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.
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.
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.
4. Go for a double-sink vanity for a family bathroom
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.
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.
6. Choose an on–trend, geometric design vanity
This geometric inspired Mango Vanity from Tikamoon is a lovely example.
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.
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.
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.
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.