The power of vision to create a dream closet
As you lie in bed at night, lost in a daydream of your perfect dream closet, you can feel the excitement bubbling up inside you. This dream is more than just a fun fantasy – it is a powerful vision that will help to guide you as you take action to make your vision a reality. Whether your dream seems impossible or not, just asking yourself “what if?” can be a powerful start on your journey to building a glamorous closet full of everything you love. With the right mindset and determination, anything is possible! So dream big, and let the possibilities unfold.
Why is this dream closet important to me?
Your dream closet is a reflection of you and your unique style. It is a space where you can express yourself and feel confident in who you are. When you take the time to envision and create your dream closet, you are saying that you value yourself and your style enough to invest in it. This level of self-care and self-love is not only important for your own happiness, but it also sends a message to the people around you that you are worth investing in.
What will it help me achieve?
A dream closet can help boost your confidence and let you express yourself in the way that you see fit! By creating a beautiful and stylish space for yourself, you are telling the world that you matter. So why is this important to me? Because I am worth it!
Where do you start? Ask yourself these questions to get a direction of where you want this Glam Closet to materialize.
1. What do you envision your dream closet will look like?
Is there a design style you like?
Bohemium, Modern, Art Deco, Contemporary, Eclectic, Shabby Chic, or Minimalist. These are just a few of the styles to think about.
Bohemian style is about being creative and following your own style. This could mean bright colors, vintage pieces, and lots of decorations like hangings and wall art.
Modern style is all about clean lines and sleek designs. For your dream closet, this could be white walls with open shelving and minimal furniture.
Art Deco style focuses on using bold shapes, geometric patterns, and art to make a statement in the room you choose for your dream closet! Think of strong color combinations like black & gold or a mix of contrasting colors to bring it all together!
Contemporary style, choose pieces that are both modern and timeless. Look for clean lines, neutral colors, and natural materials like wood, glass, and metal. You can also add a bit of color with accent pieces like throws, pillows, and furniture in vibrant hues. To keep things feeling fresh and clean.
Eclectic style is fun and creative. It involves combining different colors, textures, and patterns from various styles to create a unique look that reflects your individual taste and personality. To achieve an eclectic look, start by determining the base color scheme of your closet – this can be anything from neutral tones to vibrant colors. Once you’ve decided on the base, add in accent pieces to bring your dream closet to life. You can also mix and match furniture styles, like a modern armchair with an antique dresser or a vintage chair with a contemporary desk.
Shabby Chic style is all about giving a space an antique, vintage charm. The key to achieving this look is in the selection of decor and furniture pieces that have been given a rustic patina with time. For your dream closet, you can find items such as distressed wood shelves and cabinets, shabby chic armoires and dressers, and vintage-inspired accessories like mirrors and picture frames.
Minimalist style is all about keeping things simple and functional. This means sticking to a few neutral colors and focusing on the essentials. For your dream closet, this could mean removing any unnecessary items that could clutter the space and adding organizational pieces such as storage bins, open shelves, clothes racks, dark textured glass doors or simple wood doors, and special lighting. Quick access viewing clothes, simples lines, neutral colors, black, white, grey, or beige.
Whether you want to be creative, simple, bold, or make a big statement, there is a style for you. Stick to whatever you like and your vision will unfold before your very own eyes. Look at what you have now and decide which style you naturally gravitate towards. If you do this most likely you will already have pieces you can use or repurpose and use in your new closet.
The Power of Color: How the Right Shade Can Transform Your Dream Closet
The right color can truly transform a space and bring your dream closet to life. Whether you opt for a bright and vibrant hue or something more subtle, color can have a powerful effect on the look and feel of the room
Do you have a special color that speaks to you as you walk into your dream closet? What will give you that spark to energize, empower, and switch on your genius for the day? Did you identify with any of the different style ideas? If so, pick one of the colors from your style and use that in its own space you carve out when planning this closet. The experts recommend a pallet of white or beige, they say it opens up the closet space and reflects light better. But, this is your closet, with a pop of your favorite color being your key to triggering and electrifying your day.
Transform Your Dream Closet with Textures: Adding Visual Interest and Comfort for a Uniquely Personalized Look
The texture is an important element in the design of your dream closet. It adds visual interest and comfort to create a unique, personalized look that’s all your own. Wallpaper adds a whole dimension to create a look of traditional floral, contemporary, geometric, tropical, animal motifs, and architectural design. From fabrics with intricate patterns to rustic wood pieces and soft velvet accents, you have endless choices when it comes to adding texture to your wardrobe space.
Incorporating the Finishing Touches to Complete your Dream Closet: Accessorize with Style and Affordability
Now that you’ve decided on a style and color palette for your dream closet, it’s time to accessorize! Accessorizing your closet can be an affordable way to bring the look together and make it feel more inviting.
Start by selecting some items that reflect the overall style of your dream closet like framed photographs, mirrors, curtains, and rugs. You can also add unique touches with vintage items like jewelry boxes or shoe racks. Storage pieces are important too — look for baskets, drawers, and shelves that will keep everything organized and maximize the space in your closet. Add in a few decorations like plants, And don’t forget about lighting, task lighting is a great way to set a mood and provide additional illumination when needed.
