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Bathroom Vanities and Cabinets- Decorating with Style

Bathroom vanities and cabinetry have evolved from basic means of storage, to efficient, elegant and stylish adornments. Both functional and aesthetically pleasing, they can keep your bathroom perfectly organized, while pulling the décor out of anonymity.

One of the most important tips to consider when decorating a bathroom is creating a focal point that will avert the eye’s attention from the toilet. While a bathtub can be the focal point in a large bathroom, in a small one, the center of interest is usually the trio consisting of vanity, sink and mirror. Bathroom vanities are very important design elements, as they can dictate the style and control the color palette of the bathroom.

In this article, we’ll show you 10 beautiful bathroom vanities that gently dominate their surroundings, beautifying it. Let’s check them out.

1. Create a focal point 

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Infuse your bathroom with elegance and style. Pair a bathroom vanity with a mirror in order to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing focal point. Little details can make a huge difference. Add a beautiful lighting fixture and a flower bouquet for a feminine look.

2. Highlight bathroom vanities 

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Put your bathroom vanities under the spotlight by playing with contrast. Choose dark colors for the background, white for the vanity and add warm light to create a feminine and dramatic atmosphere.

3. The best light for applying makeup 

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Have you ever entered a bathroom, looked in the mirror and felt like you’re five years older? This is due to poor illumination. Place wall sconces at eye level on either side of the mirror. This will allow light to illuminate your face, creating the least amount of shadows.

4. A stylish approach 

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Bathroom vanities can be the common denominator that harmonizes the decor. In this bathroom, the vanity’s design features both clean and organic lines. It eases the transition from the minimalist tub to the intricate mirror frame.

5. Reflective surfaces

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Bathroom vanities can help you manipulate space. Use a reflective material to help spread light across the bathroom, and make it feel larger. This will also create a stronger connection with the mirror.

6. Bathroom vanities for small spaces

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Adding storage in a small bathroom can give you headaches. By pairing a suspended vanity with open shelves, you won’t disrupt the flow of space.

7. Clever use of bathroom vanities 

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When entering a bathroom, the toilet shouldn’t be the first object you see. Depending on the configuration of your bathroom, you can use a vanity to conceal it.

8. Flow of color 

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Bathroom vanities can dominate or support the color palette. Taking into consideration the furniture placement in your bathroom, identify the natural focal point.

9. Focal point 


If the vanity is the focal point, highlight it through color, texture or pattern. In this example, a darker shade is used to create contrast and capture the attention of the eye.

10. Contrast 


Unleash you creativity and create a composition of colors that will highlight your vanity.

Bathroom vanities are indispensable. The offer great storage opportunities and add a touch of style. What type of bathroom vanity do you own?

Currently studying architecture, I'm enamored of all visual arts. My path in architecture started with drawing. The childish play soon developed into a passion and then into a choice of profession. Architecture taught me a lot of things that can be applied in interior design. I'll share with you my perception of space along with tips on how to manipulate it to suit your needs. Enjoy!


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