Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Beauty in Small Spaces

When it comes to my beauty routine, I am a complete diva about my space. Hey, what can I say? Any artist will tell you that space is essential to the creative process - and space, my darlings, is not something I have in abundance at the moment. Nevertheless, I still require 1) a vanity space to sit at and do my makeup with everything properly laid out, 2) a mirror at face-level while I stand and do my hair (lots of teasing, curling and hairspraying are involved here) and 3) a space to properly display and see all my hair and jewelry accessories that complete my look.

Unfortunately, I live in a tiny downtown flat that I have to share with my other half - so what to do when one needs space for beauty creation with no room to spare?

It's feng shui to the rescue! Okay - and perhaps my clever other-half who happens to be educated in space and design. Same thing.

He took a corner of our room which has three walls (right near the window, next to the natural light), installed shelves up on opposite sides of the walls, then placed mirrors above both shelves and on all three sides of the walls. One mirror is at face-height with me when I sit, the other two are at face-height with me when I stand. One side acts as a vanity - I have all my makeup and brushes right where I can see and access them, and there are high-bright LED lights installed across the top of the mirror (for extra beauty lighting). The other side holds all my hair brushes, hair extensions, hair products, etc. He even fixed hooks around the hair-mirror where I hang all my jewelry and headbands/hair accessories.

Makeup and hair not only take up time, but also space. One always needs a proper space to play and create, or just for simply getting ready for the day with ease. Installing shelves on a wall below a mirror is a great alternative to a large and cumbersome vanity, and hooks fixed into a wall provide an excellent place to display all of your accessories! So regardless if you live in a small space, one can always Make it Work! with clever design when it comes to your "Beauty Room".

~ Mirror, mirror, on the wall...


  1. I really love how you've organized your necklaces! I need something similar because mine are completely disorganized. I'm so inspired to continue organizing my room now!

  2. i love it i must get a vanity set though i dont wear make up like that, u r just too adorable! great post