Dressing Tables Buying Guide
A Brief History
The history of the dressing table can be traced back to 18th century France, where women used them for the storage of cosmetic items wrapped in linen.
Where is a Dressing Table used?
Dressing tables are usually positioned in the bedroom or an area that is dedicated to dressing, where women can tend to their hair and make-up in privacy.
How can I use a dressing table?
A dressing table is a dedicated place at which to apply cosmetics, and can be used for a range of purposes depending on the exact dressing table that you choose.
Dressing tables are frequently used for the display of items such as jewellery boxes, perfume bottles, combs, hand mirrors and make-up sets. They are also used for storage, with some of the most popular items stored in dressing tables including little bottles and make-up items.
Finally, many dressing tables also make great accent pieces, especially if they feature elaborate engravings.
Features of a Dressing Table
The range of dressing tables that we offer here at Furnishing Homes includes both small dressing tables with a few drawers and more elaborate affairs with large mirrors and a variety of storage options.
Mirrors are a particularly common feature on dressing tables, either coming separately with the table or being attached to the top. The number of drawers can also greatly differ from one dressing table to another, potentially being as few as three or as many as eight.
Another vital dressing table feature is a small chair or stool so that those that use them have somewhere to sit down.
How to choose the right dressing table
Probably the biggest factor that determines the right dressing table for your needs is the amount of storage that you require, although you'll also need to decide whether you require an attached mirror.
As well as the practical and budgetary considerations, you'll need to ensure that your chosen dressing table fits in well with the rest of the decor of the room for which it is intended. We recommend opting for a neutral wood so that the dressing table does not look out of place if you change your decor.
How to clean and maintain a dressing table
You can ensure that your dressing table remains in the best possible condition by polishing the wood with beeswax. Don't forget to clean the mirror, too, by combining window cleaner or vinegar with newspaper or paper towels to rid it of those stubborn smudges.
Dressing table assembly guide
Dressing tables are available from us both assembled and flat packed, and if yours is the latter, you'll need to ensure that all parts are included, as well as that a blanket is laid down on the floor during the assembly process to prevent damage to the dressing table.