Monday, 30 January 2012

My walk in wardrobe, dressing room, make up storage & shoe room - All in one! (Feat. Muji & Ikea).


I have posted about make up storage before, but have recently moved in with my boyfriend, somehow managing to bag myself a whole make up/clothes walk in closet. We had very little money to spend on this, but thanks to mainly Ikea, managed it! I'm still looking for ways to beautify my dressing table, but its good enough for me right now, I'm over the moon with it!


I bought 6 shelves from Ikea coming to £36, a £70 regular desk and then 2 sets of metal drawers coming to £16. For just over £100, I had already acquired plenty of furniture to adorn my shoes, make up and other bits and bobs. I also have 4 clothes rails to the right of the room!

As you can see, the shoes have taken up all of the shelves, with little room underneath for bags; smaller bags are stuffed inside those bigger, and will no doubt be forgotten about because of this.
I bought a regular desk instead of a make up table because it was much cheaper and also the perfect design, long and thin with storage drawers and a lot of surface space!
The metal drawers hold mostly hair products and a few skincare bits that are used less often, and on top of this sits glossy boxes filled with nail varnish, with a Crown and Glory accessory sitting perfectly on top.




Clutch bags are placed on the shelves in the corner of the shoe shelves - It appears that I take a liking to black shoes!


T-shirts and jeans are folded and placed in the hanging organiser to take up less space, and 4 rails take up an entire half of the room.
Also, how cute are these blinds? They're from Ikea too, costing around £15. I didn't notice the bird pattern until they were up!



I use Muji acrylic boxes to store jewellery and make up - Anything that isn't used often is in the drawers beneath, the metal drawers to the side, or the round boxes below the desk. I keep my everyday brushes in a glass vase, usually with brush guards on.  
The skincare products I use every day are to the left of the table - I really should find a small glass for smaller tubes like eye cream, because every time the desk moves they fall over and roll off - Beyond annoying. 



 These drawer organisers cost around 90p each and now hold palettes, make up brushes as well as lipstick, along with a few other essentials like hair grips and cotton wool.


Here are two of the clothes rails I use, they're mainly organised in styles. Beneath these are boxes with tights, belts and hats in. There are two more rails behind these shown, one of which has organised drawers for scarves/gloves and oddly, my microwavable heat packs, and the other belongs to my boyfriend. I think you'll agree its more than fair 3:1 girl to boy ;)


This hanging jewellery organiser was £3 from Primark and is amazing - I used to hang necklaces and the like from coat pegs but wasn't sure where to put something similar in this room, so I'm glad I found this! 

Not everything fits in here! In the main bedroom I do have a chest of drawers for my ever growing underwear collection, towels, bed linen and another rail purely for jackets and coats.

How do you store your wares?
I'd love to see a few pictures, I'm so nosey! 

S xx 

72 comments:

  1. Carrie Bradshaw would be proud, I'm a little jealous of this amazing set-up! x

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  2. WOW, this looks amazing! Very jealous of your make up/wardrobe room! :) X

    mademoiselle-lala.com

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    1. I'm so lucky, I love it - I never had any space at home haha x

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  3. I love this! :) Am partly jealous but trying to lower the amount of stuff I have so ok lol! x

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  4. This is gorgeous! You're so lucky to have an entire room for this xx

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    1. I KNOW! So bloomin' lucky! I live with 3 boys though, I need my retreat! God knows whats going to happen when I get a proper house 0_o

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  6. Holy cow! I'm green with envy!!! xxx

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  7. Wow this is so amazing and I love your Primark jewelley organiser and I could really do with some of those shelves for my shoes what a fabulous idea xoxo

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  8. this is the best thing I have ever seen and you are most definitely the luckiest girl ever!!! Amazing x

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  9. Ahh I am SO glad you posted this. I am about to redo part of my bedroom, and I'd been strongly considering this exact IKEA desk for a while. I'm totally sold on it now! I love how organized all of your stuff is :)

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    1. Do it - Its a great desk and cheaper than the dressing tables!

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  10. Oh man.....very jealous of your walk in wardrobe.....;) xx

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  11. Wow this looks amazing! This would be heaven for my OCD ways! x

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  12. Oh gosh! This looks like dream! I'll want to have something like this the day I can get a house! Lovely :D

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  13. Love love love love love this room, so jealous :)xxx

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  14. Wow what a great room! I wish I had a seperate room to kit out like this :) x

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  15. This is such a fantastic post! I love seeing other people's methods of storage and organisation. Very jealous you have a whole room dedicated to this, that's the dream!
    I have been waiting til I have a bit of cash so I can get some of those Muji boxes, so handy!

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    1. I love seeing this too - I already had some Muji boxes and just bought two more for around £10, phew!! They're so worth it!

