My Dressing Room – A Tour

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Earlier this year I showed you a few sneak peeks of my work-in-progress dressing room. When Rob moved his office into our spare bedroom, I moved my frankly ridiculous clothing, footwear and accessories collection into the empty box room.

The main purpose of the room is to provide extra storage for my bulkier pieces – coats, knitwear and shoes. I started with a double rail and loaded it up with coats, jackets and scarves. Because our box room is in the attic, it has a sloped ceiling – I made the most of the space by squeezing a lower rail under the ceiling and hanging my dresses and skirts from it.

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When I had the practical pieces in place, I set about adding a bit of ‘character’ to the room. Or rather, I filled it with pointless things that just take up space. Yay! I bought the Expedit shelves from Ikea and laid them horizontally to fit under the ceiling. These shelves are fantastic if, like me, you have lots of random bits and bobs you want out on display – they look really neat and are great for showcasing my charity shop and car boot finds.

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I’ve wanted a proper dressmakers’ dummy for YEARS and kept a fruitless lookout whenever I went second hand shopping. Eventually I caved and bought one online – she’s called Betsy and I love her. Betsy wears my necklaces and carries my Cambridge Satchel. Behind Betsy, I have these shoeboxes stacked up with my flats inside. The chest of drawers holds all my knitwear and most of my makeup… but that’s another post entirely. The fabric letters are from Joy.

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Adding the finishing touches was the best bit of setting up my dressing room. I had so many fantastic car boot finds stashed away, it was great to get them all out on display… even if no one but me really comes in here!

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Having this extra space has made a huge difference to storage in the bedroom – rented houses are notorious for lack of space, so being able utilise the box room (which wasn’t much good for anything else) means I’ve freed the bedroom from the manicured clutches of all those coats, shoes and nicknacks. And getting dressed is much easier too – now I can see everything, there’s no chance of forgetting that favourite dress I hung a coat over three months earlier.

How do you store your clothing collection?

44 Comments

Lauren

I am only in my small flat until August, when I will move into a (much smaller, I’m sure) London flatshare. I like to have everything hanging, or I completely forget the lovely things away in my drawers. I wish I had a spare room! x

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Hayley

So so so so SO jealous. Our box room has been turned into storage for the boyfriends tech stuff, but I like to keep certain things like my super sparkly shoes out in my office.

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Annika

How luxurious, having a dressing room! It looks great, like being in a little boutique store. Your golden glitter shoes are fantastic!

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Annika

How luxurious, having a dressing room! It looks great, like being in a little boutique store. Your golden glitter shoes are fantastic!

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Annika

How luxurious, having a dressing room. It looks great, like being in a lovely small boutique store. Your golden glitter shoes are fantastic!

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Kb

I am so freaking jealous! I don’t really want to do the closet clearout that I probably should because I know it’s just the space I have that is the problem. When I was at Uni I had a massive wardrobe aand feel like I was more creative then, now I just reach for whatever’s in easy reach. I forget about some of my cool jersey tops in drawers but am hoping to rediscover them in Summer again. Love all of the little touches you added.

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Amy Jessica

This is amazing! I love the ikea storage shelves, they look fab, do i spy some vivienne westwood melissa shoes in the last photo? their beautiful! I’ve just got two double wardrobes from ikea, with lots of drawers and hanging space, and even then i still run out of space! Wonderful post, hope you visit back 🙂
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stylonylon

Very impressive! My closet is a much smaller piled mess, and I can never find a thing, and end up wearing 5% of my clothes most of the time! Could do with a rethink. Love the Singer machine. My gran had one which I actually used to sew on!

Julia x

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Winnie

Ahhh this is amazing Jen. I want a walk in wardrobe! I have to routinely clear out my old clothes to make room for new ones, I suppose that makes sense – but it would be so much better if I had a dressing room to store things in!

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Megan

Love that you have your own little room for your clothes and bits and bobs, it looks lovely.
I have hanging extendable clothes rails on my bedroom wall, which means I don’t have to try and fit a wardrobe in, instead, all my clothes are on show and my shoes are tucked underneath 🙂 What I would do for a separate room for all of it though!
xx

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Panty Buns

So that’s how neat people deal with their stuff! Brilliant! I love how organised your dressing room is and love the character you added. The two-deep closet rods are a nice idea. The new shelves are in neat use and Betsey wears your necklaces beautifully. That antique sewing machine is a marvelous treasure! It’s so much better than the way I have things. I don’t know where a lot of what is where. I’m afraid I have a lot of mine kind of higgledy-piggledy in boxes, drawers, closets, suitcases, crammed into nooks and, unfortunately, too much lying about unsorted and collecting dust. I have a hard making decisions what to keep, give away or throw out, so there it all is. Maybe I’ll get to Spring cleaning later this Spring (I hope).

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char

I really need some better dress rails, I haven’t the space in my wardrobe room for any pretty shelving to display things, though. My clothes and shoes don’t all fit in there as it is 🙁

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Hannindrome

Brilliant post! I have similar issues with space (or too many clothes?) and sloped ceilings in my spare room and bedroom too. My boyfriends clothes live in our room and my stuff is in the box room. I like the separation but would love it to look more like a dressing room than the junk room/clothes drying room it is at the moment!

Hannah x

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Maria Fallon

I wish I had enough space to do this! Luckily I have been given the whole (huge) wardrobe in our bedroom to hang stuff up but most off it is in clear plastic boxes 🙁

Maria xxx

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Gail

Some fabulous pieces here adding character. I love the typewriter, the sewing machine and the old telephone. Great style!

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Harriet

your wardrobe is stunning – I am so jealous! I had to leave my walk in wardrobe behibd when I moved in with James, but one day I will have one again!

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allison d

hey 🙂 great idea I totally need to do that, I’ve always wanted a shoe closet with dark red velvet and lights making all my shoes shine….Anyhow after cleaning up all my paper stuff last week I’ve done enough cleaning for a year 😀 Great post though and love the necklace!
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Anonymous

organizing a Dressing closet is a quite difficult task to manage. These can be done by only an intelligent peoples.

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Sarah

I’m so jealous of your beautiful dressing room! I have so little space and it’s so hard to find anything in my wardrobe because it’s so full! Mission in life is now to have a room like this. 🙂 Also: I love Betsy!

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