From house to home | the dressing room makeover

Dressing Room

As I teased a couple of weeks ago. I don’t have a wardrobe in my bedroom. Instead, I’ve turned the second bedroom into a dressing room/office of dreams. And I’m honestly in love with it! I know I’m lucky to have a second room. But all too often, those spare rooms become a dumping ground of things you’re not quite ready to unpack/throw away/organise. And I didn’t want that. I wanted to utilise the space in the best way possible – by turning it into a dressing room and office space.

Dressing Room

I mean what more could a girl want? Two huge double wardrobes and a space to store all the shoes I own. Plus, I don’t have to share any of the space with anyone else. Which is perfect, as you’ll be able to tell from the pictures. I don’t have much spare space anyway! The first double wardrobe is a full-length wardrobe which currently houses my dresses and jackets. The middle part is where the shoes and a couple of bags live. And then the second wardrobe is split with a rail at the top and then two drawers, a shoe basket and a pull-out shelf for jewellery.

Dressing Room

I designed the wardrobe at Ikea using the PAX system and I’m so pleased with how it turned out. It’s exactly what I wanted and I love that it fits the space perfectly. The only downside is that I don’t have enough space for any more shoes. It’s literally a one in one out system at the moment. And I’m not sure how I feel about that.

Dressing Room

But moving onto the desk. Although I don’t work from home often, I do work on this blog, a lot. So I knew I wanted a desk to sit at while I work. And although I’m not in love with this Ikea Alex desk, (it’s definitely not the most stylish) it does serve a purpose. It’s big enough to store my ridiculous notebook collection and the obscene amount of pens, pencils and post-it notes I seem to own. Plus, the top has a convenient flip-up mechanism to store all the ugly wires that come with laptops and desktops etc.

Dressing Room

Above the desk, I have my two Vogue prints that I picked up in Lille a couple of years back. I love the vintage feel to these and think they fit in perfectly in the room. Next, to the prints, I have this cute magazine rack I picked up in TK Maxx a couple of week’s back. I’m not a big magazine fan, but I do love Blogosphere magazine. If you’re a fellow blogger and you’ve not read the magazine then you need to – you’re missing out!

Dressing Room

And then to tie the room together I have this Armonia Hand-Woven Recycled Cotton Rug which is probably one of the most colourful things I own. But I just think it goes really well in the room.

What are your thoughts on my dressing room/office?


  1. September 17, 2018 / 6:49 pm

    This looks amazing but I have to say that show closest is a thing of dreams!!!

  2. Lesley Richardson
    September 17, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    & Tony has the audacity to call me Imelda Marcos – just wait till I show him this. Lol

  3. September 17, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    Oh wow. I absolutely love that closet. Amazing. Your desk is stunning too!

  4. September 17, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    Oh my goodness your dressing room is absolutely beautiful. Just check out all those shoes! That is amazing! I love how you have added in those finishing touches.

  5. September 17, 2018 / 9:47 pm

    Oh my god I’m in love and VERY jealous. I love what you’ve done with the space and how you’ve really made the most of it. Also your shoe collection is amazing! I like how the desk hides away all the wires because I really hate having them clutter up space

  6. September 18, 2018 / 6:26 am

    This has come out so great, and I really really want a dressing room as I don’t like the idea of having wardrobes surrounding me in my bedroom x

  7. September 18, 2018 / 10:12 am

    I would love my own dressing room – it is stunning

  8. Kate
    September 18, 2018 / 11:29 am

    What a great use of space! I’d love a dressing room – much better than, as you say, a spare room that gets filled up with random things!

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