Have you ever envisioned owning a beautiful and luxurious walk-in closet, but never seem to have the space for one in your home? If so, maybe it's time to consider turning a bedroom into a dressing room. Learning how to convert a bedroom into a closet space will help you to maximize the space you do have available in your home while also creating the living and dressing space of your dreams.
Craft Your Vision
Whenever you are thinking of turning a bedroom into a dressing room, it is essential to first carve out a vision that you have for the space. Ask yourself the following questions when you are first learning how to convert a bedroom into a closet space:
- How big is the bedroom I am thinking of converting?
- Who will be using the closet? Am I creating the closet just for myself, or to share with a partner and/or other members of my household?
- Is there an entrance that is adjoining my room? If not, how will I make the entrance to my new closet streamlined with the rest of the layout of my home?
- What will I be storing in the closet? Will I be placing all of my clothes in this closet, or just items I am storing away for the off-season?
- Will I be including additional items such as accessories and shoes in my walk-in closet? If so, what does that vision look like? What type of storage units and/or solutions will you require to bring your vision to fruition?
- Will I be using a mirror or other items to help with getting dressed in my new closet space?
- How will I be storing items? Will I use traditional wardrobes, wall shelving, or even cupboards and modernized cabinetry?
Crafting your vision can go a long way when learning how to convert a bedroom into a closet space, especially when you are doing so for the first time.
Advantages of Having Extra Closet Space
Converting extra space into a closet provides numerous benefits and advantages, whether you are living alone and single, or if you are looking to declutter your chaotic bedroom in a bustling household.
Whenever you have a spare bedroom or space available, turning a small place into closet space is a great solution. Some of the advantages of having extra closet space include:
- Less clutter throughout your bedroom and other areas of your home
- Additional storage space for off-season clothing, accessories, and even home decor or personal belongings.
- Open up the remaining space in your home, helping to make your house or apartment appear larger and more inviting.
- Easier to organize and keep track of all of your pieces of clothing and accessories, making seasonal organization much more simplified.
Before you begin diving into the remodeling and renovation process of your bedroom, it is first important to clean and declutter. Remove furniture and decorations as well as any other belongings from the bedroom you are transforming into a walk-in closet or dressing room.
Wash the walls, vacuum and or/wash floors, and remove any dirt and debris found in corners, closets, and unused space. Cleaning the space provides a fresh start and blank canvas once you begin the conversion.
Repairs and Updates
Inspect the bedroom for any potential updates or repairs it requires. Are all of the light fixtures in working order and in great condition? Are the outlets in good condition, or do they appear loose and require additional attention?
Is the room insulated properly to protect your clothing and belongings during the warmest and coldest months of the year? Completing any necessary updates, repairs, or replacements ahead of time can help save time and headaches once the renovations begin.
Painting and Color Schemes
Choosing the right color scheme and paint color(s) for your dressing room is one of the biggest decisions you will make when turning a bedroom into a dressing room. While it is important to create a bright and inviting closet that helps your closet appear larger, it is also just as important to incorporate your own preferences and personality into the space.
Bright color palettes such as whites, light grays, and neutral beige colors are ideal for dressing rooms. Natural and bright neutral colors provide better lighting, fewer distractions, and they help to brighten and enlarge the space itself.
If you are adamant about using your favorite colors in your new dressing room, consider choosing to paint just one wall a solid bright color. You can also use one focal wall to place wallpaper or another type of patterned design over it to help draw attention to the space without becoming overpowering or overbearing.
Choosing the Right Storage Solution
Choosing the right storage solution is a major decision that should not be made lightly. When you are in the process of deciding on a storage solution for your clothing, ask yourself the following questions:
- How much space do I have available in my newly converted bedroom for my clothing?
- How many walls do I intend to use to store and showcase my clothing?
- What kind of atmosphere and aesthetic am I looking to incorporate into my new dressing room, and how can I go about doing so by painting or staining?
- Is it important that I am able to see all of my wardrobes upon entering my dressing room, or am I open to the idea of closed storage wardrobes, units, and drawers?
- Will I be using additional space in the bedroom for my clothing, such as the bedroom's original closet? If so, how can I incorporate the closet with the rest of the space to streamline the look and feel of my new dressing room?
- What is the budget I have to invest in a new wardrobe or dresser setup? Am I better off installing my own shelving or purchasing a new set? Is it possible for me to save money by purchasing refurbished or used wardrobes, dressers, and shelving solutions?
Lighting is extremely important for any room, especially one for getting dressed and ready. Choosing the right lighting fixtures can transform any space, especially a bedroom that has been converted into a dressing room. If you have natural lighting in your room or if you are interested in installing a dimmer, it is important to keep these factors in mind once you begin shopping for a fixture of your own.
When choosing a lighting fixture, consider the size of the fixture compared to your dressing room. Consider the color of the lighting fixture and the type of light it provides. Determine whether you require more choices and lighting options with your fixture(s) before settling on a decision.
Rugs and Decor
Rugs can really help to tie a room together, even a dressing room. Using rugs and decor can help you to seamlessly incorporate the color scheme you are going for while getting ready, even if you are not using the same colors when painting the walls of the space.
Using accent colors to offset white and neutral walls is a great way to incorporate your own preferences and styles without taking away from all that the space has to offer.
Rugs with patterns, geometrical shapes, and ornate designs go well in dressing rooms that are painted with a solid and neutral color. You can also opt for colorful paintings, graphics, and accessories that help you to feel at home and in your element whenever you step foot into your dressing room.
Choose a Centerpiece
Another way to bring a dressing room together is to choose a centerpiece. Many commercial dressing rooms include seats such as colorful and decorative poofs and even sleek and modern benches.
You can also opt for a hanging centerpiece, such as a unique light fixture or a chandelier. Choosing a centerpiece for your dressing room is a way to truly create a unique and memorable atmosphere, even in a small and compact space.
Mirrors and Accessories
Adding mirrors and fashion accessories to your home's new dressing room will truly help the space to feel authentic and genuine. A dressing room without a mirror will not likely feel complete, even if you have every other piece of furniture and accessory readily available.
Choose a mirror that is large enough to see your entire body in it. Using a floor-length mirror is highly advisable, especially when you are turning a bedroom into a dressing room in your own home.
Additional accessories for a home dressing room may include makeup stands, nail polish holders, hat hangers, and even displays for scarves and other fashionable items you enjoy wearing and showing off.
Turning a bedroom into a dressing room does not have to be overwhelming or out of the realm of possibilities with a bit of creativity and willpower to get the job done. By making a few changes and updates to your bedroom, convert it into the closet space of your dreams, even if you don't own a sprawling mansion yet.