Tuesday, May 18, 2021

LIFESTYLE

By Dan Matthews



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Not everyone can have a picture-perfect closet from top to bottom. Whether you’re tossing it back to Cher Horowitz in Clueless or Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, it’s okay to be a little envious of the way their wardrobes were displayed.

But, while having a movie star closet might not be in the cards, it doesn’t mean you can’t create a fashionista paradise for your clothes, shoes, and accessories with the space you have on hand.

With a few helpful tips, you can create the closet of your dreams and feel like a star in the comfort of your home. Let’s look at some ways you can highlight your favourite wardrobe pieces, give yourself more space, and keep things looking flawless.



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Stay Organised

One of the biggest problems you can run into when creating a dream closet is not having a lot of space. After all, who wouldn’t want an expansive walk-in option? But, if you live in an apartment, flat, or a small home, that likely isn’t going to be your reality.

One option, of course, is to move and make sure having a bigger closet is a priority when you’re looking at houses. But, if you’re not already planning on moving, changing locations specifically for a closet can feel a bit extreme. As an alternative, you can look for other places in your current flat, apartment, or house that could work as closet space. Don’t be afraid to get creative!

The next best thing is to maximise the space you have with organisation. If you need to do some spring cleaning to capitalise on your organisation, start with a checklist to keep you on task. When you’re done, having a specific place for everything in your closet will make it much easier for the pieces you love to be front and centre. It will also make it easier to weed out the items you don’t often wear, so you can donate them to create more space.

Additionally, consider displaying your clothes seasonally. For example, if you’re getting ready for fall, you’re not going to be wearing shorts, sandals, or swimsuits. So, consider putting your summer clothes into storage boxes and hanging up your autumn/winter clothes. It’s a simple but effective way to make sure there’s always extra space in your closet so you can continue to add to your wardrobe with the latest must-have items of each season.



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Display Your Personality

If you truly want to create your dream closet, it needs to be about more than just displaying clothes. It should be about showcasing your personality, too. You can do that by adding simple organisational touches to the space, including:

  • Stylish side tables
  • Light fixtures
  • Wall decor
  • Pictures
  • Wallpapering

If you have the space for it, consider creating a small “nook” area in your closet with a chair and/or a mirror. It will give you the chance to sit down when you put on shoes and try on different outfits to see how they look before you leave.

Even if you don’t have a lot of space, find ways to make the things you love most really stand out. That includes your clothes and accessories. If there are certain pieces you really like and you plan on wearing them frequently, put them on display. Make them easily accessible. That way, you won’t have to go rummaging through your things when you want to grab them in a hurry. Plus, the things you love most are just another reflection of your personality. Think of them as “double duty” items for you to wear and decorate your closet space when you aren’t using them.



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It’s Okay to Edit

What your dream closet looks like today might be completely different a year from now. That’s the beauty of fashion – it changes and adapts to different times and trends. Your personal preferences may shift. Or, new trends might come into play that you love.

One mistake people often make is putting the time and effort into their closet and then leaving everything the same for years. Eventually, that will cause your perfect closet to lose its appeal.

If you want to feel comfortable and inspired each time you open your closet, be just as “open” to changing it frequently.

That might include purging certain items once every six months. Or, maybe your taste in decor has changed. A simple coat of paint, wallpaper, or even hanging decorations can make a big difference in how things look. Adding lighting under your shelves can create a more inviting space while using options like Edison bulbs for your light fixtures will foster a moody, cosy environment.


Personalities don’t stay the same forever. Neither should your dream closet. Keep these tips in mind as you work on putting your own fashionista fantasy together. You can create a fantastic closet no matter your budget or space. By thinking outside the box and using a little bit of creativity, you can feel a little bit more like Carrie Bradshaw every morning when you get dressed.



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