The bathroom sink may have been one of the more overlooked home decor items in years past, but over the past decade, this bathroom workhorse has really come into its own. From one of a kind sculptures to investment grade materials, now the bathroom sink is often the showpiece of modern bathroom design. So if you’re tired of your ho-hum builder grade standard white porcelain, we’ve got some of the latest new sink looks that will take your average cookie-cutter bathroom from run-of-the-mill to showstopper.
1 – Pedestal
Once the only-game-in-town for bathroom sink design, the pedestal sink fell sharply out of fashion about sixty years ago when bathroom vanities with built-in cabinets and larger counters came in vogue. But the old pedestal sink is back with a vengeance. If you get tired of the clutter that builds up on your bathroom counter, going pedestal is a great way to eliminate all those extra face cream and lotion bottles from your life, because you just won’t have room for them anymore!
2 – Natural Stone
There’s always something earthy and grounding about natural stone in interior decor, and it’s no surprise that it’s a stunning look for bathroom sinks. While you can find natural stone used in more traditional-looking sink designs, this raw piece of stone with a basin shape carved in the middle of it is going to be a real conversation starter.
3 – Furniture Look
We all loved the concept of turning normal everyday furniture into vanities, so it’s no wonder that the furniture-look bathroom sink is trending hard now. Made to look like elegant and sophisticated hardware that’s part of a larger piece of furniture, this is a clever bathroom sink style for bathrooms looking to make a real design statement.
4 – Square Up
We all love a luscious curve in our bathroom fixtures, but it doesn’t hurt to give a sharp angle once in a while. Square sinks pop in and out of fashion every few years, but the new trend toward square and rectangular sinks in a variety of finishes and materials can take this very functional shape in new and interesting directions.
5 – Countertop Mount
About fifteen years ago countertop mount sinks were all the rage, and it looks like that trend is sweeping back with a vengeance. The new take is less about pristine bathroom fixture looks, and incorporates more of a found-object placed on counter vibe.
6 – Irregular Shape
It’s time to think beyond just round and square in the bathroom sink world! Statement shapes are all the rage, from wavy-round to even geometric looks, if you can dream it, there’s probably a bathroom sink shape to match it!
7 – Exposed
Part of the industrial design trend has been including the workings of our everyday items into the core elements of room design. It’s a fascinating look that’s been working its way into other design styles, and no more so than in exposed pipework like this exposed bathroom vanity sink look.
8 – Oversize
Whether you want to have more room to work through your morning hygiene routines, or you just want to show off how much space you have in your bathroom, the oversize bathroom sink trend is really catching on. These big sinks do have a practical side if you’re the sort who likes to handwash your delicates or have regular skincare routines that require a nice big basin of water.
9 – Under-mount
The under-mount trend became hot about twenty years ago when granite, marble, and other solid surface countertops came in fashion, and we’re seeing a real resurgence of this look for next year. This is a cool, clean look that makes cleanup and both sink and countertop maintenance a breeze, and like all practical bathroom fixtures probably isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.