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.
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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