Saturday, January 12, 2013

My wardrobe: Storage and Decorating Ideas


Hello everyone! Hope you're all well. I've had a few requests recently to do a room tour post but I thought it would be better to do a wardrobe tour instead since I haven't got my other furniture from IKEA yet. I hope you enjoy this post and feel inspired by it in some way! It was lots of fun to put it together so I hope you like it!

Sunglasses from top: Portmans // Thrift store // Vogue eyewear // Big W 

I bought this jewellery stand/ mirror from Target in early August and I've never regretted it. It's perfect for keeping my accessories organised and in order and the mirror is full length so I can do my makeup and inspect my outfits! Multiple hooks adorn the top (perfect for earrings and necklaces!) as well as shelves for purses and sunglasses. 
This mirror also came with a lock and key so I can keep all of my precious things safe. Either side are also two little adjusting hooks that are perfect for hanging your bags on. I'm not sure where this would be available outside Australia but I do know that if you do live here there are some available at Homeart


If your walls are bare, a very cheap and easy decorating idea is to fill embroidery hoops with beautiful fabric and hang them. The little adjusting hooks on one side are also great for hanging flower headbands. I think this looks really pretty in my room and complements the colours of my clothing wonderfully. You can also hang hats up on the walls to add a vintage and very girlie touch. 

Kmart clothes rack ($12) // Typo Flower lights ($5)

When we moved in to our new house I discovered that my room didn't have a built in closet, which was actually completely okay with me because I've always wanted a clothes rack! I thought I would add a pretty touch to the rack though by entwining these gorgeous flower lights around the top, securing them tightly with tape. They were only $5 from Typo and look really beautiful, especially at night. 


I hang my bags on the the little hooks that adjust my mirror. It's the perfect place for them and really brightens the mirror up. I might have to buy some wall hooks eventually though as there is limited room left!


When it comes to my favourite magazines, I love having them near and easy-access. I stack them all up and store them underneath my jewellery cabinet. They look super duper pretty and whenever I need a spot of published inspiration I can lie on my floor and have bountiful magazines at arms reach!

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46 comments:

Lens & anything Else said...

Your wardrobe is lovely!

MarieStella said...

stunning pictures!! I absolutely adore your clothes and closet!
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OrigamiGirl said...

I am so impressed with that storage mirror1 What a genius idea. I wonder if they do them at ikea? I have loads of belts and scarves and other things that end up tangled together. I'm trying to come up with a better way of discover a dozen or so scarves than a drawer and that looks so good. I also love that it has a key. Your clothes all look gorgeous and so neat! I could never have a clothes rack because it would get so jumbled, I love hiding the mess away! :)

Johanka said...

Your room/warderobe looks really nice. I especially adore the mirror, it's such a good idea! I have to have something like this, too.
NOW! :D

Kailey said...

So jealous Maria! I moved into my new room months ago and there are still boxes everywhere! Very inspiring and I need that ikea clothing rack! <3

Harlow Darling said...

The way you've got your room set up is so gorgeous, thank you for sharing this with us!
I recently completely re-did my room with Ikea stuff and now that all the furniture is set up I have no idea how to decorate the walls or anything else!

I love the way you've used the floral lanterns in such a creative way and how you've got all of your pretty accessories hung up to pretty up the room. Your mirror that doubles as storage for accessories is a genius idea, I had no idea they had these at Target! Just so you know you have got me seriously inspired to make my room look nicer like you did with yours :)

Shanni Sun said...

Wow, love how you organised your room Maria! Days like this I wish I had a room fully to myself so I can decorate like crazy! Oh well haha. ♥

Shanni
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Dilan Dilir said...

the photos are lovely!

Xenia said...

Beautiful decoration! I just love how vintage it all looks

Xenia
xox

Chyrel Gomez said...

Wow! I'm in love with your room! It's so neat and well organized and dainty, too!!

Mariana Raposo said...

OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOD, okay this is the best post you ever made like love it so badly! Wow, your room looks perfect you're a lucky girl :)

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Fashionisam said...

amaazing photos!
I'm so jealous of your room, it's beautiful!

Love, Sam
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Veselina said...

This is really beautiful!

Kati said...

This is so pretty and well thought through! Very, very inspiring.
-Kati

Dreamer Anete said...

