I have always appreciated a beautiful makeup vanity. When I was a little girl, I loved to play with my mom’s makeup at her vanity and I couldn’t wait to have my own someday. There is something uniquely personal about this space. I believe it should be a spot that inspires you and makes you feel beautiful as soon as you sit down. A makeup vanity is a fun space to decorate because it really doesn’t take much to make it look pretty. It’s all about choosing elements that make you feel good. It can be as simple or elaborate as you please. I felt like a kid in a candy store looking through photos for this post, so I hope you enjoy these ideas for giving your own makeup vanity some personality.
Styling A Makeup Vanity
1 A pretty tray is a perfect balance of style and functionality for a vanity. It keeps everything you need in one confined space. You can find trays like this one at antique and thrift stores. With a little spray paint, you can make an old one new again.
2 This designer thought outside the box by mounting a large, full-length mirror to the wall and placing the vanity against it. The mirror makes a grand and glamorous statement.
3 To fit a makeup vanity into a small bedroom, place it next to the bed to do double duty as a nightstand. Keep it simple with a mirror, a lamp or two, and minimal accessories on the surface. A drawer can hide all your makeup.
4 Place necessities like cotton swabs and cotton balls in apothecary jars for a more stylish look. Another cute idea is to place some flowers (real or silk) in a unique jar you’ve cleaned out that was used for powder, lotion, etc.
5 Small bowls are perfect for catching daily jewelry on your makeup vanity. It also makes it easy to keep pieces separated by style or type for easy application.
6 Art isn’t just for the walls. Add some flair to your vanity by leaning a favorite piece of framed art against the wall that will inspire you every time you get ready to go out.
7 Here’s a super clever DIY idea from a blogger that allows you to see all your makeup without losing any counter space. A glass top is situated above an alcove where containers organize the makeup and easily slide out. A pretty tray holds perfume and other products, while shelves for nail polish make great use of the wall space. See the tutorial at the link below.
Tutorial:Liz Marie Blog
8 Infuse color into your vanity with a colorful chair or bench. To cover the open space under the vanity, this designer created a fabric curtain in a colorful pattern that accents the bench but still leaves room for your legs while putting on makeup.
9 If you need a lot of extra storage and have a wall to commit to it, a perfect spot for a vanity is between two cabinets. You get plenty of space to store clothes, shoes, and accessories, as well as a nook for your makeup.
10Some of the most interesting, chic makeup vanities are those displaying unique pieces collected by the owner. It’s a great spot to display your personality and the things that inspire you.
The most important part of putting together a beautiful makeup vanity is choosing decor you love that will make you feel good every day.