Rustic Bathroom Vanity Ideas

March 10, 2023, by: Greca Sandford

If you’re looking for bathroom vanity ideas that bring a bit of old world charm into your bathroom then a rustic vanity is a good place to start your research. And our selection of rustic bathroom vanity ideas will suit many different types of bathroom design.

In a classic story of everything old is new again, rustic design is as popular today as ever. Rustic style is all about warm woods, organic textures, and the art of repurposing. However, your home doesn’t have to look like a log cabin in the mountains to evoke a feeling of times passed. As long as there’s a bit of patina and hint of distressing, rustic design can also be achieved in a more modern setting as these rustic vanities for the bathroom demonstrate.

If you’re looking to add a bit of rustic charm to your house it may sound a little strange to start in the bathroom, but the bathroom is great place for experimenting. There isn’t a lot of square footage, and a touch of rustic style can go a long way. The bathroom has several fixed elements, such as the bathtub and shower, and the vanity acts like a piece of furniture that can add rustic style and charm to your space.

Rustic bathroom vanity cabinets, desks, shelves, and even dressers can all work equally well. And because rustic design melds so well with other styles such as vintage and industrial, materials like concrete and rough-hewn wood fit right in. Contrasting rustic elements with more classic ones, such as subway tiles and modern fixtures creates even more interest.

Take a look at the following rustic bathroom vanity ideas to see how you can add the charm of yesteryear to your home, in a way that’s updated for today.

Rustic Re-userustic re-use

A marble slab adds elegance to the repurposed table in this vintage-inspired bathroom.

Rustic Vessel Sinksvessel sink

An old zinc farm tub and pipe legs are a rustic addition to the clean lines in this bathroom by Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design.

Repurposed Charmrepurposed charm

This shabby chic rustic bathroom vanity idea started its life as a desk, and serves as a charming counterpoint to the contemporary subway and geometric tiles.

Rustic Industrialrustic industrial

The chunky, rough-hewn wood of this rustic vanity adds character and warmth to this bathroom’s industrial styling.

Cute Cabinetcute cabinet

Think outside the box when choosing a small bathroom vanity idea! This little cabinet provides just the right amount of space for a sink and includes built-in storage.

Card Catalogcard catalog

Though the majority of this bathroom is done in contemporary and sophisticated style, a library card catalog unit repurposed as a vanity brings in warmth and just a touch of rustic flair.

Farmhouse Bathroomfarmhouse bathroom

This pair of dressers-turned- rustic vanities provides not only a fun color, but a beautiful weathered patina, to an otherwise simple bathroom.

Modern Interestmodern interest

Talk about a contrast! Reclaimed oak planks from a deconstructed barn – the ultimate element of rustic style – stand out against the white walls and contemporary fixtures.

Scandinavian Minimalscandinavian minimal

A slab of raw wood creates a stunning rustic vanity and towel bar in the bathroom of this Denmark home.

Mixed Materialsmixed materials

Contrasting concrete, rough hewn wood panels, mixed metal fittings and rope detail combine in this contemporary rustic design.


The combination of metal pipes and wood planks prove that rustic vanities can still be beautiful, especially when paired with saturated floor tiles and vibrant linens, as in this bathroom by Landy Gardner Interiors.

Please submit and share your rustic bathroom vanity ideas with us! And let us know which of these ideas you like the most in our comments section below.


Jamie Sandford - Owner and Lead Editor at RenoCompareJamie Sandford is the Chief Editor at RenoCompare (find out more). Jamie has been involved in construction for over 30 years. Straight out of college, Jamie worked with construction crews for the television, film and theatre industries for over 12 years. In his thirties, he turned his attention to DIY decorating and construction, working on many house renovations and remodels. During this time he started to specialize in home flooring and in 2013 he launched the Home Flooring Pros website. Two years later he launched RenoCompare.

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