While most bathrooms have a mirror, many bathrooms lack sufficient drawers to keep cosmetics neatly organized, or they don’t have a convenient place to sit while doing your makeup. This is where a makeup vanity can make your morning routine much easier. Vanity sets come with not only a mirror and ample space to store and organize cosmetics, but also have a stool for you to comfortably sit on and do your makeup and hair. To help you find the perfect vanity for your needs we have compiled a list of five hand-picked vanities and included a small buyer’s guide with all the information you’ll need to make the right choice.
Best Makeup Vanities of 2018
|Crown Mark Iris Vanity Table and Stool (Editor's Choice)||Budget makeup vanity set||Table: 16 x 28 x 50 in, Stool: 18.25 x 14.25 x 16.75 in||Espresso; Espresso with Marble Top; White||Wood||Vanity table with mirror, stool||35.6 pounds|
|Bewishome Vanity Set||Vanity set with lots of storage space||Table: 31.50 x 15.75 x 53.54 in, Mirror: 19.69 x 15.35 in, Stool: 15.75 x 11.81 x 19.69 in||White or Black with sector or round mirror||MDF (E1 grade), Solid wood, Foam, polyester, EVA||Vanity table, vanity stool, mirror||42.8 pounds|
|Giantex Vanity Table and Stool||Makeup vanity set for small spaces||Variety sizes of table and mirror, Stool: 14.5 x 11 x 17.3 in||White; Black||Thick MDF Panel And Pine Wood||Dressing table with mirror, stool||41.6 pounds|
|Coaster Cappucino Vanity and Storage Bench||Contemporary vanity set with lots of storage space||Table: 31.5 x 15.75 x 58.5 in, Mirror: 27.5 x 19 in, Stool: 18 x 14 x 17.5 in||White; Cappuccino||Wood||Vanity table with hidden mirror storage, lift-top stool||82.5 pounds|
|Songmics Vanity Set||Modern vanity table set with round mirror||Table: 31.5 x 15.75 x 51.375 in, Stool: 12.75 x 12.75 x 17.875 in||White||MDF, Pine wood, Rubber wood||Vanity table, mirror, cushioned stool, screw bag||44.3 pounds|
1. Crown Mark Iris Vanity Table and Stool – Simple Modern Design
The first vanity we’ll be taking a look at is the Crown Mark Iris vanity table and stool. This vanity set features a simple and modern look with a tall rectangular mirror that can pivot up or down and comes with a short stool to sit on. The stool is just over 16 inches tall and has a padded cushion so you can sit comfortably while preparing for your day and using the mirror. This vanity comes in three different styles including espresso, which has a black counter and a beige upholstered seat, an all-white design with a white counter white wood and a white seat, or a dark brown which comes with a brown upholstered stool and a very fine marble top.
This vanity has a single pull-out drawer on the front of the table which stands at 50 inches in height. The top surface of the vanity is 28 by 16 inches which means it does not offer an exceptional amount of space to lay out your makeup on. Some assembly is required but what assembly is necessary is simple and easy and only takes around 15 minutes or less. Unfortunately, the diminutive size of the table itself and the stool resting at just over a foot off the ground makes this one of the smaller and shorter vanities on our list, and it is not entirely appropriate for someone who is on the tall side.
2. Bewishome Vanity Set – Elegant and Modular Design
Next on our list is the Bewishome vanity set, which is an elegant and beautiful set that comes with a unique modular design that opens up a variety of uses for this vanity. The vanity has a removable mirror, as well as a removable organizer that has a small drawer on either side and a three-component shelf style organizer in the middle. The mirror has a large rounded rectangular frame that can be pivoted up or down and rests on top of the table of the vanity set, which has three drawers of its own. The included stool with this vanity set is roughly 20 inches in height and comes with a very comfortable and soft cushion. This vanity is available in either white or black, both of which come with a silvery upholstery on the stool.
As mentioned, the organizer and mirror component of this vanity can be removed making the surface into a great work space or desk when needed. With the mirror attached, this vanity has an impressive five drawers and three organizer compartments that offer ample space for storing and organizing any kind of supplies or cosmetics you might need to. The surface of the vanity is 31 and 1/2 inches wide and about 16 inches in depth and stands about 53 inches in height. The drawers feature a very elegant-looking crystal knob, and the entire set is constructed out of a durable medium density fiberboard.
