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4 quick ways to take your vanity from basic to beautiful

4 quick ways to update your vanity

Blue and white wallpaper brings this bathroom to life. Author: Joe Kim

Tips & Tricks

4 quick ways to take your vanity from basic to beautiful

Take a white bathroom from basic to beautiful with one of these three different looks.

We have you covered in these three bathroom vanity styles. Whether you're looking for nautical chic, girly glam or sleek metallics one of these vanity designs will be perfect to inspire your own mini-makeover for a fresh look.
 

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4 quick ways to take your vanity from basic to beautiful

The look: Ship shape

Blue and white wallpaper sets the scene for a crisp coastal scheme. Tips: 1 Use an empty candle container for corralling cotton swabs. 2 Install white knobs to ensure the hardware doesn't compete with the wallpaper. 3 Establish the nautical motif with a mirror that mimics a porthole. 4 Stash single-use contact lens packets in a ceramic tumbler.

By: Style at Home Source: Joe Kim; produced by Christine Hanlon, Morgan Lindsay Credits: Style at Home

4 quick ways to take your vanity from basic to beautiful

Get the look

Indigo Rope Vase, Jayson Home, $48 US.  Liam C Bowl, Jayson Home, $14 US. Wallquest Paper & Ink Madison Geometrics LA30712 wallpaper, Crown Wallpaper & Fabrics, $76 per single roll, through designers.   Leonardo Hand Towel, Chintz & Company, $16.

By: Style at Home Source: Joe Kim; produced by Christine Hanlon, Morgan Lindsay Credits: Style at Home

4 quick ways to take your vanity from basic to beautiful

The look: Lovely lounge

Vintage-inspired elements give this ladies' room a glam '50s vibe. Tips: 1 Add faux bamboo accents for an authentic chinoiserie look. 2 Layer in objects with shine and shimmer like a gold tissue box cover. 3 Make vintage mirrors do double duty as display surfaces for jewellery and toiletries. 4 Keep the sink area suds free by storing soap in a pretty tin.

By: Style at Home Source: Joe Kim; produced by Christine Hanlon, Morgan Lindsay Credits: Style at Home

4 quick ways to take your vanity from basic to beautiful

Get the look

Clarke & Clarke Showstoppers Indira W0019/01 wallpaper in Pastel, Crown Wallpaper & Fabrics, $90 per single roll, through designers. Illume Go Be Lovely large Bar Soap in Grapefruit Oleander, Indigo, $12. Mirrored Bath Tray, Pottery Barn, $77. Hammam Towels in Atmosphere, Au Lit Fine Linens, from $9 each. Kent Tumbler, Gingerís, $165.

By: Style at Home Source: Joe Kim; produced by Christine Hanlon, Morgan Lindsay Credits: Style at Home

4 quick ways to take your vanity from basic to beautiful

The look: Mixed metals

Here's proof that warm and cool tones can stylishly coexist.  Tips: 1 Set up a manicure station by using a dainty silver dish for cotton pads and nail-care supplies. 2 Select delicate linear hardware in a brushed finish to contrast with the polished chrome faucet. 3 Contrast a tone-on-tone honeycomb-print wallpaper with a curvy mirror frame. 4 Store makeup brushes in mirrored or metallic canisters for a tidy look.

By: Style at Home Source: Joe Kim; produced by Christine Hanlon, Morgan Lindsay Credits: Style at Home

4 quick ways to take your vanity from basic to beautiful

Get the look

Atlas Hand Towel, Gingerís, $15. Mint Julep Cup, Crate and Barrel, $25. Woven Tissue Box Cover, Gingerís, $105. Mirrored Dresser-Top Tray, Pottery Barn, $79.  Shochikubai BP4501 wallpaper, Farrow & Ball, $260 per double roll.

By: Style at Home Source: Joe Kim; produced by Christine Hanlon, Morgan Lindsay Credits: Style at Home
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4 quick ways to take your vanity from basic to beautiful