Up to a millimeter: how to equip an ergonomic dressing room


The wardrobe room is first of all an organized storage system. Among designers there is an opinion that in an ideal dressing room for one family member should account for about 12 square meters. But most with their typical 36 square meters are very far from ideal. About how to use every centimeter using the science of ergonomics, we will tell in this article.

girl sitting in the dressing room

The size of the dressing room

The best form for a dressing room is a rectangle in which there are no projections, and the number of corners does not exceed four. The minimum area of ​​the room is 3 square meters. The length of one wall should not be less than 2 meters. In such small dressing rooms it is better to have a storage system with the letter “G”.

If you know exactly how many cabinets you need, then it’s easy to calculate the area of ​​your dressing room: count the number of compartments horizontally bylong wall, multiply by their width (usually the width of one compartment 50, 75 or 100 centimeters) - that's the length. Now, if the cabinets have drawers, then multiply the depth of the cabinets by two and add a minimum passage of 50 centimeters (the optimal is 80–100 centimeters) - this is the width of the dressing room, where the cabinets are located along one of the walls.


Where and what is stored in the dressing room

  • The upper zone is at the level of 200-250 centimeters from the floor. Here are mezzanines, designed to store off-season or rarely used things. It takes about 50 centimeters.
  • The middle zone (located at a height of 60 to 170 centimeters from the floor) is the main storage space. It is here that things will hang on the hangers, towels lie on the shelves and wait in the wings for various accessories in the drawers.
  • The lower zone occupies a space within 70 centimeters from the floor level. It is convenient to build in here systems for storing shoes or putting things that are not used so often.

Cabinet sketch

Storage on hangers

  • Blouses, shirts, jackets on shoulders are about 1 meter in height, about 5–7 centimeters in width on a bar; in depth of storage - up to 50 centimeters.
  • Fur coats, raincoats, long dresses, trousers differ from the above standards only in length - it is 175 centimeters.
  • The compartment for trousers and skirts is usually made 120-130 centimeters high.
  • Hangers with trousers, outerwear should be located not higher than 120 centimeters from the floor level, but not lower than 50 centimeters.

Shoe storage

  • Compact shoes can be placed with special racks or drawers.
  • The height between the shelves should be maintained within 20 centimeters for summer shoes and 45 centimeters for boots and boots. The width of one pair of shoes is about 25 centimeters, the recommended width of the shelf for shoes in the closet is 75-100 centimeters.
  • If you decide to keep shoes in boxes, choose special ones - transparent, with windows or a place for notes.

Accessories storage

  • Store tights, socks and underwear in shallow drawers (12–17 centimeters), having previously divided them into sections 10–15 centimeters wide. The length is determined depending on the type of things. So, bras require longer sections, and square socks are suitable for socks.
  • For storing small accessories, such as ties, belts, belts or scarves, you can purchase special rods or hangers.But hats and gloves better to hide in the drawers - so less likely to lose them.
  • Bed linen and towels should be kept on shelves of the maximum possible width, and small items (hats, bags) - on the contrary, in narrow compartments with compact shelves - 15–17 centimeters high and about 25 centimeters deep.

Tip: in order to understand how much space one or other things need in width, be guided by their dimensions when folded. In height, it is usually 25-30 centimeters.

Note: it is also important to know

1. If you have a lot of expensive, "capricious" things from natural materials, think about internal, forced ventilation. Or make louver doors: this is how air will also enter the dressing room.

2. In each dressing room are always stored as essentials, and less popular (for example, shirts, pants, suits for special occasions - they are usually removed to the top). However, getting the needed thing becomes problematic. There is a very simple solution to this tricky question - a pantograph. This is an “elevator” for things, which allows you to get the kit you need using a special holder.Thanks to this device, there is no need to build in stairs or constantly substitute chairs and stools.

3. Design a large full-length mirror from the floor in the dressing room and be sure to have the lighting next to it — either on the sides of the mirror or above it. In this case, you do not have to once again run from the wardrobe room to the mirror to see how the things you have chosen sit on you.