When it comes to giving your dressing room a makeover, your personal style counts the most. You can draw inspiration from celebrities’ home décor or from Pinterest boards, but you should always factor in practicality and your budget. Decide from the beginning how much you are willing to spend and what style you’re going for. This will help you stay on track and not get distracted by every shiny piece of décor in your local Marshalls.
There are no strict rules to follow when you’re decorating your dressing room. Just let your creativity run free and have fun. To get you inspired, we’ve compiled a list of easy tricks that anyone can use to beautify their dressing room.
1. Install a Chandelier
Whether you’re going for a bohemian look or a more modern atmosphere, you won’t go wrong by installing a chandelier. Most dressing rooms come with poor lighting that won’t do justice to your décor efforts. So, don’t settle for anything less. Look for a chandelier that either complements the room or stands out as a statement piece.
For a small room, choose a small chandelier that doesn’t overwhelm the area. With larger dressing rooms, you can get away with bigger, more extravagant chandeliers adorned with decorative glass, small pendants, and candles.
2. Hang Your Accessories
This is a fun DIY that allows you to put anything you want on display. If you have a large collection of hats, statement necklaces, scarves, earrings or bags, why not put them on display? The sky’s the limit when it comes to this project. Decide on the best place to showcase your accessories. It doesn’t have to be an entire wall – a small area above a chest drawer will do just fine.
Some accessories like hats and scarves are easy to hang. You’ll have to hammer a few nails in the wall, arranging them in a pattern or in a simple row. For smaller accessories like jewelry, you can use a pegboard display that is cheap to buy, easy to install and super versatile when it comes to decorating. Pegboards can be customized with spray paint or fabric so you can rest assured it will effortlessly blend in with the rest of your décor.
3. Include Mirrors
No dressing room is complete without wall mirrors. Even if you already have a full-length mirror, adding one or two extra mirrors on the wall has the ability to wholly transform the space. With so many designs to choose from, you can easily personalize the dressing room after your heart’s desire. Wall mirrors add character to any room and they are very practical. They can make space look roomier and since they reflect the sun, they can also make the room seem sunnier.
4. Custom Make the Shoe Wall Display
If you’re an avid shoe collector and you love your high heels, don’t keep them hidden away in dark drawers or in their boxes. Keep them on display. This way, you will be able to see them all at a glance and take your pick faster. Custom making your own shoe wall display is easier than it sounds. The best part is that you know exactly how much space you need so you will end up with a piece of furniture that really suits your needs and that is unique.
To make the display, all you need are some simple wall shelves in your preferred color and finish. Ikea has some affordable choices and they come complete with mounting hardware. Simply mount the shelf in the desired spot and then arrange your beautiful heels on display.
5. Add a Rug
A rug can change a space in a second. This is a budget-friendly method that will update the atmosphere in your dressing room with a minimum of effort on your part. There are hundreds of rugs to choose from on the market but it all boils down to your preferences and the style you are aiming for. Textured rugs are fun and will add a sophisticated touch. Solid color rugs are a safer choice if you are looking for something that won’t overwhelm the space. Patterned rugs are chic and modern and will instantly elevate the mood in your dressing room.
6. Get Whimsical with the Decor
The small décor touches in your dressing room will make it feel truly welcoming. Bring in your favorite scented candle, a plant, a framed photo of a loved one and some books. You can also create a vanity room for your make up that will serve as storage. Make sure the spot you choose has natural light, otherwise you will have to install a light. Choose an accent chair that complements the table and decorate the vanity with fresh flowers, your favorite bottles of perfume and your makeup brushes.
Author: John Stuart