From time immemorial dressing table has been an integral part of women’s beauty regime.
Twenty-first century working women have little time to go through elaborate makeup sessions. They cannot afford long hours to be spent sitting in front of the mirror and admiring their own beauty. But that does not lower the importance of dressing table in daily life.
Maybe you have inherited your grandmother’s Victorian dressing table or you proudly own a sleek and modern designed one but it is never only a furniture item to you.
Instead, this piece of furniture in your house is a part of the interior you hold close to your heart.
Here are the top 10 ways to beautify the dressing table which has so long helped you to make yourself look pretty and beautiful before you present yourself to the world.
1. Choose A Multitasking Makeup Vanity Table
Put smartness and affordability within the same bracket with the vanity table design. You can place the mirror as a lid of storage space in your dressing table.
According to interior designers and makeup artists, designing a dressing table like this gives a lot of room for storing cosmetics and other beauty products in an organized manner.
A touch of woven cane can do wonders here by making your dressing table aesthetic and bohemian at the same time. When the mirror is put down, it can be used as a writing desk as well!
2. Add More Mirrors
If your vanity table has a wall-mounted mirror, here is your chance to make it more beautiful. Add two side mirrors. In addition to style, sophistication will also be there to adorn your vanity desk. It helps you to get a full view of both sides of your face or torso while getting ready, especially for a party. Depending upon the size of your room and the mirror, you can add up to five storage drawers placed uniformly (one along with the center mirror and two each along with the side mirrors). Makeup items, lingerie, small pieces of everyday wear jewelry all can be stacked neatly.
3. Lit up the corner with light bulbs and glass tabletop
Put on light bulbs along the length and breadth of the mirror (on three sides). These bulbs must be strong light-emitting ones so that you can look at even the smallest flaw in your makeup and take care of it. Also, bulbs give off a Hollywood movie feeling as most professional makeup works are done this way. With glass tabletop, the makeup vanity gets a modern and uber look. Your lip colors and eyeliners are always in front of your eyes giving a dash of colors to the glass tabletop from within.
4. Add Some Rustic Yet Feminine Touches
Do you often feel that your vanity set is too heavy and decorative? You can replace the mirror only to set up a round mirror and change the legs of the dressing table into stiletto legs. Voila! Your antique dressing table is now a reflection of modern-day feminism that you represent and your room will look as if it is straight from the shooting floors of Hollywood.
5. Bring some freshness with flowers, glass jars, and colored beans
Beautiful decoration always comes with floral accessories. Put some glass jars and fresh flowers on your vanity desk and breathe some freshness in its look. In case of unavailability, go for artificial ones. You can use colored beans in the glass jar as the base of the artificial flowers. Flowers are sure to do wonders to your otherwise boring dressing table.
6. Beautify The Walls
Why leave the walls around your vanity set empty? Utilize the space and put up some exquisite samples of artistry. Famous paintings in elegantly classic frames can make both the mirror and the makeup vanity look more beautiful. But it is recommended that you don’t opt for this if you are living in a small house or a studio apartment because the room may look too clumsy.
7. Select The Color Carefully
Some of you may boast of the solid oak wood your vanity set is made of. But if it is not the case and you have to opt for something more suitable for both your living area and pocket, give attention to colors. Generally, colors add more vibrancy but for dressing tables, it is wise to choose basic colors like white, cream, or black. This gives off a smart and soothing feeling at the same time. Add a thing or two to bring contrast. For example, put a brightly colored perfume bottle on the vanity desk or keep bright gladiolus sticks in a black flower vase, etc.
8. Decorate Your Mirrors
This is especially important and easy for wall-mounted mirrors. For a round mirror, you can use wreath like accessories to up its oomph. The same can be applied to an oval mirror also. If your dressing table comes with a rectangular mirror, you can use frame-like accessories on all four sides or on diagonally opposite sides. This, in addition to beautifying your dressing table, will make the mirror look bigger.
9. Wooden Glamour
Do not make your vanity set only classic or only modern. Instead, give them a touch of both. Put up carved wooden items with your brass mirror and bring a romantic touch to the design. Choose a small but decorative wooden tray for placing one or two perfume bottles, hairbrushes, etc. This will come in handy and stylish together
10. Aroma Magic
Keep your olfactory sensations in mind. Place some aromatic candles on your vanity desk or opt for some incense sticks bearing the fragrance of jasmine, lotus or sakura. When you light the candles and they reflect on the mirror with a sweet floral smell enveloping you, you are sure to feel heavenly- not to mention the beauty of your beloved dressing table. You can place small pots of succulents also to give your vanity set a touch of green beauty.
Get Beauty, they say, is in the eyes of the beholder. You can mix and match various things and experiment with them. Try several options before you decide what makes your dressing table look best. This may sound gender-biased, but dressing table has always been intertwined with the lives of women greatly. Follow the trend but be a trendsetter with the above tips for at the end of the day, the mirror on the wall is after all, “for your eyes only.”