How To Have A Movie-Like Dressing Room

If you dream of having a dressing room but think it's not possible, read this article. We'll show you exactly how you can build your own beautiful dressing room.
How To Have A Movie-Like Dressing Room

Last update: 23 January, 2020

Among all the deco dreams of most people, there’s one that undoubtedly seems unattainable. We’re talking about having a dressing room.

We think of all those dressing rooms celebrities have in the magazines or videos, or those that appear in movies.

There are two factors that make us believe we can’t have a dressing room at home. You guessed it – space and budget. However, today we want to make your dreams come true and make you realize that this is not impossible. With just a little order, imagination, and some basic elements, you could have the dressing room of your dreams. Don’t believe it? Keep reading!

Not enough space for a dressing room… Are you sure?

An organized dressing room.


If you don’t have much space, the best option is to put up an open three-level dressing room. How can you do this? All you need is a wall, drawers, hanging bars, and shelves.

In the drawers, you can store t-shirts, underwear, sweaters, etc. The bars are for hanging skirts, pants, scarves and other accessories. Finally, add a couple of shelves so you can store your bags, at least the ones you use most often.

It’s important that you play with the placement of all the parts and with the number you’ll need. Maybe you’d prefer to have more drawers because you’d rather fold your clothes rather than hang them. Perhaps you have a lot of clothes and prefer hanging bars. It’s up to you.

What about your shoes?

A shoe rack inside a wall.

The ideal thing is to have everything in one space so you can put your outfits together in less time.

One option is to place your shoes in transparent boxes that you put in the drawers. Another would be to hang them on the bars. Both alternatives and practical and will save a lot of space.

One word of advice

Unorganized drawers.

We must be very honest with you. In reality, you may not be able to fit every piece of clothing you own in this closet. However, this may be the perfect opportunity for you to figure out what you want to keep and get rid of the rest.

You know what Marie Kondo and other organizers have to say about this – if it doesn’t make you happy anymore, say bye-bye. Take three boxes, remove all your clothes and classify them.

  • The clothes you’re going to keep.
  • The ones you’re going to donate or sell.
  • What’s going straight to the trash.

The three levels

A classic dresser.

As we said previously, the interesting thing is that you play with the elements according to your needs. However, it’s important that you do the following:

  1. The drawers go closer to the floor. Keep them closed so that your clothes don’t get dirty. On the other hand, the surface will also serve as a shelf for more clothes, shoes or accessories.
  2. The bars should be of average height. The height will depend on the clothes you’ll place on them. Coats and dresses need 170 cm. For pants, 70 cm is more than enough.
  3. The shelves go at the top. Here you can put bags and clothes from other seasons or pieces you use less frequently.

Details for a perfect dressing room

A full-length mirror inside a dressing room.

We’re sure you agree that a full-length mirror is a staple in a dressing room. If you don’t think it’s necessary, think about having to go from the dressing room to another room in order to check out your full outfit. Having a full-length mirror in the same place where you get dressed is extremely useful.

Another important detail is to keep your dirty washing hamper in the dressing room. Again, it’s more convenient to have a place to put your dirty clothes right there and then. Also, place a cozy, soft and warm carpet in here so that you’ll be able to take off your shoes without freezing.

Let’s talk about the budget

A dressing room with green accessories.

As you can see, you don’t need a crazy budget to have a custom dressing room. Of course, the drawers, bars, shelves, and accessories you choose to buy to complete the place will depend on the amount of money you’re willing to spend.

Unless you have a large house and can afford to dedicate an entire room, we advise you to opt for an open dressing room.

In this way, your budget will also be smaller since you won’t have to buy doors, one of the most expensive elements of a dressing room. The best thing about these types of spaces is that they’re expandable and you can modify them as your needs change.

You may not have a Kardashian-type dressing room. However, you don’t need luxury to make this space beautiful. Taking advantage of your resources is key.

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