose from and to show off.

You should also consider having a place to sit, utilising a vanity stool or a plush bench that helps you put on shoes or wear tight denims. A nicely selected seat is very useful in a dressing room as it enhances the appearance to a great extent as well.

3. Accessories

In addition to the furniture and lighting, there are several accessories that can be very nifty and embellish the overall appearance of your closet. For instance, hanging bars can be useful for hanging suits and relatively taller items of clothing.

Hooks on the walls can be helpful when you don't have time to arrange the clothes neatly. Similarly, rugs or a carpet on the entire floor or specific areas may add a soft texture to the appearance and prevent dust on the floor.

As a beautifying accessory, artwork, such as paintings or statues may be an excellent addition to your dressing room as well.

4. Arrangement of items

When converting your closet into a dressing room, the right arrangement of items is of utmost importance. You can begin with the grouping of your clothes and accessories by similarity in their purpose and the sizes.

Fragile and expensive items should be placed either inside a cupboard or at a place that’s not easily reachable to children. The most frequently used items should be quickest to find and therefore, should be placed near the entry.


This article is contributed by RoofandFloor, part of KSL Digital Ventures Pvt. Ltd., from The Hindu Group

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