Sure, you can plunk in a basic cabinet that houses a sink and plumbing hardware and be halfway done with your bathroom reno – but what’s the fun in that? These va-voom vanities showcase the power of creativity. A repurposed antique washstand. A unique cylindrical floor-standing model. A bold, bright colour. Here’s some vanity inspiration to finally kickstart that bathroom overhaul.
What a Character
With their unique nicks and patina, vintage pieces add character and provenance to a space. And in a modern setting they bring beautiful contrast. Rachel at Crate and Cottage remade this vanity out of her grandmother’s old washstand, updating it with a new faucet and knobs. The crush-worthy concrete wallpaper is by Wall Blush. The antique cutting board is a pretty neat idea, too!
If the rustic thang isn’t for you, then choose elements that create a luxurious feel. It’s all about the shine! Extreme gloss and bright colour give this bathroom its glamorous good looks. The shine is extended to the beautiful pearly herringbone tile backdrop from The Tile Club. Want more bathroom inspo? Here are our most popular designs on Pinterest.
This modern babe of a bathroom features an organic wood vanity anchored against a rich Calacatta marble mosaic with white and gold hues from The Tile Club. The wood element is carried to the mirror for cohesion; natural accessories are suitably soothing.
Old Meets New
Got an antique piece that feels too old-fashioned? Update it with a coat or two of paint like in this soft blue beauty by Tera Janelle Interior Design. Koi fish wallpaper, flanking sconces and a gold filigree mirror amp up the decor.
Slanted and Enchanted
As this conversation piece from Wayfair proves, a vanity should never be an afterthought. The freestanding vanity combines wood and yellow and comes with the mirror (and we’re digging that linen chest, too!).
A cylindrical floor-standing Boffi sink offers a pause-worthy moment in this masterful powder room by Cindy Rendely Architexture. The obvious choice would have been to wall-mount a teeny vanity, but we like Cindy’s thinking. The elongated faucet follows the sink’s line for streamlined style.
An extra-long vanity with tons of storage is both sleek and functional in this spa-like bathroom renovation from Island of Bryan. To keep the look uncluttered, make sure to brush up on your towel-folding skills!
Riot of Ridges
Custom millwork on both the dual-sink vanity and window perch offer a thrilling moment off the master bedroom in this meticulously renovated home. One of the best ways to warm up an all-white bathroom is with wood.
Charming, cute and happy! The upbeat bathroom in this Vancouver renovation is all about that turquoise vanity. Classic subway tile – heavy on the grout and all the way to the ceiling for punch – and pennyround-tiled floors give the space a retro vibe.
Kirsten Marshall of Palmerston Design went for a luxurious look in this loo, with a wall-mounted vanity. Having space below the vanity gives the bathroom that airy feel.
With its brass accents and chic black base, this vanity cuts a luxurious figure in a bathroom designed by Reena Sotropa In House Design Group. Faceted mirrors are quirky and intriguing paired with those amazing gold sconces.
Pretty in Pink
Need a lot of storage? This hardworking beauty with two sinks is your friend. Behold the vertical storage for decorative objects and bathroom essentials. Meanwhile, the drawers below are ready for your next Sephora haul. Functionality aside, the Save My Reno team also turn heads in this master ensuite by juxtaposing blush pink against matte black.
This light grey dual-sink vanity refuses to be upstaged by the fabulous tiles. Designer Priya Mitrovic of Studio P made it pop with oil-rubbed bronze pulls. The hefty pulls tie in with the plumbing fixtures and sconces and complement the wood tones in the mirror and floating shelves.