3. Giantex Vanity Table and Stool – Traditional Style with Tons of Options
For those looking for a vanity with a more traditional look, or one that has a variety of different layouts available, the Giantex vanity might be just what you’re looking for. Much like the previous vanity on our list, this one comes with a removable mirror that can be ordered in two different styles. The first is a traditional round mirror that has a beautiful embellishment at the top of the frame, or alternatively, you can choose an even more traditional style of sector mirror. Both of these options come with two drawers attached to the base of the mirror. The table has the option of either having one or two drawers, with the two drawer model sporting beautiful floral embellishment on the front while the one drawer version has a small crystal handle.
All of these different variations are available in either white or black and are available with or without expert assembly. The detachable mirror makes this table multifunctional and allows it to be used as a desk when needed, much like the previous vanity on our list. This vanity is great for bathrooms, as the finish and paint come with a moisture and mildew resistant coating, and the vanity as a whole is exceptionally durable as it is constructed from solid wood rather than fiberboard. The stool is roughly 18 inches in height while the table stands at 57 inches in height and features a decently sized working area at roughly 30 by 16 inches.
4. Coaster Cappucino Vanity and Storage Bench – Minimalist Aesthetic with A Unique Storage Bench
For those who love the look of minimalist and understated furniture, this two-piece vanity set from Coaster Home Furnishings is an ideal choice. It features a single wide drawer that can be pulled out for some storage, as well as a unique lift-top stool that features storage in it as well. This gives you a unique place to store any excess goods that would otherwise be cluttering space on the vanity itself. The mirror is a tall simple rectangular design with no frame visible from the front. This vanity comes in either a dark brown cappuccino finish or a very bright white finish.
The drawer has compartments inside that allow you to keep things organized instead of having it in a cluttered mess, and the mirror itself even includes a hidden storage compartment that is excellent for hanging necklaces and keeping perfume or extra cosmetics. This simple design boasts a deceptive amount of storage thanks to these unique mirror and stool compartments. The top of the vanity comes in at 31 and 1/2 inches in width and about 16 inches in depth and stands about 58 inches in height.
5. Songmics Vanity Set – Understated yet Rustic Look
The final vanity we will be taking a look at in our roundup is the Songmics vanity table. This table features an understated yet slightly rustic overall look to it thanks to its included removable stool cover. The vanity features slightly outward angled legs on both the table and the stool and boasts a reasonable 31 and 1/2 by 15 inch counter space. The mirror is a large simple circle with a 19 and a half inch diameter and a simple white frame. The vanity table has two simple drawers that have a cut out on either side to reach in and grab the drawer to pull it out rather than an external knob, which gives a sleek and clean look to the set.
This vanity is great for people on the taller end as the stool itself sits 18 inches in height while the vanity is just over 50 inches tall in total with the counter standing higher off the ground than most of the other vanities on our list. Assembly for this vanity is incredibly easy and only requires you to screw in the legs of the stool and table and put the mirror into place. The stool comes with a soft cushion and a white and blue plaid design cover that can be easily removed, making this vanity especially easy to clean and maintain. Unfortunately, this vanity is only available in white and does not come in any other color.
There are a number of factors to consider when picking the right vanity set for your needs. Now that we’ve taken a look at five of the best vanity sets available, we’ll go into slightly greater detail as to what differentiates them from each other. The factors we’ll look at start with the style, ranging from modern to traditional to Rustic, and how to best discern which of these styles will suit the decor that you already have in the room you plan to put the vanity in. We’ll also take a look at the varying amounts of storage available in each of the vanities, and which of them to pick if storage space is a priority for you. Lastly, we’ll look at the overall size of each vanity and which one might be most appropriate for you.
Of the five vanities we looked at on our list they all fall into one of three stylistic categories. Several of them feature a more modern style, some host a traditional aesthetic, and one has a more rustic look to it. Let’s take a look at what defines each of these categories of furniture, and which of the vanities on our list fall into each category.
