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Makeup Vanity Ideas for small Spaces

Updated: Jan 13, 2020

Remember those days when all you needed was one drawer to fit your everyday makeup. With the beauty industry booming, it's safe to say those days are a long time gone. Makeup became a big part of our daily routine and for some of you a way to express your creativity. Either way, it deserves a little corner in your home.

But what do you do when you live in a small space and you collected enough makeup to fit almost one wardrobe? I know you are out there, I see you. 😊 Don't worry, there is a solution for you too - stop buying so much makeup (just kidding). What you will need is a clever way to store all of your stuff without cluttering the space. Here are some important steps explaining what you'll need to do to get your makeup desk perfect:

Choosing the right corner for your makeup desk

If you really don't want to walk around like you're ready for a Halloween, make sure you pick the right spot for your desk. Normally it's where you get a good amount of natural light. Not only you will see if the foundation is actually matching your neck, but you don't really have to spend any extra money on a professional makeup light straight away. Very often that corner that is next to your bedroom window. You want the light to be in front of you rather than behind.

Pick the correct size makeup vanity table

Before you start looking for a desk, make sure you measure the space. I know it's not that fun activity to do but believe me it's crucial.

Only by measuring you will know:

  • how much space it's actually taking

  • can you walk around the desk on each side

  • can you access the window, bed ...or whatever might be in your way

  • do you have enough room to add a chair

  • if you are placing it right in from of the window, make sure you leave enough space to allow your windows to open (this is of course in case it swings towards inside). I would suggest having your vanity next to the window instead, it's just more practical, but it's really up to you to make that decision.

Take a look at some of my favourite Makeup Vanity tables: