15 Beautiful Reasons to Wallpaper Your Bathroom
Add some spice to this tiny space.
If you're new to the world of wallpaper, you might be feeling a bit anxious about deciding where you want to put wallpaper in your home. Well, it's time to stop worrying because we have a killer suggestion: your bathroom!
Bathrooms are the perfect place to start experimenting with wallpaper. They tend to be smaller rooms in your home, and there aren't a lot of other furnishings and finishes that would compete with the color or design of your wallpaper. A powder room, like this one by designer Regan Baker, is perfect for experimenting with wallpaper. Powder rooms tend to be the smallest bathroom in the house which means less wallpaper and less money spent in the long run.
If you're in a rental, you're a bit more limited with your options; however, you can always choose to use removable wallpaper, saving money on standard wallpaper installation.
We've rounded up 15 of our favorite design-worthy wallpapers, all of which would look super stylish in a bathroom. Would you dare?
Powder Bathroom With Butterfly Wallpaper
An exciting wallpaper can be an amazing choice for a small room like this powder room, filling the space with energy and life. The black trim helps the mirror neatly stand out.
These bright, colorful butterflies make such a statement in this bathroom by designer Abbe Fenimore. If you're looking to create a unique space with some whimsy, choosing a fun wallpaper like this is the way to go.
Black and White Traditional Bathroom With Face Wallpaper
A traditional bathroom with a classic black and white palette gets a shot of humor courtesy of its graphic Fornasetti wallpaper featuring woman’s faces. The mirror above the sink playfully mimics the round portraits.
Kari McIntosh Dawdy
Here’s another unique bathroom by designer Kari McIntosh Dawdy. The black and white images of this woman almost look like she's being captured through a peephole in a door. It's a cheeky wallpaper that would look great in the bathroom of a more modern home.
Guest Bathroom with Funky, Graphic Wallpaper
Vibrant wallpaper with a funky, graphic pattern creates a fun vibe in this eclectic guest bathroom. Two matching wall lights, adding a decadent touch of elegance flanks an ornate brass mirror.
This bold, graphic, black-and-white wallpaper in a bathroom by Flo Design Studio makes a big statement. The asymmetrical design really adds visual interest to the space. This wallpaper would look stunning in a variety of home styles, but it’s especially well-suited for a midcentury modern-style house.
Sleek Double Vanity in Asian Master Bathroom
Blue chinoiserie wallpaper makes a dramatic statement in this Asian-inspired master bathroom. A sleek white double vanity is topped in warm brown countertops, while a pair of red mirrors adds a pop of color to the space.
Twist Tours Photography
For an older or more traditional home, Asian-inspired wallpapers are always a great go-to in a bathroom. Turnstyle Interior Design used this beautiful blue-and-gray wallpaper depicting various landscapes to brighten an otherwise neutral space.
Zeal of Zebras
Modern Black and White Bathroom With Zebra Wallpaper
Gold zebras gallop around the black walls of this modern bathroom, giving playful energy to the space. The white vanity and sleek mirrors are functional and stylish without competing with the bold wallpaper.
Animals often show up in wallpaper designs, and this chic space by designer Ann Lowengart is no exception. These stylish zebras bring whimsy to the space but still keep it looking pulled together and sophisticated.
Choosing a wallpaper design that reflects elements of nature is always a good direction to go. Winter trees on a black, gray and white wallpaper help to create a calm and serene vibe in this small powder room.
Pretty in Pink
Here's another bathroom by designer Abbe Fenimore that reminds us not to forget about the magic of pink. Pink can truly provide a bold and bright splash of color when you least expect it. Plus, it also works well with almost any finish, like brass, chrome and nickel, so it would look amazing in most bathrooms.
Opt for Unexpected
Lipstick Wallpaper Print, Brass Accents Add Girly Glam to Bathroom
For the sassy young lady, the Lip Service bathroom at the San Francisco Decorators Showcase 2015 is the perfect spot to prepare for the day or relax at the end of it. A cast iron tub is framed with brass wall paneling for a glam spot to soak, while Voutsa's Lips wallpaper adds feminine flair in a bold way.
Jason Kisner; Design by Nest Design Co.
Nest Design Co decided to go all in on the fun factor in this bathroom by choosing a puckered-lips wallpaper design. You can always find some unexpected designs like this when searching for your own look, so don't be afraid to choose something out of the box.
Go for the Gold
Midcentury Wallpaper and Mirror Create an Elegant Bathroom at this Chic Boutique Salon
In this bathroom, gold accents add girly glamor to the space. The wallpaper gives the space a mosaic, midcentury touch, while the mirror framed in gold corners reflect the elegant bathroom space.
This white-and-gold wallpaper in a space designed by M.A. Allen feels surprisingly neutral. The pattern feels a bit like a midcentury modern-style design but could really work in a variety of different style homes.
If a busy pattern isn't really your cup of tea, then you might want to think of embracing texture with your wallpaper. A beautiful grasscloth always manages to elevate a bathroom and help it look a bit more elegant.
Bold Black and White Floral Wallpaper in Small Bathroom With White Pedestal Sink
Black and white floral wallpaper creates a bold look in this small bathroom. A classic white pedestal sink, clear mirror frame and simple lamp sconces allow the wallpaper to be the star of the design.
Floral-inspired wallpapers are another great design choice for a bathroom. This black-and-white illustrated pattern by designer Jordan Iverson feels chic and feminine, but larger, more detailed florals can also work well. You can even find floral wallpapers that feel a bit more gender-neutral or masculine.
When experimenting with wallpaper in your bathroom, it's fun to sometimes go for an unusual or unexpected color, like this leafy green. Used on a graphic pattern, the green doesn’t feel overpowering or intrusive in the space. Designer Jennifer Jones managed to create a fresh, inviting space in this tiny bathroom.
Eclectic, Black-and-White Bathroom
Dog silhouette wallpaper creates a fun, whimsical backdrop to this eclectic bathroom. A black vanity is topped with a simple white tiled countertop and backsplash, creating stylish contrast in the space.
If you're a crazy dog lover like I am, you will immediately fall in love with this quirky bathroom from Braun + Adams. Introducing some additional color, like the bubblegum-pink towels, really manages to help the design pop.
Eclectic Colorful Powder Room With Book Cover Wallpaper
Quirky, colorful book cover wallpaper makes a major statement in this small bathroom. Simple decor, like thin brass wall sconces, a wooden mirror and white marble vanity, balance the bold paperback pattern.
Mia Baxter Smail
Calling all bookworms — this funky wallpaper has your name written all over it. Designer Sarah Wittenbraker created a bright and colorful space when she chose this unique wallpaper. When using a busy pattern like this, forget artwork and let the wallpaper do the talking.
Robot-Themed Boy's Bathroom
Funky robot wallpaper sets the tone for a whimsical Tribeca nursery bathroom, while the streamlined pedestal sink and toilet bring contemporary style to the room. A sleek-lined mirror is functional and also helps to expand the space visually.
For kids' bathrooms, there are lots of choices now for light-hearted wallpapers. This robot wallpaper used by Chango & Co is a great pick for a robot-loving kiddo. Using coordinating art with your wallpaper is also a great way to go all-in on the look.