Furniture that is referred to as modern in style usually has a minimalist design and very simple features. These vanities typically offer a very sleek look and avoid drawing too much attention to themselves. This can be great if you’re either trying to maintain a clean and streamlined overall look to your room, or if you simply want a vanity that will not draw visitors eyes away from other furniture or decor in your home. The vanities on our list that fall into this category are the Coaster Home Furnishings vanity set, which has a very minimalist Design with straight sleek lines and a sharp rectangular geometry, and the Crown Mark Iris vanity set which features a similar rectangular geometry but has slightly more character to it with a detailed knob handle on the drawer and an adjustable mirror.
The next common descriptor used for furniture is traditional. This typically means there is more character and embellishment in the wood and overall design of the furniture and more complex shapes and curvatures are used rather than just straight lines and rectangles like modern furniture. The Giantex bathroom vanity exemplifies the traditional style and comes in a variety of different designs, all of which boast the beautiful detailing of traditional style furniture. No matter which of the designs you choose the stool and vanity table come with a beautiful floral detailing that shows the features of a rose and leaves, while the legs feature a slightly curved design and the upholstery on the stool sports an elegant pattern rather than the plane upholstery of the modern style vanities. The Bewishome vanity set is also tending towards the traditional style, while still featuring elements of more modern design. This is usually referred to as transitional style and can look elegant and beautiful in almost any home. It features a simple rectangular mirror while retaining the intricately patterned upholstery and curved legs of more traditional furniture.
The final style available on our list is what is typically referred to as a rustic aesthetic. This invokes the cozy feel of a homestead setting and is featured in the Songmics vanity. This vanity has a simple overall design with outward angled legs on the stool and vanity table as well as a blue and white checkered cover for the stool cushion.
One of the most important features in a vanity is its ability to offer extra storage space that you would otherwise not have available. Vanities are a great way to keep your cosmetics and perfumes organized and prevent them from becoming cluttered on the sink counter. If storage space is a high priority for you than the Bewishome vanity set is one option. This vanity comes with three drawers built into the table portion of the vanity and a removable mirror that offers two more drawers and three organizer compartments. The combined five drawers and three compartments make this a very versatile piece of furniture for storing and organizing cosmetics as well as various knickknacks that might be laying around.
If you’re looking for a more modern design but still want to maximize the available storage space in your vanity then the Coaster Home Furnishings vanity set would be an ideal choice for you. This vanity only features a single drawer, but the drawer is almost the entire width of the table itself and features a variety of storage compartments inside to help to keep things organized. On top of this, the stool features a lift top design that allows you to store things inside the stool as well. In addition, the mirror of this vanity can be pulled away to reveal even more storage space that is great for hanging necklaces or keeping perfumes. This simple vanity with a single drawer has a deceptively impressive amount of storage space available.
The only vanity in our roundup to avoid if you’re looking for storage space is the Crown Mark Iris vanity, which comes with only a single relatively narrow and shallow drawer and does not boast any additional storage space. This single drawer lacks any kind of organizational compartments and would be less than ideal for someone looking for a way to keep their cosmetics tidy and organized.
The final thing we recommend considering when shopping for a vanity set is the size of the vanity table and stool. For those who are taller than 5 foot 6 inches, we recommend staying away from the Crown Mark Iris as the stool is only 16 inches in height and the top of the vanity table is also rather short, which can make it difficult to use for anyone taller than that. The size of the countertop is also important for those who need as much counter space for their morning routine or work as possible. For those who often find that counter space is at a premium, either the Bewishome or the Giantex vanities make great options as the mirror can be removed on these vanities which allows you to free up the entire 30 by 16 inch top surface of these vanities for use.
Each of the five vanities on our list were handpicked to represent a unique combination of styles and features. Whether you’re trying to closely match the traditional decor of your home, or are looking for a vanity with tons of storage space to keep your cosmetics organized and help you along with your morning routine we’re sure you’ll find a vanity that’s right for you on our list. We’re confident that with the information provided in our buyer’s guide you are now well equipped to make the right choice when it comes to your new makeup vanity.