A good dressing table can really elevate a bedroom, pulling the rest of your bedroom furniture together for an elegant, finished look. There are thousands of beautiful dressing tables that can rightfully become the focal point in any bedroom design. The trick, then, is finding the right one to suit your space, scheme and budget, which is where our list might come in useful.
While placing a dressing table with large mirrors in a small bedroom might seem counter-intuitive if you’re on a mission to save space, they can actually help to create the illusion of more by reflecting a bigger picture of the room back at you. Although, if you’re really stuck for space, look for a piece that also has slender legs rather than one that’s solid all the way to the floor, as this will do a much better job of keeping the space looking open.
After that, it’s all down to your personal style. With our own impeccable taste – even if we do say so ourselves – we’ve carefully curated a selection of modern, retro, antique-look and everything-else-you-can-think-of dressers, with something to suit every look.
Getting our top spot for its standout style, this French-look dressing table has all the beautiful character of a Provençal flea market find, with none of the exhausting legwork. Inject a bit of romantic French style into your master bedroom or dressing area with this shabby chic dresser, which has a distressed finish that offsets some of its fussier — but no less lovely for it — details, such as moulded motifs, ornate curved legs and rose-shaped drawer pulls. While the priciest on our list, it’s a real investment piece that’s sure to delight for years to come.
This Art Deco-esque dressing table is truly a thing of beauty, and a striking alternative to the usual fare. Oversized round brass handles and an opulent marble top are the stand-out features in an otherwise subdued piece, giving this dresser just enough personality to pep up a minimal bedroom without standing out too much. It’s also an excellent bet for small bedrooms, as its large round mirror reflects oodles of light to give the illusion of more room, and its slender legs leave lots of open space underneath for an uncluttered look.
With its fresh and breezy feel, this John Lewis dressing table perfectly encapsulates the seaside spirit of the town after which it’s named. The layout is fairly traditional, with two columns of drawers and an adjustable winged mirror at the helm, but the crisp white paintwork, clean lines and subtle steel hardware keep it modern. At 1.5m in length, it’s easily the largest of our picks, so it may be a little overbearing in small rooms, but we think it’s just the ticket for the master bedroom or a generous guest room.
If light, bright and breezy isn’t your thing, we may have found the dressing table that will be. This dark-wood dresser would fit beautifully into a more traditional bedroom or any opulent space that needs a strong statement piece to set it off. Thanks to its timeless look and stately Georgian features, the Broughton will never date, so while it’s pricier than some of our other choices, chances are you’ll never have to replace it. Plus, because it’s hand-finished and built from solid birch, it’ll have its very own unique whorls, knots and rays. For one-of-a-kind furniture, conveniently available on the high street, look no further.
For bedrooms, dressing rooms and walk-in wardrobes that are short on space, this floating dressing table is the perfect solution. The whole unit is sleek and streamlined with minimal handleless drawers and a Scandi-esque all-white finish, but its integral storage is where it really shines. With ample surface space, two drawers, a central cubby and even a rail for storing and displaying jewellery, it’s an excellent space saver, and looks good, to boot.
This is a supremely elegant dressing table and stool set that would look just as at home housing documents and pens in a home office as topped with your favourite cosmetics in the bedroom. Unlike most of the other tables on our list, it doesn’t come with a mirror, which may render it quite expensive in comparison, but does inarguably up the versatility. The turned legs, detailed and delicate moulding, and attractive drawer pulls — not to mention that ultra-trendy dove grey shade — all come together to make a traditional-looking yet timeless piece for homes both period and contemporary.
This feminine dressing table and stool set is phenomenally good value, so it makes a wonderful addition to a young girl’s room, even if they decide a year down the road that it’s not really for them. The delicate moulded motif and turned details are especially darling, and surprising for the price, while the soft grey shade offsets the whole thing and gives it an up-to-date edge. The stool cushion does have the slight disadvantage of looking a little like a memory foam pillow, but with so many other things in this set’s favour, we can’t complain.