If your dresser is now cluttered with all those essential beauty equipment, keeping it tidy and organized can be a true time-saver through your daily vanity. A organized dresser top is not only more functional, but it can also reflect your personality and style.
Wash and Downsize
Start a dresser makeover by clearing everything off the surface. Spruce up a decorated surface with a damp cloth or use an oil-based glow on a stained and sealed wood surface. For a splash of color and texture, then drape a table runner over the surface of the dresser, choosing an accent color from the bedding, drapes, a carpet or wall artwork. Then decide what to put back. Weed out old makeup and empty containers to cut down on clutter. Missing lids or broken cosmetic containers detract from an appealing display; put those things in a decorative box with a lid when it’s a thing that you regularly use. Clean up caked-on spills, dirt or dust on goods you plan to keep in view.
Group the Essentials
Group daily grooming goods jointly on your dresser such as makeup, lotions and creams, body sprays and deodorant by placing all of the things in a shallow container, such as a tea or serving tray. The magnets have handles for simple portability and come in a variety of styles and materials to match your decor. To get a natural, organic appearance, pick a tray made of timber, bamboo, rattan or jute. If your bedroom is more upscale or formal, use a copper, silver, stone or lacquer tray. For a vibrant alternative, try out a melamine tray with a stylish print. Use transparent glass jars or even shallow glass or porcelain dishes for smaller things such as makeup, small brushes, nail polish, bobby pins, clips and hair ties.
Take your dresser top to another level by arranging additional decor into a private vignette. A small vintage framed mirror serves as a vanity to display two or three bottles of your best perfumes, accented with white candles and your favorite blooms. Reducing a fabric-covered bulletin board against the back wall for an interesting background. Use burlap for organic texture, a velvet damask for an upscale appearance, or a trellis pattern in coral or turquoise for a modern or eclectic appearance. Screen a few exceptional photographs and hang your favorite bracelets and necklaces on large peg-style thumbtacks. Alternatively, use a large framed print or photo for a background and drape bracelets and necklaces on a ripped figurine, or display them in boats. Stagger items along the surface to create depth.
If the dresser includes a one or mirror is mounted on the wall behind it, the mirror becomes the foundation for the dresser vignette. Consider what the mirror is reflecting, as the mirrored things also become part of this screen. Strategically placed wall artwork on the opposite wall enhances patterns or colors. Include a tall table lamp for essential lighting, in a fashion that complements the dresser and room decor. If a dresser wall or mirror mirror is absent, a small standing mirror or lighted makeup mirror is another option. If makeup is not something, display your favorite accessory, such as a pretty hairstyle or hat.