A few years ago, I was working with an interior designer, Jan Romanuk (my business partner at the time) on a renovation for a client and I was asked to choose the colours for the closets in the bedrooms. I specified a white thinking it would be easier change the colour of the bedrooms down the road as the closet would not need to be re-painted. After the house was done, I looked at those closets, painted a boring old shade of white and thought “Note-to-self, don’t do that again!”.
Way more fun to paint them a colour, period.
So the first guideline is to paint the closet the same colour as the room.
Second would be to make it a room all on it’s own. If you want it to flow and you have 2-3 colours in your bedroom already, choose one of them. And you could make it glamorous and exciting like this one:
Stacy Naquin my blogger friend and True Colour Expert in New York last week told me about this great idea! Frame your favourite shopping bags with inexpensive frames from IKEA and hang them in your closet! A great way to add a hit of colour if your closet is neutral. Now what will I buy from Hermes so I can have one of theirs? I bought 2 glass decorative coasters from Bergdorf’s in New York last week to start my collection 🙂