Maybe you've always dreamed of a giant closet. Maybe something about seeing shoes and clothes hung up and laid out, neatly, in a space where they have room to breathe, is deeply soothing to you. Most closets are cramped, unpleasant, windowless affairs, so it's no surprise that those who have the space to spare have often chosen to turn an under-utilized room in their home into a walk-in closet—or as I like to call it, a boudoir, a private space to retreat, to be surrounded by lovely things, and to prepare oneself to go out into the world.
Traditionally, a boudoir was a woman's private sitting room or dressing room, leading to its current mildly scandalous association. A spare room outfitted as a closet can also serve other purposes—as a library, or study, or just a place to retreat from the cares of the world.
Above: This space from This is Glamorous is the stuff fancy closet dreams are made of.
A fresh, neatly organized closet space from House & Home.
The soft blush colors in this dressing room from Nuevo Estilo feel so subtle and yet so luxurious.
A spacious, brightly lit closet from Brooklyn Blonde.
Katelyn turned one bedroom of her Brooklyn apartment into a closet, as seen on Waiting for Saturday.
Extra space in your closet means plenty of room for a long table to display treasured items, as in this space from House Beautiful.
A neatly organized boudoir from Glamour.
This closet, from Harper's Bazaar, looks cozy and like a spot I would actually love to hang out in.
A spacious closet by designer Jillian Harris.
A generously sized closet from Alice Lane.
I love the sophisticated black and white palette in this space from Desire to Inspire.
A bedroom-turned-closet space from Quentin & Co.
The spare-room-turned-dressing-room of Jenna Lyon's Brooklyn brownstone, spotted on Domino.
If you can't spare a bedroom for a the walk-iniest of walk-in closets: