Best IKEA Vanity Dressing Tables

Our guide to the best make-up vanity dressing tables from IKEA! See our top picks for the best vanity dressing tables for your home, depending on your needs!

Vanity tables are a great way to store your make-up and other accessories, and also to sit at and do your make-up and hair too.

If you are looking for a stylish and affordable dressing table vanity unit you won’t go wrong with IKEA.

IKEA sells really affordable stylish furniture.  They have a range of dressing tables and vanity units to choose from.

It is not a huge range, but with about 8 or so dressing/vanity tables to choose from there is a very good chance they have exactly the type that you need and want.

Here are our top picks for a dressing table/vanity table from IKEA.  Scroll down to the end of this article for our top pick!

Best IKEA Vanity & dressing tables


IKEA Brimnes Vanity Table

Best IKEA Vanity & dressing tables

The IKEA Brimnes vanity table is a great compact sized dressing table, especially for when you don’t have a lot of available room for a dressing table in your home.

Brimnes comes with a really handy storage unit, with a flip-up lid that also houses a mirror. In addition to this storage unit there is also a really handy storage drawer too.

This vanity unit is a great option for a smaller sized dressing table.  It has more than adequate storage for make-up, with both the drawer and the compartmentalized storage area underneath the hinged lid.

Price: $129 (US)

Reasons why IKEA Brimnes is a great vanity table:

  • Good compact size will fit into most spaces and rooms
  • Can also be used as a desk too 
  • Stylish minimal design
  • Comes in either white or dark gray
  • Good sized pull out drawer for storage 
  • Good sized additional storage unit with compartments
  • Hinged lid which houses a mirror
  • Easy to assemble and build in about 30 minutes or so
  • Good affordable price, even if you are on a budget
  • Drawer has a pull-out stop and slides very smoothly

Cons of the IKEA Brimnes Vanity Table:

Some reviewers have mentioned the following as cons to this vanity table:

  • Mirror in the lid is not the best make-up mirror, doesn’t lean back enough to use well.
  • Inner compartments are a bright red – which doesn’t appeal to everyone. But they cannot be seen unless the lid is opened.

See our DIY Hack here for the Brimnes Vanity unit!
(This turns Brimnes into a much more stylish dressing table!)


Nordkisa Bamboo Dressing Table

IKEA Nordkisa Dressing Table

The Nordkisa dressing table is an attractive and stylish dressing table that is made with sustainable bamboo. Therefore the color and durability of this table is really great.

There is one handy storage drawer in this unit, which can be accessed from both sides, which means you can either push this dressing table against a wall, or leave it free-standing.

There is another open shelf compartment to the left of the drawer that can be used for additional storage.

This is a good compact size that will easily fit into most homes and rooms, especially if space is tight.

Price: $149.99 (US)

Reasons why IKEA Nordkisa is a great vanity table:

  • Lovely bamboo material that looks warm and is so durable
  • Easy to assemble
  • Drawer for storage
  • Good compact size
  • Stylish contemporary design
  • Can be also used as a desk
  • Good affordable price

Cons of the IKEA Nordkisa Dressing Table:

Some of the cons that people have mentioned in reviews are:

  • There is no drawer stop
  • The bottom decorative rails are very fragile, especially if you rest your feet on them

Related: The Best IKEA Products for Every Room of your Home


Alex Desk

White IKEA Alex Desk


The IKEA Alex desk is a nice clean looking desk with two handy storage drawers.

It fits in completely with IKEA’s Alex range of furniture, which includes drawer units and more, if you want to match up furniture.

The storage drawers are a really good size to store a lot of what you need to keep at hand.

Price: $139.99 (US)

Reasons why the IKEA Alex Desk is a great dressing table:

  • Very handy sized storage drawers for your make-up
  • Can be used as a desk as well as a dressing table
  • Built-in cord management
  • Drawer stops
  • The back is finished, so it can be placed anywhere in the room
  • Comes in white, black-brown, and Gray-turquoise colors
  • Sturdy desk
  • Can easily be set up with additional drawers using the matching Alex drawer units.

Cons of the IKEA Alex Desk:

Some of the cons that people have mentioned in reviews are:

  • Not a lot of space to store things on the top of the desk (but this was more in relation to it being used as a desk with a computer etc)

Hemnes Dressing Table with Mirror

Best IKEA Vanity & dressing tables

The IKEA Hemnes dressing table comes in a black-brown color to fit in with most color schemes and decor in your home.

It has two good sized drawers with drawer stops for storage, and an additional center shelf area for storage too.

The attached mirror is a really nice touch, especially as it can be adjusted and moved up and down.

Price: $229.99 (US)

Reasons why the IKEA Hemnes dressing table is a great dressing table:

  • Lots of storage space with 2 drawers and a shelf compartment
  • Mirror is adjustable
  • Stylish design
  • Has a nice glass top that makes it more durable and expensive looking
  • Easy to assemble
  • Can also be used as a desk too
  • Top is easy to wipe clean

Cons of the IKEA Hemnes dressing table:

Some of the cons that people have mentioned in reviews are:

  • Drawers did not line up with the runners when assembling them, so they removed them (and it worked just fine regardless).

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