Oversized or understated, contemporary or old-world inspired, maximalist or minimalist, a bathroom's vanity can be anything you want it to be. It can be the place where you spend hours pampering yourself morning and night or a pitstop for a quick refresher. It can be a place you share with your children or significant other or a space you call all your own.
Whatever you need your bathroom vanity space to be, we have the inspiration to help it live up to its full potential. Scroll through for 20 designs you'll want to copy ASAP.
Maximize Your Storage
Drawers are great for storing smaller items, while cabinets make it easy to hide away taller products. On the other hand, shelves are wonderful for displaying your favourite products. But, when you combine all of the above, it makes for a vanity that holds everything you need to get ready in the morning and wind down at night.
Work Your Angles
If you're working with an awkward nook or an odd-shaped powder room, do yourself a favor and embrace it. Accentuate it with bold wallpaper and play up the angles with equally angular pieces like a hexagon vanity mirror and pyramid-shaped sconce.
Throw Some Stones
Stone countertops are always a stunning addition to any bathroom vanity. With every piece boasting a unique pattern and colours, materials like marble, soapstone, and travertine bring a one-of-a-kind elegance like only stone can.
Embrace Some Brass
When designing a space, the best way to create a cohesive flow is to choose one finish and run with it. This gorgeous bathroom pairs brass sink fixtures with both the mirror and sconces, as well as the exposed pipes under the sink.
Have a Statement Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
A large mirror mounted at your bathroom vanity serves as more than just a tool in your primping routine. Such a large reflective surface also helps create the illusion of a larger space.
If you're limited on square footage, consider adding an oversized mirror over your bathroom sink for a larger-than-life look.
Think Of a Theme
We love a good theme—picking one you love and running with it always makes for a show-stopping design. This nautical powder room is a stunner from the lobster-print wallpaper to the rope-embellished mirrors and adorable fish-shaped stool. One look at this space, and we're instantly transported to the shores of Montauk.
Have Something Old, Something New
We love a transformational before and after, but there are some instances where working with good bones makes for a spectacular finale. This bathroom incorporates both original elements, like a vintage drop-in sink and porcelain tile, with new ones like chevron floors and modern pendant lights.
Tickle Your Fancy
It's pretty amazing what some moulding, metallic accents, and a deep, opulent shade of navy paint can do. Transform even the tiniest, simplest of powder rooms into one worthy of a palace.
Ditch the Medicine Cabinet
Medicine cabinets can be bulky and unsightly. Ditch the bulk and opt for a sleek mirror on your vanity instead.
You might be left with a shelf-worth of products to store. Don't fret: turn your window into built-in storage to display and keep all your go-to items within arm's reach.
Warm Things Up
Incorporating warm tones into your bathroom gives you instant zen vibes. Warm up your vanity with cedar drawers and rose-toned marble countertops, paired with brass fixtures for a space that feels totally spa-worthy.
Break Out the Backsplash
While backsplashes are typically reserved for kitchen areas, this vanity proves that extending the material of your countertops up the wall can look incredibly chic, luxe, and doesn't feel the least bit like a kitchen.
Pull Up a Seat
If you like to take your time getting ready, adding a vanity seat to your built-in makes for the perfect primping station.
Send in Reinforcements
No matter how much storage space you have in a bathroom, it never seems like enough. Whether you're renting or not quite ready to commit to a renovation, adding extra storage can be as easy as rolling in a glass-door cabinet.
It provides extra shelving to store your go-to items and doubles your counter space—problem solved.
Pack On the Patterns
Often, maximizing a single design element makes a much larger impact than incorporating a variety of design elements. This seemingly muted powder room with a black and white wallpaper print and minimal décor actually makes for a visual stunner.
Create a One-Color Wonder
Listen, we love a colorful design with an extended color palette, but sometimes, a monochromatic paint job incorporating a single hue feels a million times cooler. A rich tone, like this forest green, on both the walls and vanity looks modern and impossibly chic.
Channel Geometry Class
When it comes to designing your bathroom, it's the little details that really count. We love how this design incorporates cohesive geometric shapes throughout. Notice how the square shade of the vanity pairs with the squares on this wallpaper print, while the round mirror complements the half circles.
Go for Minimal Maximalism
When you think of maximalist style, tons of color, eclectic prints, metallic fixtures, and texture overload may come to mind. However, this space is proof that you can have a maximalist design feel surprisingly understated.
The muted color palette of this vanity downplays the special touches hidden throughout, from the chevron wall tiles to the marble countertops and array of light fixtures to the oversized mirror.
Place It Up Against the Wall
Most vanities come complete with faucet fixtures attached. However, taking that extra design step to mount them on the back wall makes any space feel much more expensive.
Fall in Love With Shape
Shapes are an important element of interior design. While angular shapes can look more modern, organic shapes, like the paint strokes on this bathroom wall, can have a more whimsical feel.
We love how the shapes of the mirror and vase on this vanity tie the entire space together.
Embrace Small But Mighty
You don't need unlimited square footage to create the bathroom vanity of your dreams. This small powder room vanity boasts big-time style from the classic wainscoting and vintage light fixture, to the marble sink and gorgeous wallpaper.
Article written by: Stephanie Montes