12 Vanity Ideas for a Small Bedroom

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Lack of space dashing your dressing-table dreams? If you want a vanity but can’t find a spot to fit one in your apartment, I’ve got you covered.

The small-space solutions on the list below aren’t lacking in style or function. Best of all, they won’t break the bank.

1. Take your vanity on the go with a cosmetics box

A vanity makes getting ready a breeze by allowing you to store your makeup, jewelry, and skincare products within view of your mirror — and away from the bathroom. Cosmetics boxes offer the same benefit, just in a smaller package.

I love the art deco stylings of this Ergocar Multi-Function Dustproof Cosmetics Organizer, which is available in seven colors.

Ergocar Portable Retro Series Multi-Function Make Up Case Dustproof Cosmetic Storage Box, Skin Care Products Jewelry Organizer Case Finishing Box Bathroom Desktop -Amber

Throw in a small mirror, like this Acedada Compact Mirror, and you’re good to go!

Acedada Pocket Mirror, Compact Mirror, Small Mirror for Purse, Portable Travel Makeup Mirror, Folding Handheld Double-Sided 1x/2x Magnifying Compact Mirror for Women Girls Gift - Black Gilt

2. Add a mirror to your desk for a 2-in-1 workspace

Already kitted out your bedroom with a home office nook? Add a mirror to the mix to create a desk/vanity combo!

Here are a few great options to try.

Wall-mounted mirror

Wall-mounted mirrors come in all shapes and sizes, but I recommend the oruii Round Mirror; it meshes well with a variety of home décor styles, and its minimalist design won’t overwhelm your workspace.

oruii Round Mirror, Black Round Mirror 24 inch, Round Wall Mirror Metal Frame, Round Bathroom Mirror, Circle Mirrors for Wall, Living Room, Bedroom, Vanity, Entryway, Hallway.

Full-length mirror

If you have some empty wall space next to your desk, consider getting a full-length mirror. The COZAYH Arched Full Length Mirror comes with its own stand, or you can mount it on the wall if you prefer.

COZAYH Arched Full Length Mirror with Stand, Fully Assembled Dressing Wall-Mounted Mirror, Floor Solid Wood Frame, Large Body for Bedroom, Bathroom, Living Room Decor 60'×16', (U05001-0)

Mirror with shelving

This Kate and Laurel Hinter Mid-Century Framed Wall Mirror is perfect for small bedrooms that are already low on storage. It has a caddy for your cosmetics and four pegs to hold your favorite jewelry, hats, or other accessories.

Kate and Laurel Hinter Mid-Century Framed Wall Mirror with Pocket Shelf, 24 x 24, Walnut Brown, Organizing Mail Holder and Wall Hooks

Lighted mirror

A Hollywood Vanity Mirror will make every date feel like a red-carpet event. The LED lights have three built-in warmth settings, and the mirror comes with a magnifying attachment for your most precise work.

ZL ZELing Vanity Mirror with Lights,Tabletop Makeup Mirror with 9 LED Lights Smart Touch Control 3 Colors Light 360°Rotation

3. Give the humble medicine cabinet a new purpose

Who says medicine cabinets only belong in the bathroom? Hang one in your bedroom for a space-saving vanity solution. I recommend the ALIMORDEN Medicine Cabinet for its understated profile, which blends nicely with French country, transitional, and cottagecore aesthetics.

ALIMORDEN Medicine Cabinet with Mirror and Shelves, Bathroom Wall Storage Cabinet Over The Vanity Sink Toilet, 30 Inch x 28 Inch, White with Wood Grain

4. Get creative with shelving

Choosing the right shelving is essential if you want to make the best use of your small bedroom or apartment. Take a look at these out-of-the-box shelving ideas to see what strikes your fancy.

Floating shelves

Now’s the perfect time to jump on the iridescent furniture trend, and there’s no better way to start than with the YMVV Large Iridescent Clear Acrylic Wall Mounted Floating Shelf. These spacious shelves come four to a pack and look great in maximalist, glam, and Miami-style rooms.

YMVV Large Iridescent Clear Acrylic Wall Mounted Floating Shelf,Room Wall Display Bookshelf,Modern 15.7 in Thickened Bathroom Storage Ledge Shelves Toy Display Organizer Decor 4 Pack


Pegboards are a great, modular solution to your ever-changing design needs. HGYZE Peg Boards for Walls with Shelf & Hooks are a cute, affordable way to build your own wall-mounted vanity.

