Your vanity is the command center for all your morning activities (and at night when you're winding down after a long day). It's where you stash your favorite jewelry, and where you organize your makeup, perfume, and other tiny essentials that you use to prep for your day. Whether it's a decked-out table complete with a fancy chair and mirror, or just a small section of your dresser top, you can make your vanity area both pretty and functional. Because as we all know, the last thing you want when you're late getting out the door is to have to search for that one missing earring or your favorite eyeliner.
Because most of the things on your vanity are on the smaller side, it's helpful to have an assortment of boxes, trays, and other small containers to make things easy to find and to keep clutter at bay. Some decorative items like perfume bottles or favorite jewelry pieces can be out on display, while other less attractive items (hair ties, loose bobby pins, tweezers), you can put away. There are so many organizing options out there, but sometimes it's nice to think outside the box and consider products that might have originally been meant for a different use (think pencil organizers, small serving trays, and bath accessories). You can get creative and inject rustic, edgy, or fun elements to your vanity which, traditionally, has been seen as solely "glam" and "feminine." We chose 14 gorgeous items to get you excited about your daily rituals and to make your self-care routine feel extra special.
Hawkins Copper and Brass Louise Trays
You're definitely going to want some trays to corral items like loose jewelry and perfume bottles. These multifunctional enamel beauties come in a range of sizes and 14 luscious colors.
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Copper And Glass Tea Storage Box
Look outside the bedroom for organizing inspiration (in this case, the kitchen). This delicate glass box is meant for storing tea, but the six compartments inside are also perfect for storing earrings and rings.
SHOP NOW: World Market, $19.99
Monique Lhuillier Marble Tray
This modern marble tray may be part of a bath collection, but the flat surface and subtle edges make it the ideal spot to place rows of perfume bottles.
SHOP NOW: Pottery Barn, $34.50
Crystal Jewelry Organizer
Sometimes vertical is the way to go, especially if you have a lot of necklaces and bracelets. This dainty stand features clear quartz knobs to hang your delicate chains on so they stay tangle-free. It also comes with a small dish at the bottom to collect smaller trinkets.
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $39
Gold Distressed Accent Mirror
If your vanity is set up on a small table or a low dresser, a large mirror (whether it's hung on the wall or just leaning against it) can make the vanity area feel more like a glam dressing table. And that arch makes this mirror feel so regal!
SHOP NOW: Joss & Main, was $480, now $279.99
Simplehuman Sensor Mirror
While a large mirror is great for the overall look of any space, a more petite standing mirror is helpful for smaller tasks. This high-tech, cordless tabletop mirror simulates natural sunlight for flawless makeup application.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, was $199.99, now $170
Kate Spade Ring Holder
Rings can easily get lost in a larger jewelry box. Stack them up in this small silver-plated dish and you'll never misplace them!
SHOP NOW: Bed Bath & Beyond, was $39.99, now $30.99
Pigeon and Poodle Malmo Medium Jewelry Box
Keep everything together (and protected) in this gorgeous wooden box covered in dyed hair hide. The interior trays have dedicated compartments for everything from delicate rings to large earrings. The dalmatian print makes this a fun addition to any vanity.
SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $370
Lacquer Compartment Jewelry Tray
If you're lucky enough to have a vanity with drawers, these felt-lined lacquer dividers are great for keeping clutter off the surfaces. These trays are also pretty enough to keep on display if you like!
SHOP NOW: The White Company, was $44, now $35.20
Michael Aram Evil Eye Marble Trinket Box
Keep utilitarian items (we're talking all those bobby pins and hair ties) out of view with this lidded marble box. The evil eye pattern on this box's marble top gives it a modern edge.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $225
Brass Geo Terrarium
A short, wide-mouthed terrarium (or any wide-mouthed vase for that matter) is perfect for displaying makeup brushes and eye pencils. These gilded, geometric terrariums look especially Insta-worthy.
SHOP NOW: World Market, $19.99 - 39.99
Gold 4 Cup Kiara Desk Organizer With Tray
The office and desk supply section is another great spot to find cool accessories for your vanity. This organizer (with its own dividers!) will keep your brushes, pencils, and other small items separate and easy to find.
SHOP NOW: World Market, was $29.99, now $22.49
Quartz Perfume Bottle
Decant rosewater or a scented oil into this pretty, crystal-topped container. You can choose between clear white quartz and amethyst depending on what appeals to you—aesthetically and energetically.
SHOP NOW: Z Gallerie, was $49.95, now $24.87