I know gals who have walk in closets with built in drawers and shelving...some are bigger than my bedroom!
I live in a bungalow built in 1913 when I imagine women had maybe 2 or 3 "house dresses" and a Sunday Best outfit for church, weddings, and funerals.
I have more clothing than the imagined woman of 1913 who might have lived here, a woman who like myself would reside in a Humble Bungalow.
Humble in size, hence cost and living on a relatively humble income.
I have quickly and not very artfully snapped a few pictures to give you a visual here.
Behind the curtain....
The left hand side, my longer clothing, including coats and jackets.
Right hand side shorter clothing.
In the middle 2 shelves for sweaters
Baskets of shoes
Wardrobe clothes storage downstairs
Out of season and dressy clothes.
As you can see my space for garments is very small.
I find it a challenge but really it is a great exercise in minimalist wardrobing.
I have the new Stickley cabinet which holds my lingerie, some jewelry, tank tops and scarves.
I blogged about this awhile ago, see earlier post.
I keep my colour palette to neutrals and of course black, white and greys for the basics.
and with a few exceptions I add colours and textures through accessories.
When I shop I ask myself;
Do I need this?
Does it work with most of my current clothing?
Does it look like it will date or is it a classic?
Do I love it?
Is it well made?
Does it fit me and is it flattering?
Do I have room for it?
I almost forgot...I have a plastic bin under my bed for my cashmere sweaters...once the moths ate an entire Banana Republic cable knit scarf in only 2 months....
and it was my favourite chartreuse green :(
I hope that you can see these photos as my Blogger has been incredibly persnickety today.