Enhance your daily routine by elevating your bathroom sink. From washing your face and hands to applying make-up, a basin and the area around it gets a lot of use. Spoil yourself and your bathroom to an area dedicated to self-care.


Consider the basin’s shape, colour and whether you’d like it to be wall-hung, perched on a countertop or integrated into a chic vanity unit, then pair with period brass taps or a modern mixer. Leave space for fluffy towels, soap and accessories and then complete with task lighting and a gleaming mirror for the ultimate in an indulgent glam zone.

Best bathroom sink ideas, whatever your style

Country style basin

Bring a rustic feel to the room and fit a sturdy Belfast sink on shelving crafted from old scaffold boards, just like Katie Collins (@simplyscandikatie on Instagram). Style with wire baskets and fluffy white towels. Belfast basin, £179.97 from Better Bathrooms

Mix and match

Mix and match units to create a bespoke storage system. Include open shelving as well as cupboards to display your favourite products. Qube Pebble Grey Gloss 600mm wall-mounted double drawer washbasin unit, £445; ceramic square washbasin, £135; Divine basin mixer in Matt Black, £175; open shelf base units, £120 each; 600mm deluxe mirror cabinet with overhead LED light, £479; open shelf wall units, £100 each, all Utopia

Victorian washstand

Have a Victorian house? How about adapting an old Victorian washstand for adding period charm and authenticity? The one above was sourced and sold by House of John, who as well as selling antique and vintage furniture offer interior design and styling advice

Industrial sink unit

Get the industrial look with a model combining wood and metal, and which offers open shelving for your beauty products and towels. Choose a design with an integrated basin to complete the sleek look. Milano Nero Stamford 800mm wide washstand and basin, £429.99, Big Bathroom Shop

Illuminated mirror

An illuminated mirror is essential for a home beauty parlour – make life easier with a heated demister pad to prevent the mirror steaming up and set the right soundtrack with a Bluetooth speaker. Evelyn illuminated 800 x 600mm illuminated demister mirror with Bluetooth speaker, £219.99, Bathroom Mountain

Vanity unit

Keep toiletries and make-up tidied away in a vanity unit. Maximise floor space with a wall-hung unit – choose a ready-assembled unit that slots straight into place. Mode Morris wall-hung 1,200mm vanity unit and basin, £568, Victoria Plum

Pedestal basin

Black pedestal basin

Heighten the drama in a classic bathroom by pairing a glossy jet black pedestal basin with a backdrop of matching tiles, and team with chrome brassware for contrast. Black Sapphire Collection Radcliffe 685mm wide basin, from £715, Imperial Bathrooms

Chinois basin

Up the ante by going for an intricately patterned, colourful design that looks stunning sitting on a countertop or vanity unit. Evelyn Chinois basin, 41.5cm diameter, £492, The Way We Live London

Fitted sink unit

Transform an en suite or cloakroom from drab to fab with elegant fitted furniture. A semi-recessed basin will make the most of limited space, and cupboards will free up surface space for your essential items. Oxford traditional semi-recessed 550mm basin, £160; Vermont Grey base units, from £131; Adelaide diffused LED double door cabinet, £499, all Wickes

Striking washstand

Invest in your sanctuary space with a striking washstand. Select one made from repurposed or sustainable materials, such as this mango wood option, for an eco-conscious investment piece. Bone Inlay 900mm wide washstand, £1,030, Indigenous

2-In-1 Wash Basin & Toilet


A 2-in-1 wash basin & toilet is perfect for tiny bathrooms or cloakroom, like under the stairs - and there's no need to compromise on style either. Arezzo Matt Blue Combined 2-In-1 Wash Basin & Toilet (500mm Wide x 300mm) incl. Brushed Brass Flush £ 419.95 Victorian Plumbing


Andrea Dean is a journalist specialising in property, lifestyle & interiors