      I'm nosey too and LOVE seeing posts like this, and was mega excited about this room so had to share <3

      xx

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  16. You have no idea just how jealous I am. Isn't that every girl's dream?

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    1. YES! I've just moved out of my parents room and into here so its amazing! It was just full of boxes before, haha! x

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  17. this post is so awesome and inspiring :D im always looking for plans for when me and my boyfriend finally move into our house - this really helped, thanks! x

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    1. Ah wow, I'm really pleased you found it helpful <3

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  18. I've got the jewelry organizer from Primark too,love it! great getting reading space,jealous :)

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  19. I want this so bad but literally the only thing keeping me from buying more clothes is that I can't physically fit the ones I have now.

    But in future I might buy a two bed just for myself and use the spare as a dressing room haha.

    Xxxx

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  20. Wow this is pretty amazing! So organised. Don't you find do you find it weird dressing and doing your make up in a different room to your bed?

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    1. Absolutely not! The door to this room is actually IN my bedroom, its literally like a walk in wardrobe - And the doors never shut otherwise it gets WAY too cold in there (floor length windows fault)! - Its awesome :D xx

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  21. it looks amazing!!! So neat and tidy, very creative. I love it :)

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  22. The shoe shelves are amazing!

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  23. WOW! You are so organised! Love it x

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    1. I have been known to be a little monica! Though its actually a bit messy at the moment! oops!

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  24. Id'm green with envy - I wish I had the space to create something like that! You lucky girl you xo

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  25. GLORIOUS.that is all x

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  26. You have the most GORGEOUS room here. I love it. This makes me so happy (for the excellent organisation) and insanely jealous of it's wonderfullness! LOVE this post :) xxx

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  27. You put my wardrobes/ dressing table to absolute shame. Totally gorgeous space!! Can I move in please?!

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  28. Oh my goodness, that is so super duper tidy and pretty at the same time!! Why can't my clothes, shoes and make up look like this?! This is like my dream room in future *sigh* =)
    Following you now =D
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  29. So pretty, it's a girly heaven :-)

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  30. This is amazing! You're so lucky :) My stuff is stored all over the house because individual rooms are too small!

    Emma xx

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  31. Love your dressing room! Beautifully organised :) In response to your comment on my blog; I lost quite a bit of weight before starting my blog... the pictures are more about how my style has changed in the last three months :) Hope that makes sence :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  32. Lovely storage!! It is so well organized.
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  33. That is INCREDIBLE! So amazing! I have a spare room in my flat which I have claimed is a dressing room but it is no way near as organised or amazing as that. Love it xxx

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  34. This is madly inspiring! May havee to get down to IKEA too!

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  35. omg! how lucky are you! your little space all to yourself is gorgeous! xxx

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  36. I am so jealous of this! I have the back bedroom as my dressing room but it just has a wardrobe in it really and also functions as a guest room and computer room! Maybe if we get that loft extension... haha.

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  37. WoW i am so jealous. This looks a dream :-) Love, V.

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  38. A whole room for your stuff... that is amazing.

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  39. Nice room! I really like it!



    Love Katrien
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  40. i envy how neat that is! i have a little giveaway on my blog if youd be interested in entering!

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  42. Hey there, I am loving your blog, and this is my first time visiting it!
    I love your space!

    fell free to check me out: http://blonde-frosting.blogspot.com/
    xoxo

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  43. Words cannot explain how jealous I am of this room! I have to keep everything in my room and its literally fit to bursting! haha.

    where are your drawer organisers from? I use ikea cultery trays for mine but the compartments are a bit too narrow to be honest haha!

    I also replied to your comment on my post but not sure if you get notified on my reply :)

    xoxox

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  44. To say that I am slightly jealous would be a lie, I am HUGELY envious of your w-in wardrobe. It looks fantastic babe and I love how neat and organised it is.
    xx

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  45. perfect way to store your shoes....cannot forget a pair in the back of the cupboard (which i tend to do :s)

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  46. omg i think i just wet myself with excitement.

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  47. amazingly organized!!! every girl needs one of these :-)

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    X

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  48. I'm so jealous of your closet! Very Carrie Bradshaw-esque! xo

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  49. This room is amazing! very jealous of it xxx

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  51. Wow just seen this post.. AMAZING! you lucky girl x

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  52. i am so jealous. my boyf has promised me a room like this when we move out so.. :D

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  53. Wow this is so nice! You are so lucky to have a whole room which is just yours, it's so neat and tidy too! Seriously envious!

    Claire xx

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  54. Flipping love this post! Really want one of those desks now but nowhere to put it ahhhh! :D

    Nic xx

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  57. This is amazing! I think it's pretty much everyone's dream to have a walk-I'm wardrobe right? You have a whole room haha and so beautifully organised too. Thanks for sharing!

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    xx

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