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Freeze items: Moving a garment from a warm environment to one below freezing can also kill the various stages of clothes moths. The key is to do so abruptly. Moving a jumper from your closet straight to your freezer and leaving it there for 72 hours should do the trick. For this method to be effective, your freezer should be set at -18 degrees Celsius or lower.Browse more images of beautifully organised wardrobes
3. Pick the perfect paint We’re not just referring to the colour here – the finish counts for a lot, especially with dark, bold paint colours. Gloss can be the most unforgiving but also the most durable, so look to semi- or high-gloss for bathrooms and kitchens. For bedrooms and living areas, matt is a more subdued option.
Eliminate clutter ‘hotspots’ such as a hall stand or side table where mess can easily accumulate. Pack clothes away and keep decor minimal and fuss-free, especially where you sleep – studies have shown that the stress caused by clutter in the bedroom contributes to poor snoozing.Why you should clear out the clutter
Poorly made, cheap or throwaway itemsThose born under the sign of the bull particularly shun anything cheap or second rate. For example, they’ll only chose top-shelf clothing and will want an elegant storage system, such as the one pictured here, to make it easy to display and care for their wardrobe. They would invest in well-made and classically stylish pieces and would want them to last a long while. Taurus would prefer an elegantly designed walk-in robe that is custom built.
1. Bring living-room style into the bedroomWhile you need sensible utility lighting in the dressing area to see the clothes, you can still amp up the polish with a dramatic feature light fixture and beautiful drapery. It is tempting to think that basic white fittings will help bounce around the light, but a rich colour is best to show off your clothes. If solid wood cabinetry is out of your budget, ask your wardrobe manufacturer to show you their selection of wood veneers, wood-look or dark-coloured laminates to get the look. BEST FIT: Those who have space for a full-sized dressing room.
Accessorise your walk-in with dressing room essentialsWith the help of a few dressing room essentials, your walk-in wardrobe can become so much more than a place that’s used for storage alone. Installing a full-length mirror is a must if you want to convert your closet into a combined walk-in robe and dressing room. Consider working a dressing table and comfy chair or stool into the space, too, so you have somewhere to display your accessories and sit down while you primp, preen and put on shoes.Harsh or dim fitting room lighting is a no-no in any clothing store, and the same rule applies at home. Replace bright overhead lights that throw strong, unflattering shadows across the face and body with mood-enhancing fixtures (such as a chandelier or chic pendant) and bulbs that cast a soft, luminous glow over the space. The same goes for fixtures and bulbs that fail to diffuse light to all corners of the room. You should also consider installing wall sconces or vertical lights on each side of your mirror, as they will illuminate your face and body evenly, eliminating unflattering shadows.