The vanity is a space in the bedroom that can often stand to lose a few pounds—of stuff, we mean. From scarves and scattered papers to dog-eared books, tangled jewelry and open makeup and brushes, the table area below that large mirror often becomes a collecting space for things that don't end up on the floor. And for those that are organized about it, the area can get boring, and lose its luster after many mornings of the same organization, the same few items, and (essentially) the same look, month over month.
Two things about the vanity make it an easy space to rekindle the fire in (or, to kindle the fire in the first place for those who have yet to put some time into it). For one, the space is compact enough that you can easily do a whole overhaul with just a few items. Which brings us to our second point—that a few items can equal not a ton out of your pocket, and the possibilities are endless. Take a look at just a few that we did for $50 or under, and get inspired to create your own:
For those without much room to expand, this vanity shows the genius of using a simple tray to pull items together. This moodboard, clocking in at just $43.69, features white pieces with a few touches of gold that's oh-so-easy to recreate.
This setup features a little bit of old-world glamour, with telltale vintage items and occasional pops of red. A new, more ornate mirror is central to recreating this look, along with a few bohemian and global accents like these brown bottles and carved red jewelry box. The best part? It only totals to $48.17.
It's all in the details with this small but carefully-organized bedroom counter. Glinting gold in the trays and jewelry and a few flowers liven the scene—managing to get just under the wire for $49.89.
Glass vials meet dark shades for a refined feel in this effortless moodboard. A white tray again cinches together the vanity—which is more than enough reason to invest in one, if you only need one update this season. But why say "invest" when this entire look can be got for $48.98?
Soft shades of pink create a delicate sensibility in this girlie vanity look. Careful, simple, and with spots of gold, we'd love to have this entire snapshot for ourselves. Luckily, it's only $49.22.
A sophisticated black meets gold layout calls for prints, catchalls, and even straws in the colors. It's a dramatic look that can easily change the whole tone of your vanity, for just $44.38.
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