VANITY ROOM INSPIRATION & SOLUTIONS FOR A BEAUTY AREA WHEN YOU HAVE NO SPACE

 

I've always wanted to dedicate an entire room in the house to a vanity area/ beauty space, and although I've now got an extra room which would allow me to make this happen, I decided to incorporate my beauty set up into the bedroom instead so that I could use the room for a home office/ creativity room (pending). 

But for those of you, who like me, want a vanity area but don't have the luxury of an extra room, I've included some of my favourite space saving designs below to help you achieve this on a (space) budget.

 

MY TOP 10 VANITY ROOM/ SPACE DESIGNS 


So kicking off my top ten vanity set ups (which by the way are not in order) is this super sleek design captured by Cara Loren, featuring  a built in mirror and surface/ drawer space, making this a space saving delight. 

I love the fact that there is a home for everything here via the drawers and also really like the minimal look as many vanity units can end up looking quite cluttered (pretty much like mine- which I will post once I've ordered some new makeup storage as I can do a before and after).

 
 Image via  Cara Loren

Image via Cara Loren

Prefer a unit with a built in mirror? You're in luck! I've featured a similar one from Ikea below, and is only £65! 

 Brimnes dressing table £65

Brimnes dressing table £65

If there's one thing that I'm a sucker for when it comes to my dressing table, it's a large, crisp clear mirror (and boy do I love those Hollywood lights). A premium Hollywood mirror is going to set you back a couple £££, but the truth is, the justification is in the selfie! Wait, let me try to make sense here. Ever tried to get ready for a night out in the dark? Or worse, when you turn on the mains light and have this whole orange/ yellow lighting? Like, you can't even imagine what ones foundation looks like when they step outside the house if they don't have a ring light or one of these mirrors.

Anyway, my point is that these lights show up every little detail in a similar way to that of daylight (sometimes even better, but who am I to diss the natural light of the sun). Not sure what I mean? Just take a look at this beaut of a mirror below.

 

 Ikea vanity solution using the Malm table via Forever Amber

Ikea vanity solution using the Malm table via Forever Amber

Like, I'd be waking up extra early to get ready to start my day if my beauty space looked like this... (or would I? not sure I could compromise on that good old drug called SLEEP). 

Amber created this setup using an Ikea Malm table, and given it's super thin design I'd say it's the perfect solution for us space savers across the globe.

This is the Malm table that Amber used for her vanity area:
 

    MALM Dressing table | £80 Available in 4 different finishes

 

MALM Dressing table | £80
Available in 4 different finishes

So what happens when the only available space you have is in the corner of a room? We'd better give up hope right?
 

Incorrect!
 

There are loads of quick fix remedies for this, and some of them involve bespoke design. Yep, and they don't have to be as expensive as you think. 

You will not believe the amount of ready-made corner/ triangular dressing tables that are on the market. What's more interesting is that there are just as many design services out there willing to make a complete bespoke design for you, and sometimes for the same price (or less) than some of those you'd purchase in standard. 

A good example of this is the shot below which was designed and captured by Jarrods Staircases for one of their clients. Fitted Furniture is just a slice of their overall offer and I'd say they're definitely worth checking out if you'd like something more to your needs.

 This triangular dressing table was designed to fit into a corner of the room that would've otherwise gone unused. Via Jarrods Staircases.

This triangular dressing table was designed to fit into a corner of the room that would've otherwise gone unused. Via Jarrods Staircases.

Want something more readily available? I've included three you may like below... and the best part? They're all under £88!!!!

As someone who likes to advocate for everything having their place in the home, and saving space using various methods, I am really digging the whole 'build a vanity unit into an alcove' thing.  This next design does exactly that, and also has me reminiscing about how perfect this would've been for my old flat, where space certainly was no luxury.

Whilst I don't necessarily believe that only light interiors/ decor can open up a space, it definitely makes for a gorgeous aesthetic when incorporating dark accents. I love the way this style is clean and contemporary, but also comes through with some art deco inspired sconces on the wall. GORGE!

