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20 Stylish Bathroom Vanity Backsplash Ideas

Have you hit a wall in your renovation or DIY plans? Check out this roundup of clever, chic and cost-conscious treatments to update your bathroom vanity backsplash.

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Photo: Dustin Halleck. From: 2to5 Design.

Bathroom Vanity Backsplash Ideas

Most of us don’t have much incentive to think about bathroom vanity backsplashes. A wall’s a wall, right? Who notices what’s in our peripheral vision as we wash our hands and brush our teeth, and why is it worth extra elbow grease or funds? But consider how artful treatments, like this one, turn a pause in front of the mirror into a major design moment.

In this gallery, we include 20 different vanity backsplash designs to get you thinking about how this often overlooked space can be turned into an area of interest in your bathroom.

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Photo: JEFF MINDELL. From: HGTV Magazine.

Gorgeous in Emerald Green

Textural, emerald-glazed Zellige square tiles lend texture and dimension to the lower portion of this tropical room’s walls. That installation climbs just high enough to frame the blush concrete vessel sinks and luxe, wall-mounted rose gold hardware, and it contrasts beautifully with the vanity’s warm stain.

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Photo: Alise O'Brien Photography

Architectural Assist

The shapely marble corbels built into this distressed, vintage-inspired vanity put more understated fixtures to shame. Why shouldn’t an attached backsplash make a style statement of its own?

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Photo: ERIN WILLIAMSON. From: Erin Williamson.

Dimensional Ledge

Quarters are close in this powder room but bumping out the lower portion of the rear wall just a few inches creates a storage space that’s a one-two punch of form and function. We love how this subway tile wall and wood-topped ledge gives the space behind this floating vanity character.

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