Do you find vanity units a complete minefield of quality, size and price?
Below we’ve broken down a few of our high street favourites along with an outline of considerations on purchasing a vanity unit that is fit for purpose.
Vanity units are essentially bathroom cabinets that sit at the base of a sink, these the most common types of built-in furniture. You can have one that covers the sink pedestal or, to make even more use of the space, consider having a ‘floating’ basin that sits on top of a unit or is embedded into it. The above industrial vibe is a mix of storage and shelving allowing you space to conceal toiletries whilst having easy access to towels. You can also get combination bathroom vanity units that adjoin a sink and toilet to create one large cabinet. These are good if your bathroom is small as they make use of often-wasted space between a sink and toilet.
Vanity units, depending on their size, have various storage options. Think again about what you’ll be storing – Do you need to hide the copious bath toys? Would you want shelves inside the cabinets for bespoke makeup storage? Will soft close drawers make for a an easier life? Will you need to make space for, a loo-roll holder and the storage of toilet paper?
Vanity units also allow you to play around with materials and colours. There are a lot of different worktop options, from marble effect to stone, that can bring another layer of design and a different feeling to your bathroom. Mixing materials are a huge trend at the moment and the below is a perfect option to add a bespoke marble countertop, this can be sourced locally from a stone mason for around £150.
If you have quite a lot of space, you could have a much more expansive vanity unit that spans the width of a wall . Most of the big-name brands sell a range of vanity units, but if you have the budget and want something very specific, you could also consider asking a builder to make bespoke bathroom storage for you. Many different options and we would always recommend asking your designer and fitter before you purchase for their expert opinion on what will work best for your needs.
Now you have selected your new vanity unit, its time for the fun to begin! Below we have created a high street bathroom accessories board to help you shop the look.
Madras towel hook – £12.99 – Anthropologie https://www.anthropologie.com/
Jute bathmat – £17.99 – H&M https://www2.hm.com/
Jute linen basket -£24.99 H&M https://www2.hm.com
OLOGE terracotta planter – £95 – La Redoute https://www.laredoute.co.uk/ppdp/prod-350145882.aspx
Scenario pale green face cloths -£8 – la Redoute https://www.laredoute.co.uk/ppdp/prod-350049455.aspx
Calamus rattan chair – £269 – La redoute https://www.laredoute.co.uk/ppdp/prod-350136415.aspx
Trocadero double vanity unit and basins – £1,289 – Masions Du Mondehttps://www.maisonsdumonde.com/UK/en/p/solid-mango-wood-double-sink-bathroom-vanity-trocadero-180974.htm
Curve green wall mirror -£89 – Oliver Bonas https://www.oliverbonas.com/homeware/fabric-embroidered-curve-green-wall-mirror-medium-238947
Raised design bathroom set – starting at £7.99 – Zara home https://www.zarahome.com/gb/bathroom/bathroom-accessories/raised-design-bathroom-set-c1020116648p301004510.html?ct=true&hm=false
That’s all folks! I really hope you found the piece interesting, and as always I’m happy to answer any further questions you may have or head over to email – emma@EmmaMerryStyling .All images & mood board copyright are owned by Emma merry styling except where noted. Please make sure you credit and link/tag if you use them. Thank you x
Happy shopping bathroom bunnies x