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How to Organise a Dressing Table

How To Organise a
Dressing Table

Transforming your space into an organised, functional, and aesthetically pleasing sanctuary often begins at one fundamental point: your dressing table. As a cornerstone of your daily routine, having a well-organised dressing table saves time, reduces stress, and adds a touch of elegance to your room. But how can you ensure your dressing table remains tidy and efficient, no matter how busy life gets? This article will guide you through practical and creative organisation tips and ideas that can be applied to any dressing table to maximise its potential. Let's turn your dressing table into a centrepiece of organisation and style.

Why Organise Your Dressing Table?

Organising your dressing table is not merely a task to check off your cleaning list. It has several tangible benefits that significantly improve your daily routine and your overall room aesthetics.

An organised dressing table simplifies your morning and nighttime routines, saving you time and reducing stress by making it easy to find what you need. It also keeps your space tidy and inviting, creating a serene environment where you can start and end your day. Moreover, a thoughtfully arranged dressing table becomes a focal point in your room, contributing to its visual appeal and showcasing your personal style.

Dressing Table Organisation Tips

Now that we've set the stage, let's delve deeper and reveal practical strategies to ensure your dressing table remains a beacon of organisation and style:

Regular Decluttering

One of the most crucial steps in dressing table organisation is decluttering. Over time, we accumulate items that are no longer needed or used, such as expired cosmetics, old brushes, or damaged accessories. Instead of keeping unwanted items, decluttering your dressing table can help you create a more streamlined, organised, and efficient space.

Start by going through each item on your dressing table and ask yourself if you still use or need it. If the answer is no, it's time to let it go. Dispose of expired products, recycle damaged items, and donate or give away accessories that you no longer wear. Decluttering not only frees up space but also allows you to focus on the essentials and curate a collection that you truly love and use regularly.

Drawer Dividers

Drawer dividers are your secret weapon for maintaining order in the chaos of a well-stocked dressing table. By dividing your drawer into sections, you can allocate specific areas for different types of items. For instance, assign a compartment for makeup, one for hair accessories, and another for skincare products. This way, everything has its place and you can easily find what you need.


Organising items based on how frequently you use them can streamline your morning routine. Keep your everyday essentials—such as your favourite makeup items, brush, and mirror—within easy reach, while items used less frequently can be stored in drawers or further back.

Trays or Bowls for Small Items

Small items like jewellery, hairpins, and other accessories can easily get lost or create clutter. Using decorative trays or bowls to store these tiny items can not only keep your dressing table tidy but also add a touch of personal style to your setup. The spacious tabletops of Painted Furniture Company dressing tables provide plenty of room for such stylish yet functional additions.

Utilise Wall Space

If your dressing table is limited in space, consider using the wall. Install a small shelf for additional storage or use hanging organisers to store items that don't fit on your table. A well-placed mirror above the dressing table can also create the illusion of more space and provide a functional aspect for getting ready.

What to Keep on Top?

When it comes to dressing table organisation, the top of the table is prime real estate. It's the area you see first and use most frequently, so it's essential to strike a balance between functionality and aesthetics.

Consider keeping items that you use daily—like your go-to cosmetics or a preferred fragrance—on the top for easy access. Incorporate a mirror that complements your room’s style and serves a practical purpose. And, of course, lighting is key; a beautiful lamp can add a touch of elegance and provide the light you need.

But beyond the practicalities, the top of your dressing table is also an ideal space to display items that reflect your personality and elevate the room's aesthetics. Showcasing a few carefully chosen trinkets can give a personal touch. Consider a small dish or bowl for jewellery, a beautifully framed photo, a favourite piece of art, or even a small vase of fresh flowers. These items add visual appeal and transform your dressing table into a stylish, personal statement piece in your room.

Remember, less is often more in this case. A cluttered dressing table can become overwhelming, so choose a select few items that bring joy and add beauty, while keeping the space functional and neat.

Understanding the Role of Light in
Dressing Table Positioning

When getting ready, proper lighting is essential. If possible, it is best to position your dressing table near a window to take advantage of natural light. Getting ready in natural light provides a more accurate representation of which colours you are wearing and how your makeup looks in different settings.

However, if natural light is limited, you may want to consider investing in high-quality artificial lighting that mimics natural daylight. Another option is to incorporate a well-placed mirror with built-in lighting. These mirrors often come with adjustable settings to create different lighting conditions, such as warm or cool light. Positioning your mirror strategically will also help eliminate shadows and ensure even lighting for precise makeup application.

Maximise Space and Functionality
with Modular Furniture

As well as organising your dressing table, you may also want to consider utilising the available space around it too. By utilising every inch of space in your room, you will be able to make better use of all your unused space which would otherwise go untouched.

If you have unused space you want to use, our modular bedroom furniture can perfectly fill your unused space. You could add stylish additions to your modular dressing table by fitting it in next to or between two modular wardrobes, cupboards, or chest of drawers. Modular furniture can be used alone but also perfectly connects together and makes sure that all your unused space is filled up.

Depending on the size of your bedroom, you can customise your dressing table area with a variety of modular furniture to add even more storage space. Whether you want to pair your modular dressing table with a shoe cupboard or an extra check of drawers, there are many options available for you here at the Painted Furniture Company.

Consider Alternate Uses For Your Dressing Table

A dressing table also doesn't always have to be limited to its traditional purpose of getting ready. With some creativity, you can even explore alternative uses for your dressing table to maximise its functionality. One great idea is to convert your dressing table into a functional workspace.

By using clever storage solutions, such as adding a file organiser or chest of drawers, you can easily transform your dressing table into a compact and stylish workspace. This dual-purpose setup allows you to seamlessly switch between getting ready and working without sacrificing style or functionality.

Choosing the Right Dressing Table for Your Needs

The perfect dressing table for you hinges on your unique needs and the space you have at hand. Understanding the variety of options that you can choose from is the first step to making an informed decision.

At The Painted Furniture Company, we offer two main types of dressing tables: modular and standalone. Both are available in single and double dressing table configurations.

Modular Dressing Tables

These dressing tables offer you unrivalled flexibility and functionality. You can tailor the configuration of your modular dressing table to perfectly fit your space and preferences. Whether you wish to position your dressing table in front of your room's window for optimal natural light, perfectly central between two wardrobes, or connect it to a bedside table to fill an unused space, these tables are designed with adaptability in mind. For a seamless look, you can choose a single top section to connect your dressing table to its neighbouring furniture.

Standalone Dressing Tables

We also offer standalone dressing tables in our other collections. These pieces can serve as focal points in your room and come in single or double configurations. These standalone tables can beautifully fit into a wide variety of decor styles. No matter which type you choose, all our dressing tables offer the option to select the finish that best matches your decor and personal style. You can choose from a range of colours, top finishes, and handles to truly make the piece your own. Explore the possibilities with our modular dressing tables and handmade dressing tables to find the perfect fit for your space.

Get Started on Your Dressing Table Transformation

An organised dressing table isn't just a convenience—it's a way to transform your space into a functional and beautiful sanctuary. With these tips and the right piece of furniture you can create a dressing table setup that's perfect for you.

Explore our modular dressing tables and handmade dressing tables today.

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