How to Design the Perfect Makeup Vanity at Home

Vanity Design via Rachel Parcell

Is there anything more glamorous than getting ready for the day or evening at a gorgeous makeup vanity? If you’re lucky enough to have the space at home, then having a separate area to keep your makeup and skincare essentials is a very smart idea. It will help you stay organized while you have a bit of fun getting ready with makeup, fragrance, and other beauty essentials.

Let’s take a peek at some makeup vanities that are great additions to any home.

Types of Makeup Vanities

There are a few types of makeup vanities found in residential homes. You can either build a vanity into an empty corner or area of the bathroom, or you can purchase a freestanding one and place it anywhere. Here is an example of a built-in makeup vanity installed in the bathroom:

You could hang a mirror on the wall behind the vanity, or you can purchase a desktop vanity. It’s a good idea to have a quality magnification mirror if you plan on doing your makeup there.

Where to Put a Makeup Vanity

The most popular rooms to keep a makeup vanity are the bedroom and bathroom. Within those rooms, you may want to place your makeup vanity in front of a window that gets lots of natural light. This will allow you to clearly see your face in the mirror as you primp.

Be sure to decide on where you’d like to place your vanity so you can measure the space and choose an appropriately sized piece of furniture.

What to Keep Inside a Makeup Vanity

You should keep anything related to your daily self-care in your makeup vanity. From products to electronics, there are probably quite a few things you can store inside! We even created a list of vanity essentials for you.

  • Makeup
  • Skincare Products
  • Lotions
  • Fragrance
  • Blow Dryer
  • Hair Straightener or Curler
  • Haircare Products
  • Comb and Brush

Here are a few highly-rated makeup vanities with lighting and storage options:


How to Organize a Makeup Vanity

If your vanity has lower drawers, then you can hide away the smaller products and reduce clutter on the top of your vanity. If it doesn’t offer much storage, then you may wish to purchase some organizational products for the top surface of the vanity.

What is the Difference Between a Bathroom Vanity and a Makeup Vanity?

In terms of furniture, vanity is a word that has two different meanings. A bathroom vanity is a combination cabinet and sink which serves as a station for hand-washing and toiletry storage. You can store cleaning supplies and toilet paper in the cabinets of a standard bathroom vanity. You can wash your hands and even do your makeup as most bathroom vanities have a mirror on the upper portion.

On the other hand, a makeup vanity, as we’ve shared above, is strictly for doing makeup, hair, and skincare. It typically doesn’t have water piping, and there could be a mirror attached or not.

I hope this article gave you a good overview of this amazing piece of furniture. If you’re a woman who enjoys makeup and hair care, then a quality makeup vanity is a must for you!


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