The first thing people need to acknowledge regarding dressing rooms is that this space is as important as any other room in the house. The reasons that make the above statement true are various, starting with the fact that the dressing room is where you store all your clothes, shoes and accessories and ending with the fact that here you make most of the choices for the day that is about to start or end.
When it comes to choosing the suitable furniture for a dressing room it’s all about functionality, space, storage but you can not and should not neglect quality.
According to how much space the room offers you, the furniture has to be chosen. In my view, a perfect dressing room should be at least 4 meters wide and 5 meters long, in order for all the storage furniture required to fit the room and a lounge sofa or two armchairs and a coffee table to be set in the center of the room.
One has to keep in mind the fact that a dressing room is not only the place where you keep the clothes, shoes and accessories, it is also a socialization space for the moments when you need dressing up advice from your friends.
In order to keep a certain equilibrium in the whole house, the dressing room should be decorated in the same style the other rooms are decorated. Choosing the style, the colors, the materials, the furniture and the carpet is not as important as choosing the light accents for the dressing room. You might not be aware of this, but in order to make the best choices when dressing up, when it comes to mixing materials and colors you have to benefit from natural light. In a room where you have no window or at best one small window, the natural light provided by that window will not be enough for you to make the best choices.
Here is where, the light accents and lighting elements come into action and supply the so much required light. First of all, you have to choose the main lighting element of the room, which can be a chandelier, a set of pendant lights or even just a few spots on the ceiling. If the dressing room is decorated in a classic style, I would go for a fancy chandelier, otherwise I would choose the pendant lights set.
For the shoe storage area, I would choose a glass door or showcase and above each shelf I would place spots that would brighten up the shoes once the glass door or showcase is opened. Small, simple spots would suffice this space, but you should pay attention when choosing the light bulbs.
A chandelier or a pendant lights fixture should be able to provide the required amount of light for that room. Another issue that has to be paid attention to, is the issue of choosing the adequate light bulbs.
It’s not easy to choose the light bulbs that can provide light that’s at least 90% similar to the natural one. This is the main reason due to which when choosing the light bulbs you should try them and see what kind of light they provide. If you do not manage to find light bulbs that provide a light very similar to the natural one, you should choose the light bulbs that provide warm light.
Another aspect that you should pay attention to when choosing the chandelier or pendant lights fixture is the fact that these pieces should not have opaque lampshades as you do not want to obstruct the light, but rather benefit from all it’s power.
The light accents chosen can brighten up a dressing room and offer it the functionality it needs in order for the owner to make the best choices when it comes to dressing up.