10 great vanity units

Stylish and functional, a well-chosen vanity unit makes a great design feature in a bathroom while providing a handy storage solution

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Stylish and functional, a well-chosen vanity unit makes a great design feature in a bathroom, in addition to providing a handy storage solution. Whether you're designing a bathroom, looking to maximise storage in an en suite or small bathroom or are simply looking for bathroom design inspiration, our gallery of great vanity units will help you find something you love.  

1. Choose a sleek vanity for a contemporary bathroom

If your bathroom has a contemporary look, consider opting for a vanity with a unique, yet simple and understated silhouette. Opt for a finish that (almost) blends in with the rest of your scheme for a sleek and stylish feel. 

Combining chrome and a white high gloss finish, this vanity from Duravit's Cape Cod Collection provides abundant storage space, concealed behind sleek doors. 

contemporary feeling bathroom with white vanity and large bathroom mirror

(Image: © Duravit)

2. Style a dark-finish vanity for an industrial look 

Paired with a distressed mirror and moody grey scheme, a dark vanity unit makes a stylish addition to an industrial-inspired bathroom

In addition to functioning as a design feature, this Metal and Mango Vanity from Tikamoon provides ample storage for bathroom essentials, complete with two large cupboards and a series of drawers.

dark toned, industrial feel bathroom with bathroom with striking vanity

(Image: © Tikamoon)

3. Combine woods to create texture and interest

If you want your vanity to function as a statement focal point within your bathroom, create drama with the addition of a large bathroom mirror and striking wall lights – this works particularly effectively in a bathroom with a dark scheme or a black bathroom.

Find a similar wooden vanity at Tikamoon.

dark schemed bathroom with wooden vanity and counter top basin

(Image: © Alistair Nicholls)

4. Go for a double-sink vanity for a family bathroom

For busy couples or families, a double sink can make mornings much less manic. When choosing a vanity for a family bathroom, consider something that's large enough for two counter basins. 

This unfitted Metal and Pine Vanity from Tikamoon has a relaxed and contemporary feel, proving that style doesn't have to be compromised for a vanity that's practical and provides abundant bathroom storage.

light grey toned vanity with double countertop sinks and hexagonal mirrors

(Image: © Tikamoon)

5. Create a contemporary feel with a marble vanity

Styled with a stylish house plant, a small dish for storing rings and other tiny trinkets and a space-enhancing bathroom mirror, a marble vanity unit makes a sleek addition to a contemporary bathroom

We love this combination of a light marble unit with a wooden rack that's perfect for storing fresh bathroom towels.

contemporary feeling bathroom with marble finish vanity and large wall mirror

Find this Mini Globe Wall Light at Original BTC

(Image: © Original BTC)

6. Choose an on–trend, geometric design vanity

Consider choosing a vanity that allows you to incorporate bathroom colour or on-trend patterns and textures into your bathroom – particularly if your scheme is otherwise white. 

This geometric inspired Mango Vanity from Tikamoon is a lovely example.

blue and geometric gold vanity with counter top sink and gold tap

(Image: © Tikamoon)

7. Maximise storage with a well-placed recessed shelf

If you're designing a bathroom from scratch, consider inserting a recessed shelf above the spot you have in mind for your vanity – this prevents your vanity from becoming cluttered and offers a valuable bathroom storage solution. Match the material of your vanity counter with that of your recessed shelf for a stylish and considered finish. 

This vanity unit was designed and fitted by The Wood Works.

grey toned bathroom scheme with grey vanity and large wall mirrors

This vanity was finished with spray lacquer in the shade French Grey by Little Greene

(Image: © The Wood Works)

8. Prioritise bathroom storage with a well-chosen vanity

If you're looking to prioritise bathroom storage while maintaining a sleek, Scandi-inspired feel, consider a vanity in a light finish that matches the rest of your scheme. 

We love the pairing of these Hemnes/Rattviken Vanities with a small storage bench and towel hooks. Recreate the look with Ikea buys. 

white scheme, scandi inspired bathroom with two sink units and ample storage

(Image: © Ikea)

9. Choose a dark finish for a more traditional feel

For a more traditional bathroom look, opt for a dark finish vanity with matching bathroom furniture. Combine with patterned floor tiles for a scheme that strikes a balance between on-trend and traditional. 

Find the Hemnes collection at Ikea.

dark finish bathroom with patterned tile floor and wall lighting

(Image: © Ikea)

10. Choose a venity that has a bespoke feel

Opt for a vanity with a bespoke feel if you want to design a space that's unique, contemporary and interesting. If you can't find an authentic piece at a reclamation yard or furniture fair, a textured wood vanity will achieve a similar effect.

We love this Rosweood and Lava Stone Vanity paired with a patterned, neutral toned rug and a stylish mirror composition.

dark wood vanity with grey surface and double sinks and unique rectangular mirrors

(Image: © Tikamoon)

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