As winter’s chill sets in, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear the season’s hottest trends. From style tips to makeup trends to home décor, we’re excited to see how these fashionistas gear up for winter weather.
This week, we’re welcoming Andrea from blonde bedhead to share how she transformed an empty room in her new house into a dream walk-in closet, including storage, décor and – of course – style.
I pulled the trigger and became a homeowner last month! I was struck with waves of excitement followed by fear, reminding myself I’m responsible for this structure and all the work I want to see materialize. Luckily, I’m type A and never without a plan.
The second largest room in the house became my closet after some planning and physical work, which truly is my least favorite thing in the world. But it doesn’t seem as bad if it’s for your own home, I promise you.
Tips for Converting a Bedroom to a Closet
It can be overwhelming to reconfigure an old room to serve a brand new purpose. But, by focusing on these five tips, creating my dream closet was much simpler than I ever imagined.
Map out the space. After I painted the walls with primer and DutchBoy white paint from Meijer, I could finally see what it could become and mapped out how I wanted the room arranged. I determined just how many garment racks I needed, how to organize my shoes in a white cube shelf, as well as where my shelving, Meijer full-length mirror and desk-converted vanity would be placed.
Change out the light fixture. This really finished the room for me. The standard light was dull and unattractive and a quick change added some personality (and much more light!) to the space.
Rug it up. Without the rug and grey leather storage bench from Meijer, the room felt sterile and empty. I wanted my closet to feel like a boutique where I could sit and try on shoes and it works practically and aesthetically.
Less is more. Before I moved anything into the room, I conducted a deep clean and purge of clothes, accessories and beauty/skincare products. The point of the space is to make me feel inspired to not look like a bum in the morning and make it easier and more efficient to get ready each day.
Add some green. To add to the bohemian vibe and liveliness, plants were a necessity. I’ll be adding more plants as time progresses. We’ll see how long I keep the ones I have alive.
I still use the closet in my bedroom, but try to keep it uncluttered by only having clothing that is in heavy rotation for the season (or that I want more visible, so I remember to wear it more) on the racks for easy accessibility. Some of these pieces include sweaters, jackets and ponchos, like the Meijer one I’m wearing.
Products from Meijer to finish the space: primer and DutchBoy white paint, grey leather storage bench, full-length mirror, white cube shelf and shoe organizer, natural wood stool, wood and white plastic hangers, fuzzy pillow for vanity chair, small plants and command three hooks to hang hats and décor.
Andrea Kerbuski is the fashionista behind blonde bedhead, a fashion and lifestyle blog featuring chic outfits, life’s inspirations and big hair. For more home décor and style tips, follow Andrea on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.