16 Accessories Perfect for Your Vanity Table

mirror
credit: Slash Objects

"Vanity" might be a bit of a tough word to describe a piece of furniture, but we have absolutely nothing against curating a station devoted to one's personal primpage. It's actually one of our favorite things. After all, a vanity is personal and completely devoted to a certain "me time" you just don't get elsewhere. So, we're a bit obsessed with anything that makes a vanity (or fine, dressing table, if you must) look absolutely perfect. Check out these tabletop pieces to help you organize and decorate your beauty base:

hay bowls
credit: Huset

These bowls come in multiple sizes, so they're ideal for organizing bobby pins, hair ties, and jewelry. Plus, they're lidded, allowing you to stack them up for more room.

wood lipstick holder
credit: Etsy

Container Store, we love you. We really do. But we're still waiting for you to come out with makeup organizers that are a bit more design-driven. Until then, we'll be placing lipsticks and eyeliners in this wooden holder.

vintage vanity set
credit: Etsy

Part of the appeal of designing a vanity is giving it that touch of glam. This glass midcentury set can definitely accomplish that.

slash objects mirror
credit: Slash Objects

Brooklyn-based Slash Objects has figured out how to do some highly inventive things with materials like cement, recycled rubber, and brass. This tabletop mirror is hand-cast, and the glass is removable for when you need a closer look.

ikea green glass
credit: Ikea

Ikea's Intagande glasses just happen to be the perfect width and height for storing things in tubes: think mascaras, lipsticks, and the millions of Sephora samples you swear you'll use one day.

vintage mirror tray
credit: Etsy

If you can keep yourself neat and organized, we can't think of a prettier way to display jewelry than artfully placed on a mirrored tray.

aerin gold brush
credit: Net-a-Porter

Hairbrushes and tools are usually the pimples of a vanityscape, but Aerin's fancy gold-tone brush is something you wouldn't want to cover up.

jewelry stand
credit: Aha Life

Yamazaki's simple jewelry stand is the minimalist answer to your usual necklace tornado.

gold canisters
credit: CB2

Yes, CB2 does call these gold canisters "planters," but we'd absolutely use this set to organize brushes, cotton swabs, and...dunno...more brushes?

diana vreeland candle
credit: Neiman Marcus

A candle so pretty, it's almost too nice to burn? Go ahead — you can totally repurpose the glass later for hair ties.

Don't have a place for a vanity, but still want to devote a small corner to all your pretty things? Try this mirrored jewelry box to mimic the vibe.

antique bottles
credit: Etsy

Dang, these bottles are from the 1800s and embellished in 24 karat gold.

aerin peach comb
credit: Net-a-Porter

Aerin's large comb adds a pop of peach to your tabletop.

round hand mirror
credit: Anthropologie

A hand mirror may feel a bit old school, but this Anthropologie offering will work with your midcentury vibe.

black marble tray
credit: The Citizenry

Fair trade, and hand-carved by artisans in Puebla, Mexico, this black marble dish is deserving of your best jewelry.

For long foundation and powder brushes, we prefer Heath's hefty tumblers, which are great to have around regardless; when you decide to do a vanity makeover, these can become your morning coffee mugs.


Leonora Epstein

Leonora Epstein

Leonora Epstein is Hunker's Senior Director of Content. She has previously served as Executive Editor at HelloGiggles and as BuzzFeed's Deputy Editorial Director. She is the co-author of "X vs. Y: A Culture War, a Love Story" (Abrams, 2014).