26 Bathroom Vanity Ideas That Are Stylish and Functional

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The Spruce / Ashley Poskin

Bathroom vanities are practical pieces of furniture that house a sink and may include storage. No matter if your taste veers toward modern or traditional, formal or farmhouse, minimalist or maximalist, rest assured that there is a bathroom vanity to suit your chosen style.

Whether you're looking for a small single vanity to outfit a powder room or a showstopping double vanity to elevate your primary en suite bathroom, check out this wide-ranging collection of bathroom vanity ideas to help inspire your renovation and open your mind to endless possibilities.

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    Use a Freestanding Sink

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    Design by Becca Interiors

    The star of this small neutral-toned bathroom from Becca Interiors is the wood and cane-front vanity topped with a graphic round freestanding stone sink that creates a focal point and feels custom.

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    Repurpose a Midcentury Modern Credenza

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    Design by A. Naber Design / Photo by Jenny Siegwart

    When choosing a bathroom vanity, consider upcycling a vintage or antique piece of wood furniture and adding a sink and waterproof countertop. Interior designer Abbie Naber of A. Naber Design upcycled a midcentury modern credenza into a handsome bathroom vanity with character and plenty of storage that adds contrast to the vertical subway tile backsplash and graphic patterned floor tile.

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    Antique It

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    Design by Andrea May Interiors / Photo by Karyn Millet

    In this bathroom from Andrea May Interiors, an antique style chest fitted with a black sink and countertop and fitted with gilded details sets the tone for the elegant, formal room and its old world boudoir color palette of pink and black.

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    Go Contemporary

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    Design by Kara Mann

    This glamorous bathroom from interior designer Kara Mann has a contemporary glam rock elegance thanks to its bold use of dramatic veined stone on the massive vanity, floors and walls.

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    Build an Island

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    Design by Andrea May Interiors / Photo by Karyn Millet

    This bright and airy bathroom from Andrea May Interiors has a massive central vanity island that takes advantage of the room's generous volumes and tall, intricate ceilings to create a statement while providing an abundance of storage. Sage green paint adds soft color that complements the white geometric floor tile and acres of white marble throughout.

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    Pour Some Concrete

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    Design by Julian Porcino

    A space-saving, wall-to-wall polished concrete floating vanity adds industrial flair to a simple, compact bathroom from real estate agent and interior designer Julian Porcino. The chunky vanity doesn't provide storage, but leaves room underneath for storage baskets and includes a mirrored medicine cabinet above the vanity for storing toiletries.

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    Hug the Walls

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    Design by Cathie Hong Interiors / Photo by Margaret Austin Photo

    Cathie Hong Interiors added a grounding element to this light and airy bathroom by running a deep dark black vanity from wall to wall. A vintage rug and black and bright gold-toned sconces and wall-mounted towel holders add contrast to white walls and the white marble vanity top.

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    Use a Unique Piece

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    Design by Rockport Building Partners / Photo by Sarah Szwajkos

    A freestanding wooden vanity gives this modern farmhouse style bathroom from Rockport Building Partners a custom look.

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    Light It Up

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    Design by Tiffany Home Design / Photo by Kelley Kish

    Lighting the underside of this charcoal colored bathroom vanity adds lightness and dimension to the dark tones of this bathroom from Tiffany Home Design.

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    Add Towel Cubbies

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    Design by Desiree Burns Interiors

    Desiree Burns Interiors outfitted this spacious primary bathroom with a double vanity that includes built-in cubbies between the two sink stations that provide storage for rolled up towels.

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    Go Old School

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    Design by Erin Williamson Design

    Erin Williamson Design chose a retro-style pedestal sink to preserve the vintage vibes of this timeless Austin bungalow bathroom. The freestanding porcelain and chrome sink perfectly complements classic details like a beveled mirror and penny floor tiles.

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    Add Open Shelving

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    Design by Cathie Hong Interiors / Photo by Margaret Austin Photo

    In this modern farmhouse bathroom from Cathie Hong Interiors, a blonde natural wood vanity adds warmth and contrast with white finishes and graphic black accents on the sconces, towel holders, plumbing fixtures, and door pulls. An open slatted shelf on the bottom keeps the vanity from feeling too heavy while providing storage for towels or other essentials.

