You look good. You feel good. Now, you just need a space of your own where you can perfect your winning formula on a regular basis. You, my friend, are in need in of a vanity room.
Whether it’s putting together a great outfit for work or Instagram, you need a place to get glammed up. It can’t be any old space, either. You need to put your best foot forward and build a space that looks as good as you. Don’t settle for a little plain table in a corner and call it day. This should be your happy place.
And listen, you don’t have to be an A-list celebrity to have a vanity room like one. By following some simple steps and focusing on some crucial details, your vanity room can pop. Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw or Barney Stinson and strap in because we’ve got some ideas we want to bring to your table.
Vanity Needs Space
If you’re making a commitment to build a vanity room in your home, you need to find the right place in your home.
Of course, if you live in a bigger house with multiple rooms, this becomes a little easier. All you have to do is pick a room and voila. That said, just because you live in a condo or apartment doesn’t mean you can’t pull it off either — all you need is a little more creativity and patience.
If you live in a two-bedroom condo, for example, and don’t have space for a full-time vanity room then use convertible furniture pieces. One room could be a home office by day and vanity room by morning and evening. It could even be split down the middle with only part of the room dedicated to being a vanity room.
Head over to some furniture stores and furniture liquidators to get some great ideas for convertible furniture that can double up in functionality.
Bright and Beautiful
The last thing you want from a vanity room is to walk in and feel like you're in Dracula’s lair. We’re not saying you can’t go with that as a style choice, but make sure you’re able to see.
Every good vanity room starts with good lighting. Whether it’s the actual light bulbs you've installed in your room or additional LED lighting on a mirror, you need to make sure you’re addressing the brightness of your space.
Not only is this important from a practical perspective (you can't get ready in the dark!), but it can also make the space feel bigger than it is. Soft tones are great colour choices to go with. Think white, lighter shades of pink or purple — colours that really make the space feel more open.
Account For Seating
Good seating is an absolute must for any vanity room. Whether you want a glamorous throne or a simple stool, hit up a few furniture stores and liquidators to find some options.
Since you’re probably going to be spending a significant amount of time in your vanity room, comfort is important. Obviously, that means different things to different people, but seek out a seat that’s right for you. Maybe you want a more firm option with good support or you’re all about that soft plushy seating. There’s no wrong answer here, it’s all about personal preference for comfort and style.
We’ve got some great vanity room staples if you’re on the hunt. Stop by one of our three great Vancouver Island showrooms to get some ideas in person or check out our website. We carry a number of great products from brands like Ashley Furniture. We won’t be undersold!