If you’re looking for creative dressing table design ideas, why not go in for a little colour?
Dressing tables. Are they superfluous to the bedroom interior design or an essential part of it? I would say, for most people, they lie somewhere between the two – an element of bedroom design that makes daily living easier and adds to the style of the room. Personally, I find it essential not only as a physical element but also as an emotional layer. It’s my space for my 10-minute morning ritual of getting ready where I’m not just preparing my face but my mind for the day as well.
Now whether you look at a dressing table being a vital part of your wardrobe design or not, it definitely adds to the space. It’s one consolidated space to get ready, it adds storage, it elevates the décor and mirrors make a room appear bigger. However, not all of us are fortunate enough to have sprawling walk-in wardrobes with space for a dressing table. In a small room where other bedroom elements are already fighting for floor space, it can be difficult to add a dressing table. The style, design and colour are Important features to keep in mind the make the dressing table a functional and aesthetic part of the room. Read on for dressing table colour inspiration to fit different décor, styles and bedroom sizes.
Soft white and warm wood is such a classic combination that is timeless. For a dressing table, white colour works really well. It is also really versatile in the sense that it excels in any décor style. It would seamlessly fit into a variety of styles from vintage or Boho chic to modern or minimal. It’s also a great combination for smaller spaces though it works equally well in a large bedroom. If you like the idea of a plain white, try a dressing table in cream colour rather than a bright white which might appear too stark or cold.
Styling tip: Don’t place too many items or bottles on top of your dressing table; it will make your room look cluttered. Style the top with a few design elements (as seen in the image) and make sure it has enough storage to conceal your everyday items.
Shades of grey are a great way to add a little visual interest to a pared back design. The grey colour range can create either a neutral backdrop or add the drama to the bedroom design. From pale grey to charcoal, greys also pair well with gone-toned metallic accents, so you can really up the ante with a grey colour dressing table.
Design tip: Grey can appear cool toned or warm toned, so keep that in mind when choosing the right shade of grey for your dressing table according to your bedroom colour palette. The key is to match the undertone. Warm greys work well with colours like taupe, blush pink, soft yellow and burnt orange. Cool greys with a blue undertone work well with deep shades of blue, cool-toned greens, dusty lavender and bright pinks as seen in the image.
Just like a white colour dressing table, a solid wood dressing table is timeless and versatile. Consider a natural wood finish with the knots and grains adding to the beauty of the piece for a rustic look. The deeper colours of walnut, mahogany and teak wood work well with more traditional or vintage décor while oak, pine and beech wood add a lightness to modern or minimal décor.
Design tip: larger mirrors reflect more light into the room make it feel airy and appear bigger. However, the size of your mirror should be proportionate to the dressing table otherwise the visual will be disjointed.
Get the Barbie’s Dream House image out of your mind – we’re talking about adding pink to your dressing table in a more contemporary way. The dressing table in this image is a great example of mixing materials, colours and textures to create a beautiful and interesting piece of furniture. The dressing table pink colour accentuates the overall piece. You could also try a muted pink like a dusty blush pink – in a glossy finish to add a little vintage romance to your décor.
Design tip: Matte black or brass hardware work well with soft and muted shades of pink.
This dressing table colour and design is pure edgy sophistication paired with dull bronze accessories, a unique light fixture and textured wallpaper. Bringing black into the bedroom or wardrobe might feel overwhelming but with the correct lighting, it can transform the space. You could also go in for black furniture set against soft white walls for a more classic contrast and soften the palette with linens in muted shades.
Design tip: With black, consider a matte or satin finish. A high gloss finish might be too jarring in the space.
Metallic coloured dressing tables might not be everyone’s cup of tea but it when executed well it can turn your bedroom or walk-in wardrobe into an elegant and royal space. Silver or gold could work in smaller bedrooms but this might be more suited to larger spaces. The colour scheme in this image works very well as a soft background to the silver mirror, dressing table and stool.
Style tip: If you really want to up the ante with a maximal style, try dull gold paired with a colour palette of jewel tones.
When choosing a coloured dressing table, the first thing you need to decided is whether you want the dressing table to be an accent or blend into the surrounding palette. Neutral colours like soft whites, pale greys, taupe and beige can seamlessly blend into a variety of colour palettes and décor styles. You can create a stronger visual with colours like black, pink, deep blue, emerald green and metallics. These will turn your dressing table into the focal point of the room.
That really depends on the material and finish of your old dressing table but for the most part - yes. Natural and engineered wood can be painted with the appropriate primers and wood paints. However, the surface prep will differ considerably depending on the material and the condition of the old dressing table. A DIY option here might be to use high-quality and easy-to-clean wallpaper to cover the dressing table and give it new life.
Chalk paint can be used on a variety of surfaces so I can be the perfect DIY makeover for your dressing table. It dries into a soft matte finish and can even be used to create a rustic, distressed finish.
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