How to squeeze a dressing table into your small bedroom

How to squeeze a dressing table into your small bedroom

Tiny-home living may have you wondering how you’re going to fit a much-needed dressing table into your small bedroom. Well, fret no more. Here are four simple solutions to help you get a dressing table into even the teeniest bedroom!



Option 1: Make More Room

Decluttering and clever storage form a large part of tiny-home living. So, to ensure you’re making the most of your compact quarters go through yet another wave of simplifying. Take a cue from Scandinavian studio design and take the less is more approach, especially in your bedroom. Take it a step further and go full Marie Kondo on your house! 



Essentially, you need a bed for a fully functional bedroom. The rest is optional and expendable, which means you should be meticulous in deciding what stays in your small bedroom and what doesn’t.

To make even more space for your alternative dressing table, incorporate vertical storage to get things off of the floor. You can also add a pull-out or hovering chair to win more space.

Option 2: Use an Alternative Dressing Table

Look beyond the four-legged dressing table to suit your small bedroom needs. Choose an alternative dressing table that doesn’t stand on the floor. A floating dressing table or hovering table is entirely out of the way. You can also turn an awkward nook into a dressing area with a smaller table.


Take the minimal approach with a fold-away surface that can lay flat against the wall when not in use. If you’ve chosen a floating dressing table complement it with a swerving chair that is fixed to the wall and can be easily swerved in underneath the table without taking up any floor area.

Option 3: Go Multi-functional  

Why use two items when you can use one? Multifunctional furniture is a super saver when it comes to space and money. Place a multifunctional wall desk next to your bed instead of a bedside table. That way you can have a dressing table and bedside table in one.


Or, if your office is in your bedroom use a storage shelf that doubles as a desk. You can designate drawers for a specific function; for example, use the lower section for work and the top drawers for a dressing table’s needs. Simply add a mirror, and you’ll be all set.



Option 4: Focus On the Mirror

Create a feature wall and dressing station in one! An ornate full-length mirror makes a stunning statement and can add a luxurious touch to the bedroom. Hang up your large mirror near a light source, or install a pendant light. Use a floating drawer or shelf next to the mirror to store your makeup and beauty products. Lastly, decorate your impressive alternative dressing table with fresh flowers and a pretty jewellery box


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Option 5: Create a DIY Bespoke Dressing Nook

Customise compact shelves to function as a standing dressing table. Going up will save you loads of valuable space. Plus, a dressing nook can look pretty too. Here’s what you need to craft a personalised alternative dressing table:

Modern shelves, modern design, Scandinavian design

  1. First off, get the measurements right.

You want the shelf (the highest shelf if you’re adding more than one tier) to be about mid-chest height. So, make two to three marks on the wall on the precise height.

  1. Make sure your measurements are parallel to the ground then install the main shelf. You can measure and install additional shelves if you need to. You’ll need a drill and a level for the installation. If you don’t have any tools phone a friend to help you!
  2. Now you can add a mirror, preferably one that hangs from the wall.
  3. Add storage containers: complement the main shelving unit with box shelves that double as storage. Once that’s done it’ll be ready for use, no chair needed!

Box, modern, wall, scandinavian design


Option 6  - Bespoke Dressing Table Area

If you’re not the DIY-type get a professional to create an alternative dressing table specifically for your bedroom. A custom-made dressing table is certainly not the budget option, but it will give you exactly what you want and allow you customise the most space-efficient dresser. Here’s how to find a carpenter for your tiny home:

  • Ask friends, family and neighbours for recommendations.
  • Understand the basic costs of carpentry.
  • Establish where you want your dressing nook and what it needs. Shelves, drawers and a built-in mirror might be on your checklist.
  • Get different quotes from a few carpenters and have a look at their customer reviews.
  • Be clear on what you need, completion time and payment method.
  • You might need to pay a deposit before the carpenter starts with the project, but never pay the full amount in advance.


If you have any dressing table ideas that we didn’t cover, let us know in the comments below!



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