For many of us, our makeup vanity is like an oasis. A sanctuary of sorts where we can escape the realities of the outside world. Applying our makeup is more than just a task to check off the list each morning. It’s part of our routine, sure, but it’s also part of us. That’s why choosing a vanity mirror is something we take very seriously.

If you’re considering adding a vanity or are looking to upgrade yours but not sure where to start, we can help walk you through every step of the process. There are a handful of things to consider when choosing the right vanity mirror, so be sure to check out our step by step process below.

how to pick the right vanity mirror
  1. Size Matters

The first thing to consider when shopping for a new makeup vanity is what size you need. You’ll need to know which space you’re putting your vanity first. Then, you’ll need to measure that space. In fact, measure it again. It’s important to know the exact dimensions so that you don’t end up with a vanity that is too large and doesn’t fit. Or you could end up with a vanity that is too small and looks odd in the space.

  1. Choose Your Style

Now that you’ve got the size locked in, you can move on to a very important choice in your quest to find the perfect vanity – which style you want. There are so many different styles to choose from when it comes to makeup vanities. Are you going to go the luxurious route? You might want a vanity with a marble top and gold accents. Or are you more interested in a mid-century modern style? Maybe you’re looking for more of a beachy vibe and are going to incorporate some rattan accents. Regardless of your style, there is definitely a makeup vanity out there for you. Just make sure you keep your dimensions in mind.

  1. Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall

Oftentimes you find the perfect vanity in terms of the style, but the mirror isn’t very good quality. If there’s one thing we know for sure it’s that your mirror quality matters. A good mirror can make all the difference when it comes to your makeup application. If you find a vanity you like but aren’t in love with the accompanying mirror, you may be able to get a mirror separately and replace the mirror it came with. If that’s the situation you currently find yourself in, be sure to check out our high quality makeup vanity mirrors

  1. Take a Seat

What you’re sitting on while applying your makeup matters more than you would think. Are you comfortable? Is your chair stable and sturdy (aka is your chair going to cause a botched cat eye)? Does your chair match the overall vibe? All of these considerations are important when choosing the perfect chair for your makeup vanity. Just be sure you try it out before buying. There’s nothing worse than getting home, sitting in your newly purchased furniture, and realizing it’s wildly uncomfortable.

  1. Time to Get Organized

Once you’ve got your dimensions, your style, your mirror, and your chair, it’s time to accessorize and organize! If your vanity has drawers, you may want drawer organizers. Or you might want an organizer that sits on top. Maybe it spins! Maybe it’s brightly colored! Really, it’s whatever floats your boat and keeps your makeup clean and organized. 

Now that you know how to find the perfect makeup vanity, mirror, and chair, it’s time to do some shopping! Don’t get discouraged if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for right away. The perfect vanity is out there, and you’re destined to find it. Just keep these tips and tricks in mind and you’ll be sitting at your dream vanity in no time. Happy shopping!