1. CREATE A FLOATING VANITY IN A NICHE
Put an awkward corner or an alcove to use with a contemporary vanity design. All you need is a built-in drawer that is high enough that you can fit a stool or a chair under it, a large mirror above, and a wall light. Want to give this space a more decorated look? Perhaps add a few bedroom wall art here, with paintings, wall plates and more.
2. MAKE IT MULTIFUNCTIONAL
Have a small bedroom layout and don't have space to add an extra vanity? Make a piece work double time by having it be multifunctional furniture. 'We love to select bold, yet functional pieces,' says Jessica Lagrange, founder and principal of Jessica Lagrange Interiors. 'This desk acts as a bedside table, a small vanity, and a place to send some final emails before bed. The ottoman can be easily tucked away when not in use for space optimization.'
3. PAY ATTENTION TO THE LIGHTING
Of course, the most essential element of a good, effective vanity is a mirror, and the way it is lit up. One way to create a Hollywood glam effect is with large bulbs that fit all around the mirror. These dimmable vanity lights can be easily mounted to the wall to create an authentic, makeup room effect. The other way is with LED lighting.
4. HIDE THE VANITY INSIDE A CABINET
Don't want to compromise on the circulation or walking space in your master bedroom? Have limited square footage? Or simply do not want you beauty products out on display? Consider hiding your vanity inside your bedroom wardrobe.
5. ADD SOME JOY WITH A FLASH OF COLOR
To make a makeup vanity a fun detail of your space, consider how you can use color. A simple paint idea could turn a vanity corner into a design detail for your bedroom, while also helping zoning your get-ready space. Consider, also, the most flattering paint colors around this area - avoid greens and yellows that can cast a strange reflection on your skin tone.
6. MAKE IT WORK AS A WORKSPACE, TOO
In this small bedroom, a vanity was added into the walkway entrance, squeezing the most out of this tiny space. With a stool that pushes under the console, there's plenty of room to traverse the room, while also allowing a generously sized vanity to sit at.
7. CONVERT A DRESSER INTO A VANITY AREA
Another way is by converting the good ol' dresser into a vanity. Simply hang a bedroom mirror above, bring in a light ottoman (that can be moved around in the room), and consider adding a wall sconce or a pendant light by the storage piece. Divide the drawers and store clothes, accessories and make up essentials.
8. CHOOSE A COMPACT UNIT IN A SMALL BEDROOM
If you do love the idea of a special vanity dresser and mirror placed proudly in your bedroom, then consider a compact unit with delicate curves, in a soft, calming hue that adds to the colorful bedroom scheme. Place this in a corner of your room to add to the room's look.
WHAT CAN I USE INSTEAD OF A VANITY TABLE?
When it comes to vanity ideas, you don't have to feel restricted by a conventional vanity dressing table and chair. You can choose to use multipurpose items and make this a multiuse space.