Here are some of the main features you'll need to consider when choosing your makeup vanity.
For traditionally styled, elegant bedrooms, you will want to make sure that your vanity comes complete with a matching stool.
This is also true for minimalist and modern looks where a seamless look is required.
For rustic, eclectic and shabby chic looks, you could select a different style stool, or one that simply takes your fancy for a mix and match approach.
If you purchase your stool and vanity table separately, be sure to measure up carefully. While most vanities are designed to accommodate a regular chair, you should measure the height of your vanity and allow 10-12" of space between the top of your stool and the bottom of the tabletop to allow for leg room.
The mirror is a key part of your vanity. Here are some of the different types you should consider.
Spinning - a traditional mirror spins, allowing you to angle it for greater precision when styling your hair or applying makeup. Some people prefer a large traditional mirror with embellishments for their looks and outfit viewing, then rely on other smaller versions for makeup.
Three-pane mirrors - a great choice to get views of your profile, three-pane mirrors are another classic choice but provide extra practicality for makeup and hairstyling.
Light-up mirrors - go for a practically lit mirror to help you get the little details just right or bring out your inner starlet and go for a retro vintage Hollywood look with lit-up bulbs around the frame.
If you have plenty of small beauty accessories or jewelry items, then a makeup vanity with drawers is a good choice.
Some versions have lined drawers for your valuables, others may have smaller mirror side drawers for small items and larger under top drawers for brushes, makeup, and hair accessories.
Shelves are a nice touch for showing off your pretty scent bottles or for keeping your frequent-use items to hand.
Just bear in mind that if you tend to have a lot of products that you don't really want on show then you'd be better off prioritizing a model with shelving or cabinets.
While traditional style, elegant makeup vanities don't feature cabinets, you will find some chunkier, rustic models that do. Cabinets are a good choice if you have a lot of beauty products and need extra storage.
Built-in power outlets
If you use a lot of different electrical beauty and styling appliances, you may like to look for a makeup vanity complete with built-in power outlets.
This makes switching over from your hairdryer to your straighteners a breeze, without having to reach down and behind or over to the nearest outlet.