Decorative Bathroom Vanities

Explore your options for decorative bathroom vanities, and get ready to add an attractive and elegant vanity to your bath space.

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Top view of bathroom sink with decorative sink design, tiled vanity top, and towel.

By: Sean McEvoy

Decorative bathroom vanities are available in a wide variety of sizes, materials and price ranges. Finding the one that's right for your bathroom design is an essential step in adding an attractive and elegant fixture to your bath space, so you'll want to consider a number of factors before making a decision.

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Natural Beauty

Limestone slab countertops, rich with natural beauty, are a timeless addition. Limestone's soft nature makes it easier to install than some materials, but the porous surface requires sealing. Photo courtesy of Walker Zanger

Durable Beauty

This dark natural stone lends distinctive elegance in the bath. Durable soapstone is nonporous and withstands chemicals. Photo courtesy of Soapstone International Inc.

Elegant Surfaces

A member of the marble family, travertine is an elegant stone that comes in various colors. The surface is slightly pitted and requires sealing. Photo courtesy of AKDO

In general, a decorative bathroom vanity is defined as the combination of a mirror or mirrors, a countertop, and usually some form of storage for accessories, linens or other bathroom necessities. The main difference between a decorative bathroom vanity and a traditional bathroom vanity is that a decorative vanity might not feature a sink—it may be used for storage or bathroom preparation, but its main function is to add visual appeal to the bathroom.

When choosing a decorative bathroom vanity, you'll first want to decide if it's going to adhere strictly to the style of the rest of the bathroom or if it will be a slight (or even drastic) style departure. Contrasting styles—especially when it comes to bathroom vanities, which may be somewhat "individual" pieces in a bathroom—can be a great option, particularly if your bathroom design is somewhat eclectic. If so, you might consider pairing a vintage decorative vanity cabinet with an overall more contemporary bathroom scheme. A decorative bathroom vanity is a great way to add a design flourish without having to design every element in the bathroom to adhere to a particular style.

If you are in the market for a more traditional decorative bathroom vanity look, antique stores, flea markets and vintage online retailers are a great place to look for the perfect vanity, mirror or countertop. Conversely, if your style leans more modern, most home improvement stores will have decorative vanity solutions in a sleeker design.

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