There’s something super luxurious about having a designated spot to sit down and do your makeup or morning routine. But if you’ve ever tried shopping for a makeup vanity table, you may have run into a few hiccups.
Sometimes the designs can look a bit outdated and rarely fit into a modern aesthetic. Other times, the prices can be less than wallet-friendly. Also, if your bedroom or beauty space is tight, that can be a major hinderance to finding a small-space friendly design. So we hunted down some makeup vanity sets that aren’t just beautiful, but also functional for anyone who needs a dedicated space for getting ready in the morning. Bonus: Some of these can even double as a suitable workspace or desk.
Here are our 9 favorite makeup vanity tables for a range of budgets and space needs.
Modern Makeup Vanity Tables
GreenForest Vanity Desk with Drawers
For a classically chic vanity, try this Amazon vanity desk that’s equal parts glam and classic. It’s the gold legs that really make the piece stand out. Though it’s great for a small space (it measures just under 40 inches wide), the vanity desk has a surprising amount of storage. Choose to tuck things away in the two deep drawers, but there are also three compartments on the actual desk. This is perfect for items you reach for more often or those pretty bottles of perfume you want to display.
Ivy Bronx Borach Vanity
This vanity from Wayfair is sure to make you feel like you have your personal salon tucked away in the nook of your bedroom. The two colorway options include black and white or gold and white, but it’s the functional design that’s truly stellar. The vanity includes a lighted mirror and several storage configurations to store products of all sizes. There’s even an attached holder on the side for a blow dryer. Also, unlike some vanities, this one comes with a matching stool.
YOURLITE Makeup Vanity Table Set
If your dressing space is pretty tight or has horrible lighting, then this vanity table set might be the perfect pick. It has a minimalist design, measures just 24 inches wide, and the solid wood base is sturdy. Also, the oval mirror has three light settings; cool white, warm white, and warm yellow, which you can easily adjust depending on the makeup look you’re going for.
Statement Knob Desk & Vanity
West Elm’s desk and vanity measures 39 inches, so the surface can easily transition from makeup space to workspace. Also, no more teeny tiny vanity mirrors over here. This one is just over 30 inches wide. The large drawer is suitable for a range of items, from your electronic chargers to makeup bag essentials. And that oversized knob pull is the perfect finishing touch.
Modern Makeup Vanity Desk
Bed Bath & Beyond
Those old Hollywood, glam style vanity desks can be pretty expensive, but this option from Bed Bath & Beyond is easy on the wallet and serves major style points. Gold accents are at the tips of the wooden legs, the trim of the tabletop, and the metal handles have a luxe look. Also, the vanity measures almost 50 inches wide, so this provides a large surface for someone who has the space to spare or who tends to have a sizable amount of products.
Harper & Bright Designs Makeup Vanity with Flip-Top
$343.65 (was $469.67)
Storage and even customizable compartments are what you’ll get with Harper & Bright Designs vanity. The two pull out drawers have deep compartments for any taller items you might want to store or stack away, but it’s the center compartment that also makes this a decor winner. Just lift up the center of the tabletop and it reveals an LED light mirror as well as additional storage. You can arrange the four boards in a bunch of different ways to fit your mood or beauty products.
Corrigan Studio Makeup Vanity Set
$529.99 (was $679.99)
This makeup vanity set comes with a stool and LED makeup mirror, but you also need to prepare yourself for the endless “where did you get that” questions. It’s not only the details (gold legs and curved design) but the extreme functionality. There’s deep storage compartments on both sides and the center has two stacked drawers. And while this vanity is packed with storage solutions, it’s also small-space friendly, measuring just 29 inches wide.
Headley Mid Century Modern Flip Top Vanity Set
Minimal, but classic is what you’ll get with this mid century modern vanity set. But of course classic doesn’t mean boring. The tapered legs and wood finish complement any existing walk in closet space or bedroom. The side drawers are deep and spacious enough to store away any overflow products, while the center tabletop can be lifted up to utilize the mirror or extra storage space. Also, the included stool is padded for extra comfort.
Lacquered Regency Makeup Vanity
$999.95 (was $1,598)
This Anthropologie makeup vanity is another option that can easily be used as a desk or vanity. There’s the brass legs and oversized lucite drawer pulls that make the neutral design pop. The 51-inch wide working space includes the two side compartments, but also a center space with dividers. One of the center compartments even has USB ports and outlets to charge your devices, whether that’s a work laptop or hair dryer.
A version of this story was first published on May 3, 2019 by Nancy Mitchell.