I am ‘designing’ aka planning a dressing room

Perhaps ‘designing’ is the wrong word. Probably more like ‘planning’ a dressing room. My clothes, shoes, coats, jackets and bags have outgrown the wardrobe storage in the bedroom.

Just look at these handbags, at present they are perched haphazardly on this shelf, and that is just a fraction of them!


I am 'designing' aka planning a dressing room


Every season I do have a clear out and send bags and shoes to the charity shop. Every 3 years or so, I have a super huge (probably not a grammatically correct description?) declutter day.It really does take a whole day and I dont even stop for lunch!

I think it takes a few years for a silhouette to either fall out of fashion or for me to go off it and never want to wear it gain. Skinny jeans and ‘Jeggings’ being a case in point! Never again, hence the big declutter every 3 years or so.

Dressing Room Plans

My Mum said to me “do you really need a dressing room?” I thought thank goodness she can’t see the assorted piles of clothes in the spare room. Yes Mum I do, or you will have nowhere to sleep when you fly over!


I am 'designing' aka planning a dressing room

This is my Dream Room:

I think this is a man’s dressing area but I love it because it’s very Ralph Lauren, very ‘Safari‘ style.


I am 'designing' aka planning a dressing room


My Mum said “are you sure you need a dressing room?” I thought thank goodness she can’t see the assorted piles of clothes in the spare room! Yes Mum I do or you will have nowhere to sleep when you fly over.


Deciding what I want from a Dressing Room

This is the hard bit, perhaps I should start with what I dont want that may be easier.

I don’t want:

  • Built in cupboards (we have those in the bedroom)
  • A monochrome room.
  • Any clutter.
  • A Barbie playroom style (you know all glitter and glitz)
  • To have to search for something I want to wear.


See now it’s easier, because the opposite of what I don’t want is what I want!


Industrial Boutique

This is a detail of the shelves in my office, a style I would like to replicate in the dressing room. Therefore, the style I’m aiming for is ‘Industrial Boutique’...I made that one up but I’m sticking with it!


Interior Greenery in our home, it's a Jungle!


I do want.

  • Open plan storage and hanging.
  • A little colour.
  • Space and light.
  • Contemporary style mixed with vintage.
  • To be able to see what I have, or easily find what I want.
  • Industrial Boutique Style


Curtains on order from Anthropologie a sale buy:

These curtains are very beautiful, very marrakesh in style and luckily reduced…

I am 'designing' aka planning a dressing room

Yes it’s all about Pinterest for design ideas right now? Here is the board I am using for my plans…

Firstly, I must clear and declutter what has been dumped in the room, believe me that is a very big job, but dont tell my Mum OK?

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Do you have a dressing room or have plans for one? I would love to know?

Bestest weekend wishes…

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  1. 06/03/2018 / 01:31

    The inspiration images look promising, I love the first one the most. Looking forward to seeing this project unfold.

  2. 17/02/2018 / 09:51

    Look forward to seeing the finished project!
    PS….never say never ?????

    • 17/02/2018 / 12:09

      Sarah you are so right about that! I too am looking forward to creating a tidy space!

  3. 17/02/2018 / 09:20

    This is what I love about us! You = Industrial Me = Barbie! Chalk and cheese yet it works! That’s not to say I don’t like your ideas. Imagine a Ralph Lauren designed wardrobe space!
    Laurie xx

  4. 17/02/2018 / 08:09

    Sounds like a plan! I am looking forward to see more of the room in progress!

    • 17/02/2018 / 12:10

      Thank you Nancy so am I first to declutter what I have !
      I may take some time!

  5. 17/02/2018 / 07:06

    Oh I am so very envious. I have to dreams in my life for my home for me.
    One is a pretty Utility room/larder the other a walk in wardrobe.
    I love Industrial/Boutique. It’s basically what my plans for my bedroom are. Yes to everything on your yes and no lists.
    I know that hubby of yours with his talent will help make your room magnificent. Can’t wait to see.

    • 17/02/2018 / 12:11

      Kara I wanted a utility room too then we just moved everything into the garage and knocked through a door! Simples eh?
      I too cannot wait to get to work on my spare room dressing room, watch this space…