Sure, choosing the right tile is often top of mind when designing a bathroom, but the truth is: the vanity is just as important.
This focal point gets just as much use (if not more) than other big-ticket items like the toilet and the tub or shower. So why not have a little fun with the design and contrast your room’s cooler materials with warm wood tones?
While there are plenty of vanities you can pluck right off the shelves, there are just as many ways to customize a classic cabinet like IKEA’s Godmorgon and get a bespoke look for a fraction of the cost. For an easy bathroom refresh, check out these sophisticated wood bathroom vanities:
Design: Caroline Martin
Semihandmade’s Tahoe Impression fronts provide just enough contrast against a warm gray shiplap wall and natural stone tiles, while the matte black hardware and arched mirror give this farmhouse bathroom a modern touch.
Photography: Jonathan Lantz; Design: FOX + DESIGN
FOX + DESIGN used Classic Walnut Semihandmade fronts paired with brass hardware from Schoolhouse Electric, and oversized hanging pendants and mirrors to make this bathroom shine.
Design: Ashlee Leal
Here, designer Ashlee Leal used contrasting textures—matte black, brass, white marble, and Semihandmade’s Classic Walnut—proving neutral materials alone can warm up any minimal space.
Design: Michelle Madsen
For a look that marries farmhouse appeal with modern design, take note from designer Michelle Madsen, and add a wood vanity, like this IKEA one with Semihandmade’s Tahoe Impression fronts, and add champagne-colored hardware to an otherwise stark white room.
Design: Michelle Madsen
This high drama design looks straight out of a five-star hotel. Here, Madsen paired a glossy jet black subway tile wall with Semihandmade’s Tahoe Impression fronts, a crisp white marble countertop, and brushed brass plumbing fixtures.
Photographer: Nicolette Lovell; Designer: Rebecca Plumb
Because this geometric tile floor has hints of white, black, green, and brown, the dark Classic Walnut vanity and its matte black drawer pulls fit in just right. The resulting design by Rebecca Plumb has a clean but slightly bohemian vibe.
Design: Chayce and Hannah Wilson
In this bathroom, a duo of dark wood vanities looks sharp paired with textured wallpaper that’s reminiscent of tree bark. Still, designers Chayce and Hannah Wilson created an overall style that isn’t too rustic, thanks to copper details and large round mirrors.
Design: Ashley Izsak
To give IKEA’s Godmorgon vanity a warmer flair, Ashley Izsak swapped out the doors for Tahoe Impression fronts, then added brass half moon drawer pulls. The designer wasn’t afraid to mix metals: she pulled the whole look together with brass globe sconces, chrome plumbing fixtures, and a large black powder-coated steel mirror.
Design: Mikro Renovations
Design company Mikro Renovations added Tahoe Impression fronts to this long wall-to-wall wood double-vanity then topped it with a gorgeous warm, veined marble slab, lending the bathroom a serene, spa-like aesthetic.