Wow I love your wardarobe! <3
You have so adorable blog!
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Sophie said...

I love everything about this post. Great decorating tips & beautiful photos Maria.


xo

thriftylilpixie said...

I love everything especially the fairylights and storage mirror i've never seen something like that before

Two Buttons said...

Maria, your room is perfect! I love your clothing area and your mirror, and wow, the whole thing really! It looks like a designers showroom! So perfect and so you!
X Jane

SomeoneLikeYou said...

Oh.my.gosh. I am literally speechless Maria. This is a DREAM!!

SARAH said...

you have such a pretty room, i am so jealous!

Sarah
xoxo

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Nancy Wilde said...

*envy* So many ultra-cool frocks!^^ Adorably lovely!
:)xx

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allie said...

your room is so sweet<3 i love your use of flowers to decorate the place =)

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Livia Rachelle said...

Lovely, lovely. Your room seems so light and bright. I love the mirror/jewelry organizational piece.

Danneke said...

your wardrobe is gorgeous, very inspiring.

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Remy Ramirez said...

LOVE this. THe flowers on the rack is such a great idea! Way to make it work, girl!

XOXO
Remy
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snoopellie said...

Aww! I love your room so much! Its so well organized :D I can't keep mine like that :p And I'm so envious of your mirror and its hidden cabinets! That is definitely a must have! :D And I love everything flowery. :D

xx
ellie
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Lou Lou said...

How pretty! It's like a beautiful walk-in wardrobe :) Love the way you stacked up the shoe boxes with matching heels on the tops. I keep a lot of my magazines like you, although most of mine are in wooden magazine files. xx

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Istvanffy Emma said...

you have amazing wardrobe!♥
I love your shoes.
Emma xx
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shipshapeandbristolfashion said...

That mirror/jewellery holder is genius! Wish there was a target in the UK!

charity victoria said...

ahhhhh, SO adorable. love every piece.

Katie Frank said...

you organised it so well, wow !
love it.
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Sianna said...

Beautiful room! Everything is so pretty and girly!

MissAmyShops said...

I have totally lost my shit over that mirror LOL. I am compelled to purchase one, like, right NOW! I checked Target but don't see one like it. Do you remember what it was called? Thanks so much for sharing BTW. Your wardrobe corner is the shiz :)

Of Mice and Trend said...

You've got a perfect "girly feminine" look that I admire because one, I don't see it often and two, I don't see it done well. But your style seems like just the right amount.
Also, everything about your pictures just makes me feel like I should be planning a nice picnic or something, haha.

I will be looking forward to seeing more of your blog!

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Anna Elizabeth said...

Ah I love this post!! I have been wanting to do a closet organizing post for a while; yours is so cute!! Love the blog.

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nitinsingh said...

the photos are really great and your collection is so awesome!

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Laura (White Winters) said...

Your room looks lovely!

Laura
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Nathan gmz said...

It's an amazing post on wardrobes, the flowers on the rack and mirror that doubles as storage for accessories is a genius idea..... Find more wardrobe ideas here

Regards
Nathan

Nathan gmz said...

It's an amazing post on wardrobes, the flowers on the rack and mirror that doubles as storage for accessories is a genius idea..... Find more wardrobe ideas here

Regards
Nathan

Nathan gmz said...

It's an amazing post on wardrobes, the flowers on the rack and mirror that doubles as storage for accessories is a genius idea..... Find more wardrobe ideas here

Regards
Nathan

Nathan gmz said...

It's an amazing post on wardrobes, the flowers on the rack and mirror that doubles as storage for accessories is a genius idea..... Find more wardrobe ideas here

Regards
Nathan

Natasha Warren said...

Hi Maria- I stumbled across your blog from Tumblr & absolutely love it!(:

Kelsey Doyle said...

So lovely! X

Angela said...

Your space looks really beautiful! I think I have the same clothing rack; I painted mine mint green and I just love it. You have some really beautiful pieces on it though :). I have an embroidery hoops so I'll definitely need to try some wall art. Thanks for the inspiration!

Angela said...

Your space looks really beautiful! I think I have the same clothing rack; I painted mine mint green and I just love it. You have some really beautiful pieces on it though :). I have an embroidery hoops so I'll definitely need to try some wall art. Thanks for the inspiration!