Dressing Room Ideas: 21 super chic dressing room schemes to inspire a more organised wardrobe

These super chic dressing room ideas are both practical and beautiful – the ultimate space for getting dressed in the mornings.

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The below dressing room ideas have our whole office drooling. Offering practical, organised storage for clothes, shoes and accessories while also offering somewhere chic and glamorous to get ready in the morning, dressing rooms are high on our wish list.

As relatively private spaces, dressing rooms are the perfect place to indulge more exotic tastes and striking design ideas. Opt for a bold, large-scale wallpaper (we love the below Gucci design) for a luxurious feel and to draw the eye away from acres of practical storage – or add wallpaper inside wardrobe doors for a flash of colour when they are opened.

We also love the below dressing room idea of creating a trompe l'oeil effect by wallpapering the exterior entrance to your dressing room to create a ‘secret’ door that’s less obvious from your bedroom. Or why not make your dressing room the focal point by choosing floor-to-ceiling glass doors that offer a glimpse into a glamorous dressing space? An upholstered statement chair or chaise longue are the perfect pieces to add pops of colour. We're also big fans of dressing room islands with drawer storage for socks, ties, jewellery etc – plus they're rather handy for draping and sorting outfits on.

Prefer a more neutral look? Plush carpet and sleek cabinetry in calm colours will help to create a create a clean, seamless look. Alternatively, take inspiration from your favourite boutique and display favourite items on open shelving, and invest in a stunning island or statement chandelier, then dial up the glamour with marble, brass, stone, copper and multi-layered lacquers.

From sophisticated grasscloth wallpapers, dark paint colours and walnut woods, to pretty wallpapers, brass detailing, ladder storage and glass partition doors, there's a dressing room design to suit every taste.

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1. Incorporate seating

A velvet ottoman lends an elegant, feminine touch. There's also a built-in bench.

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2. Illuminate

Hidden behind double doors is an impressive walk-in-wardrobe with bespoke floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and lighting.

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3. Choose a grasscloth wallpaper for a sophisticated look

A smokey blue grasscloth wallcovering with a subtle metallic sheen offers a chic, masculine look to this mens dressing room. 

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Get the look: Find similar wallpaper from Matthew Williamson.

(Image credit: Design: Mel Bean Interiors. Photography: Laurey Glenn)

4. Include a Vanity table

This dressing room has a vanity area too, for doing make-up and jewellery.

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5. His & Hers

The dressing room is calm and simple, with his and hers nooks of built-in wardrobes.

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6. Wallpapered

These built-in wardrobes are covered in Gucci’s Heron wallpaper. The stained-glass window is original to the house. 

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Get the look: Secondome Edizioni vanity dressing table and stool, 1stdibs. Gaetano Scolari pendant, Les Trois Garçons. Thistle Gold rug, Vivienne Westwood at The Rug Company.

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7. Ink stained wood

Walnut wood cabinetry was used to create this masculine dressing room.

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8. Walnut Wood

This dressing room carries a masculine look with walnut woods.

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9. Painted Ceiling

This dressing room has its very own washer and dryer. It feels a very interior designed space, thanks to the painted ceiling, painted floor to ceiling cabinetry and the pretty blinds that incorporate both colours. A bust on the vanity table offers a fun way to hang jewellery.

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10. Open Plan

This bespoke dressing room and walk-in wardrobe is laid out so you can see all the clothes, rather than having everything stuffed in cupboards. 

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Get the look: The ottoman was custom-made by Chelsea Upholstery & Interiors. The timber is black American oak.

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11. Double Height

Salvaged doors divide the main bedroom from this slim storage room, with bespoke cabinets. The design makes the best use of the high ceilings here. 

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Get the look: The room is by Space Exploration Design and White Arrow, with metalwork by Mitchell Dose. The chandelier is by FontanaArte.

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Floor-to-ceiling units make the most of space, plus they’ll look neater than wardrobes with boxes on top. Include high shelves for luggage and out-of-season clothes. Glass-fronted doors are ideal for reminding you of what’s stored up high, plus they’ll help break up a solid bank of units. 

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Get the look: For bespoke wardrobes like this, from £2,500m, try Cue & Co. The woodwork is painted in SC690 eggshell, £60 for 2.5L, by Papers and Paints. Lighting Styles’s Venetian Murano chandelier, £836, is similar.

