There’s nothing more feminine and luxurious than an entire room dedicated to beauty. ‘Beauty rooms’ have been largely invented by beauty Youtubers, and tend to be something that you won’t find in a regular household. But I say that if you have the space, you should definitely have one!
I love collecting makeup, and having a space where I can experiment with it and get all dressed up would be a total dream. Today’s post is a collection of images that inspire me to create a space for beauty, plus some organisation and display tips for makeup and cosmetics.
Most people won’t be able to have a dedicated space solely for makeup, so consider setting up a table in your wardrobe, bathroom, or bedroom. You can use something simple like an IKEA Lack table, or even use a dresser if you don’t mind not being able to tuck your legs under the surface. A vanity is definitely something that you should customise to your own tastes.
This is a really simple vanity without a lot of storage, but I love the glass top. Glass is so easy to clean when it comes to makeup spills. All you have to do is spritz on a bit of window cleaner and wipe it up. Plus, the wall itself is covered with glass panels, which will help make the room so much brighter, as well as give you a good surface for making sure you look fabulous.
For a smaller space and collection, this vanity table would be perfect. You can separate your makeup by type in the drawers, and keep your day to day stuff on trays on the surface. Flowers will help prettify the space, and a stable chair will reduce any accidental shaking when it comes to the perfect cat-eye.
This mini-vanity is actually installed in a walk-in wardrobe. My favorite part of it is the stacked mirrored boxes for storage. It definitely wouldn’t store much makeup, but it would be enough for a regular collection. The deep drawer would be perfect for storing hair tools, and I love the idea of having a vanity in your wardrobe to keep everything together.
I like a lot of surface space when it comes to work tables, so this is a bit claustrophobic for me. However, it’s great inspiration for if you’re dedicating a built-in wardrobe to your vanity space. This vanity area is so beautiful and chic, and I love the idea of having lights on either side of the table to help give you the best lighting. The stool has a lucite base, which will help reduce visual clutter.
This is the exact vanity set up that I want in my room. Two MALM dressers and a desk top make an easy and customisable vanity with tonnes of storage space. If you’re good with DIY, you can add in extra hidden drawers into each of the upper two drawers so that you can store extra stuff. Again, a lucite chair is a great addition so light will be able to flow easily, and your space won’t look cluttered.
Mason jars are perfect for storing your brushes and little tools. You can also use apothecary jars if you’re worried about dust or about pets chewing on your brushes. Glass jars are a great option for storing your tools, because you don’t have to open every single container to find what you need. They’re also very easy to clean, and look fantastic on your shelving or vanity.
A tiered serving tray creates vertical storage space, which means that you can store even more items without reducing the available space on your vanity. These are best for displaying perfumes or your cosmetics with the best packaging. Makeup itself can be decoration, and I love how this image uses lipsticks to display. You’ll never forget that you have something when it’s easy to see.
Acrylic drawers are very popular at the moment, and with good reason. You can see your products, and can sort them by type for easy access. I like to use these on top of vanities for my daily products, and for storing lipsticks and glosses. It’s also a good place to keep your new items, so that you remember to use them. I also love the trend of using empty candle jars for storing brushes. They look so chic, and are affordable due to their double use.
This is another example of a tiered tray, but this one could be put on a lazy susan base so that you can access all the sides in tight spaces. If you like minimal makeup, this would be a good solution for keeping your products on. You could also cover the whole thing with your nail polish collection.
I love pretty much everything about this image. The diffuser for a lovely scent, the mirrored tray to contain everything neatly, the apothecary jar for storage, and the faux-branch jewellery hanger. Vignettes will help keep your beauty space beautiful, and things like perfumes and jewellery look incredible when they’re displayed. You can easily change up the look by switching out your jewellery and accessory pieces for different colors or metals.
For extra cute decor, invest in beauty books and artwork, like these awesome prints from Lulu Simon Studio on Etsy. I love using touches of Chanel, YSL, and Tom Ford to inspire myself to be glamorous. Another thing I would love to have in a beauty room is a Hollywood inspired vanity mirror. There’s a really great DIY tutorial from My Cherry Style that I plan on doing in the future – it would look super awesome as a vanity mirror and as a full-length mirror.
Header image is the beauty room and home office of Youtuber Jaclyn Hill.