Since life is so packed with daily tasks and errands, sometimes even getting out of bed can seem as a chore, especially when you feel like staying in and sleeping all day. If you are a fan of Downton Abbey you are well aware of the importance of staff at the time and feel in need of getting maids, footmen and a butler yourself (who wouldn’t want a helping hand around). Though both men and women of high society had their own assistance, a valet and a lady’s maid respectively, it took a great deal more work to prepare a lady than a gentleman.
Considering dinner parties were especially important and tea time being another invention of the Victorian Era, a woman’s looks, outfits and accessories got the same attention as they do in the present day world. A constant companion in a lady’s room was of course the dressing table and you can probably remember the many scenes of Downton Abbey’s lady Mary in front of her dressing table mirror. Though nowadays we don’t have the same rules of a lady’s etiquette (including having your hair stroked for 100 times a day), nor the staff, there is just something charming about a dressing table that makes it the essential part of a bedroom suite to this day.
From serving as a furniture piece to help with doing makeup and hair in front of while seated, a dressing table can also assist with keeping your bedroom organised by providing enough storage for the make-up kits and all things beauty related. When you do your search for the ideal match for your bedroom, you will have plenty of mirrored dressing table models to choose from. If you were looking for the item that can give your home style as much as functionality, this is it. To be able to make the proper choice, first you have to go along with the size of your room. An additional feature that could determine your purchase will be the preference of a stool, because not all dressing tables have it.
Along with the size, another point to have in mind is of course style. There are many styles of mirrored dressing table types, from the antique Gothic, Elizabethan, Renaissance, Victorian and vintage Art Deco to modern minimalist and sophisticated, so it’s up to you and your taste in choosing the one for your bedroom. There are also different forms and sizes of mirrors and a variety of numbers and sizes of compartments and drawers.
As much as with any piece of furniture you buy, it’s quality you will be after so that your purchase will serve you for years to come. It’s important to also take care of your dressing table, wipe it clean and protect it from spills to prolong its durability. Get your dressing table and put lady Mary’s lifestyle to practice.