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Mahogany Dressing Tables

Every woman with some extra space in their home should invest in a beautiful dressing table just to pamper herself. Getting ready for a day at the office or for a fun night out is much more enjoyable if you seat yourself behind a comfortable dressing table instead of somehow trying to apply makeup in a too-narrow bathroom. Opt for an antique or vintage dressing table, or a good quality mahogany dressing table to bring some style and glamour to your home. Ensure you have the right size and pick any accessories you need to make your life easier.

What is Mahogany?

Mahogany is a reddish-brown tropical hardwood that has a smooth even, grain pattern on it with very few voids or knots inside. It is very valuable and a great material that makes for unique and long-lasting antique mahogany dressing tables. All tree species that produce mahogany are endangered, and therefore manufacturers need special permission to ship it. This makes it even harder to acquire. Vintage and antique dressing tables that stand the test of time are thus great options.

Table Types

In terms of style, mahogany tables are typically lush and not as minimalist as modern ones. It depends on your preferences, whether you want the table to hide in the corner or be the centre of attention. Pick a table with drawers if you need storage space, or opt for a simpler table.

Size

Obviously, you can only get as big a table for as much room you have in your home. Try not to create a cramped feeling in your bedroom. After all, this should be your private retreat, so bumping into things, even if it is a beautiful dressing table, is not pleasant. Measure the room before your purchase and make sure you have some space for a chair or stool.

Accessories

Most dressing tables already include a mirror, but you can replace it if you want a different shape or size. Without a mirror, a dressing table is rather pointless, unless you only use it for putting your jewellery away. Storage, too, is important, and if the table has too few drawers, you might purchase an additional chest of drawers made from mahogany. Last but not least, do not forget the seating. Use a chair that you already have, or accompany the table with an antique mahogany stool to complete the look.

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