Choosing furniture for your home is never easy. Depending on the piece you’re looking to find, the criteria to base your search on differ and change. For example, shopping for a bedroom vanity set is different from shopping for kitchen cabinetry. The following tips should be useful.
Set a budget
First of all, you need to set a budget. Decide how much you’re willing to spend on this vanity, depending on how important the piece is for you and for the overall composition of the room. When setting the budget you should also take into consideration the style you have in mind for it. But more on that later.
Plan the space
The next time is to plan the space and to decide where you want the vanity to be placed once you have it. This will help you figure out how big or how small the vanity needs to be or whether or not it needs to have a particular design or shape. If, for example, you plan to put it in a corner, you should look for a design that looks good in that particular spot.
Set your priorities straight
It’s important to know what matters to you and to set a few priorities before actually looking for furniture in stores or online. For example, storage could be very important for you in which case you should look for a vanity with lots of drawers. Or perhaps you want one that’s really small or really simple.
Pick a style
We each have our style when it comes to furniture. Some like modern designs, others find antiques really charming and so on. So figure out what your style is and how it applies to the bedroom vanity set.
If you prefer something traditional and old-fashioned, you can take a look at some ornate Victorian vanities, with decorative carving and other specific details. Most likely the mirror will also have an ornate frame.
If you prefer rustic furniture but don’t want all the intricate details of Victorian designs, perhaps you can find something a bit simpler. Look for vanities with a distressed finish and simple mirror frames which are either square or have rounded edges.
Country French style vanities are also less intricate yet still very charming. They usually feature gently curved legs and subtle carving details. The mirrors on these vanities are feature gentle curves and delicate lines without being too ornate.
On the other hand, if a minimalist vanity would suit you best, perhaps you should look for a Scandinavian design. They’re always simple without looking too polished or modern and they’re also very versatile.
And, of course, there are the modern and the contemporary designs you can opt for. This is a good option if the overall décor of the bedroom is also designed in one of these styles. You can either match the vanity to other elements in the room or allow it to stand out with a completely different design, color, shape, etc.
Once you have a list of details and features you want your bedroom vanity to include as well as a clear style in mind, it’s time to do some research. You can either look online for suitable designs or visit shops. Don’t forget to read a few reviews. They’re usually written by others who own that particular item and can offer useful information.
Once you finally have your hearth set on a particular vanity, it’s time to accessorize. Of course, some come as a set with everything included (mirror, chair and everything else), in which else there’s not much else you need to do. But if you only found the vanity then you can turn your attention to accessories such as a beautiful and comfortable chair or stool, a great mirror, a bunch of things to put on the vanity and so on.