Many girls dream of a stylish dressing room complementing their house or apartment. This allows you to keep all things in order at all times and makes the room more stylish and modern. It is believed that Napoleon invented such a way of organizing clothes for the first time. Thus, he once and for all got rid of various things in his premises.
Features and Benefits
Despite the fact that they have changed a lot since the first appearance of dressing rooms, no one denies the practicality of such a room. The dressing room allows you to store in one place not only the clothes that you are currently wearing, but also those outfits for which now is not the time. In addition, shoes and accessories can be placed in the dressing room.
It is believed that keeping all things in the dressing room, which is in the bedroom, is the most convenient. It is in the bedrooms that people usually change their clothes. Therefore, if all the necessary things are at your fingertips, it makes this process easier.
In addition, all your outfits will be in the same room, and if you live with someone, you will not constantly bother other guests, scurrying back and forth in search of clothes or other details.
Placing a dressing room in the bedroom allows you to save space in other rooms. The walk-in closet can only take up a small part of the total area of the entire room. And you will also save space in the room itself. After all, the presence of a dressing room eliminates the need to install a dressing table, wardrobe or chest of drawers in the room. In addition, in the dressing room, you can always place your ironing board together with the iron.
A nice addition is the fact that you can always change in the dressing room. Therefore, if guests suddenly come to you, you will not need to think about which room to change your outfit in.
In a well-designed dressing room, in addition to basic shelves and clothes hooks, there are also special clips for accessories. In addition, you can always put all the things that you are not currently using in the dressing room - bed linen, out-of-season clothes, and so on.
Modern wardrobes are becoming more compact and practical over time. You can find an option that suits the characteristics of your room - either a spacious dressing room where you will store all your necessary things, or a small compact room that does not take up too much space.
One of the most modern dressing room options is the "loft". This metal construction with special legs is quite mobile. It can be installed in various rooms, and, if necessary, moved from place to place. The advantages of such a dressing room include its mobility, lightness and inexpensive price. And the disadvantages are a small number of shelves.
Another popular option is the corner walk-in closet. It is good because it does not take up so much space. When the dressing room is in the corner, you can place a dressing table or bed next to it.
Another popular dressing room option is the bowser. It consists of several cabinets and shelves. All of them are fixed on the wall, sheathed with special panels. The door in such dressing rooms is most often replaced with a simple screen or curtain.
Sliding wardrobes can hardly be called wardrobes. But if you choose the large option, complemented by practical sliding doors, then you will be pleasantly surprised by its practicality. These wardrobes can be supplemented with interior lighting.
How to do it yourself from drywall
A walk-in closet in your bedroom can be made with your own hands.
First of all, you need to choose a suitable place. It can be located next to a wall, in a corner, or in a special niche.
One of the more popular options is an open wardrobe. She does not narrow the space of the room and allows you to constantly see all the options for outfits and plan your looks at any time. The only drawback of such dressing rooms is that things in them must be constantly kept in perfect order. After all, getting into your room, everyone sees how they are stored. In this situation, you can be saved by various organizers, where you can put all the necessary things.
A built-in drywall niche is a great option. It will not take up much space in the room, but planning to place this type of dressing room in oneself is before building a house or redeveloping an apartment - then you won't have to demolish the walls.
A good option is a mobile folding screen. It is convenient, first of all, because it can be removed or moved at any time.
Designs and sizes
When planning the construction of a drywall dressing room with your own hands, consider its size. The most popular options are a room for things of 15, 16, 18 square meters in size. The minimum version of such a room is one meter - a smaller dressing room is absolutely meaningless, because it can be easily replaced by a simple wardrobe.
Also, before proceeding to the construction of a dressing room, be sure to think over the project. Having outlined everything on paper, you can decide how much materials you need to build it.
When the project is ready, you can proceed directly to the installation. First of all, you need to install a frame, which is then supplemented with a drywall base. Next comes the turn of various shelves and hangers - you can place them as you like.
