Before you start looking at makeup vanities, decide first on how you will mostly be using it. Are you looking for a classic model with loads of space for perfumes and cosmetics? Do you want a lot of space to store items neatly tucked away? Or is your vanity table likely to be more for show or used mainly as a mirror?
Here are the main types you will need to consider.
A dream for most little girls that grows with us into adulthood, the classic makeup vanity has plenty of space, a huge mirror and ample drawers and shelves.
A little like those big white wedding dresses, while classic vanities have a lot of allure and charm, they are not always suitable for everyone's style.
Ideal if you want a traditional, very feminine look and you have plenty of space, classic vanities are less suited to smaller bedrooms and modern or minimalist styles.
For fuss-free looks opt for a flip-up makeup vanity. Great if you don't want your makeup and perfume on show but need it all to be ready in the blink of an eye.
Opt for a flip up vanity and you simply lift up the mirror to reveal a concealed storage space under the lid - and voila, you've got all your essentials to hand.
Great for minimalist or modern homes, flip-up makeup vanities feature clean lines and clutter-free designs. They are available in a range of sizes, so you can save space with more compact versions.
As they also double-up as a handy writing desk when closed, flip-up vanities are the most practical option.
Short on space? Check out wall-mounted makeup vanities.
As they attach directly onto your wall, they save you space. They tend to be shallower than many traditional models for this very reason. You can also store items under them when not in use.
Wall-mounted makeup vanities come in a wide range of designs, so whatever your style, you're sure to find one to suit your home.
As their leg-free design contrasts with traditional models they tend to work best in a modern, contemporary setting, even when traditionally styled, providing an excellent focal point.
Not sure if you've got enough space to accommodate a makeup vanity? Think again. A corner makeup vanity is an ingenious space-saving solution.
Its three-pointed design means it takes up next to no floor space and most models have built-in storage space so you can really make the most of having a dedicated space to get ready and organize all of your beauty products and accessories.