HGYZE Peg Boards for Walls with Shelf & Hooks, No Punching Craft Room Storage for Bedroom Garage Living Room Office, Pegboard Ledges Organizer, 4 Pack Decorative Wall Panel Kits - 22cm Square (Pink)

Low-profile bookcase

The Nathan James Theo 2-Shelf Industrial Wall Mount Ladder has enough shelf space to serve as a functional dressing table or writing desk.

Nathan James Theo 2-Shelf Industrial Wall Mount Ladder, Small Computer or Writing Desk, Rustic Oak/White

Consider pairing it with the Safavieh Home Fleur Glam Velvet Square Ottoman for a truly luxe experience.

Safavieh Home Fleur Glam Velvet Square Ottoman, Cream/Gold

5. Find a desk that fits your needs

I have already suggested adding a mirror to your work-from-home setup, but what if you don’t have a desk in your bedroom? Here are some great small-space desks that can easily do double duty in your apartment.

Corner desk

Are you making the most of your corner space?

If not, the ODK Corner Desk can help! It comes in three different colors and takes up less than three feet in any direction, so it can fit in even the tightest of spots.

ODK Corner Desk, Triangle Computer Desk, Small Desk Sturdy Steel Frame for Workstation with Smooth Keyboard Tray & Storage Shelves, Vintage

Folding desk

Pull your vanity out only when you need it with the WOHOMO Folding Desk. When folded, it is thin enough to fit practically anywhere — a fact that outweighs its inability to store your cosmetics.

WOHOMO Folding Desk, Small Foldable Desk 31.5" for Small Spaces, Space Saving Computer Table Writing Workstation for Home Office, Easy Assembly, Oak

Wall-mounted desk

As more people move into tiny apartments, wall-mounted tables and desks will see an explosion in popularity over the coming years. I love the Tangkula Wall Mounted Desk for its timeless style, sleek profile, and generous storage space.

6. Buy yourself an extra-low-profile vanity

Having a small bedroom or apartment doesn’t mean you have to go without an actual vanity! The YOURLITE Makeup Vanity Table Set is just two feet wide and comes complete with a vanity stool and lighted mirror, so it’s ready to help you get ready, right out of the box.

YOURLITE Makeup Vanity Table Set with 3 Modes Adjustable Lighted Mirror Cushioned Stool, Dressing Table for Small Space

7. Use a floating nightstand instead

Floating nightstands save your floorspace without sacrificing functionality. The mopio Hannah Floating Nightstand is one of my favorites; its spacious rattan drawer holds everything you need to make it through your day-to-day makeup routine.

Mopio Hannah Floating Nighstand, Natural Rattan Farmhouse Boho Wall Mounted Space Saving Bedside Tables, Nightstands, Drawer with Spacious Storage, for Bedroom, Living (Riviera Oak, Floating (Single))

8. Find a pretty end table that matches your décor style

A stylish accent table can make or break a room, and many are lightweight enough to transition easily between coffee on the couch and blending your contour. Here are a few picks in some of today’s most popular décor styles.


A taste for precious metals and sumptuous fabrics can run up serious bills, but you can still get glam stylings on a shoestring budget. The Sankell Gold End Table is perfect for cash-strapped interior designers, and its removable tray makes a great vanity feature.

Sankell Gold End Table, 2-Tier Metal Round Side Table with Removable Tray, Folding Small Accent Table/Nightstand, Anti-Rust Sofa Snack Table


As a huge fan of industrial décor, I just can’t get enough of the X-cosrack Side Table. The wire basket shelving doesn’t look as harsh as the fixtures on other industrial pieces, which means that this table can easily transition to a different design style, should your tastes change down the line.

X-cosrack End Table,Industrial Retro Side Table Nightstand Storage Shelf for Living Room Bedroom Kitchen Family and Office,Stable Wood and Metal Frame, Patent Pending(Brown&Black)

French country

French country isn’t to everyone’s liking, but if you’re looking for a pretty end table to use as a vanity, you could do worse than the Safavieh Home Collection Lori 2-Drawer End Table. Check out all seven colors and finishes to find one that fits your room.

