Getting ready in the morning can feel tedious or repetitive. Treat yourself with a mini sanctuary by investing in a nice and well-made vanity table. It’s the best place to enjoy putting on makeup, styling your hair, and selecting the perfect accessory to match your outfit. At night, you’ll have a cozy corner to unwind while doing your skincare routine.
As kids, most of us loved pretend vanity tables. Now you can make that into a reality by creating an organized space for your makeup and jewelry collection. Of course, it’s important to pick a table that will fit your style and room décor. In this article, we prepared a guide on how to choose a makeup vanity table and our top 10 recommendations that you can purchase online.
Buying a new piece of furniture is always exciting. But since it is a big-ticket purchase, make sure to explore your options well. Let us guide you on what to consider before buying a makeup vanity table.
Makeup vanity tables come in many designs and features. Choose one that will best serve the function that your room needs.
Mirrored vanity tables with matching chairs are perfect for getting ready every morning and for doing skincare at night. This creates a little salon setting for women who enjoy trying different looks – just like a makeover. Most vanity tables have a single, standing mirror – either in an oval or rectangular shape.
Meanwhile, a tri-folding mirrored vanity consists of a center mirror and two folding mirrors at both sides so you can view your face and hair from multiple angles. If you prefer your mirror to be hidden away when not in use, a lift top vanity table features a flip-up panel with a mirror under it. You can close the panel and your table converts into an office or study table.
For bedrooms with a limited source of natural light, a Hollywood-style mirrored vanity has dimmable LED lights and a power outlet. These are best for putting on makeup and using hair tools that require electricity.
A vanity table also offers a great storage space solution for your makeup and accessory collection. This will keep your vanity area neat while protecting your collection from dust and too much sun or heat exposure.
Make an inventory of your cosmetics and jewelry and estimate the number of drawers that you will need to organize them. Add a few spare drawers so you’ll have extra room for future purchases. Also, select drawers with a variety of depth to fit bulkier items such as hair styling tools.
Some vanity tables have shelves where you can also display pretty perfume bottles and home décors such as picture frames, indoor plants, or flower arrangements.
While some vanity tables come as a complete set, consisting of a mirror, lights, drawers for storage space, and a stool or chair – you also have the option to buy the parts separately. This way, you can personalize your vanity area based on your style.
For example, you can purchase a minimalist vanity table and choose a more ornate mirror for a nice contrast. Customizing your vanity table also allows you to modify the drawers according to your organization plan.
You’ll have sufficient space for your collection while creating a uniform look. There are more options in selecting a vanity chair too; from the type of fabric – cotton, linen, velvet or leather, the thickness of the cushion, and the height of the legs.
A vanity table is an item of functional furniture as well as an accent piece. Choose a table that will match your existing décor to create a cohesive look. You can do this by considering the color palette and the décor style.
A Scandinavian or minimalist vanity table will blend seamlessly with any room décor. Industrial-style desks and silver finishes on trims can also give a modern and contemporary touch to your room.
On the other hand, if you want your vanity area to become the focal point in your room, go for a more ornate style such as vintage, rustic, French-country, and traditional vanity tables. These styles have soft curves and textures, which will add character to a room.
You can also achieve the style or look that you prefer by considering the material of the vanity desk. Most are made of wood with accents that are either painted or stained. You’ll also find variety in the drawer pulls or knobs – brass, gold, ceramic, vintage, and chrome.
It is also important to check the size or dimensions of the vanity table. Make sure that it will fit the space in your room where you plan to place it. It is best to measure the possible location first for an accurate reference.
Speaking of location, select an area with the best lighting. For applying makeup, you’ll get the best use of the vanity table when natural lighting or light coming from the windows is accessible.
Ready to create your dream vanity area? Here are some of the best makeup vanity tables that are available online.
