The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. It’s a place where we start and end our day, so it’s important to make sure it reflects our style. One of the best ways to add personality and style to your bathroom is with wallpaper.
Not only can wallpaper take care of irregularities in your walls, but the right wallpaper design can elevate your space and give it the right look. In the list below, you can find the best bathroom wallpaper ideas for you to get inspired by.
Your best bet if you are unsure about your design choice is peel-and-stick wallpaper, however, you can also start with a single wall to try out the look in your space.
Benefits of Using Wallpaper in the Bathroom
Wallpaper is an easy solution to add color and pattern to any room. Wallpaper can brighten up a dull bathroom and can transform the space to make it stylish, modern, and inviting.
When you pick the right wallpaper kind, it can withstand the humidity and moisture in a bathroom space, allowing it to deal with a lot of condensation when showering. Wallpaper is also easier to clean than paint, allowing for easy maintenance.
Finally, wallpaper is relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to tiling. This makes it a great option for those on a budget. There are many different styles and colors of wallpaper available, so you should be able to find something to suit your taste and style.
Adding Personality and Style to your bathroom or powder room
Wallpaper designs come in all kinds of patterns and colors ranging from textured wallpaper, graphic wallpaper, or intricate patterns in many different shades and colorways.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with your bathroom wallpaper ideas. With so many options available, there’s sure to be a wallpaper that’s perfect for your space. And don’t worry if you’re not sure how to apply wallpaper to your bathroom. There are plenty of easy-to-use peel-and-stick wallpaper options that make the process quick and painless.
In the below example, a simple bathroom space is enhanced with a bold pattern wallpaper in deep blue tints, which adds a unique and personal effect to the space.
Versatility in Patterns and Colors
There is a plethora of wallpaper styles and colors to choose from. You can go with a classic pattern, like stripes or florals, or opt for something more modern, like geometric shapes or even a bold, graphic print.
When it comes to color, you can make a statement with a bright and bold wallpaper, or create a soothing and relaxing space with a neutral palette.
Practical Benefits: Hiding Imperfections and Easy Maintenance
Bathroom wallpaper can be a great way to cover up imperfections in your walls, such as cracks, chips, and holes. Adding bathroom wallpaper can give your space a neater appearance and make it easier to clean.
The right bathroom wallpaper is much easier to clean than paint, and it won’t chip or peel over time. This makes it an ideal choice for high-traffic areas like bathrooms.
Considerations Before Choosing Bathroom Wallpaper
You don’t need to be an interior designer to pick out the right bathroom wallpaper, but there are some things you need to take into consideration. The size of your bathroom, the style and mood you want to achieve, the color palette, and the budget are all elements you need to take into account.
Even more importantly, you should make sure the bathroom wallpaper design you pick can stand the moisture created in a bathroom space.
The most important thing to keep in mind when selecting a bathroom wallpaper is that it’s moist and even water-resistant. Condensation from taking showers makes a bathroom a very humid place, where only a particular kind of wallpaper can be used.
Vinyl wallpaper is made from a type of plastic and does not degrade over time. It’s resistant to moisture, does not develop mold, and can even stand up to some splashes and spills.
Pre-pasted wallpaper has a special adhesive that is activated by water. Once the adhesive is activated, it creates a seal that helps to keep moisture out.
Whatever type of bathroom wallpaper you choose, make sure that you read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. This will help you to ensure that you are using the wallpaper correctly and that you are taking the necessary steps to protect it from moisture.
Consider the size of the bathroom when selecting a wallpaper design
If you have a small bathroom, you’ll want to select a wallpaper design that is relatively simple and not too busy. Too much pattern or color can make a small space feel even smaller. If you have a large bathroom, you can afford to be a little more bold with your wallpaper choice. A busy wallpaper design can make a large bathroom feel more cozy and inviting.
If you have a small bathroom, you can use wallpaper to make it feel larger. Choose a light-colored or neutral wallpaper and pair it with brighter accents to give the illusion of more space.
Choose a Pattern that Inspires You
There are a lot of different options to choose from when it comes to wallpaper patterns. If you want something classic and timeless, a striped wallpaper is a great option. If you are looking for something a little more modern, geometric patterns are a great choice.
