How I decorate and organize my makeup vanity

my vanity makeup table

glass gold makeup organizer


I warmly welcome you to my beauty station. It’s placed in our bedroom right in front of a window, so that it bathes in natural light. My setting is quite minimalistic and pretty. Instead of acrylic organizers, I’ve opted for glass and gold, so that that the products on display also act as room decorations.

My vanity

My vanity has a special place in my heart and a very important role in my every day life. It’s where I get ready for the day, enjoy my coffee, explore new makeup, go for the same products over and over again and more often or not stare outside the window at the beautiful ocean and blue skies. (Since we moved to a new apartment I actually have a proper view and I couldn’t be more excited.)

I have recently made some changes to my makeup spot and updated the decorations. I’m so excited to finally show it to you and share my decoration and storage ideas!

My makeup station

Here is my makeup station. Currently it consists of a big white table with three drawers and an IKEA dresser. At some point I would love to replace the dresser with something else, but for now, it does the job.

I have a lighted makeup mirror and a smaller mirror. I need both, because I can see the full picture in the big mirror and do my actual makeup using the smaller one, since I can really get in close. The big mirror is also crucial for its lights.

You can find beautiful *lighted vanity mirrors and *round makeup mirrors on amazon.

Makeup vanity decoration & storage ideas


Recently I got fed up with plastic organizers, because they can look a bit dull and cheap. I decided to buy glass makeup organizers with gold details instead. They look so much more sophisticated than plastic. Those are basically built for live and they don’t wear off like plastic does.

Glass & gold organizers as decorations

A *glass tray and a *glass makeup organizer don’t just store my makeup, but they also act as decorations. They could also be used in bathroom for other beauty products. The glass tray could be used for candles as well.

These and other *glass makeup organizers on amazon.

I store my makeup brushes in glass cups. I almost bought new ones, but then I decided I can very well manage with the ones I already have. They are pretty plain. The other one has some white watercolor strokes on it, but the other one is clear. You’ll find pretty *glass cup organizers on amazon.

The final decoration piece that I have is the *gold pineapple tray. That I got as a gift, but it suits my battle station perfectly. I keep some of my every day essentials on it such as a lip balm, lash glue and some bobby pins.

Makeup organizers

Nowadays I try to keep as little stuff on the desk as possible. That’s why I downsized to those glass organizers as well – only a few selected items can fit them. The rest I keep hidden in my drawers, but I can always switch up the products on display.

As for the storage in my drawers – that’s where those acrylic organizers come in handy. Besides *acrylic makeup organizers, I also use old boxes or the covers of old boxes to keep everything tidy.

My makeup drawers are not the most photogenic, but here is a little peek of my collection anyway.

Besides the desk I have the rest of my makeup and hair tools in the tall drawer.

Using a cover of an old box to hold my scrunchies.

Can you tell I love eyeshadow palettes?

That’s it! If you want to see how my vanity looked three years ago, click here.


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  1. Ikaplika

    Eiks ison kokoelman kanssa oo ikinä pelkoa että pilaantunuvat ennen kuin ehtii käyttää? Toki säilyvät päivämääräänsä pidempään useimmat, mutta esim. Madara niin meikeissä avaamisen jälkeen säilyvyysmerkintä on vain 3kk (joka sai itellä kääntymään meikkivoiteen hankinnasta).

    1. Charlotta Takkula

      Mä käyn tosi usein läpi mun meikkejä, karsin ja annan eteenpäin. Eli heitän kyllä pois tuotteita myös sitä mukaa, kun uutta tulee, koska enhän tietenkään ehdi käyttää kaikkea. Eli ei ne siinä mielessä ehdi pilaantua. Lisäksi suurin osa on laatikoissa eli säilytän kuivassa ja valolta suojattuna. (Monihan pitää meikkejä esim. kylppärissä, jota en kyllä suosittele.) Toi säilyyvyys on vähän kinkkinen juttu – joku merkintähän pakkaukseen täytyy aina laittaa. Tolla logiikalla moni muukin mun meikkivoide ois jo pilalla, mutta ne on kyllä täysin käyttökelpoisia vielä. 🙂 Luotan omaan nenään ja näköaistiin, kun käyn läpi meikkejä. Mutta hyvä kun sanoit tosta, eipä tullut mieleen katsoa Madaran meikkivoiteesta säilyvyysmerkintää. Saa nähdä meneekö tosiaan pilalle noin nopeasti, jotenkin epäilen. Veikkaan, että on vain “suositus”. 🙂


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