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    Make It Float

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    Design by Kara Mann

    In this quietly luxurious bathroom from interior designer Kara Mann, a large floating double marble-topped vanity is mounted on the side wall, providing storage while maintaining a light and airy feel in an updated historic home. Vintage-style lighting and a large brass-framed mirror reflect the light and water views from the adjacent windows.

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    Add Seating

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    Design by Desiree Burns Interiors

    In this spacious bathroom from Desiree Burns Interiors, double wood vanities with gold-toned hardware and white quartz tops are complemented by a built-in window seat big enough for two, offering extra storage and a place to enjoy the view that fits seamlessly beneath the picture window to the backyard.

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    Paint It Dark Green

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    Design by Emily Bowser / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    In this bathroom designed by Emily Bowser, dark forest green paint on the wooden vanity base contrasts with the bright white quartz top, matte black fixtures and tile floors, and white walls of the clean, modern space.

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    Scale Down

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    Kate Marker Interiors

    This petite powder room from Kate Marker Interiors has a freestanding modern farmhouse style wood and marble sink and vanity that maximizes space and storage while adding charm and warmth, complementing the gray shiplap half walls, and darker gray-and-white wallpaper with a woodland theme.

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    Double Up

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    Design by Britt Design Studio

    Interior designer Andrea Pietragallo of Britt Design Studio made use of the wide proportions of this spacious primary bathroom by installing twin vanities on opposite sides of the room that allows couples to get ready at the same time with ease. The warm wood vanities have white marble tops and are accented with gold-toned fixtures that balance the white tones of the room.

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    Add Farmhouse Vibes

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    Design by Kara Mann

    This renovated historic Westchester farmhouse bathroom in Pound Ridge, New York from interior designer Kara Mann looks like it's always been there, with its antique style wood double vanity topped with a clean white countertop that provides plenty of open storage for neatly folded towels.

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    Stain It Dark

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    Design by Leclair Decor

    Dark brown wood with plenty of visible grain adds texture to this primary bathroom vanity from Leclair Decor that houses double sinks and a mixture of closed and open storage. The earthy palette of black and brown is complemented with antique brushed brass mirrors and plumbing fixtures add warmth.

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    Use Weathered Wood

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    Design by Tyler Karu Design / Photo by James R. Salomon

    This Maine beach house powder room from Tyler Karu Design and Interiors features a weathered gray wood vanity with a white and gray marble top that adds texture and color to the coastal design, complementing soft blue-gray wallpaper with an illustrated rope pattern, silver-toned accents, and an oval beveled round mirror.

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    Add a Skirt

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    Lobster and Swan

    To create more storage beneath a freestanding sink or a vanity without built-in cabinetry, add a simple curtain to hide clutter, like this small bathroom from Lobster and Swan. A linen curtain in a light neutral shade hung beneath a reclaimed wood countertop topped with a modern square sink makes this classic move feel timeless rather than old-fashioned.

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    Pair Black and White

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    Design by Mary Patton Design

    Mary Patton Design installed a large double vanity with white Shaker-style cabinetry and black hardware that complements the vintage decor and sleek contemporary finishes in this polished primary bathroom design.

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    Tailor To Fit

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    Design by Desiree Burns Interiors

    This petite modern cottage bathroom from Desiree Burns Interiors has a small vanity to match, with a white marble top and hidden storage underneath.

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    Include a Dressing Table

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    Design by Whittney Parkinson Design

    This romantic formal primary bathroom from Whittney Parkinson Design includes a wall dedicated to double vanities painted in a pale blush tone and accented with brass hardware. A built-in dressing table between the vanities provides a dedicated spot to rest while you primp and preen, while a trio of oval mirrors unifies the design.

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    Use a Glossy Finish

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    Design by Kate Marker Interiors

    This powder room from Kate Marker Interiors has a polished vanity with a glossy finish, gold-toned hardware, and an elegant black marble top that complements the black-and-white floor tiles.

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    Paint It Pink

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    Design by Mindy Gayer Design Co.

    The spacious wood vanity in this girls bathroom from Mindy Gayer Design Co. is painted in pastel pink, topped with white quartz, and accented with antique bronze finishes that add warmth.