14 Products You Need for a Stylish and Organized Vanity

These must-have pieces will make your daily routine better in every way.

Makeup on table

Photo by Melissa Marshall

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 the space both pretty and functional with makeup vanity accessories. 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 makeup table supplies 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) can be 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.

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Hawkins Copper and Brass Louise Trays

Enamel plates

Courtesy of Food 52

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.

SHOP NOW: Food52, $50-$120

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Copper and Glass Tea Storage Box

Copper and Glass Tea Storage Box

Courtesy of World Market

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 holding earrings and rings.

SHOP NOW: World Market, $19.99

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Monique Lhuillier Marble Tray

Marble tray

Courtesy of Pottery Barn

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

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Crystal Jewelry Organizer

Gold jewelry organizer

Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

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

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Gold Distressed Accent Mirror

Gold Arch Wall Mirror

Courtesy of Joss & Main

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, $480

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Simplehuman Sensor Mirror

Simplehuman Sensor Mirror

Courtesy of Amazon

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, $199.99

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Kate Spade Ring Holder

Metal ring holder

Courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond

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, $39.99

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Pigeon and Poodle Malmo Medium Jewelry Box

Jewelry box

 Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

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

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Ceramic Tray

Ceramic tray

Courtesy of Zara Home

It's good to have a base tray if you're going with lots of smaller dishes and boxes (it helps keep the surface from looking too cluttered). This ceramic one is meant for the bathroom, but the square shape makes it perfect for the vanity.

SHOP NOW: Zara Home, $35.90

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Lacquer Compartment Jewelry Tray

Jewelry trays

Courtesy of The White Company

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, $44

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Michael Aram Evil Eye Marble Trinket Box

Trinket box

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

Keep utilitarian items (we're talking all those bobby pins and hair ties) out of view with this marble box. The evil-eye pattern on this box's marble top gives it a modern edge.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $225

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Brass Geo Terrarium


 Courtesy of World Market

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

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Gold 4 Cup Kiara Desk Organizer With Tray

Gold desk organizer with tray

 Courtesy of World Market

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, $29.99

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Quartz Perfume Bottle

Perfume decanter

Courtesy of Z Gallerie

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, $49.95

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