I've been daydreaming about bedroom designs lately (you know me--I really have the decorating fever these days!) and I've decided I love the look of bedrooms that have a dressing room sort of feel. I think this style looks incredibly elegant and sophisticated yet also so inviting and cozy. I've come across several ways to achieve this look and I thought I'd share some of my ideas with you!
Adding a freestanding clothes rack to the corner of your bedroom really gives off that gorgeous "dressing room" vibe. Of course, most of your clothes would be tucked away in dresser drawers or on closet shelves and this rack would be saved for everyday basics, or seasonal items, or perhaps a collection of scarves and handbags. An added bonus is that a rack can stretch your closet space if you happen to have a small one. In my apartment in New York my bedroom didn't have a closet at all, so I used the closet in the living room and supplemented with a freestanding rack in my room. I rotated in clothes based on the season and kept a lot of my favorite pieces, like my cropped wool blazer, hanging year round. Clothes can really be beautiful, so why not display them and keep them handy?
To add even more glamour to a clothes stand you can rest an oversized mirror right next to it on the floor. I've had this idea for a while. My parents gave us a huge, antique gold mirror when they downsized (it looks a lot like the one below) and when we retrieve it from storage I plan to use it in our bedroom as a full-length mirror. Because why not? Hanging it in a place like the dining room is lovely and classic, of course, but using it to get dressed each morning sounds even better. Who wouldn't feel beautiful gazing into this mirror?
When I saw this next photo, I ooh-ed and aah-ed for a minute over the combination of mirror and clothes rack. How chic! I love the white walls too, but would probably swap in a rich-colored oriental rug for some warmth and earthy coziness.
Here's another take on the same idea. What a perfect place to get dressed in the morning!
Finally, to really achieve that "dressing room" flavor in your bedroom you will need a vanity table. This one below really strikes my fancy because it's just a long console table with a mirror propped on top. Simple and beautiful and functional.
So what do you think? Do you like the idea of a dressing room-inspired bedroom? One thing I should add is that this is a bit of a feminine look, so I'll have to check in with the man of the house and see what his take is. Perhaps half of the freestanding rack could be for his clothes, which would add a masculine touch to the room? Vanity tables can also tend to look overly "girly" but that's not my style anyway. So we'll see. I'm very excited to try some of these ideas in our next bedroom!