A great way to add a classy look to your bedroom, bathroom, powder room, or hallway is with a vanity. From traditional to contemporary and antique bedroom vanities to one-sink and double-sink bathroom vanities, here’s the 411 on both.
They date back before the Victorian era but this is also a period where vanities were most elaborate. The pieces were created for women as a “sanctuary,” where they could admire themselves in the mirror, apply makeup, jewellery, and “pretty” themselves for the day.
This is why bedroom vanities are also known as make-up vanities and also why many of those on the market are antique-style. Today’s bedroom vanities are used in the same way and are also great design accessories that can really add a touch of glamor to the bedroom.
Classic bedroom vanities are elaborately carved from solid wood, often with curved cabriolet legs, rounded feet, an oval-shaped mirror, and matching stool. More contemporary pieces are a mix of the classic and modern: squared, straight lines in simpler finishes and sometimes use metal. Many bedroom vanities also have drawers for storage of makeup, accessories, jewelry, and etc., and range in size from small and simple to elaborate and wide.