Human being is the only creature on earth has the passion for power, beauty and luxury. There are different approaches and utensils that have been discovered and developed to care for this emblem of power and good life. Dressing table is the ultimate status of power, symbol of beauty, luxury and prestige both in ancient time and in present time. People find vanity table to be the safest place that carry and protect the valuable products of vanity.
Since you are reading this, you are someone that plans ahead, therefore you want the best dressing table or vanity table for your sweet dwelling place.
The interactive chart of dressing tables below and the analysis that follows will help you decide which is the best for you.
Things to Consider Before Purchase 2016
When you are looking to buy a dressing table, you have to consider the following things:
- Storage space in your bedroom or elsewhere where you will place it.
- Color is another important fact to consider while choosing the vanity table because color combination of the furniture and the room indicate the wisdom of personality.
- It is also important to make sure that it matches the other features in your bedroom.
- Finally the customer experience and review of the dressing table is also important.
Brief History of Dressing Table
The terms “Dressing Table” and “Vanity Table” are often used interchangeably. During the eighteenth century dressing table started its journey in France. Basically it is a place where a person especially female applies her toilette. Toilette is a French word used to define the grooming process and related grooming stuffs for women that include fixing hair, keeping make-up box, dressing up for party etc. During ancient times, the patrician and regal women were fond of vanity table.
It is the matter of choice and preference as to positioning of vanity table. In most cases, it is placed inside the bedroom. However it can be also placed in a special dressing area where women can do their hair and make-up privately.
In particular, dressing table is used for cosmetic application. They can be simple with a few small drawers or more elaborate with large mirrors and a variety of storage. In addition it can also be used for followings:
- It can also be used to add character to the room.
- Dressing tables can be used in order to display perfume bottles, make up sets and jewellery boxes.
- It can also be used to exhibit combs and hand mirrors on top.
- Since dressing table contains lots of drawers, it can be used for storing little bottles and make-up items.
- It can add a great character to a room especially if it has intricate impressions.
Cultures are different across the world which ultimately employed the use of dressing tables. Once upon a time in ancient era having a dressing table was the sign of richness and prominence. I have heard from an aged guy that during ancient time looking good was an important part of their lives. Therefore, vanity table was the ultimate choice that helped them to look good inside out.
Designing and Decorating Vanity Table
You can choose different types of dressing tables when decorating bedroom. For a larger room you can go for large, swathe, kidney-shaped tables broadly luxurious that can look good in your larger room. Besides you can also go for Antique Victorian or French tables that will also look good for larger bedrooms. There are tables having sophisticated mirrors and gorgeous cravings that will also look stunning inside your larger bedroom.
Nowadays most of the bedrooms are small in size. So art-deco style dressing tables don’t occupy much floor area can be the new trend. Majority of the women think that the mirror is the most vital part for dressing table because they like to put their vanity and cosmetic accessories in the sanctuary of the bedroom. Modern mirrors look very prominent. Drawers are also very useful for makeup and sundry items along with the table.
Just a simple decoration can make your vanity table look so appealing. In Victorian times the top part of the table was generally wrapped in muslin or lace. Women used to put their silver combs and brush set on them. Besides ornaments boxes also look very beautiful on top of dressing tables. Women fond of attractive vintage doll used to place a few dolls on the table that change the outlook of the table for which it looks even more beautiful. A Celebrity namely Jacyln Smith used to keep vintage perfume bottles, silver comb and brush set like the Victorians. At present lamps and candle holders also add distinguishing Victorian feel.
Looking After Vanity Table
Each and every household stuffs need to be taken proper care. Moreover, if your household furniture is made up of wood and wooden extract, then you have to be even more cautious about the furniture. To look after your vanity table you should do the following:
- Keep it clean and polish the wood with beeswax to keep it in peak condition.
- Keep the table out of direct sunlight to make sure that the wood does not discolor.
- Use paper-towels or newspaper and window cleaner or vinegar to clean the mirror in order to make it shiny without spots.
Review of the Top 5 Dressing Tables 2016
To be very frank, most of the vanities included in above list are excellent options; yet there are a few that we have pointed out as our favorites. Below you will find our top 5 picks for overall best dressing table along with more a more detailed review of each. So, pull up your camping chair, lets dig into these options.
The fascinating style of elegant decor, the “Jaden” vanity set features a mirror with attached moveable extensions and a single-drawer table for storage and accessory display.
With an overall length of 15.11 cubic feet this table is one of the larger dressing tables that we reviewed (although there are some larger ones available at amazon). The size is standard for bedrooms which are comparatively larger in size.
