One of the biggest issues with my home is functionality and space. It just wasn’t built with enough great kitchen, closet or bathroom functionality for my liking. Oh how I dreamed of a big marble vanity table full of all my candles, crystals, and beauty products. A place where I could sit and welcome the day rather than stand and feel rushed to get out the door. So after years of complaining I finally decided to to create that space I craved with an easy vanity.
The great news is you don’t need a lot of actual space to create a vanity, and it doesn’t even need to be in your bathroom. After playing around with the setup my newly created vanity is actually in an unused bedroom.
I found an great sized marble vanity table I already owned, perfect for me to apply makeup, give myself an at-home mani, meditate and journal. Proof that you don’t need the perfect piece of furniture or a huge amount of counter space to create your own vanity.
The key, though is to have a few pieces, like trays and baskets, that can corral items and keep things in order. And if you’re creating a space that’s semi-temporary or will be changed frequently, details like a standing mirror rather than one on a wall, framed art propped against the wall, picture frames of loved ones, and fresh flowers can give it that personal touch without getting too permanent.
Below I’m breaking down nine easy vanity styling ideas and essentials. I think you’ll find that so many of the items that make a beautiful vanity are super versatile, affordable and can always grow and evolve with your routine! What’s your must-have item on your vanity? How do you enjoy a little moment to yourself in the morning? Truly, MKR
P.S. Find some of our favorite vessels and vases that would look wonderful on your vanity! xo