No matter your interior design style, it can be difficult to keep your chosen look homogenous throughout the home. This is especially true when decorating your bathroom.
You may be able to translate your tastes to unique elements and décor—installing a furniture-like vanity in the bathroom makes this easier by commanding stylish focus. A special vanity sink instantly updates the room and can easily incorporate the rest of your home’s style into the space.
We’ve chosen a few of our favorite furniture-like vanities to feature in your next bathroom project.
Sleek and Modern
Many contemporary vanity styles focus on clean lines and stark contrasts. For an eclectic twist, choose one with a sturdy structure and a unique basin, or look for a washstand with metal details if your style is more traditionally modern.
Traditional and Craftsman
If you like displaying your prettiest china and creating lavish dinner party settings on your solid oak dining table, you might have a traditional eye for style. Craftsman and traditional designs feature elaborate detailing, intricate woodwork and sturdy composition.
To incorporate this style into your bathroom design, opt for a luxe vanity boasting sophisticated cherry wood with decorative molding. Embellish your traditional vanity with modern décor to lighten the room, or enhance the antique style with an heirloom soap dish and matching accessories.
Cool and Cottage
Cottage design sometimes evokes thoughts of Old World houses and outdated furniture. However, with a crisp color palette and neutral accessories, a cottage-style home can have a cool and contemporary design that’s easily transferable to any room in the house. Create a seaside cottage escape by fitting a freestanding vanity that features recessed panels, louvered doors and a cool granite countertop. Play up the antique vibe with rustic wood design elements and organic greenery sprinkled throughout the room.
Rustic and Refined
Similar to cottage, rustic style has a tougher, masculine element that plays well with bathroom projects. Select a furniture-like vanity with a weathered-looking body and a sleek granite countertop to balance grit and grace in your washroom. Choose metal-finish hardware for a slightly more urban tone, or opt for antique details to go full-out farmhouse. Finish accessorizing the room with plush linens and bright greenery to round out the look.
The right bathroom vanity can provide the perfect link between your home’s style and this often hard-to-decorate room. Once this key piece of furniture is installed, everything else seems to fall into place!
Written by: Kerrie Kelly, ASID. California interior designer Kerrie Kelly heads up Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, and is the author of the book Home Decor: A Sunset Design Guide. Kerrie has worked with many clients on bathroom design, and writes about her experience for Home Depot. A wide selection of Home Depot bathroom vanities, including styles reviewed by Kerrie, can be found online.