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The best bathroom vanity ideas for your home

By Elise Hodge

Updated: April 12th, 2022

25 Functional and beautiful bathroom vanities that you will want in your home

One of the biggest mistakes people make when they’re designing their bathroom is that they mess up the vanity. They either make it too small for a large space, too large for a tiny space or forget to incorporate enough storage to hold essential items. And so this is why I’ve pulled together some of the best bathroom vanity ideas for any size bathroom in the one spot.

The bathroom vanity ideas below will suit every style and taste, not to mention being beautiful and functional. You’ll find contemporary, minimalist, classic, Hamptons, country, and mid-century modern styles – plus so much more. So let’s get inspired for your next bathroom renovation.

1. Rose gold tapware

While brass, gold and silver are the favoured choices for tapware, you may not realise that rose gold is an option too. And I think it looks beautiful in this bathroom – it really stands out against the cream coloured tiles and the baby pink vanity.

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Source: Photo by Max Vakhtbovych from Pexels

2. Minimalist stunner

Minimalists rejoice! This bathroom is the option for you if you like to keep things simple – and I mean really simple. It strips things back to just the essentials and all in a sophisticated neutral colour palette – grey, white and timber!

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Source: Photo by R ARCHITECTURE on Unsplash

3. Floating vanity

I’m sure you’ve been in a bathroom where the vanity is just way too large for the space. But that’s not the case with this design, despite the length of the vanity. The floating style means that the vanity is not too obtrusive in this space. Instead, it serves its purpose and looks good while it does it! And the timber stands out perfectly against the all-white background.

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Source: Photo by R ARCHITECTURE on Unsplash

4. Light green and salmon

If you love something a little different, then this is the choice for you. The mix of peach vanity and sea green wall tiles, freshened up with doses of white, makes for a quirky and original bathroom aesthetic. Just add a classic pendant light!

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Source: Photo by Max Vakhtbovych from Pexels

5. Mid-Century Modern

If you love Mid-Century Modern style, then you can bring in those Mad Men flavours by installing a timber vanity—preferably a repurposed old wood cabinet in the classic Mid-Century Modern style. Look for darker timbers to recreate the look, then dress up your space with statement black lights and tapware.

6. Small space

Got a small space? Don’t worry, so many of us do. The good news is that you don’t have to have a huge bathroom to make it functional. A small space can serve you well, as long as you use it right. The tip here is not to overcrowd your vanity. Take the vanity in this narrow bathroom as inspiration. It has a small simple black caddy in the middle for soap bottles and hand towels. This allows it to serve a purpose while not cluttering the bathroom.

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Source: Photo by Bailey Alexander on Unsplash

7. Scalloped splashback

If you’re looking for a way to fancy up the wall behind your bathroom vanity, then you can’t go past a gorgeous tiled splashback. Try a unique scalloped design and cover the entire wall for a dramatic effect.

Find a bathroom tiler to help!

8. Glorious blue

This space is so much fun, and that’s all because of the colour! So if you have a large bathroom, then why not install a blue double vanity like this one. And while you’re at it, don’t forget your bathroom flooring. There are so many fun options for funky tiles.

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Source: Photo by Sam Yink on Unsplash

9. Italian marble

Nothing screams luxury more than marble. And this bathroom uses it so well. It has marble for the benchtop and the walls! With this much dark marble in the mix, I like the addition of a fresh white sink and pendant light.

dark-marble-bathroom-vanity
Source: Photo by Max Vakhtbovych from Pexels

10. Ceramic sink

Make your bathroom stand out by installing a statement sink—they come in almost all the colours of the rainbow nowadays. It’s the perfect option to fancy up a simple white space. And it’ll be sure to impress your guests!

11. Timber tones

I love the simplicity of this bathroom vanity. The timber brings warmth and a honey colour to this simple space. This vanity looks so practical too, with those four deep drawers.

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Source: Photo by Point3D Commercial Imaging Ltd. on Unsplash

12. Small corners

Need a great space-saving vanity for a tiny bathroom? Wedge it right in a corner and optimise storage space with a cupboard beneath the sink as well as a cupboard to the side of it.

