3. Plant paperwhite bulbs. Didn’t get to the bulb planting you had planned before the holidays? There’s still time. Scoop up some paperwhite bulbs at a nursery or home improvement store and get planting. All you need is a container (even a recycled glass jar will work) and a handful of stones to fill the bottom few inches of it.Treat Yourself to Spring Blooms in Winter
15. Countertop details. Sure, it’s important to focus on choosing the right countertop material for your needs, but don’t stop there. There are a bevy of options to ratchet up the look and function of your countertop. Here, cut grooves in butcher block create a drainage for wet dishes and other scenarios.Pros and cons of popular countertop materials
Think small. In a compact space, a wall-mounted vanity shelf or drawers may be the answer. And to keep things feeling sleek and streamlined, don’t make the styling fussy. Here you can see how simple it can be to create a focal point that remains functional.A mirror, a vase with a single leaf in it and a framed picture — that’s it. Everything else can be hidden away for easy access in those drawers. Bear this in mind if you’re going for a minimal look and considering a shelf as a dressing table or vanity area — where will you keep the things you use every day?Your turn: Show us your dressing table and share your styling ideas in the Comments.MoreWhy the Bedroom Is the New Living RoomSee more photos of bedrooms with vanities
Slim down. Without the temptation of too much space on which to strew your grooming items, you should find it easy to maintain a dressing table as sleekly styled as this one. (You may find that those drawers, which fan cleverly toward the floor when open, hide a lot of sins. And this is the secret of many a minimalist: junk crammed in hidden spaces.) Choosing a piece of furniture with this much style will give you a head start. But there’s also a simple styling tip at play here: one picture, one high thing and one low thing. You can lean the artwork against the wall behind the dressing table or hang it. Then partner it up with two pleasing objects of different heights. (Here it’s as simple as a book and a vase of blooms.) Ensure the items aren’t in the dead center of the artwork. Job done. It’s really that simple. Earn a gold star for tying the colors in the objects in with the colors in the artwork.