- bright & happy colors to make this a welcoming place to start the day
- a great ottoman for laying out outfits and putting on shoes
- a full length mirror
- a vanity space to display & put on my jewelry
To help me stay on track, I created a very rough diagram for myself of both the his and hers sides.
- Men’s shirts need a minimum of 40″ of space for hanging
- Men’s pants need a minimum of 39″ of space for hanging (assuming they are folded over on a hanger)
- This means that you will need a minimum of 80 1/4″ to install double hanging (shirts over pants for example).
Unfortunately, because of the pitched ceiling in my room, I didn’t have this clearance so I had to get a little creative about where to position things.
- Women’s clothing is less predictable in terms of length so make sure you do an inventory of your tunics, skirts, shirts, etc in order to plan your double hanging
- Allocate room for long hanging of things like dresses
- Allocate shelf space for handbags
- If you plan to put your shoes on shelves, remember they need to be solid shelves otherwise your heels will wobble through wire shelving.
Here’s how my dressing room came together.