In small apartments and modern homes, the old-fashioned vanity seems out of place. The bulky sets that used to make up dressing stations have been replaced by slimmer console tables, desks, and wall-mounted storage. The concept of the dressing table remains, but the style is more modern, functional, and versatile...
This side table and stool set featured in Easy Living Magazine has two functions: it's a dressing table that also holds a small bedroom TV, hidden beneath a slip of fabric.
The simple lines of West Elm's Parsons Console make it a multi-purpose piece that could double as a vanity and writing desk in the bedroom.
Vanities need not appear frilly or particularly feminine. This Macassar Slant Desk from Graham & Green would complement a more modern decor scheme, and is small enough to fit in a medium-sized bedroom.
In a tiny bedroom, you can craft a vanity from nothing more than a mirror above the dresser or a set of hooks for jewelry.
Small chests and jewelry boxes on top of a dresser can take the place of a full vanity. Emily and Craig's bedroom uses wall decals above the dresser to create a romantic look.