There are also a lot of fun and unique patterns available that can add personality to your space. Floral patterns are always popular, and there are also a lot of options that feature animals, fruits, and other fun designs.
When it comes to choosing the right wallpaper for your home, the most important thing is to choose something that you love. With so many different options available, it is easy to find a pattern that inspires you.
Making a Statement with an Accent Wall
The bold patterns in this floral wallpaper make a statement in this small bathroom section. The contrast between the bold pattern and dark color of the floral wallpaper and the crisp white tiles on the bottom half of the wall has such a great effect on the room, which can elevate the design of small bathrooms especially.
Achieving a Grand Effect with Luxe Wallpaper
When you pick out a bathroom wallpaper with saturated colors, you will achieve a grand effect. This luxe wallpaper design with a deep green color has a classic golden pattern that enhances the look of the walls in this classic primary bath.
The wallpaper pairs well with the elegant white wainscoting and with the subtle
Traditional wallpaper with a floral pattern for a romantic look
Floral wallpaper can be bold, however, it can also add a very classic and vintage touch to your bathroom space. This white wallpaper with a delicate blue and grey floral pattern complements the vintage wall cabinet and the classic bathroom sink.
A charming wallpaper can add the finishing touch to your classic bathroom design and works great in a powder room as well.
Eclectic Bathroom Makeover with a statement wallpaper design
While interior designers will typically advise you to keep the wallpaper pattern for a small powder room or guest bathroom small and subtle, there are exceptions to every rule. The bold patterned wallpaper in this small guest bathroom adds a modern take to a classic bathroom interior design.
The black and white zebra pattern on the dark green background contrasts with the white wainscoting and the white bathroom elements in such a powerful way.
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Add a Touch of Glamour with a Metallic Wallpaper
A metallic touch can add a glamorous and elegant effect to a bathroom design. In this beautiful bathroom space with white wainscoting, a dusty pink wallpaper design with gold details creates a luxurious look and feel.
The beautiful designs on the floor and wall complement to gold and pink in the wallpaper perfectly.
Add Drama with Dark and Moody Wallpaper
The botanical wallpaper used in this gorgeous bathroom with wooden windows adds a dark and moody effect to the space because of its dark color palette.
The dark green and beige tones in the wallpaper design make the white tiles and the one-of-a-kind stone sink stand out perfectly.
Introducing Modern Patterns with Geometric Wallpaper
In this classic white bathroom, a geometric pattern wallpaper adds a variation in texture to the top half of the wall above the glossy subway tiles. The intricate pattern elevates the interior design of the space and the set of 4 art prints on the wall break up the patterned wallpaper.
In the example below, a geometric
A focal point Wallpaper on top of subway tiles
The top half of this stark white bathroom with glossy white subway tiles and a vintage bathtub is finished with a green accent wallpaper that is a true focal point in this otherwise white space.
Large wallpapered bathrooms tend to look a bit overwhelming, yet by finishing half of the wall with tiles, the classic wallpaper pattern becomes an elegant addition.
Art-deco-inspired wallpaper for a vintage touch
For this bathroom renovation, the interior designer picked out a bold and dark art-deco patterned wallpaper that adds a subtle and elegant vintage appearance to the space. Dark shades will work best in well-lit places and a large mirror will break up the dark bathroom wallpaper on the walls.
Pick a playful wallpaper to transform your bathroom
If you’re tired of your bathroom feeling like a bland, boring space, consider using wallpaper to inject some personality and style. Pick a playful wallpaper to transform your bathroom into a fun and inviting space.
In the example below, a blue and white bathroom wallpaper transforms this basic powder room into a space that looks like it was done by an interior designer. The blue and white shell pattern has a playful effect and adds a lot of fun to the white tiles and white sink.
If you like to change the look of your powder room often, or if you’re unsure about your choice, go for a removable wallpaper. Powder rooms tend to have such a small surface anyway, which makes them cost-efficient to renew every once in a while.
Subtle wallpaper designs for a modest bathroom look
If you like to add wallpaper to your bathroom design but want to achieve a modest and quiet look, you can go for light colors, or solid colors that have a subtle pattern. From afar, the walls will look like they are painted, yet from up close, you will notice the subtle pattern addition of the wallpaper.
This classic bathroom features beautiful white ceramic pieces, which stand out against the off-white wallpaper in a soft yet powerful way.