Interior designers and decorators really started paying attention to bathrooms in the early 1900's. It was during the time when the French started combining bathrooms and dressing rooms that many designers started to produce bathroom vanities for homes. Competitors were each coming up with their own one-of-a- kind design by using the most dominant construction material at that time, which was wood. Back then, a traditional bathroom vanity would be a sink and a basin with a wooden stand, as well as a towel rack.
As time passed, innovative designers started generating bathroom vanities made out of ordinary woods. In addition, there were hand carved & intricate designs to make them look extravagant. Nonetheless, these vanities lost their appeal because they were pricey. Not many people could afford to buy them; hence, designers stopped producing them. As plumbers began improving plumbing systems and services, so did the interior designers and decorators.
Slowly, designers began to include multi-drawers and cabinets to vanities. There were shelves included as well. When plastic became popular, designers started to incorporate the material and a completely new world of bathroom vanities was explored. Later on they started incorporating stunning colors and light construction work. Most materials used by then were easy to shape, which gave the designers plenty of designs to work with and they certainly did not waste their imaginations.
Fast & forward to the 1980's. The new breed of interior decorators and designers emerged and, as a result, they introduced various themes to the vanities. Some of these themes complemented the surrounding bathroom decoration, such as the wall paint or wallpapers, the color of the bathtub and windows. At this point of time, you could choose all sorts of colors for your bathroom vanity, making them as diverse and custom as possible.
Nowadays, there are no limitations to what interior designers can come up with when it comes to bathroom vanities. Ceramic, granite, marble, and even glass have become the main feature for the bathroom. Several designs come with floral motifs or with metal or stainless steel integrated with the different types of base material.