Woman applying cushion foundation while sitting in front of a vanity table.

Having a dedicated vanity table can make you feel like a in a movie, preparing for a gala. It’s more than just a piece of furniture – it’s a personal haven for your . You can say goodbye to sifting through the endless pits of makeup bags and drawers because everything you need, from hairspray down to bobby pins, is conveniently within arm’s reach.

Like other home décor items, a dressing table needs some TLC to keep it clutter-free. Below are top tips on curating your beauty space for a breezy morning routine.

Keep Your Perfume Inside the Box

Fragrance collectors know that the best way to keep perfumes as fresh as new is to hide them. While aligning them on a mirrored podium makes your vanity table look straight out of a magazine, light exposure and temperature fluctuations gradually diminish their longevity and aroma. Instead, store the bottles inside their original boxes to shield them from potential spoilers.

You can tuck away your fragrances in the drawers or line them on the tabletop. Arrange them based on olfactory notes or even the colors of the boxes. Most high-end brands also offer customized cases, which are more compact and travel friendly.

Put Your Makeup on Display

This is where you can show off your creativity and organizational prowess. The first step is to weed out anything that’s broken or no longer in use. And yes, makeup has a shelf-life. Using cosmetic products past their expiration dates can trigger and irritation. So, if you can’t remember when you bought an item, it’s probably time to replace it.

Now comes the fun part: laying out all the goodies on your makeup table. You’ll need to roll out storage boxes, acrylic organizers, and trinket trays. A lazy Susan is a smart choice if you’re tight on space. Put your most-used items – foundation, concealer, eyeshadow palette – in one place. For your lipsticks, keep them standing upright and sort them by shade.

Upcycle Old Candle Jars to Store Makeup Brushes

Did you know that than a toilet seat? They can accumulate so much bacteria, and that's why leaving them beside the bathroom sink is bad news for your . If your brush set doesn’t come with a pouch, treat yourself to a new candle! The empty jar can be your new brush holder (no need for arts and crafts).

Once you’ve burned through the wax, pop the container in the freezer overnight. The remnants of wax should come right off when you flip the jar upside down. Next, hand-wash the jar with dish soap and place it on your vanity table as a brush organizer or storage for cotton buds. It’s practical, cute, and !

Separate Your Skincare Products and Cosmetics

There will come a time when you reach for only to realize it’s actually a nail polish remover. Avoid such mishaps by creating designated zones for your skincare products and other miscellaneous items. Doing this streamlines your routine and helps you keep track of your beauty trove.

One effective way to organize your vanity table is to set your skincare products in one tray. Starting with your cleansers, toners, serums, and moisturizers, you can create a clear visual progression that mirrors your regimen. A separate container can host your collection of nail polish, , and jewelry. With this system in place, you can get ready in record-breaking time.

Set Up a Hair Drawer

The cords from your heat styling tools can make your vanity dresser look unkempt. They also take up so much tabletop space. The solution? Stow your haircare tools, products, and accessories inside a drawer or caddy so you can style your tresses in a swoop.

Use heat-resistant sleeves to store your straighteners and curling wands safely. Meanwhile, stack your hair prep heroes like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum in a basket so you’ll always remember to protect your strands before styling. This hair serum is infused with keratin and marula oil, giving you five smoothing benefits: fights frizz, tames flyaways, detangles knots, and boosts shine and softness.

Another worthy addition to your at-home salon space is TRESemmé Root Touch-up Spray for Dark Brown Hair. It can be your saving grace when you want to cover the regrowth after a dye job, hide your , or camouflage . Don’t worry, the lightweight formula is smudge-proof and quick-drying.

Curating vanity table essentials is all about trial and error. Set yours up but be open to moving things around. Your beauty routine changes with your mood, so why can't your beauty space? There are no specific rules, but these tips can be your starting point.