Dressing tables can become messy and unorganised. Take a look at our top styling tips on how to get yours Instagram-ready.

mirrored dressing table - how to perfectly style your dressing table - bedroom - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Next

Whether your dressing table is situated in your bedroom, a spare bedroom or a dedicated dressing room. It's important that it is a place that brings you joy and happiness as we all inevitably spend a lot of time there. We spoke to interior designer Vanessa Arbuthnott who revealed how to perfectly style your dressing table.

1. Create a focal point

Your dressing table needs something large on the wall to provide a visual balance. If your dresser is underneath a window then nothing is needed but if not, you could hang a large mirror, this will also make your bedroom look bigger. Another option is to hang a single piece of artwork or a collection of smaller pictures, this will make your dressing room look chic and add depth.

2. Incorporate tall items

You should add something tall to stand next to your hanging mirror or artwork. A second lamp would work well, if your bedroom already has a bedside lamp you should go for a tall houseplant or a tall pillar candle. This adds character to your dresser and creates a balance with your focal point.

industrial dressing table - how to perfectly style your dressing table - bedroom - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Oak Furniture Land 

3. Use trays

The best way to keep everything organised on a dressing table is to keep them in order on a tray. Have a different tray for makeup and for jewellery, instead of having everything tangled up in drawers means you can find everything when you need to. If your dressing table is small, choose one with plenty of drawer space and buy drawer dividers.

4. Carefully consider lighting

When you are getting ready, lighting is very important. A Hollywood style mirror will allow you to get ready with perfect lighting. If you wish to add some atmosphere, then go for mood lightning hung above your ceiling, this will save surface space for more items on your dresser.

hollywood mirror dressing table - how to perfectly style your dressing table - bedroom - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Vanessa Arbuthnott  

5. Sit pretty

The chair for your dresser is important – choose one which has texture and colour, so it stands out in the bedroom. You can even add a different texture such as fur to your current chair, so you feel warm whilst you’re getting ready. Make sure your chair isn’t too big for your dressing table and room as it will make it look chaotic and cluttered.

6. Be inspired

Your dresser is your personal space, it should describe everything about you. You can fill your table with things that make you happy, photo frames, candles, mirrors and memorabilia. Keeping a few books and magazines close means you will always have inspiration on hand.

 

Have you got any bedroom styling tips you'd like to share? Tweet us @goodhomesmag or post a comment on our Facebook page

RELATED ARTICLES

Dressing tables: 5 of the most stylish designs

Sneak preview of John Lewis & Partners' Easter range

Key bedroom decorating trends for 2020

styling-an-art-deco-inspired-bedroom
Bedroom

5 styling ideas for an Art Deco-inspired bedroom

Channel the glamorous 1920s with your own bedroom design. Here are our top styling tips.
bedside-tables-for-small-bedrooms
Bedroom

6 bedside tables for compact bedrooms

Opt for one of these stylish and functional bedside tables, fit for compact bedrooms.
how-to-choose-summer-duvet
Bedroom

How to choose a new lightweight duvet for summer

Winter duvet starting to cause an uncomfortable night's sleep? Time to invest in a lightweight option for spring and summer with this easy guide.
 
sleep-better-warm-weather
Bedroom

How to get a good night's sleep during the warmer months

Make sure you sleep comfortably in summer by following these top tips.
pink-bedroom-styling-tips
Bedroom

How to style a pink bedroom

Pink bedrooms run the risk of looking immature – try these styling tips to make sure your next pink bedroom renovation is a grown-up space.
christmas-dining-table-favours
Dining Room

Stylish Christmas dining table favour ideas

Don't waste your money on the usual Christmas crackers and treat your guests to covetable takeaway treats instead - which also double up as stylish...
modern-country-bedroom-styling-ideas
Bedroom

6 styling ideas for a modern country bedroom

Take inspiration from our top styling ideas and design your bedroom with a country look in mind.