Lighting and ventilation
Choosing the right lighting is also important. If the size of the dressing room allows, then it is best to complement the room with small lamps that will perfectly illuminate the space and allow you to see yourself in the mirror from all sides. Also, for proper storage of clothes, it is necessary that there is adequate ventilation in an enclosed space.
When the base of the room is ready, you can move on to decorating it. First of all, decorate the walls the way you like it. If possible, mirrors can also be placed on the walls. The ideal option is a floor mirror in which you will see your outfit in full.
All kinds of shelves and hooks of different sizes can be placed on the walls for storing clothes and jewelry.
It is customary to put seasonal items on the upper shelves, so you should not bother with their finishing. The main thing is that their size is suitable for you. At the bottom, it is better to leave free space where you will store all your shoes right in the boxes. The most accessible shelves should be wide enough - they are placed on those things that are constantly worn.
Layout and zoning
It is quite difficult to give clear recommendations on the zoning of the dressing room - this should be done in the way that is convenient for you. But it's worth considering a few of the most popular zoning and layout options so that you know what to focus on when designing your own dressing room.
The most popular option is a dressing room combined with a bedroom. This is especially true for large enough rooms. The standard area of such a dressing room is three or four meters. And precisely due to the fact that it is combined with the base of the room, the space is not lost.
Another important point is that in this case, the mirror can be placed in the bedroom and, while changing in the dressing room, you can still see yourself. Often, combined dressing rooms have two entrances at once. The first is from the bedroom, and the second is from the wardrobe side.
However, whatever your dressing room is, it usually consists of several functional areas at once. One of the most important is the area that stores the things you wear most often. It consists of hangers for long items and several shelves.
Hangers are divided into two groups: those that are placed at a medium height, and those that are high. It is convenient to store a variety of things on different hangers, from coats to short skirts.
It is customary to store shoes on special shelves or lattice stands. Also, in the dressing room, it is worth installing several closed lockers in which you will store all your underwear and socks away from prying eyes. They can also, if desired, be replaced with racks in which boxes or special containers are installed.
The same containers can be installed to store various household items in them. Hang your favorite accessories on special hooks. There you can also place belts, ties and other parts that should not wrinkle or get tangled.
An additional benefit will be the ironing board area. If it is located directly in the dressing room, then you will free up a piece of space in the bedroom.
At the last stage, it is worth doing the design of the entrance to the dressing room. It all depends on what type of dressing room you have, that is, whether it is open or closed.
The most modern and popular option is sliding doors. They are good because they are easy to open. Next to the dressing room, you can place a bed, a table or a bedside table, without fear that when you open the door, it will constantly touch the furniture located in the bedroom.
The classic version of the door can also be replaced with a simple screen, curtain or even a stylish designer partition.
The chosen door, curtain or partition should match the style of your room. Therefore, be sure to pay attention to the appearance of your door. If the bedroom is made in a minimalist style, then the doors should be neat and monochromatic. Here, the ideal option is a door that matches the color of the walls perfectly. If your bedroom is made in a classic style, then a wooden door will be appropriate.
You can also visually disguise the door so that it blends in with the walls. Then guests will not immediately notice that you have a secret place to store all their belongings. However, you can, on the contrary, play on contrasts and choose a dressing room door, the color of which will be radically different from the interior arrangement of your room.
Another interesting option is a frosted or vintage glass door. This is especially true if you have chosen a dressing room with sliding doors. To add variety to the design of your room, decorate the door with an original pattern or picture.
If you have an open dressing room, then it should be stylishly decorated from the inside. And you can replace the door with a stylish arch. It will look modern and original.
Interesting interior solutions
In a modern interior, a dressing room in the modern style will look best. Classic light wood shelves, simple drawers and comfortable metal hangers will perfectly complement the interior space of such a dressing room. And from prying eyes, all your property will be hidden by a sliding door made of white frosted glass.
If your room is made in a classic style, then it can be supplemented with a corresponding dressing room located in a niche. Dark wood and soft long curtains will be appropriate here, which, if necessary, will hide your dressing room. Purple curtains matched to the tone of the room in a lilac shade look very harmonious.