Safavieh Home Collection Jacob Modern Rectangular Leg Floating Coffee Table COF7001C, 0, Natural/Glass

Mid-century modern

Acrylic furniture is spiking in popularity right now, which means that this Acrylic Nightstand will pique the interest of anyone on the leading edge of home design.

solaround Acrylic Nightstand Side Table Modern Design Clear Home Decor Display End Table for Living Room, 12D x 18W x 15H in


Although it’s peak Japandi style, the Bamworld Rattan Side Table also makes a great fit for mid-century modern rooms. Store your mirror and tablet on the bottom shelf so you can queue up a makeup tutorial and dive in at a moment’s notice.

Bamworld Rattan Side Table Boho NightStand Mid Century Modern End Table Glass Bedside Table Small End Tables Bamboo Coffee Table with Storage for Living Room Bedroom


Another acrylic table, this Artmaze Acrylic Display Stand is sleek, pink, and ready to bring a little bit of Memphis-style whimsy to your small bedroom.

Artmaze Acrylic Display Stand,End Table,Showcase (19 inch)…


Fans of Bohemian and maximalist looks will love this Hand-Crafted Round Side Accent Table from EXCESSORIZE THAT. It comes in three fantastic colors and is sure to elevate any room you put it in.

EXCESSORIZE THAT Hand-Crafted Round Side Accent Table for Living Room or End Table for Bedroom Bohemian Red (19" Tall)

9. Kit out your closet

Are you capitalizing on all of your closet space?

Hang a full-length mirror over the door, slide a sleek storage ottoman under your favorite shirts, and you’ve got a vanity ready to go. I recommend the Mirrotek Over The Door Mirror and the HeuGah Storage Ottoman for anyone looking to turn their closet into the ultimate GRWM space.

HeuGah Storage Ottoman,Ottoman with Storage for Living Room,Faux Leather Round Ottoman,Ottoman Coffee Table and Ottoman Foot Rest with Metal Rotatable Chassis (Black)

10. Turn the corner … into something great

A cabinet for tight corners and a fancy mirror make an excellent small-space vanity. The VECELO 3-Tier Corner Cabinet is a gorgeous way to keep your favorite cosmetics right at your fingertips, and you can combine it with the eclife 24” Bathroom Corner Medicine Cabinet for maximum efficiency and style.

VECELO 3-Tier Cabinet/Table, Display Shelves with Free Standing Storage Mesh Small Space, Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom, Corner Shelf with Door, Gold

eclife 24" Bathroom Corner Medicine Cabinet with Mirror, Black Bathroom Wall Mount Mirror Cabinet, Hanging Triple Shelf Storage Cabinet Opens Left to Right

11. Get rolling with a cart

Who says you need to keep your makeup out of sight? These rolling carts are perfect for any fashionista who wants to turn their dressing table into a focal point.

Rolling end table

Time to talk about end tables again! The TOOLF Utility Cart with Wooden Table Top goes from coffee table to mobile vanity in the time it takes you to pull out a compact.

TOOLF Utility Cart with Wooden Table Top, 3-Tier Metal Storage Cart, White Trolley Kitchen Organizer Rolling Desk with Lockable Wheels for Office, Classroom, Home

Book truck

Another piece with genuine retro appeal, the SunnyPoint 3-Tier Compact Rolling Storage Organizer makes a lovely home for wine bottles, plants, and your makeup collection.

SunnyPoint 3-Tier Delicate Compact Rolling Metal Storage Organizer - Mobile Utility Cart Kitchen/Under Desk Cart with Caster Wheels (Turq, Compact (15.5" X 26.8" X 10.27"))

Minimalist trolley

Low on vertical space? Try this N&V Double Layer Side Table, which is small enough to fit under any desk or cabinet.

N&V Double Layer Trolly Side Table (Black)

Rolling kitchen island

The NSdirect Kitchen Island with Storage is a great multipurpose piece for interior designers with some space to fill. Once you’ve stored your cosmetics, consider using the rest of the storage areas for jewelry, drinks, books — or anything else you want to show off!

NSdirect Kitchen Island with Storage,Rolling Kitchen Island on Wheels Portable cart Rolling with Spice Racks Towel Holder Utility Trolley with Wood Tray for Home Hotel Kitchen Dinning Room,White

12. Wake up to makeup

If your makeup routine isn’t particularly involved, why not use a bedside caddy to store your skincare products?

Zafit Bedside Caddy, 6 Pockets Large Size Bedside Storage Organizer Bedside Organizer Caddy for Magazine Remotes Phone (13.4'' x 18.1'', Light Grey)

I’m a big fan of the Zafit Bedside Caddy, which comes in two colors and four styles, any one of which offers more than enough storage for the fresh-faced home decorator.

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