The genius of the vanity table is that it has a single, indulgent purpose: to provide you with a space dedicated to making yourself beautiful. It's a highly personal spot, which is why we get super territorial and outspoken when it comes to cultivating these primping stations. But, a good dressing table can be hard to come by, which is why we rounded up 12 of the best ones on the market right now.
While we prefer a piece that's specifically constructed to be a vanity, we do acknowledge that there aren't tons of them on the market, so you may need to hunt down a small desk to fashion into a primping station. That's exactly what interior designer and stylist Cate St. Hill did with this little number from West Elm.
There are no bells and whistles with this Ikea offering. But, it is extremely compact (studio apartment dwellers, are you listening?) and under $100.
"OOooooOOoooOOOooooOOOOOo" was the scientific term we used to describe this vanity handcrafted by Brooklyn-based furniture company, Volk. The design is making us think of the modern-minimalist vibe we're seeing a lot of in Italy.
The copper-hued finishings on this affordable Target vanity recall old fashioned steamer trunks — just the right amount of detail to make a plain piece feel special.
In the wrong context, this vanity could look like an '80s nightmare. But done the right way, and it could feel like a Danish-ish stroke of genius.
This is like the denim of vanities — you can wear it with anything and it'll work.
Hey, if you're going to have a vanity, you might as well embrace its Old Hollywood roots with a little gold glam.
Looking for something to complement your midcentury bedroom? This dressing table from Amazon is just the ticket.
Art deco is back. Embrace the style with Pier 1's vanity set (you buy the mirror and table separately), which feels like 1940s luxury without overdoing it.
There's nothing wrong with going all-out femme with your dressing table. Urban's wire loop vanity definitely fits that bill. It comes in copper or white, so pick whichever hue best suits your boudoir.
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