|Best Feature||Storage space (10 drawers)|
|Material||Tempered glass tabletop and particle board|
|Dimensions||148cm (L) x 73cm (W) x 71cm (H)|
|Best Feature||Flip-up panel with mirror and extra storage|
|Style||Semi-traditional, Tobacco finish|
|Material||Pinewood, solid wood|
|Dimensions||915mm (W) x 457mm (D) x 760mm (H) to 1179mm (H)|
|Best Feature||Hollywood-style lighted mirror|
|Style||Minimalist modern with gold accents|
|Material||MDF board and metal|
|Dimensions||39.4inches (L) x 17.7inches (W) x 59inches (H)|
|Best Feature||Light wood finish, tapered legs|
|Dimensions||75cm x 80cm x 40cm|
|Best Feature||Large mirror and drawers|
|Dimensions||Dresser: 147.32cm (W) x 42.67cm (D) x 93.98cm (H) and mirror: 118.62cm (W) x 6.35cm (D) x 96.27cm (H)|
|Best Feature||Plain white glass tabletop, easy to mix-and-match|
|Material||Tempered glass, particle board, and fibreboard|
|Dimensions||120cm (W) x 41cm (D) x 78cm (H), depth of drawer: 34cm|
|Best Feature||Distressed finish and antiqued blue color|
|Style||Vintage and simple chic|
|Material||Wood, veneers and engineered wood|
|Dimensions||42inches (W) x 23.88inches (D) x 29.88inches (H)|
|Best Feature||Lift top panel with mirror and one large drawer|
|Style||Semi-traditional, natural Walnut finish|
|Material||Pinewood, solid wood and American Walnut veneer|
|Dimensions||900mm (W) x 500mm (D) x 780mm (H) to 1262mm (H)|
|Best Feature||Adjustable, swivel oval mirror|
|Dimensions||Table: 30inches x 15.8inches x 55.5inches, chair: 15.8inches x 11.8inches x 19.6inches|
|Best Feature||Slim vanity set with a large mirror|
|Dimensions||70cm x 40cm x 158cm|
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Ashley Furniture Homestore
Glasholm Double Alex Desk
Taylor Dressing Table
Vanity Table with Lighted Mirror
Wood Vanity Table Set with Round Mirror
Westconi White/Brown Dresser and Mirror
Malm Dressing Table
Mirimyn 42” Home Office Desk
Vanity and Stool Set with Swivel Oval Mirror
Renata Dresser with Stool
The Best Vanity Desk for Makeup Collectors
The Most Versatile Makeup Table
Light Up Your Room with a Hollywood-Style Dresser
Minimalist Vanity Table for a Small Space
Two-in-One Vanity and Chest of Drawers
The Perfect White Table for Customizing Your Vanity Area
Something Vintage and Blue For Your Makeup Vanity Area
Two-Way Vanity and Study Table
Traditional Vanity Table with a Matching Bench
Suitable Vanity Set For Your Vertical Space
|Best Feature||Storage space (10 drawers)||Flip-up panel with mirror and extra storage||Hollywood-style lighted mirror||Light wood finish, tapered legs||Large mirror and drawers||Plain white glass tabletop, easy to mix-and-match||Distressed finish and antiqued blue color||Lift top panel with mirror and one large drawer||Adjustable, swivel oval mirror||Slim vanity set with a large mirror|
|Style||Minimalist, Scandinavian||Semi-traditional, Tobacco finish||Minimalist modern with gold accents||Minimalist||Relaxed modern||Minimalist||Vintage and simple chic||Semi-traditional, natural Walnut finish||Traditional||Contemporary|
|Material||Tempered glass tabletop and particle board||Pinewood, solid wood||MDF board and metal||Solid wood||Engineered wood||Tempered glass, particle board, and fibreboard||Wood, veneers and engineered wood||Pinewood, solid wood and American Walnut veneer||Wood||Particle board|
|Dimensions||148cm (L) x 73cm (W) x 71cm (H)||915mm (W) x 457mm (D) x 760mm (H) to 1179mm (H)||39.4inches (L) x 17.7inches (W) x 59inches (H)||75cm x 80cm x 40cm||Dresser: 147.32cm (W) x 42.67cm (D) x 93.98cm (H) and mirror: 118.62cm (W) x 6.35cm (D) x 96.27cm (H)||120cm (W) x 41cm (D) x 78cm (H), depth of drawer: 34cm||42inches (W) x 23.88inches (D) x 29.88inches (H)||900mm (W) x 500mm (D) x 780mm (H) to 1262mm (H)||Table: 30inches x 15.8inches x 55.5inches, chair: 15.8inches x 11.8inches x 19.6inches||70cm x 40cm x 158cm|
Keeping your vanity area spick-and-span will make your morning and night routines much more relaxing. In the YouTube video above by Do It On A Dime, Kathryn shares some very inspiring tips in cleaning and organizing your makeup vanity table.
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Create a cozy area for putting on makeup and styling your hair. This will definitely make your morning routine more exciting. In choosing a makeup vanity table, consider the function and the decorative accent that it will add to your room.
An organized space for your makeup and jewelry collection will also keep your room clutter-free. Use your vanity table to display your favorite perfume bottle or a nice indoor plant to freshen up the mood. The right vanity table can serve as a mini oasis whenever you come home from a tiring day.
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