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?

Colorful Butterflies

Powder Bathroom With Butterfly Wallpaper

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.

Photo by: Heather Hawkins

Heather Hawkins

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 Faces

Black and White Traditional Bathroom With Face Wallpaper

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.

Photo by: Kari McIntosh Dawdy

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.

Bold Graphic

Guest Bathroom with Funky, Graphic Wallpaper

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.

Photo by: Laure Joliet

Laure Joliet

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.

Asian Inspired

Sleek Double Vanity in Asian Master Bathroom

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.

Photo by: Twist Tours Photography

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

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.

Photo by: Ann Lowengart

Ann Lowengart

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.

Calming Trees

Black and White Bathroom With Bold Tree Wallpaper

Black and White Bathroom With Bold Tree Wallpaper

This bathroom is wallpapered in a tree design with a black background, with a matching sink cabinet and modern streamlined toilet. A silver beveled mirror adds a polished finishing touch.

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

Master Bathroom With Pink Wallpaper

Master Bathroom With Pink Wallpaper

In the master bathroom, hot pink wallpaper flecked with silver is a vibrant choice behind the twin gold mirrors.

Photo by: Heather Hawkins

Heather Hawkins

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

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.

Photo by: Jason Kisner; Design by Nest Design Co.

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

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.

Photo by: Nick Pironio

Nick Pironio

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.

Gorgeous Grasscloth

Grasscloth Wallpaper in Small Bathroom

Grasscloth Wallpaper in Small Bathroom

Textured grasscloth is an alternative to traditional wallpaper in this neutral powder room. A streamlined vanity and abstract artwork add a contemporary slant to the the transitional design.

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.

Floral Inspiration

Bold Black and White Floral Wallpaper in Small Bathroom With White Pedestal Sink

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.

Photo by: KuDa Photography

KuDa Photography

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.

Out-of-the-Box Color

Appliance Science

Appliance Science

The easiest way to make a small bathroom feel even smaller is by filling it with regular-sized appliances. Opt for smaller appliances for a room that feels just right.

©Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones

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.

Dog Lovers

Eclectic, Black-and-White 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.

Photo by: Vivian Johnson

Vivian Johnson

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.

Book Covers

Eclectic Colorful Powder Room With Book Cover Wallpaper

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.

Photo by: Mia Baxter Smail

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.

Robots

Robot-Themed Boy's Bathroom

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.

Photo by: Jacob Snavely

Jacob Snavely

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.

Tour This Poolside Bathroom That Proves Wallpaper is Always a Good Choice

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Fun patterned walls lend a bright and happy vibe to this pool lounge bathroom design.

Bright and Happy

Playful blue walls with birds, fish, trees and other gifts of nature give this well-detailed pool lounge bathroom a bright and happy vibe.

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Inviting Shower

The pool bathroom's inviting shower with frameless glass door includes basket-weave marble tiles that add just the right graphic impact.

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Handsome Hanging Storage

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Statement Showerhead

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Comfortable Water Temperature

The shower includes a dial that adjusts water temperature with a handle that adjusts volume. A pressure-balance valve keeps water temperature within a safe range, to protect from sudden changes in hot or cold water pressure.

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Durable Floor

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Stylish Storage

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Hooks With Hats

Hooks on the wall hold tropical hats to create interesting wall art that fits with the coastal influence of this home.

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Guest Towels

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Towel Ring

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Unique Oval Sink

The pool bathroom's white under-mount oval white sink leaves space on the vanity counter for wooden toothbrushes stored in an attractive glass with turquoise-blue rim.

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Single-Handle Faucet

The sink has a single-handle lavatory faucet with champagne bronze finish and a channel spout that offers a harmonious waterfall.

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Fresh Flowers

A clear cylinder vase with white flowers adds freshness and a touch of nature to the vanity's sink area.

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Mirror and Lighting

A rustic wood framed mirror and three-light antique brass pendant that provides illumination sit above the bathroom vanity.

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Coordinating Hardware

Bronze hardware on the gray vanity cabinets, drawers and toilet tissue holder help give the space a cohesive and coordinated look.

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Shades of Blue

This view of the pool lounge bathroom from the hallway shows the different shades of blue that work together in this waterfront home with a coastal flavor.

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

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