 Image credit: Paule M

Image credit: Paule M

A non- traditional lighting method for your beauty space, but one I absolutely love. Whilst my heart lies with the Hollywood lighting frames, I'm also quite won over by this alternative lighting, as you probably already know, I do have a thing for EXCLUSIVE designs/ products/ interiors. 

You can pick up some similar lighting for your walls from pretty much anywhere, but I like this gold x white finish by MW on Amazon:

The next design is pretty similar to one above, but it's a lot smaller in design and is also wall mounted so I thought it was worth sharing. This next design also features a DIY mosaic mirror and is linked, so for any other DIY freaks like me out there, I know you'll appreciate this. 

 Wall mounted vanity unit with DIY mirror a la  Simply Home

Wall mounted vanity unit with DIY mirror a la Simply Home

For all my US followers, If you follow me on instagram you'll have learned that I am slowly becoming more into the home collection by Urban Outfitters and you'll totes understand why when you check out their wire loop vanity set.

Again, I love to look at interiors across all dimensions, and this little set below has really opened my eyes as to why the boho chic trend exists. 

 Urban Outfitters'  Wire Loop Vanity , $159; photo via Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters' Wire Loop Vanity, $159; photo via Urban Outfitters

And speaking of boho... have you ever wondered what might happened when boho meets tropical? No me neither. But it just happened and I am still making up my mind about this look below.

 Love this tropical boho dressing table solution via Make it Boho.

Love this tropical boho dressing table solution via Make it Boho.

Hats off to the stylist here, because I never would've even imagined these pieces working well together...and I absolutely love the added authenticity of that chair. What I also noticed was the combinations of golds, brass and copper which still manage to work together, which depending on the other tones used in decorating/ styling, can often end up clashing.

For all the hand shaped chair lovers, I gotchu! See this super stylish (and also expensive) Om Mudra Chair by Rockett St George below.

Hand Chair Rockett St George

Om Mudra Hand Chair

£450

Again, if you follow me on insta you'll definitely recognise this next bad boy from one of my recent posts and instastories. 

Designed by Stacey Cohen and showcasing a mixture of spotted wallpaper and gold accessories galore, this has to be my favourite vanity room/ space of them all. Luxury at its damn finest boo boo!

 My favourite look so far is this beauty area design by  Stacey Cohen . Spotted wallpaper, gold accents and faux textures for the win!

My favourite look so far is this beauty area design by Stacey Cohen. Spotted wallpaper, gold accents and faux textures for the win!

I also came across this very glamorous set up which appears to be incorporated into bedroom design, which is something I also chose to do. I found this image on Pinterest and wasn't able to link it back to anyone, but this eye candy here makes me feel like it belonged to Marilyn Monroe (or realistically, her modern day version- whoever that is).

What makes me smile the most are the perfume bottles on the dressing table, as I have always been a fan of traditional/ vintage glass perfume bottles, especially if they have the fancy tassle puff spray thing.

 What a gorgeous glam set up! Love that fur stool too. Image via Pinterest

What a gorgeous glam set up! Love that fur stool too. Image via Pinterest

Obviously, I had to find some of the fancy pants perfume bottles in case you love them as much as I do! 

And the final design, which again, is not in any particular order, is Kelley Moore's shabby chic, vintage rustic dressing table. I guess this little setup holds some emotional value too as it really reminds me of the first ever dressing table I bought, which has recently been upgraded to my Zen Altar. 

Kelley's dressing table is very pretty and features a trio mirror which comes in handy when you need to see if your foundation actually matches your face and isn't a different shade to your neck LOL.

 Love this shot of Kelley Moore's vanity set up featured in the first part of her home tour over at  Coco & Kelley

Love this shot of Kelley Moore's vanity set up featured in the first part of her home tour over at Coco & Kelley

I bought a triple mirror from Argos a few years ago, which is no longer with me. But if I had to choose another shabby chic style mirror again, I'd chose something like this cutie:

 

 Ornate Grey Triple Dressing Table Vanity  Mirror - French  £64.95

Ornate Grey Triple Dressing Table Vanity

Mirror - French

£64.95

And there we have it! 10 of my favourite vanity room designs. But what I really want to know is, which is your favourite?

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