Khloe Kardashian and I sat down to elevenses the other day when the topic of closets came up. "Khloe", I said, sipping my tea, "if you can design your fantasy dressing room, what would it be?" She thought about it for a moment then said--quite politely--"Daneen, you moron, wake up...you’re dreaming again."
Oh, Khloe, you slay me. I know you already have an absolutely STUNNING dressing room! A big, beautiful walk-in comprised of 2 former bedroom suites designed by upscale fancy schmancy interior designerMartyn Lawrence Bullard, who no doubt used the best materials and spared no expense...amirite?
Well, KhloMoney, I got news for you: I can design a gorgeous dressing room with beautiful furnishings and accessories, too! And while I don’t have help from a prestigious interior designer, what I do have is Arhaus.
Arhaus offers one-of-a-kind furniture and decor pieces with globally inspired designs.Their story,three decades in the making, has been constructed by "the hands of artisans and forged by the tools of craftsmen".From living room to dining room, bed and home office, Arhaus strives to bring you unique andfunctional items from recycled natural resources: Cherry, Elm and other natural hardwoods. Natural stone. Organic cotton. True wrought iron.
Check out these beautiful pieces and chic designs from arhaus.com, perfect for a dreamy closet design:
Now that you've gotten a little bit of dressing room inspo, how about some design tips and tricks as well?
Incorporate what you already have into your design. Whether you have a reach in or a walk in closet, re-use, re-purpose and recycle some of the storage items you already have. It doesn’t take much to make plastic drawer organizers look more appealing. Check out these great DIYs:
Ditch clothing, shoes and accessories that aren’t getting any love. You've heard it before, you'll hear it again, and for good reason: if you haven’t worn it or used it in a year, get rid of it!
Place out of season items in clear bins on the top shelf so they’re out of the way. Also, group like-pieces together. For example, in the summer, I keep all my winter hats, gloves and scarves in one bin, clearly marked. In the winter, all of my shorts go in one bin and tees in another; again, clearly marked.
Speaking of keeping like pieces together, make sure your system is actually that--a system--that works! Keep shirts with shirts, pants with pants, dresses with dresses. If you want to get real OCD about it, go ahead and group them by color too!
Use a shoe organizer. If you have space on the floor, this is the perfect place for a shoe organizer. My shelves line the walls, so I use individual, clear boxes for each pair and store them on the shelves.
Find space to add hooks, racks and bars. These are great when pulling together an outfit. I will generally pull the items I want to wear the next day and hang them on the hook, so that in the morning I can just grab them and go! And to organize necklaces (and even bracelets), simply install a short, decorative curtain rod and add some shower curtain S hooks, like this:
As much as the space should be functional, it should be pretty too. Add personal touches, such as motivational art and monogrammed letters. Throw a pretty 2 x 4 rug on the floor. Hang a pendant light or even a faux chandelier. Use decorative boxes and baskets for extra storage of smaller things. Instead of a laundry basket, use a pretty woven basket for dirty clothes or to stash ironing.
While you might not have KoKo’schandelier byRH, or a ceiling lined in aSchumacherwallpaper, or even her 150 square foot fitness closet, you can mimic a lot of the same design features using these pieces by Arhaus and incorporating some of the design tips above.
Is she seriously still talking about me?
Head on over to Arhaus and have a look around and check out the awe inspiring design pieces above. There's a storewide sale going on!