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Probably the most glamorous and stylish fixture in the bedroom is the dressing table. Not just restricted to a place for your daily beauty rituals, the vanity can also serve as a platform for playing up your room’s style.
But with the restricted floor space in a small bedroom, how does one factor in a dressing table, which can seem a little extravagant to have in a limited area? With these clever ideas, you can choose the right modern dressing table design for any small-space bedroom.
1. DESIGNS FOR DRESSING TABLES THAT BLEND INTO A SMALL BEDROOM’S INTERIORS
The first thing to think about when styling a small bedroom (or any small space for that matter) is using clever tips and tricks to visually make the room look bigger. A fail-proof idea is always creating a sense of uniformity with the materials and colour that are chosen for the décor. When they blend or pair well together, the resulting seamlessness will make the room look neater and more open. Similarly, a modern dressing table design follows a similar pattern or aesthetic as the rest of the room’s design palette. In this small bedroom interior, we see the same wood used across the bed, the wardrobe, the doors and ceiling beams, and even on the dressing table and chair.
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STYLE TIP: To liven up and open any space, a fresh vase of flowers or even a single stem of leaves always does the trick. This can also serve as an easy accent piece on a vanity or dressing table.
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2. A MULTI-FUNCTIONAL TABLE THAT CONVERTS INTO A VANITY
Another key trick for maximising space in a small bedroom interior is using furniture that serves multiple purposes. It could be an ottoman that also serves as a side table with ample storage under its seating or a table that doubles as a desk and vanity. While there are numerous multipurpose designs of dressing tables to choose from, we’re partial to this vanity’s fold-up mirror that can quietly be closed when not needed. The storage below for tucking away beauty products and supplies is a bonus!
3. ALL-WHITE MODERN DRESSING TABLE DESIGNS FOR BEDROOMS
If you have a small bedroom, avoid large, bulky in-built pieces of furniture that could look over bearing. Instead, simple straight-lined movable furniture not only makes a room feel more open, but gives you multiple choices for changing up the layout when required. For pairing everything easily, choose muted solid colours and finishes for each piece. An all-white desk or table can not only double as a modern dressing table design for a bedroom but also serve as a clear canvas for pairing other interesting and colourful objects on it.
INSIDER’S EYE: Create a theme or aesthetic on your dressing table’s countertop with the pieces you place on it. From fresh flowers for nature lovers to painting and prints for an art collector—your dresser can serve as a mantelpiece for your personal style.
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4. BUILD A DRESSING TABLE AS AN EXTENSION OF YOUR IN-BUILT WARDROBE
If you have in-built cupboards in the bedroom, chances are they are built within a niche in a wall. For uniformity, you can create space for a dresser or vanity at one end of your closet so that it’s neatly tucked away in the wall while also maintaining the room’s aesthetic. This is also a clever idea for anyone who has a niche or nook in a wall. Instead of letting this space go to waste, fit in a simple table with drawers and a small stool to create a modern dressing table design for the bedroom.
DIY HACK: Even if you don’t have a built-in closet, use one side of a cupboard to hang up a mirror and place a small chest of drawers beside it to create a DIY dressing table.
5. ADD A POP OF COLOUR TO THE BEDROOM WITH YOUR DRESSING TABLE’S CHAIR
Whether it’s a simple stool or an elaborate and plush armchair, your dressing table’s chair lends its style to your small bedroom’s interior. While the rest of your décor can be muted or pared down, you could experiment with a bit of maximalism on this piece of furniture. Since it’s moveable (and can be placed in other rooms when needed or if you ever tire of it) you could upholster it in fabrics with vibrant prints or a single bright jewel-toned colour to liven the décor.
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6. A NOOK IN THE BATHROOM CAN DOUBLE AS A SPACE FOR A VANITY
Most urban homes in India struggle with space in the bathroom. However, even if you find a nook or corner that’s not in use, you could create a dressing table in a pinch. By placing a mirror on the wall with a ledge below it, you can have your own vanity in a small-space bathroom design.
STYLE TIP: To jazz it up a bit, add some design details to the corners of the mirror. If you want to create a beach-inspired look, stick shells around the mirror’s edges; or paint the entire frame in your favourite colour.
7. WHAT TO DO WITH A VANTIY’S MIRROR WHEN NOT IN USE?
For those who follow the traditional Indian science of architecture called Vastu Shastra, placing a mirror in a bedroom can be slightly tricky. As a rule of thumb, you don’t want the mirror to be facing the bed in such a way where you can see your reflection while resting on it. This can serve as a challenge when designing a small bedroom interior. While a mirror is the most essential piece on a dressing table, how do you conceal it when not in use? A clever solution is a folding mirror that can be closed after use. Available in a range of different styles, this particular one with a marble base and metallic detailing pairs perfectly with the cane-front dresser it’s on.
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8. A CHEST OF DRAWERS CAN DOUBLE AS A MODERN DRESSING TABLE DESIGN
While the countertop of a chest of drawers serves as the perfect spot for placing a mirror, the drawers below create ample storage. This multitasking piece of furniture could also work as a bedside table in a small-space bedroom.
STYLE TIP: As tempting as it is to place all your beauty products on the dressing table’s countertop, it’s more stylish to store them away. Use the outside surface of your vanity to display décor objects, plants or art for a chicer look.
9. MATCH THE FRAME OF YOUR VANITY’S MIRROR TO IT’S CHAIR
To create even more uniformity, you can work in some intricate style detailing into your dressing table’s design. Since this set up isn’t very large in size, it’s décor won’t overpower the aesthetic of the room. We love how the tufted upholstery on this dressing table’s chair is used to frame its mirror. Not only does this create a unique spin on an often overlooked area, but also ends a subtle maximalist aesthetic to the entire bedroom.
PRO TIP: Want to add even more style elements to your dressing table? Swap out the table’s top with a high quality slab of Italian marble or solid wood.
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10. THE ART OF STYLING A CHIC DRESSING TABLE
Since the dressing table is a part of the bedroom, its designs and details lend its aesthetic to the space. So how does one choose the right vanity and style it so that it is an extension of their personality? As a starting point, look at the rest of the décor around you. If it’s for a small bedroom, choose elements that are minimal and airy. And don’t forget the wall around this dresser. To add a personal touch, use this space around and on the dressing table to hang frames or sentimental souvenirs.
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