It's many a clothes lover's dream come true: turning an entire bedroom into a Carrie Bradshaw-style closet. And while you can find plenty of professionally staged, drool-worthy examples online, most of the time they're not really feasible for those of us on a budget. Here, we found five examples of real-life bedrooms converted into dressing rooms by resourceful (and lucky!) bloggers.1 The goal for Elsie at A Beautiful Mess was to be able to see her entire wardrobe at a glance, so instead of hiding away her shoes on shelves in the "real" closet, she decided to put them on display!
2 Brit from Brit + Co. turned a spare bedroom into a boudoir by installing a shelving system along one of the walls. Her trick for maximizing limited rack space is to use velvet hangers, which are skinnier than normal hangers.
3 Although this dressing room from our Apartment Therapy tour used to be a living room, it now serves as a showroom for Holly's clothing line and shows just how much character you can add to a blank canvas. Here, Holly built shelves out of reclaimed wood and added dramatic decor to set the mood.
4 Colleen from Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill created her dream closet after her brother moved out of the room. A vanity, chaise, and simple rack system from Home Depot round out the well organized space.
5 It could easily pass for a showroom, but this stylish space is a combined dressing room and home office for Mai from A Cup of Mai. We see the clothes, but what about the desk? It's actually tucked into the built-in closet of the former bedroom!
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