Dressed for success – five tips for designing a dressing room


Having a calm and private space to get ready in the morning can definitely help you start the day on the right foot instead of in a stressful rush.

Also having space to put all your clothes and find the things you need is equally important – which is why we’ve done some research into how to create a functional and stylish dressing room.

We’ve recently discovered that far from being simple, creating a dressing room is definitely a process (and a form of art!), so here are 5 key things Deb be pausing to consider before she finalises her bedroom design.

  1. Plan, plan, plan!

Take an inventory of your clothes, shoes and accessories and any other items you may store in your dressing room such as cosmetics, perfumes, toiletries, even bedding and travel suitcases.   Consider which items you prefer to hang and which you prefer to fold as well as any treasured items you would like to have on display and what you would like to keep private behind cupboard doors or in drawers.   Figuring out exactly what you have and how you want to store it will help you to tailor your storage designs, ensuring your new dressing room suits your personal wardrobe and lifestyle.


  1. Maximise your space

Feeling spacious in your dressing room is the key to creating an ambient and calm area where you can get ready for your day or special events.  If your dressing room square footage is on the smaller side, consider a gallery style wardrobe design with mirrored cabinetry to create an open, spacious feel.

  1. Lighting

A pendant light fitted in the centre of your dressing room not only adds a stylish aspect but also provides additional lighting when paired with overheads.  If you are incorporating a seated make-up station as part of your dressing room the addition of well-balanced lighting on either side of your mirror that is set just above eye level will prevent shadows.  Task lighting makes simple things like picking out shoes and jewellery easier by including illuminated strip lighting to brighten potentially darker areas.

  1. Minimalist furniture

Dressing tables, stools, occasional chairs and curtains can add a soft and inviting aspect to your dressing room as well as the functional benefit of seating, storage and privacy.  Introducing cushions, flowers and ornaments that reflect your style also help to personalise your dressing room, making it an even more comfortable haven to spend time getting ready.


  1. Colour scheme

Incorporating light colours will create a feeling of generosity in space and provide a neutral base palette that can adapt to seasonal colour changes in soft furnishings.  Introducing wallpaper as a feature is also a great way to add a touch of personal style as well as a design focal point.

We visited for dressing room inspiration and ideas, here are some of the links we visited to create this blog.





Feature image sourced from Houzz




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