Living in an older home can be difficult for many reasons — but one of the top challenges is definitely the lack of closet space! In my prewar apartment, I have come to realize that the clothing on the floor problem will not be resolved unless I gain more clothing storage. So now I face the issue of whether or not to expose my storage needs and turn my bedroom into a dressing room.
Having open clothing storage can solve space issues and might actually make getting dressed in the morning much easier. Forgetting clothes in the back of the closet becomes a problem of the past!
Another benefit of turning a corner of a bedroom into a dressing room is sound absorption. We have acoustical issues with the hardwood floors in our home, which would all but disappear with some pretty dresses hanging along the wall.
In an understated bedroom, open clothing storage, when properly organized, can actually add a lot of life to a room. Of course — it sure helps to have pretty clothes!
Images: Beth's bedroom via Oh Joy!, Je Suis Afro Americaine
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