The weight of 50.5 pounds and durability of the wood and fabric makes this Bobkona vanity something you can whittle sticks with. You will receive followings with the table:
- Total of 1 desk and 1 chair
- Mirror with attached moveable extensions
- Single-drawer table for storage and accessory
- Assembly instruction is included for easy assembly
If you order this vanity along with other items, this item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Good news is there will be no additional shipping charges.
This fantastic vanity will definitely fulfill your passion for power, beauty and luxury. At a price of $175.77 you get a best quality vanity.
This is one of the best seller items of amazon having more than 220 reviews. If you desire for style and functionality but only have limited space, Frenchi Furniture Wood Vanity is for you. There is a single drawer for keeping accessories and a swivel mirror gives many angles to help perfect your look.
Overall length of the table is 12.96 cubic feet. The size is standard for bedrooms which are comparatively medium and smaller in size. Clean lines and gently tapered legs give contemporary grace to the small espresso vanity and stool.
The vanity was originated in Chaina with the shipping weight of 38.6 pounds. You will receive followings with the table:
- Includes Vanity and Stool
- One Drawer for organization
- Mirror provides multi-angle reflection
Just like Bobkona Jaden vanity above if you order this vanity along with other items, this item must be shipped separately from other items in your order and no additional shipping charges apply.
This beautiful and smart vanity will definitely uphold your personality and choice. At a price of $93.80 you get a quality vanity.
This vanity set with stool is absolutely beautiful and sturdy. Two piece oak veneers set comes complete with the mirror, table, and upholstered stool designed in the Queen Ann style.
Overall length of the vanity and stool is 14.82 cubic feet and 2.34 cubic feet respectively. Total item weight is 42.1 pound indicating a very light one to lift. It is very easy for you to assemble and it would take hardly half an hour to assemble.
Total assembled height of the vanity is 4.08 feet. If you are habituated to do make up sitting on the bed in front of the TV, then this vanity is perfect for you.
Overall customer review on amazon revealed that the fabric of both the vanity and the stool is fantastic. On the other hand a few reviewers complained that the stool fabric is very old-fashion. So justify your decision carefully before the purchase.
This vanity is sold by Moshya Home Furnishings who has the reputation of offering quality products and superior customer service. With a price tag of more than $100 this vanity is not the cheapest option but far from many other high end vanities as well.
Based on overall customer rating of 4.3 (more than 30 customer reviews) you will find this vanity suitable and handy for your home.
The Iris Vanity Table and Stool is an all-around set for a diversity of spaces. The handy drawer provides storage while the leaning mirror offers simplicity of use. The padded, upholstered seat provides comfort.
Overall length of the vanity is 12.91 cubic feet and shipping weight is 37.5 pound. You will also get a stool with the height of 2.52 cubic feet. The stool is at ease and fits under the table when not in use.
Just like the Queen Anne it is also very easy for you to assemble but you may have to spend around forty to fifty minutes to assemble.
The vanity is of white finish with beige seat. The draw space is just perfect for keeping all makeup stuffs. The mirror is comparatively large and swivels so that you will find it very easy to adjust. The quality is really awesome and I bet you will love it.
Please be informed that if you order this vanity along with other items, this item must be shipped separately from other items in your order and no additional shipping charges will apply.
At a price of $98 this white vanity can be a handy gift item for family members as well as for others. Happy shopping!
It is a very beautiful Vanity set with Black Finish featuring oval shaped tilt mirror and nice curved legs. On the tabletop there are two adjoined drawers. There is also a single storage drawer on the lower portion of the vanity table just underneath the two adjoined drawers. This vanity is marketed by H M Shop.
Width, depth and height of this vanity is 33 inches 16 inches and 51 inches respectively and shipping weight is 55 pounds. It also includes a square shape bench covered with a smooth fabric cushion.
You can easily put it under the table when it is not in use. It is very easy to assemble and fits beautifully in the room and takes up a minimal amount of space. Overall quality of the vanity is outstanding.
Well, the price tag of this vanity table is $188 which is not the cheapest option for you to buy. But consider the fact that you will not buy such furniture frequently.
So it worth buying high quality furniture in exchange of high value for a long term rather than buying a cheaper one that may trouble you early stage. So look before you leap. Happy shopping!
Now It’s Your Choice
Now that you have seen the options and reviewed top picks for the best dressing table on the market, its up to you to decide what satisfies your needs, is in your price range, and overall help you gear up for your indoor adventures.
As you know, new products are being created all the time by new and old producers. Therefore, the chart above will be updated as new on a regular basis when new vanities need to be added to the list. However if you feel we missed a superior one that needs to be included on the list, let me know in the comments below!