13. Concrete

This bathroom is filled with all shades of grey – none of which are boring! In fact, the different textures and styles really help to bring this space together nicely. If you want to make your bathroom a little more upmarket, bring in contemporary concrete like this. The vanity is simble slab of concrete making it appear weightless and minimal.

bathroom-vanity-concrete
Source: Photo by Bilal Mansuri on Unsplash

14. Black and white bathroom vanity

You can’t go wrong with this colour combination – it’s classic and it’ll never go out of style. You might try vanity cupboards that are a slick black timber and go for a clean white countertop. This would work perfectly with the ceramic white sink and black tapware.

15. Shades of blue

Have you ever seen a blue vanity like this? I kind of love it! It works because the rest of the bathroom is monochrome, so the blue really pops. So much functional storage space in such a tiny unit too.

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Source: Photo by Max Vakhtbovych from Pexels

16. Refined gold bathroom vanity

This bathroom design takes me back in time, and I’m here for it! There are a few combinations I love more than marble and gold. And this vanity strikes the perfect balance between the two. The ornate design, exposed plumbing and gorgeous double-sided lights all make for a character-filled space.

gold-and-marble-bathroom-vanity
Source: Photo by Amira Aboalnaga on Unsplash

17. Brass accents

What is it about brass that makes it completely transform a space? I can’t get over it, and I hope it’s a design style that stays for good! If you’re a fan of brass, like me, then consider installing beautiful large brass mirrors and tapware in your bathroom. It’ll make all the difference when it comes to your vanity!

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Source: Photo by olimpia campean on Unsplash

18. Pedestal sink

Want to go back to basics? A pedestal sink is the most simple sink you can find. It’s a perfect option for the minimalist, because it doesn’t come to the clutter of expansive countertop space or lower storage. Instead, it keeps things stripped back by placing the emphasis on the essentials – water and the basin.

19. Classic bathroom vanity

This vanity is simple and understated and the perfect size for this small bathroom. While the space has some contemporary elements, the classic style of tapware brings in classic undertones of yesteryear for an overall design that balances the old with the new.

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Source: Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels

20. Retro style

A slim-legged vanity stand is ideal for a small bathroom and also oozes retro flavours. The minimal shape of this vanity style means all the focus can be on other elements in the bathroom, like the amazing zellige tiles.

Here are some more bathroom tile ideas.

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Source: Photo by KoolShooters from Pexels

21. Statement sink

If style is more of a priority than storage, then why not install a dramatic cylindrical sink. Opt for a simple design that creates interest yet doesn’t overpower the rest of the space!

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Source: Photo by Nataly Q. from Pexels

22. Wedged between cabinets

If you have a small space and storage is your priority, why not squeeze your sink in between your cabinets? This is a simple way to maximise storage space, so can tuck everything away neatly while letting your statement sink and tapware shine.

23. Floating shelf

Instead of the usual cupboard-style vanity that most bathrooms have, this one incorporates a simple floating shelf. This is a great space saver for a small bathroom. A single shelf can be used to hold the essentials – soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

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Source: Photo by Tiff Ng from Pexels

24. Contrasting colours

Here’s another double vanity, which I love! The bottom keeps things simple with white sink, cupboards and drawers. But on top, the black-framed mirrors add a different flavour!

If you’re looking for something a little more custom in your bathroom vanity, you might need to get a bathroom cabinet maker who will specialise in these types of builds.

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Source: Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels

25. High-end glamour

Finally, to create a truly drool-worthy bathroom vanity, aim to feature the luxurious finishes that you would find in a premium house. That might mean a double vanity (so ultra-practical, especially when you’ve got two or more people sharing the space). It might mean a slab of standout marble for a vanity. And then, gold hardware will bring it all together for a beautiful finish.

There you have it, 25+ bathroom vanity ideas. I’ve covered everything from large glamorous setups to small, space-saving vanities to modern sleek spaces and relaxed country style bathrooms.

I’d love to hear what your favourite design was, so comment and share! And if you have any more brilliant bathroom ideas for how to create a standout  vanity, share them with me too.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Elise H

I've recently moved into a new home and I've been having so much fun decorating it with pretty wall prints and Scandinavian-inspired furniture. So as well as being a freelance writer, I'm always on the lookout for new design pieces for my home!

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