When it comes to decorating your home, you may find yourself hemming and hawing over every little detail. We get it; appearances matter! But are you putting the same kind of consideration into how you decorate your bathroom? Admittedly, the bathroom probably flies under the radar most of the time. It’s a private spot, and guests typically don’t spend a lot of time there. But who said decorating is just for guests?
Your bathroom is your personal space—one where you spend time getting ready for the day ahead and preparing yourself for sleep. And bathrooms aren’t just the water closets of days gone by; today, they’re a place to relax, unwind, and practice self-care. Decorate for yourself! Why not make your bathroom a space you want to spend time in?
Bathroom Wall Décor That Wows
To help you turn your bathroom from blah to ahhh, we’ve assembled some of our favorite tips for decorating and design. Take a peek and see if any of these stylish suggestions appeal to your sensibilities.
If you feel like your bathroom lacks color or visual interest, why not spice things up with printed wallpaper? But what about spills and splashes, you ask? Good question. Bathrooms are notorious for water damage, which means that you’re right to be concerned about putting up wallpaper. Not to worry, though! There are plenty of amazing options designed with bathrooms in mind. Take, for instance, these waterproof wallpapers available from Archiproducts or these stylish, durable designs from Graham & Brown.
If you love the idea of a trendy print in your bathroom but are concerned you might end up with a result that looks faddish and outdated, never fear – peel-and-stick wallpaper is here! Check out these fun and funky woven peel-and-stick textiles on Spoonflower or the vast array of options available on Etsy that let you change your style whenever the mood strikes.
Half n’ Half
Bold colors and patterns aren’t for everyone. But if you’re looking to inject a little bit of fun into your bathroom without completely overwhelming the space, consider the half n’ half look. If you already have half-tiled walls, you’re pretty much primed for this look.
Above the half-tile, you can put up wallpaper or paint it an eye-catching color. But even if you don’t have half-tiled bathroom walls, you can still accomplish this look with a bicolored painted wall. It’s not as intimidating as it sounds, and it’s a simple way to get an impactful but still restrained look in any room.
Deck the Walls
Overwhelmed by white walls? Not sure what to do with your stretches of blank canvas? These bare walls are just brimming with untapped potential. The question is, what will you do with them?
Why not turn your bathroom into a personalized paradise by decking the walls with the things you love. Maybe it’s art pieces, or mirrors, or shelving units with small decorative items on them. For a consistent look, even with mismatching art pieces, outline your pieces in simple black or white frames. If mirrors are your thing, choose different sizes, shapes, and styles for an eclectic and bright bathroom.
Use open shelving on the upper walls to show off your tchotchkes. Even if you have a small bathroom with limited space, you can still get the look. Try installing simple shelving that runs around the very top of the space – here, you can show off your cute knick-knacks and things that you rarely access without worrying about them getting in the way.
Plant One On Me
It’s our humble opinion that a bathroom should be a place of serenity and personal care. And what better way to infuse your bathroom with peace, harmony, and growth than by decorating with plants? Plantlife is known to have amazing effects on mental and emotional health. It reduces stress, aids in memory retention, boosts self-esteem, and generally makes us more creative, hopeful, and happy.
Fortunately, there are several varieties of plants that can grow in your bathroom, even without a speck of natural sunlight—although you may want to introduce a fluorescent grow light to give them some extra help. Many plants thrive in bathroom humidity, such as Boston ferns, English ivy, and spider plants. Short on counter space? No problem! Try hanging plants from the ceiling in cute macrame holders. It’s stylish and practical!