The Dressing Room

Here's a peek at a dressing room recently completed for a client. The space was formerly a small nursery, with dark blue walls that made the space feel crowded and the light stark. We designed a simple organizing system that allowed them to retain space for ironing and dressing.

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The walls were lightened to a pale grey, gauzy drapes and a glamorous light fixture were added, and it was ready to go - but yes there is a cellular shade as well for privacy!

A small but beautiful dressing room that allows natural light and space for ironing and dressing with a full length mirror as well. Small spaces are great!

Using the corner is always an issue in a closet, as clothes closest to the wall often end up half hidden behind a cupboard wall. Keeping the walls of the unit shallow and allowing a bit of separating between the two hanging spaces means the clothes in the corner are still easily accessible.

A small but beautiful dressing room that allows natural light and space for ironing and dressing with a full length mirror as well. Small spaces are great!

A small but beautiful dressing room that allows natural light and space for ironing and dressing with a full length mirror as well. Small spaces are great!

The beautiful, extra large mirror with gorgeous bevelled edges serves two functions: its obvious reflective function for dressing and maximizing light in the small space.

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While we don't all have the space to create a luxe dressing room with centre cabinets and walls of shoe racks, it is possible to take a small space like this and make it very functional. Who needs another guest room when you can have a spot that you will use daily and makes your life a bit easier?

DIY: Mirrored Closet Doors

Mirrored closet doors are typically a feature that makes you wince a bit when you are viewing a home. But it's a double edged sword - the mirrors can bring light and the feeling of space to a room, but they can also be pretty awful to look at. You have two options if you want a change. the first is to replace the doors entirely, which solves the issue of ugly closet doors, but takes away the other qualities we mentioned, which can be a benefit especially in a smaller space that lacks a lot of natural light.

So we look at option two: DIY decorative overlays that change the look of the door. They might now sound capable of really changing the look of the doors, but after viewing this project, I'd beg to differ.

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The overlays can be purchased online and attached fairly simply. We'd rate this DIY - easy. Outside of adhesive, you'll need little equipment or skills to get this look. Check out how it's done over at The Honeycomb Home.