The bathroom vanity unit is an important element in bathroom design. It's a large and central feature of the room and the design you choose can set the tone for the rest of the space. If you're renovating your bathroom, then you may be feeling a little overwhelmed with the myriad of choices available for the different components of the vanity unit. Here are four beautiful and stylish ideas that are at the forefront of bathroom interior design that you might like to consider for your new bathroom.
1. A vanity surface with a thin profile
The trend for oversized and chunky vanity surface has had its day and the emerging trend is for slimline profiles that are simple, clean and elegant. Whether you opt for stone, timber or manmade materials, keep your vanity surface to only a few centimetres in depth. This trend has the added benefit of being more cost-effective due to the reduced amount of material required.
2. A rich timber veneer for cabinets
While modern bathroom design is still embracing the minimalist look of a muted, monochromatic palette, splashes of subtle colour are adding warmth and charm to a room. Choosing a rich timber veneer to line the exterior of the vanity unit base adds natural beauty and subtle colour and pattern which will contrast well with the neutral colours in the rest of the room. Timber varieties such as walnut, spotted gum and teak are all excellent choices.
3. A bench mounted sink
Bench mounted sinks have been an increasingly popular choice for modern bathrooms and the trend looks set to become a mainstay in contemporary bathroom design. Add a sculptural and ornate sink in a curved or square shape to a vanity benchtop that is lower than the standard bench height. It's also increasingly common to have dual sinks if you have enough available space to comfortably accommodate them.
4. Feature tapware with a matte finish
In a simple yet stylish bathroom, it's often the small elements that make a big difference to the overall design. Your choice of tapware can enhance and finish off the look of your vanity unit perfectly if you choose wisely. High gloss tapware has been passed over in favour of more sedate matte finishes such as brushed bronze, graphite and black powder coated aluminium. Make sure that your tapware is consistent throughout the room for a cohesive look.