Your One-Stop Guide to Creating a Beautiful Dressing Room in Your Spare Room

The dressing room is back, ladies! In the last year, there has been a resurgence of women who are turning their spare rooms into a decadent dressing room. It seems that so many of us are keen to have a space that is dedicated to glamour. What could be better than a gorgeous, chic dressing room that is made with your beauty in mind?

A dressing room is not a mean-feat to complete. On the contrary, it can be rather simple. But, there are some considerations that you need to make before you embark on Operation Dressing Room.

Here are some practical things that you can think about while you are renovating your space.

Design: Vintage or Contemporary?

The dressing room is something of an old-school classic. When we think of dressing rooms, we think of 1940s Hollywood starlets, surrounded by powder puffs and elegant perfume bottles. This can be a great look to incorporate into your room. Classic glamour is a must. Adding essential features such as framed movie posters in decadent, gilded frames can look stunning.

But, of course, not everyone is in love with the vintage theme. If you want something more contemporary, opt for bright and neutral tones on the wall. White tones allow you to see yourself more clearly as you are getting ready. Of course, white can be dull. So, add abstract art and beautiful canvases to transform your room into a place of beauty inspiration. You can even hang mood boards in your dressing room to inspire you when you are getting ready!


The Right Lighting

Interior design aside, there are some things that you have to take seriously when you are transforming your spare room into a dressing room. Lighting is a must. If you are lucky to have a couple of additional rooms, use the space that has the most amount of natural light. That way, you can ensure that you are eradicating beauty problems as you get ready. But, do make sure that you opt for vanity lighting too. If you choose to buy unique lighting of this kind, it’s always best to add these features around mirrors. Add a vanity light to the darker corners of the room to create a cosy, well lit feel.

Fabulous Furniture

Furniture is a must! There is so much choice on the current market that you are truly spoilt for choice. When it comes to a dressing room, you need to have the basics. A beautiful wooden dresser with a large vanity mirror is a must. But, you should aim to have a full length mirror in the room too. A comfortable stool and lots of storage space should be sought out too. That way, you can put your hand on all of your favourite products with ease.

Rugs: The Ultimate Carpet Saver

Rugs can be a blessing in disguise within a dressing room. If you want to preserve your carpet, it may be wise to invest in a rug and keep it directly underneath your dressing table. That way, if you spill makeup, you can wash the rug. In our opinion, you should opt for a cheaper rug rather than splash out.

When it comes to creating a picture perfect dressing room, you don’t have to be bound by the rules of interior design. It’s your room, your way!


Besides being the main writer and owner of Life and Experiences, she is also the co-founder of Ayanize Co.

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