Pinched spaces with a lack of storage have threatened to push bedroom vanities right out the door in favor of a chest of drawers or armoire that might make just the tiniest bit more efficient use of floor space. I’m all for organization and lots of storage EXCEPT when you are recommending that my most favorite piece of bedroom furniture be kicked to the curb.
What girl wouldn't sacrifice a drawer or two for the luxury of a pretty table with a cushioned stool and mirror where I can dawdle over jewelry selection and makeup application. The argument I hear is that bathroom vanities serve the same purpose as ones commonly used in girls' bedrooms but there is just no comparison when it comes to making a choice as to whether I would prefer standing in front of a mirror that I have to share with everybody in the house to having my own special vanity in the bedroom.
My favorite style would be the art deco vanity that you see in old black and white movies. I will never be a beautiful platinum blonde like Jean Harlow but thanks in part to my beautifully skirted bedroom vanity and tufted stool, the décor in my bedroom has the same elegance that I imagine hers might have had in the 1930s. All I need is a flowing silk dressing gown and the atmosphere will be just perfect. Would I trade all that for a plain, boring chest of drawers? Not on your life.
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR VANITY TABLE
Using all of the compartments is the the key to getting the most out of your vanity table. The storage areas on the sides can be used to organize everything from your flat iron to you’re your blow dryer and don’t forget the space under the seat cushion where you can stash your makeup case. Most antique vanities have special trays to hold a lady’s jewelry or a gentleman’s cufflinks.