I am sure you had said at least once in your life: I don't have anything to wear! This happens most of the times sitting in front of our closet and having the feeling of absolute lost and fear of not knowing what to put on. Of course in most cases it is a bit of exaggeration. Generally he reason for us to say this is the wrongly designed and built wardrobe or closet. The most common problem is actually the fact that we have way too many clothes and we cannot find the perfect one in the big chaos - there is not enough space, the shelves are too narrow, there is not enough hangers, it is impossible to see through the drawers, and concerning the shoes - we forget half of the shoes we own, because we cannot even reach the shoeboxes.
And yet, it is so simply what would be like the perfect closet for girls. There should be a lot of clothes, shoes and accessories stored in a visible, reachable way. It should be easy and effortless to try anything on, of course would need a huge mirror for that (or even two), and in the meantime we don't want anything more than to feel like a princess.
To be able to fit all our clothes, accessories and even our shoes in our closet, one thing we need for sure - space. It is important to built a closet as big as possible - of course based on our given possibilities and features of our home. If we cannot build a separate room for closet, we could arrange a wardrobe space for example in the bedroom, behind our bed. In an ideal closet, there is place besides the general shelves and storing areas, there is space for an armchair or a puff, where we could try the clothes with comfort, a large sized mirror with enough space in front of it, or even a dressing table where we could finish our make-up or perfect our look.
The size should be around 15-20 square meters. If we are lucky, there is window in our closet, since the real color of the clothes can be seen the best in natural light. Without this, we should use warm, general and local lights. It is very important that we never direct light to the mirror, but always to ourselves standing in front of the mirror!
Moreover it is essential that the clothes have the 'main role' in our closet. Our main goal should be to have the clothes in our closet in a visible and accessible way, and nevertheless we protect them in order to be able to use them for a long time. There is nothing that distract the focus from the clothes if we paint the walls white or we place them on white shelves. Especially if we have open shelves, we shouldn't be afraid to have a boring 'white' look, since the clothes are very colorful and will add life into the neutral background. A very interesting look can be achieved for example if we group the clothes according to colors. In the case of closed wardrobes, we can chose bright, vivid patterned wallpapers to the walls, but an extravagant rug or puff could be another solution to add some color to the closet.
There is something that is even more important than choosing the right colors - organizing. It is a great way to organize the clothes, accessories by categories. A category can be anything, the important thing is that we understand it and be able to find the clothes easily according to them. I know for many of us it seems impossible, especially if we have an artistic, creative mentality and we are unable to think logically or rationally.
The best way to store our shoes for example is in boxes with window, or on open shelves, so we can see them all the time and not forget them. We can save a lot of time in our busy life, if we make the drawers or other storage boxes as well more clear and organized by different signs and labels.
And of course if somebody just can't control herself and her creativity concerning the perfect closet, it is never hurts anybody to build a colorful, lacy, ruffled, pink, over-the-top boudoir-like closet. :) Since the most important thing is - like with every other room - to have a closet that we love, make our life easier and most importantly we can feel like a real woman there.
P.S.: Love your clothes, because they are here to make you happy and beautiful! X
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