The vanity is often the visual center of the bathroom design. It’s also one of the most used areas of the bathroom. Thus its importance in the overall look and feel of your bathroom.
Many designers begin the whole process of designing the bathroom with the vanity and let that guide the rest of their choices. So what are the bathroom vanity trends you should consider in 2024? Here’s what’s hot.
Vintage could mean anything from the 1980s to the Victorian era and everything in between. It’s in vogue all over your house, and there are so many ways to incorporate it, but the vanity is a top choice for bringing vintage styling into the bathroom.
Consider wood for a vintage look. Letting the natural grain of the wood shine through adds a richness most other vanities don’t offer. Ornate details are also a must for the vintage vanity. Choose a cabinet door style with detailed trim rather than a simple Shaker style.
Looking for vintage decor to compliment your vanity? A surefire way to add vintage charm is to repurpose an antique dresser, buffet, or other furniture. They can be easily converted and add a uniqueness to your vintage design. You can also add an antique mirror or classic piece of artwork for some extra layers of depth.
Clean design includes anything that’s modern, hygge, Japandi, or contemporary in style. The hallmark of all these styles is clean lines, simplicity, and minimalism; it’s a hot trend. The way this clean design keeps reinventing itself in different ways is a good indicator of just how popular and timeless it is.
Achieve a clean, sleek vanity by sticking to straight lines, minimal details, and neutral colors. Shaker is a perfect choice for a clean design. Its simplicity lends itself to anything from a mid-century modern style to something contemporary.
Light woods in a flat front cabinet design are another great choice for clean design. Creating a seamless aesthetic is standard for hygge and Japandi type styles.
Just like 2023, 2024 trends are very much about warming things up. This includes warmer colors, cozier decor, and natural textures. Natural textures tend to be softer and more touchable, adding visual warmth to the space.
Though the bathroom isn’t known for being particularly soft and touchable, you can easily add a warmth with your choice of vanity. Woods, especially lighter woods that show plenty of grain, are excellent options for a lighter, more unified feel. Other outdoor-centric materials, like concrete and stone, work well too.
Fluting or ribs in furnishings and the vanity are on trend in 2024. This linear pattern adds texture without being too manufactured. It adds interest and softness to the bathroom vanity.
Speaking of warmth, color schemes shifted from cool colors to warmer colors at the end of 2021, throughout 2022, and will continue into 2024. Gray is still one of the hottest colors, especially for a bathroom vanity, but be sure to pick a warm gray or greige instead of a cool one.
Wood is also a great option for a warmer tone in the bathroom. Any color or type of natural wood will bring the warmth you’re looking for. Off-whites are also great at warming things up. Their yellow or brown undertones turn the white from stark to comfortable.
Deep, espresso brown vanities are another readily available vanity to consider. It lends warmth without a dated look.
In recent years, bold colors have been enjoying their season of popularity. As color trends have shifted to warmer tones, earth tones have naturally fallen back into favor.
The nice thing about earth tones is that they have enough color to keep your palette interesting, but are soft enough to also stay in the neutral zone. Several paint companies chose earth tones for their color of the year in 2024.
Graham & Brown selected an sage green. C2, Minwax, and Valspar all picked natural blues. Glidden went with a creamy beige-yellow that is warm and welcoming. Learn more about the color trends this year.
Gold is continuing it’s comeback in 2024, especially in bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Matte or brushed gold is hot, but even glossy gold or brass is a great choice.
Gold fixtures and marble countertop make for an elegant statement. Gold against a dark vanity makes the gold pop. Black and gold are on trend but try a dark brown vanity or even a navy blue vanity to get the same effect.
With all your vanity planning, don’t forget to take into account the walls surrounding the vanity. Turn them into a statement wall and then your vanity can pop out against it.
Wallpaper in large floral patterns is especially on trend and any vanity style, type, or color stands out against it. A tile in a geometric pattern is also a popular choice. Herringbone and chevron are the patterns of the moment.
Marble is another excellent option. Take large format sheets of marble all the way up the wall to the ceiling for an elegant backdrop to your vanity.
Looking to go bold without changing any materials? Quirky pieces of artwork and creatively placed mirrors make your bathroom stand out without the extra work.
Slowly, but surely, the bathroom is shifting from a task-oriented, mandatory space to a retreat for rest, relaxation, and comfort. All the features you associate with luxury spas are slowly making their way into everyday bathrooms.
Open shelving for towels, benches, soaking tubs, and rainfall showers give you a piece of paradise from the comfort of your home. Even vanities offer space and storage for candles, wine glasses, and bath products.
For added zen, add a skylight or additional windows to unlock the benefits of natural light. Repainting your bathroom in a blue, green, or earth-tone color is another way to calm your mind and cultivate relaxation.
Layering lighting has always been a necessity in the kitchen, but that’s starting to gain traction in the bathroom as well. Add ambient, task, and accent lighting and while you’re at it, make some of that decorative.
Especially if you’re going for a spa-like design, decorative lighting can add a distinctive touch that makes the bathroom feel special. Sconces are especially on-trend in 2024. Place them on either side of the vanity or above the bathtub.
2024 is also seeing the return of the medicine cabinet. Many medicine cabinets today have all the perks including smart tech and lighting.
Bathroom vanity trends in 2024 offer you many options. Luckily, all of them have staying power that will keep them looking great for many years to come. Ready to update your vanity?
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