20 Bathroom Vanity Hints for 2019

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The bathroom vanity is often the focal point of the bathroom. It offers style and storage, is both decorative and functional. Need bathroom vanity inspiration for your next bathroom remodel? Keep reading to get inspired!

1. Acrylic washstand

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Designed by mrs. paranjape

These days, washstands come in a wide variety of modern, luxurious, and eclectic designs. We especially love the acrylic washstand: already occupying a small footprint owing to the four legs, the transparency of the acrylic washstand renders it almost invisible, for a stunning effect. In this bathroom, the acrylic washstand complements the subtle nude, beige tones in the space, and is accented by gold hardware for pops of warmth. The acrylic washstand has a delicate look but forceful impact.

2. Floating vanity

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Designed by Jeff Schlarb

The ever-popular floating vanity is a great way to instantly elevate (no pun intended) your bathroom. A floating vanity is not as visually heavy and allows light to flow through, making your bathroom appear larger and more spacious. They’re also a great option if you have a beautiful wallpaper or bathroom tile that you want to show off.

3. Vessel sink

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Designed by Saltbox Collective

A great way to elevate your vanity is to opt for a vessel sink. Vessel sinks add charm, sophistication, and visual interest to your vanity, and can instantly elevate the simplest of vanities. They are great for large bathrooms and make a huge impact in small ones. They also come in a wide variety of styles, so you can find one that perfectly matches your aesthetic. For more information on vessel sinks, click here.

4. Unique basin

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Designed by Raili CA Design

A great way to make a unique statement is to go for a unique basin as your vanity. A stone basin, for example, has an industrial yet natural, organic feel.

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Designed by 2id Interiors

Here’s a bathroom vanity you surely haven’t seen before: the sink basin cuts through the wooden plank and reaches the floor. The stone in the basin coordinates with the stone backsplash. Because the basin is so bold, the rest of the bathroom is relatively simple and minimal.

5. Create layers

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Designed by 2id Interiors

In this bathroom, the vanity plays with the vertical space by creating height variations in the vanity and adding a low-hanging light fixture. The addition of the wooden plank that extends past the vanity is a nice added touch that gives this monochromatic bathroom more dimension and layers. Finally, a large, expansive bathroom mirror spans the entire length of the vanity, giving it a sense of cohesion.

6. Play with lines

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In this bathroom, the vanity area makes clever use of sight lines to create a stunning visual impact. This modern bathroom symbolizes coherence yet variation, balance yet contrast, subtle yet impactful. The wood adds a warm, organic element that contrasts with the modern matte black fixtures.

7. Wall mounted faucets

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Designed by Aimee Anderson Design

A great way to optimize space and reduce the look of a cluttered vanity top is to opt for a wall mounted faucet. This removes any fixtures from your vanity top, making it appear more clean and sleek. They also add a measure of luxury and sophistication.

8. Curved vanity

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Designed by Bria Hammel Interiors

Many vanities have a curved silhouette, whether in the front or the sides. This gives the vanity a more playful, casual, organic feel and adds visual interest. In this bathroom, the curved vanity plays off of the linear shapes in the bathroom wallpaper.

9. Vanity area

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Designed by Bria Hammel Interiors

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Designed by Raili CA Design

A nice, personalized touch that will make your bathroom feel even more like a spa-like retreat is adding in a sit-down vanity area for you to get ready and put on your makeup. Instead of making the vanity area level with the rest of the vanity, consider a recessed countertop to define the space and for a distinct look. This is a great place to display your favorite perfumes and toiletries as decor.

10. Wooden plank

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Designed by Eve Robinson

If your bathroom is a small powder room that doesn’t require a ton of storage, consider opting for a single wooden plank as your vanity. It has a sleek impact and is extremely versatile, so you can style it in many different ways and aesthetics. We love how a wooden plank vanity looks with a vessel sink.

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11. Marble sink

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Designed by Molie Malone

Another bathroom vanity option is actually no vanity at all. In place of a conventional vanity, this bathroom features a floating marble sink punctuated with gold hardware. The sink is stunning enough on its own, and the fact that it is vanity-less actually strengthens its impact and uniqueness.The gray marbling in the sink plays nicely with the vein-like patterns in the wallpaper. This is a great option if you have a small bathroom, or an awkwardly-shaped bathroom with limited wall space for you to put a vanity against.

12. Double vanity

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Designed by Molie Malone

The double vanity: once you have, you’ll never go back. The double vanity offers a measure of luxury, both in form and in function. They’re great for master bedrooms or shared kids’ bathrooms that see a lot of traffic or are predominantly occupied by two users. When opting for a double vanity, make sure to prioritize balance, symmetry, and cohesion in the design and decor.

13. Play with placement

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Designed by mrs. paranjape

If you have a large bathroom, or if your bathroom has an odd layout, consider placing multiple vanities on opposite ends of your bathroom. Some people prefer this “his & hers” layout over the conventional double vanity because it offers more separation and privacy. In this bathroom, the two wooden vanities frame the center of the space, occupied by a luxurious free standing tub.

14. Create continuity

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Designed by Raili CA Design

One advice that we always give is to repeat elements in a space for a sense of cohesion and continuity. This bathroom in particular matches its wooden wall with a wooden vanity. In your vanity, pull colors and materials from your fixtures, wallpaper or tile, and decor and repeat them in your vanity.

15. Gold or matte black hardware

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Designed by Saltbox Collective

Hardware can make the biggest difference on your bathroom vanity. It adds contrast, warmth, and definition. They allow you to add more modern or traditional elements to your vanity. Two fan favorites are gold hardware or matte black hardware. While it is typically not recommended to mix and match metal finishes, gold and matte black hardly ever clash.

16. Open and closed storage

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Designed by Saltbox Collective

While storage is a huge priority for many, having a ton of closed storage can look too visually heavy and overwhelm your bathroom’s aesthetic with cabinetry, especially if you have a large vanity. A great way to mitigate this effect is to incorporate both open and closed storage. This will allow more light to flow through, making your space appear larger and not overwhelmed by your vanity. Open storage is also a great opportunity to include decor that complements your aesthetic, such as baskets and linens. Open storage offers both style and functionality.

17. Wooden washstand

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Designed by The Fox Group

Another take on the washstand, this one features a marble top and a wood base, both of which complement the blue color palette. This washstand is framed by the wallpaper and wall paneling, and wall mounted faucets contribute to its minimal footprint.

18. A fresh coat of paint

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Designed by The Lifestyled Company

Sometimes, all you need to take a vanity from boring and basic to custom and colorful is a fresh coat of paint. Blue seems to be a fan favorite when it comes to bathroom vanities. It is a universal, versatile color that is both neutral and vibrant. It also looks great against warmer decor, like wooden floors or brass hardware.

19. Bold and luxurious

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As the focal point of your bathroom, your bathroom vanity is the perfect opportunity to go bold. The bathroom is a smaller space, which means you need to be impactful with the limited decor opportunities that you have. This also means that there are less furnishings and decor for a bold bathroom vanity to compete with. A bold marble vanity will do just the trick.

20. Minimalist

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Perhaps the greatest irony of minimalism is its tremendous impact. The same holds true for minimalist bathroom vanities. They make your bathroom feel serene, peaceful, and sophisticated.

Jennifer Wiguna
Jennifer Wiguna

Interior design expert and writer.

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