Take risks with bathroom vanities

Furniture style vanities can be a great way to make your bathroom feel a little less cookie cutter and a little more custom. Here are 3 ways to add appeal to your bathroom vanities.

1) “Show me some leg!”

Legs are a great way to transform a standard cabinet into something more special. Just by raising the cabinet up on little feet can go a long way to customize the design. Especially for smaller bathrooms it allows a little visual space and you can see more of your pretty floor! I recommend leaving a minimum of 4-6” under the cabinet so you can reach a vacuum extension or Swiffer underneath for cleaning.

 The  Kohler Jute vanity  in Corduroy Teak features classic Mid-Century hairpin legs. This is a great way to showcase the beautiful pattern  Fireclay tile floor .

The Kohler Jute vanity in Corduroy Teak features classic Mid-Century hairpin legs. This is a great way to showcase the beautiful pattern Fireclay tile floor.

2) “Leave some breather space”

There is no rule that states cabinets need to touch the wall. Even in a small space, pulling the vanity away from the wall allows it to sit prominently in the bathroom and read more like a furniture piece. Again, use the 4-6” rule for easy cleaning.

 This sweet little vanity by  Cortney Bishop Design  is a great example of using tip 1 and 2. Legs and a little breather space make this bathroom all that much sweeter.

This sweet little vanity by Cortney Bishop Design is a great example of using tip 1 and 2. Legs and a little breather space make this bathroom all that much sweeter.

3) “Come rest on my shelf”

Open shelving in a hot trend in kitchens right now. And the open shelf look is making its way into bathrooms too. Open shelving under a storage vanity allows for rolled towels, baskets for bath toys or toiletries, or even some pretty styled elements.

 This vanity by  Studio McGee  is a perfect execution of open shelving in a bathroom to keep it lighter and more open, paired with a dynamic floor and dark moody walls.

This vanity by Studio McGee is a perfect execution of open shelving in a bathroom to keep it lighter and more open, paired with a dynamic floor and dark moody walls.

Bathrooms a the perfect room to experiment and have fun with the design. Take risks with your vanities, you won’t be disappointed!

Happy Designing!- Brooke