Who needs a guest room when you can have a chandelier and see EVERY SINGLE PIECE of clothing you own! Who cares if you ever wear it? You can hang it up!
You see, it really doesn’t matter how many clothes you have or how many of them you actually wear. The real question is, wouldn’t you love to be able to see them all hanging up, around a beautiful chandelier? My guess is yes. Yes, you would!
So, welcome to my newly remodeled little slice of dressing room heaven. I hope these clever ideas inspire you to convert your guest room. You and I both know you don’t want your in-laws to spend the night, anyway!
Clever Idea #1: Cover the walls with rods and shelves! You will be surprised how easy it is to fill the. You may even have room to hang your T-shirts!
Clever Idea #2: Hang a chandelier! This is a MUST for the full dressing-room effect. I found mine at Hobby Lobby, half price! They also have them at Home Depot and Lowes.
Clever Idea #3: Fuzzy black hangers are EVERYTHING!
For sure buy these for your dressing room. It won’t look nearly as stylish with the plastic ones. Plus, everything stays put. You won’t have your shirts slipping off and falling on the floor like they do when you shop. So annoying!
Clever Idea #4: Pick a fun theme! I went with a gold, tiffany blue, and maps for my theme. The idea was to have the maps inspire me to take more vacations.
Clever Idea #5: Get some gold spray paint and add some fun accessories! (See photo). I had to get the paper mache half-body mannequin because it fit the walk-in closet feel. The lamp and spice rack came from my favorite thrift stores. Perfect for the budget and super easy to spray paint.
Clever Idea #6: Use campaign glasses and candy dishes as little jewelry holders! The spice rack works great for perfume, lipsticks, and nail polish.
Clever Idea #7: EVERY dressing room needs a makeup table and matching chair! We had an old country style table in the storage shed and not enough space for it so we sawed it in half. Voila! The perfect sized makeup table screwed right to the wall! Clever, right? I found a chair at Value Village for $9.99 that I painted the same color.
Clever Idea #8: Baskets and large photo boxes work great for extra storage! I store my leggings and pajamas in large photo storage boxes that I stack, and socks in easy-to-access matching baskets that I found at HomeGoods. A longer basket fits my curling irons and hair dryer perfectly.
Clever Idea #9: MUSIC! Don’t forget music in your dressing room. An Echo is perfect because you can play your favorite songs while you get dressed every day. “Alexa, play me some Bruno Mars!”
But WAIT, one last plug for a chandelier so this counts at #10 because it’s important enough to repeat. Mine provides no light at all, but it doesn’t matter because it will make you smile every time you walk into your new dressing room!
Michelle McLean, REALTOR®
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