Bringing a touch of class, a dressing table can be a glamourous addition to any bedroom.
Previously referred to as a vanity, dressing tables have been common in Europe since the 17th century when their roots as luxury furniture pieces began.
So, if you are keen to uplift your boudoir, let the experts at Furniture Express introduce you to our range of dressing tables.
What is a dressing table?
A dressing table was classically designed as the setting for daily transformations, with most of its intended use being in the morning, where you might apply your make-up, style your hair, and generally spruce yourself up before the day begins. And also in the evening, when you might remove your cosmetics and brush out your hair before bed.
They often have a large flat surface across the top, positioned at a height for easy access and leaning, with storage drawers or cupboards on either side and a mirror in the middle – though this can change depending on the design.
Benefits of a dressing table
Apart from being an attractive piece of furniture in of itself, dressing tables have a wide range of benefits, including:
- Providing beautiful storage
The dressing table was designed to combine storage and open functionality – with the mix of the table top and the storage drawers.
This provides storage options for hiding clutter and adds space for displaying treasured items, like photographs or mementos, as well as your beauty essentials.
- Versatile usage
While most often associated with the feminine and applying cosmetics, the dressing table can be incredibly versatile and bring with it options for alternative use. This can include, as a desk or as a nook for keeping track of household admin, or even holding your TV or record player.
They are also ideal for childhood bedrooms, as they can serve as a desk when the children are small and have homework to complete, and become a spot for a bit of pampering once old enough to go out on the town.
- Adding personality to the room
Thanks to the open storage on the tabletop and the classical design, a dressing table can really change the feel of a bedroom.
Bringing a touch of elegance and lavishness, you can use the dressing table to reflect and accentuate your personal style – helping you really make a room your own.
Get ready for the day with dressing tables from Furniture Express
Whether you need versatility, a sense of luxury, or just a place to build yourself up for the day ahead – a dressing table can do it all.
Frequently Asked Questions
Despite stemming from the 1600s, a dressing table is far from old-fashioned.
The dressing table has well and truly been brought into the 21st century by changing:
• The construction materials - with finishes like white gloss instead of the dark wooden patinas of old, which helps it appeal to more modern tastes.
• The shape and design of the table – which can now include the sharp, straight edges of modern furniture, rather than the curves and scrolls of older furniture.
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Just like a bed, bedside table, or even a kitchen table is classed as furniture, dressing tables are likewise classified.
As such, they are regularly sold to homeowners, for either their own home or for a rental property, as furnished lettings can often fetch more per month, especially if they are decorated and furnished to a higher standard.
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Most people tend to place a dressing table facing a window, so as to allow natural daylight to fall upon the face while you are applying your make-up.
However, it is really up to you, your preferences, and the shape of your room!
If you are wanting to add a TV, it might be worth considering both the view from your bed, as well as how the light from the window might fall onto the screen – as this can block your view and make it hard to see!
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As we discussed above, a dressing table can be much more than a place to store your hairbands and lipsticks and can be used for a wide range of uses – all of which will influence what you put on it!
• If you are using it as a dressing table, you might want to add a nice big mirror and a light source to ensure your make-up is spot on.
Adding simple accessories like flowers, jewellery holders, or a nail varnish stand can also help add personality.
• If you are using your dressing table as a desk, a pencil pot and bookends to keep your books in line can be essential.
• If you are using it to hold your TV and store your essentials, you may not need much more than the TV itself and a few storage baskets to keep your bits and bobs in order.
When you are ready to order, just email us or give us a call to get started – your new dressing table could be only a phone call away.