For some, putting on makeup in the morning is a quick affair. It’s a swipe of concealer here and, maybe, some mascara there. For others, the process of putting on makeup can take hours.
The reason why some people take longer than others varies- some people are just too busy to spend a lot of time getting their highlight perfect, while others are willing to wake up hours in advance. No matter how you get ready, you should have a place set aside to make the process as fun as it can be. Creating your own beauty vanity is the way to go!
Vanities are often thought to be luxurious expenses that are meant for only the most hardcore makeup lovers. However, they can be for anyone that’s needs a space dedicated to their makeup routine. The following are tips on how you can build your own beauty vanity, no matter your budget.
1. Put It in A Corner
The corners of many rooms go unused, gathering dust and dirt. By placing your vanity in the corner of a room, you optimize the space you have and also place a limit on the size of vanity you’re willing to get. Buy or build a corner desk unit, find a comfy chair, add a mirror and a few shelves for your products, and you’ll have your own petite vanity. Using a desk and shelves will allow you to store your makeup in the same area as the vanity so that it doesn’t take up space in the bathroom.
2. Get The Right Mirror for An Affordable Price
Having a vanity can bring a timeless and elegant esscence into any bedroom – but you’re going to need a stellar mirror to make it right. However, you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars. Finding a cheap vanity mirror can really bring down the overall cost of creating your beauty spot. If you’re worried about the quality of the budget-friendly mirrors, you can rest easy knowing that there’s a range of affordable, highly-quality options online.
3. Repurpose Furniture
You can even create a vanity out of old furniture in your home. Here’s how:
- A dresser can make a perfect storage area and working surface for your beauty workstation. The multiple drawers can allow you to store larger makeup products, like eyeshadow palettes.
- Paint the dresser a color that matches your personality. You can use a kitchen stool or old comfy chair to use as your seat.
- Add a new layer of paint and reupholster the piece of furniture to really transform the space into what you want.
- Install some geometric shelves and extra storage to add the finishing touches to your vanity.
4. Fit It to The Size of Your Collection
Creating a grand vanity can be a tempting project. However, it’s important to ensure that you fit your beauty space to the size of your collection, with a tiny bit of extra room to grow. The minimum you need is:
- One shelf
- One hanging mirror
- Just one chair
As you get more into decorating the space over time, you can add more shelves and storage space.
The Bottom Line
You don’t need hundreds of dollars to drop at a home decor store to get the vanity you’ve always dreamed of. You can create a vanity that feels luxurious at a low cost that’s worthy of anyone. With furniture from around the house, some creativity, and elbow grease, you’ll have a beautiful vanity space that will make your makeup routine way more glamorous everyday.