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12. Brass accents

Glittering brass door furniture and a copper-lined light turn this cupboard-filled landing into a super-glamorous dressing room. 

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Get the look: The pendant light is from Pieces Atlanta. The wardrobes and their brass handles were custom-made. The rug came from Francois Gilles. The stool was a flea market find, the bag is by Yves Saint Laurent and her red heels are Sergio Rossi.

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13. Add a wallpaper

Windows are rarely present in dressing rooms, so a mural or patterned wallpaper will create a show-stopping vista. Detailed motifs drawn from nature work well. Hang the mural behind the dressing table as this is the area you’ll spend most time looking at. You can tie furniture in by covering your seat in a coordinating material too. 

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Get the look: This is Harlequin’s Cranes in Flight wallpaper, £61 a roll. The Maskara Frassino ash and marble table, £3,130, is by E Gallina for Porada at Go Modern.

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14. Consider a curtain

Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead of 2LG Studio agreed that they wanted to keep shoes behind a curtain in their dressing room. That way, they had the option to hide them or have them on view.

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Get the look: Joinery, RISE collection designed by 2LG Studio for John Lewis of Hungerford in Early Lavender by Mylands. Neon yellow latex curtain, The London Curtain Girls.

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15. Bench Seating

This elegant, feminine space features padded velvet carpeting and a bench for trying shoes on.

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16. Crittall divide

Take design inspiration from your favourite boutique store and create a central focal point, such as a beautifully clad island or statement chandelier. Luxe materials help dial up the glamour – think multi-layered lacquers, brass, copper, engineered stone and anything with a pearlescent sheen. A Crittall-style partition keeps an elegant dressing room on show from the bedroom for a seamless feel between the two spaces, with the added bonus of boosting natural daylight when you’re getting dressed. 

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Get the look: Bespoke storage by the London Joinery Company with an island in Alpheus poured panels costs from £35,000. This is Element7’s Parquet flooring, £210sq m. The glazed doors, £7,440, were supplied and installed by Govette Windows. This is the Modo chandelier, from £4,330, by Jason Miller for Roll & Hill at SCP.

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17. Head Over Heels

Footwear takes up less depth than the hanging space required for clothes, so they can fit into a shallow cabinet or reduced-depth shelving. A narrow niche or awkward corner makes the ideal spot for bespoke shoe shelves. Include some seating nearby, so you can easily try on different pairs. 

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Get the look: Bespoke mirrored shoe storage, £15,000 by Alexander Owen Architecture. These are Lee Broom’s crystal bulb and pendant lights, £230 each. The French Bedroom Company’s Provencal Grande dressing table, £665, is similar. 1stdibs is a good source for curule stools.

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18. Calm & Classic

A sleek bank of built-in wardrobes is ideal for maximising the feeling of space, while keeping everything in place and hidden away. Use the same neutral paint shade on furniture and walls in a velvety matt finish to create a wraparound effect that reflects light without appearing stark, then add concealed hinges, elegant hardware, a pared-back pendant and comfy seating to complete the look. 

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Get the look: Shaker cabinetry by John Lewis of Hungerford, from £5,000, is similar. For a similar bench, try the HM93 double-sided sofa by David Chipperfield for Hitch Mylius at Viaduct.

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19. Fine Vintage

For a mix-and-match vibe that looks as if it’s taken years to put together, use contemporary fabrics and wallpapers alongside classic prints, traditional-patterned rugs and classic upholstery. Blending old and new elements will help prevent the space from feeling too contrived. 

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Get the look: Bespoke design by Jo Berryman Studio, £21,000. The woodwork is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Castle Gray estate eggshell, £60 for 2.5L. Andy Thornton’s Manhattan display cabinet, £1,828, has a similar style. Havwoods’s Venture Herringbone flooring, £75.54sq m, has this look.

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20. Floor To Ceiling Storage

An impressive amount of storage space helps keep it clear of clutter. 

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Get the look: The wardrobe is bespoke by Daniel Hopwood, wrapped in an Alcantara fabric.

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21. Padded doors

The dressing room features mirrored and smart, padded doors.

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