Massive or understated, modern or traditional, decorative or plain practical: the bathroom vanity can be anything you want it to be. It's the place where you prim and pamper, or just comb your hair quickly; it's the place where we get a few minutes to be with ourselves each day, staring at our reflection in the mirror.
Whatever you need out of your vanity space, one of these design ideas ought to inspire you.
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Simple and Clean
The simple lines and colors of this vanity, chosen by Kelly of the Lilypad Cottage for her parents' new primary bathroom, make it a great choice for people with simple tastes. Lots of storage, plenty of counter space on both sides of the sink, and those gorgeous light fixtures work together to make this space practical and beautiful.
About This Term: Primary Bathroom
Many real estate associations, including the National Association of Home Builders, have classified the term "Master Bedroom" (or "Master Bathroom") as discriminatory. "Primary Bedroom" is the name now widely used among the real estate community and better reflects the purpose of the room.
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There is something surprising about this vanity—not something common to most bathrooms. The asymmetrical effect attracts the attention and opens up the room to feature the open plumbing and the weightlessness of it all. This beautiful bathroom by Haitani Design is unexpected—and that's what makes it special.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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Glamorous Mirrored Vanity
You'll feel like a glamorous Hollywood star as you prepare for a night out at this gorgeous mirrored vanity table, in a design by Kimberley Seldon Design Group. Notice the beautiful French etched mirror and the chandelier-inspired light fixture—everything you need to bring out the glam girl in you.Continue to 6 of 16 below.
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Small Modern Bathroom Vanities
Although the tub might be the first thing you notice in this contemporary bathroom renovation by Hebert Design Build, you should pay attention to the vanity choice too. Instead of one large piece of furniture, the designer here decided to go with two smaller spaces, one for each person, so that they don't step on each others' toes in the morning. Clever.Continue to 8 of 16 below.
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This bathroom vanity made of statuary marble, from Decor Pad, is a work of art in itself. The floating style gives it interesting weightlessness, given the material; the minimal surroundings really bring out the quality of the stone. And a natural wood shelf right under the vanity serves to hold all you need for your morning and evening beauty routines.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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DIY Farmhouse Vanity
Whitney and Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic show you how to build your own farmhouse bathroom vanity, which has tons of style and personality. It's small but mighty: you can fit the interior with shelves and drawers. It's great for small spaces too: its minimal profile fits very well in a bathroom corner.Continue to 10 of 16 below.
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Recycled Antique Bureau
Reuse, recycle, reclaim! This antique bureau-turned-vanity in a bathroom by Lucid Interior Design shows you that some things deserve a second chance. The multiple drawers provide lots of storage, and the arched front design makes for an unusual yet surprisingly handsome bathroom vanity.Continue to 11 of 16 below.
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If you have space to spare in your primary bathroom, you might want to consider a setup like this one from Kate Marker Interiors. Two sinks are separated by a dressing space, which includes an extra mirror, a slim drawer, and a tufted stool. The overall look is traditional and classic, which makes it perfect for a gender-neutral space.Continue to 12 of 16 below.
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Simple Open Vanity
You don't always need lots of drawers or space to make a bathroom vanity effective. This simple shelf side table photographed by Whitney Utesch works well enough for her small bathroom. Add a basin sink, which fits on any flat space, and a wall-mounted faucet for extra space savings.Continue to 13 of 16 below.
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Have an extra nook space in your bathroom? Why not transform it with a dressing table? This built-in vanity nook by Jay Gleysteen Architects is perfect for a large primary bathroom. Bonus: you have a dedicated space for your beauty supplies, which won't clutter up the counter space around the sink.Continue to 15 of 16 below.
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Eclectic Powder Room
There is something wonderfully indescribable about this bathroom. The spiky mirror frame, the rough, unpolished edged countertop, the rustic wood, and distressed-looking wall finish all seem rather strange on their own, but together they make for something mysteriously appealing. This Southwestern powder room by Platinum Companies features a rustic vanity with a low-profile vessel sink to fulfill all your desires of a dark and stormy bathroom.