Everybody likes to look at their very best for the day–or their night out–and a vanity unit is a bit of kit that is designed to help us do exactly that – but how can we give our dressing tables a stylish look all of their very own? We have put together this extensive collection of 33 gorgeous makeup vanities and surrounding decor to provide inspiration. With such a multitude of ideas on how you can accessorise your vanity area with stunning mirrors, dressing chairs, vases and lighting, you may even begin to find more satisfaction in beautifying your beauty station than in perfecting your own look!
Visualizer: Roman Kot & Andrew Bezdar
Theme the area with a common shape. Note how this makeup vanity chair is composed of circles, which reflect the shape of a globe table lamp and both mirrors. More LED lighted round mirrors are available here.
Visualizer: Roman Kot & Andrew Bezdar
Make a bold colour feature in a small nook. A blue backdrop sets this spot apart from the rest of a white room. Copper accents across the base of the vanity stool, lotion dispenser, bowls and magnifying vanity mirror add a sophisticated little sheen.
Visualizer: Phuong Nguyen
Go compact and camouflaged in a busy room. Use mirrored surfaces to make wall cupboards fall away from attention. This neat vanity table and vanity chair are neutral so as not to overcomplicate an already stacked scheme.
Use decorative layering. An spectacular round hanging mirror is suspended in front of stunning boiserie and a floral art print for a chic layered look. A metallic modern makeup vanity is matched by a coral dressing chair with golden legs.
Illuminate your best features. Colorful glass vases paint this bathroom makeup vanity in luminous shades of green and blue. The Bellini style chair is an good choice for a humid bathroom space as it is essentially a modern outdoor chair, so there’s no cushioned upholstery to get damp and harbour mildew from the steam.
Play up your best assets. We all know that natural light helps in applying the right coverage of daytime makeup, so if you have space by a window, use it. You should try not to block too much of your glorious sunlight from the rest of the room though. This slimline console lets the light and the view flow on by.
Create a glamorous vista. This white makeup vanity set is backed by a floor to ceiling mirror that’s nestled between two closets. The designer table lamp you see here is the Flos IC T2 table lamp, which sets the dressing nook aglow even when the overhead modern chandelier is switched off.
Create one cohesive dressing environment. To incorporate a makeup station into a sleek dressing room, keep furniture in a matching style. This freestanding modern white vanity table has a similar style to the rest of the open fronted closet furniture, to create an easy flow. The chamois stool links with the colour of adjacent shelving.
Create your own wall space. A small dividing wall is all that’s needed to anchor a fully fledged makeup vanity with lights to boot. A mirrored wall sconce at each side gives this narrow new wall an established look. Note the mirrored edging down the sides of the volume too, for that extra flash of luxury.
Designer: 閤里居 Interior design
Showcase favourite accessories every single day. This recessed shelving unit and necklace display bust allow treasured items to be enjoyed day-in day-out.
Light up a shady makeup vanity table with lighted mirror designs. This one is tucked behind the window drapes but you wouldn’t notice its shady disposition thanks to the bright lights of a theatrical mirror. You can get a similar round hollywood style makeup vanity light on Amazon.
Install more lighting options than you think you will need. In dressing areas, we always seem to need more illumination. This bedside swing arm wall lamp could double as extra task lighting over the tabletop.