The dressing table; it’s your little sanctuary, a dreamy space, a place for all the things you love and need day in, day out. Your dressing table should work harmoniously with you. From morning make-up to evening skincare wind-down. Having a dedicated area in your bedroom makes getting ready and going to bed a pleasure.
Whatever size room you have, there’s nearly always room for a dressing table. Going bespoke and creating a truly personalised fitted dressing table is a great option if you have awkward spaces such as a bay window or a corner area that could be utilised. It also gives you the choice to match to your other furniture in the room. Or if you like to mix and match your pieces, go for something different and then bring it all together with little details like handles.
Storage, the magic word. Having enough storage space within your dressing table is key to its functionality, saving you time and keeping your bedroom clutter-free. It gives you a place to keep all your products and bits and bobs organised while still looking lovely. It really does make getting ready a pleasure. If you have lots of jewellery, consider a jewellery tray. The jewellery tray will sit snugly in your dresser drawers, the compartments will keep all your precious items organised, so you’ll never have to look for the other earring again or detangle your necklaces.
If you have a lot of beauty products, a built in glamour unit is ideal for keeping your products organised and accessible. Having a dedicated cosmetic unit also means you can see everything at a glance and actually use all your beauty buys. It will make getting ready a simple and speedy process, while leaving your table top uncluttered for your accessories – more on that later.
It’s a good question. While some dressing tables come with a mirror stand, others don’t and you have to purchase a mirror separately to hang on your wall above the dressing table. One of the main uses of a dressing table is getting ready; mirror intensive activities, like putting on your make-up, doing your hair - so the mirror has to suit you. There are benefits to both types of mirrors. While a mirror stand gives you flexibility to move it closer and tilt, should you be applying make-up, the fixed mirror can create a real statement and you can have any size you like.