2. What are must-haves that you want to consider in your dream closet?
- Dedicated shelves for handbags, shoes, and jewelry
- Built-in cabinetry
- Hanging rod for short and long hanging clothing
- Chair, bench, or rug to rest or grab a bit of peace
- Small refrigerator to grab a refreshment while getting dressed or unwinding for the day
- LED lighting to showcase your items on shelves and also behind glass doors
- Chandelier (why not!)
- Mirror, triple-lighted mirror to take that one last look to make sure you are stylish as you start your day
- Standing jewelry mirror cabinet or jewelry storage mirror
- Vanity to do makeup and hair
- Built-in dresser, built-in cabinetry
- Valet rods or hooks to use as a temporary place to hang up clothes on hangers, purses, or accessories
- A place in your closet to plan out your wardrobe for a day, week, or vacation
3. What is your ideal dream closet size?
Are you going to use an existing closet space? Or, do you have plans to expand your current closet space?
When visualizing your dream closet, the size of the closet is an important factor to consider. Reach-in closets typically measure 6-8 feet in width and 24-30 inches in depth, while a walk-in closet has no set dimensions.
Walk-in closets not only come in all shapes and sizes, but they also offer a huge range of possibilities for creating your dream closet. No matter the size or shape of your walk-in closet, there are ways to make it look stylish and luxurious as you work on your closet design.
Take the time to measure your space, consider what you need to store, and determine how much open space is necessary for you to move around. When creating a closet design plan, look for features that provide maximum storage and easy access.
With careful planning and creative use of space, you can create a truly unique closet that reflects your distinct style. When designing your dream closet, take the time to think about what elements are important to you. Consider the size of the space available, the design style that speaks to you, and the must-have items for creating a stylish and functional closet.
4. What are some of the things that might hold you back from achieving your vision for your dream closet?
If you are looking to create your dream closet but have limited funds or space available, it is important to identify any obstacles that may prevent you from achieving your goals. Consider whether you will be using the existing space in your current closet, or if this project requires a larger renovation and expansion. Once these potential limitations have been identified, you can begin to create a plan for designing and budgeting for your dream closet. By setting realistic expectations and ensuring that all of the necessary items are accounted for, you can work towards achieving your vision for the perfect closet.
If you are not expanding on your current closet space, here is a list of experts that are experienced closet designers that can help you create your dream closet to get that luxury space that is functional and gives you hope!
https://www.containerstore.com/custom-spaces/closet – In-store, virtually, or in your home
https://www.closetfactory.com – In-home or online design
https://www.easyclosets.com – Easy DIY design, free design service
https://design.closetmaid.com/Lowes/easytouse– tool to design your dream closet virtually
https://www.californiaclosets.com/– In-home and virtually
Are you thinking about changing the footprint of your closet space and renovating it and expanding on the size of your closet? Are you going to do it yourself? Or, bring in subcontractors or a General Contractor? Word of mouth is one way to find qualified subcontractors or general contractors. Another good resource is https://www.nari.org/ National Association of Remodeling Industry.
Changing the footprint of your closet can be one of the most rewarding experiences when creating your dream closet. Whether you are looking to increase square footage, storage space, or organization, remodeling your closet is an effective way to achieve your desired result.
Before beginning any remodeling project, it is important to discuss your vision for the space with a contractor or designer who is experienced in closet design. This will help ensure that you can create the dream closet of your dreams. If you do not have a contractor a good resource to start with is https://www.nari.org/.
By taking the time to consider the items that are important to you and understanding any potential obstacles, you can begin creating a plan for designing your dream closet. With careful planning, creative use of space, and the help of experienced professionals or resources, you can have the stylish and luxurious closet that reflects your personal style.
The Pandemic has changed the way we use our closets and our homes. And most of these changes are here to stay. Nari (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) and NAR (National Association of Realtors) did a joint study analyzing a number of home improvement aspects. One study showed that homeowners who did a closet renovation gave a “10” on a Joy Score with 10 being considered a perfect score. The homeowner said it helped spark an increase in enjoyment. The closet renovation cost recovery, on average, was 83% value recovered from the project.
5. How can you make your dream closet a reality?
- After going through steps 1 – 4, set goals on how to make this dream closet a reality
- Create a budget
- Enlist the help of friends or professionals if needed
- Put it on your calendar, and schedule this so that it is not a “want to” but a “going to happen project”
- Take action steps toward achieving your vision. With determination, hard work, and the right mindset, you can build the closet of your dreams!
Every day is an opportunity to create something beautiful and make your mark. Because you are worth it!
A well-designed closet can provide a feeling of luxury and organization that can uplift your spirit in a very positive way. It can be a place to express your creativity, as well as an oasis of calm and order in the midst of life’s chaos. Having a space designed specifically for clothing, shoes, and accessories allows you to be organized and efficient, as well as store your items in a visually pleasing way.
As you begin to plan out your dream closet, remember that anything is possible with the right mindset and determination. Whether you need help brainstorming ideas, funds, or space for your ideal closet, stay focused on your goals and take action steps to bring your vision to life. With time, effort, and commitment, you can build a glamorous, functional, and customized closet that you love. So dream big, and let the possibilities unfold!
I love this! I have never thought about how starting your day off in glamour would set the tone for the day! How true that is!!
A closet is often overlooked as a place to get joy, peace and have fun getting dressed at the beginning of the start of our day.
Closet design and organization really do set the tone for your day! Such great tips here for planning your dream space!
Thank you Jill