Makeup vanity ideas – 10 looks for a beautiful and ordered space

1. Invest In A Freestanding Design

Not only is a freestanding makeup vanity more affordable than a traditionally fitted one, but it's also an easy way to update an existing dressing room.

2. Ensure Your Make Up Vanity Has Good Storage

'As bedrooms get smaller the traditional vanity with its trio of mirrors has become something of a luxury,' says Simon Temprell, interior design manager at Neptune.

3. Fit A Vanity Into A Custom Closet

Integrating a bedroom vanity into your fitted closet offers a practical, space-saving solution compared to a freestanding vanity. When considering a bespoke fitted vanity, give thought to any design features you may want to include, such as mirrors, lighting, and plug sockets. The importance of lighting is often overlooked, but with dark winter mornings looming it is an important consideration in the design of your vanity.

4. Consider A Dedicated Make Up Vanity In An Alcove

If you don't have the space in your bedroom for a makeup vanity consider making the most of an alcove in a bathroom instead: says Lucy

5. Opt For A Small But Perfectly Formed Design

Small room ideas may be limited in size but they can be big on style. 'Tucked neatly within the custom cabinetry of this walk-in closet are a small mirror and shelf space with spot lighting, making a compact vanity unit space that is discreet and convenient,' says Katie Lion, senior interior designer at Kitesgrove.

6. Consider Practical Lighting In The First Instance

'It is very important to think about lighting and light-reflecting surfaces to make a windowless or smaller room come to life, making it a beautiful place to spend time in, says Philipp Nagel, director at Neatsmith, on lighting a make-vanity. 'Including warm recessed LEDs, mirrored door designs and decorative glass finishes help to maximize light and a sense of space within a dressing room, or walk-in closet.'

7. Combine Your Makeup Vanity With A Basin

'When our client asked for the perfect makeup vanity, we knew we needed more than just a sitting area,' says Lindye Galloway, founder, and chief creative officer of Lindye Galloway Studio + Shop. 'This bathroom vanity features a LED mirror that is built into the bigger mirror for perfect makeup application.'

8. Invest In The Largest You Can Afford

Good storage ideas are essential to making your makeup vanity ideas work for you, so it pays to find an efficient and stylish design that caters to your every need

9. When Space Is Tight, Use Shelving For Your Make-Up

'I am always looking for ways to add storage in bathrooms, whether it is through smaller niches next to a vanity or larger built-in shelves,' says Emily Ruff

10. Opt For Split Level Designs

This vanity keeps the room feeling bright but grounds the space with black accents, founder and chief creative officer of Lindye Galloway Studio + Shop. 'We created two scenes in one with this design. We have the sink side with a more simple design that then allows the mirror on the makeup side to be a pattern moment that fits seamlessly into the space and highlights the feminine makeup vanity. We created a convenient and inspiring spot for our client to get ready!' says Lindye Galloway.'

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