No Room For a Vanity? Meet the Two-In-One Mirror Shelf That’s Perfect For Small Spaces

published Aug 22, 2022
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Most apartments come with some counter space in the bathroom or, if not, at least enough room for a desk. But nothing beats the comforting and luxurious experience of sitting down at an actual vanity and taking your time in doing your full skincare or make-up routine. If, like me, you don’t have the square footage in your home to accommodate a dresser solely dedicated to getting ready, you know the struggle of leaning over a sink to get close to a mirror or pushing office supplies out of the way so you can lean your elbow on a flat surface to get your eyeliner wing jussst right. Well, we think we might’ve found the small-space solution to these (and other) problems, and it’s available at West Elm.

The Lane storage mirror shelf attaches to the wall to give you extra storage that doesn’t take up precious floor space. Some minor assembly is required, but once you get this product up and mounted, you can place any serums, concealers, hair clips or pretty much anything inside and on top of it. At desk chair height, the shelf would be at the ideal level to aid you in your morning routine. Flip up its top, grab your beauty sponge from the spacious compartment, and utilize the mirror to aid you in your get-ready routine. At 16″ wide and 3″ high, the shelf offers an ample enough opening to fit numerous things, from stationery to snacks.

One shelf goes for $49, which isn’t the most affordable price, but its quality and sleek appearance make the sacrifice well worth it. The half-circle shape stands out from typical rectangular wall mounts, but the smooth white lacquered finish keeps the Lane storage mirror shelf simple and refined. Although this home accessory is assigned to the kids’ department on West Elm’s website, the mirror shelf and the rest of the Lane shelving collection are mature-looking enough to fit in with nearly every interior aesthetic. In fact, purchasing and layering a couple of these shelves along with some wall art will make for a lovely visual. Just install, and admire the view.