Everyone likes to look great and dress up well. We all spend hours in front of the mirror primping ourselves. And it would only be more of an incentive to do so, if we actually made up our vanity areas as well. Using the right table and the right accessories to do up your dressing area is important.
From an antique look that is reminiscent of the sixteenth century to a trip to the future, there is no limit to how you can experiment with the look for your dressing area. Here are some ideas that you can try out.
Ideas for Vanity Tables
Try to keep the vanity table near an electric outlet so that lighting does not become a problem. The accessories that you use for the vanity area and how you place them will depend on your design idea and how you want to decorate the space. In this section, we give you a few vanity table ideas that you can use in your room.
From the Movies
What is your earliest memory of a fancy vanity table? For most of us, it would be the dressing room of a movie star as shown in a television show or a movie. You could easily use the same idea for your own dressing table.
The focus of the vanity area would very obviously be the mirror. Ensure that the mirror you use is an over sized square or rectangular mirror that is bordered by tungsten bulbs that can be lit to give it a starry appeal.
The main area where you keep those things that you use the most can be a glass top. For storage underneath this glass top, get your neighborhood handyman to create drawers made of dark wood with frosted glass drawers that open out. For the inner diva in you, nothing can be more appealing.
Next, you need to rummage out a chest of drawers that enhances the beauty of the mirror. You would do well to look for the same at a flea market or a furniture shop that houses antique furniture.
To the Future
You have absolutely no love lost for a look that is centuries old and would rather go with something that pushes the boundaries and allows you to give your house a modernistic feel. Well, a vanity area that breaks the traditional molds maybe your answer.
Now to the side, either in a straight vertical line or in an opposing forces manner, get your drawers fixed. Let the drawers be made of glass completely. The problem with such a decor can be the amount of care that needs to be taken of it, and the elaborate cleaning rituals that you would be sure to undertake.
For the Theme
If every room in your house is based on a specific theme, then you will need to ensure that your vanity area matches the theme of the room.
If the dressing table is for your daughter's room, whose theme is the Harry Potter series, then a great dressing table idea would be to use a giant cauldron as the base for the table and placing an unbreakable clear polymer top on it. Place a vanity mirror on stand on it and use tiny carved wooden boxes to keep her trinkets in place.
If your room is themed after a Moroccan design, then use an intricately carved wooden framed mirror with a matching drawer space. Ensure that the wall behind the vanity area is done up in bright colors that match the theme of the room.
While the vanity table ideas given here are mostly for the bedrooms, you could as easily use these ideas as bathroom vanity ideas. Of course, you will need to modify the ideas slightly to allow for sink space and other things that are essential in the bathing area.
Vanity tables and dressing areas, if done up well, can be the talking point of the entire room. Use the ideas given here to create a space that you will truly love.