A bathroom vanity can be anything you want it to be: oversized or understated, contemporary or old-world inspired, maximalist or minimalist. It can be a place where you spend hours pampering yourself every morning and night, or a quick refresher. It can be a space you share with your children or significant other, or it can be completely yours.
Whatever your needs are for your bathroom vanity space, we have the inspiration to help it reach its full potential. Scroll down to see 20 designs you’ll want to copy right away.
Maximize Your Storage
Drawers are ideal for storing smaller items, whereas cabinets are ideal for concealing taller items. Shelves, on the other hand, are ideal for displaying your favorite 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 have an awkward nook or an oddly shaped powder room, do yourself a favor and embrace it. Accent with bold wallpaper and play up the angles with similarly angular pieces such as a hexagon vanity mirror and pyramid-shaped sconce.
Throw Some Stones
Stone countertops are a beautiful addition to any bathroom vanity. Materials like marble, soapstone, and travertine, with each piece boasting a unique pattern and color, bring a one-of-a-kind elegance that only stone can.
Embrace Some Brass
When designing a space, the best way to create a cohesive flow is to stick with one finish. This stunning bathroom combines brass sink fixtures with the mirror and sconces, as well as exposed pipes beneath the sink.
Have a Statement Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
A large mirror mounted on your bathroom vanity is more than just a tool for primping. A large reflective surface also contributes to the illusion of a larger space.
Think Of a Theme
We adore a good theme—choosing one that you adore and running with it always results in a show-stopping design. From the lobster-print wallpaper to the rope-embellished mirrors and adorable fish-shaped stool, this nautical powder room is a knockout. With just one look at this space, we’re transported to the beaches of Montauk.
Have Something Old, Something New
We adore a transformational before and after, but there are times when working with good bones yields a spectacular result. This bathroom combines vintage elements, such as a vintage drop-in sink and porcelain tile, with new ones, such as chevron floors and modern pendant lights.
Tickle Your Fancy
It’s amazing what a little moulding, metallic accents, and a deep, opulent navy paint can do. Even the smallest, most basic powder rooms can be transformed into palace-worthy spaces.
Ditch the Medicine Cabinet
Medicine cabinets can be unsightly and bulky. Instead of a bulky mirror, opt for a sleek mirror on your vanity.
Warm Things Up
Incorporating warm tones into your bathroom instantly creates a zen-like atmosphere. Warm up your vanity with cedar drawers and rose-toned marble countertops, then pair them with brass fixtures to create a spa-like atmosphere.
Break Out the Backsplash
While backsplashes are typically reserved for kitchen areas, this vanity demonstrates how extending the material of your countertops up the wall can look incredibly chic, luxe, and not at all like a kitchen.
Pull Up a Seat
If you like to take your time getting ready, incorporating a vanity seat into your built-in makes for an ideal primping station.
Send in Reinforcements
There is never enough storage space in a bathroom, no matter how big it is. Adding extra storage can be as simple as rolling in a glass-door cabinet if you’re renting or not quite ready to commit to a renovation.
Pack On the Patterns
Often, focusing on a single design element has a much greater impact than incorporating a variety of design elements. This seemingly understated powder room with a black and white wallpaper print and minimal décor is actually a visual stunner.
Create a One-Color Wonder
We love a colorful design with a large color palette, but sometimes a monochromatic paint job with a single hue feels a million times better. A rich color, such as this forest green on the walls and vanity, looks modern and oh-so-chic.
Channel Geometry Class
When it comes to bathroom design, it’s the little details that really matter. We like how this design uses consistent geometric shapes throughout. Take note of how the vanity’s square shade complements the squares on the wallpaper print, while the round mirror complements the half circles.
Go for Minimal Maximalism
Tons of color, eclectic prints, metallic fixtures, and texture overload may come to mind when you think of maximalist style. This space, on the other hand, demonstrates how a maximalist design can feel surprisingly understated.
The muted color palette of this vanity downplays the special touches found throughout, such as the chevron wall tiles, marble countertops, and array of light fixtures, as well as the oversized mirror.
Place It Up Against the Wall
The majority of vanities include faucet fixtures. Taking the extra design step of mounting them on the back wall, on the other hand, makes any space feel much more expensive.
Fall in Love With Shape
Shapes play an important role in 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.
Embrace Small But Mighty
You don’t need a lot of space to build the bathroom vanity of your dreams. From the classic wainscoting and vintage light fixture to the marble sink and gorgeous wallpaper, this small powder room vanity exudes big-time style.