How to Use Wallpaper in Your Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the most popular rooms for wallpaper! This enclosed space provides a unique canvas for creativity. Selecting a wallpaper pattern for the bathroom is an easy way to play with accent colors, while mixing and matching the bathroom decorations. It also allows an opportunity to be bolder in a smaller room than you normally would be in a larger room. Read on for inspiration, and check out our bathroom wallpaper decor gallery for more ideas.

Blue Damask wallpaper feature wall in a bathroom with a clawfoot tub

Creative Design Ideas for the Bathroom

Selecting the bathroom wallpaper design allows you to play with different lighting, mirrors, vanities or hardware as you continue to style the room.

Amir Black Ironwork Moroccan Print Wallpaper Moroccan Theme Bathroom Decor IdeaWallpapering with a Bold Trellis or Lattice Design in a bathroom with a simple Venetian Inspired Mirror and Classic Vanity are simple accents with the huge dramatic effect that the Europeans were renowned for. It really makes a statement with bold elegance.

59-54100 450-67338Don’t count out paisley-styled wallpaper – it actually creates a bold and beautiful statement with rich hues and intricate designs. Adding a gold mirror or colors in the same family to accent the bathroom can showcase the room as light bounces off the fixtures and wallpaper.

Black and White Toile Print Bathroom Wallpaper Pictorial Toile Romance Bathroom Wallpaper Decor IdeaChoosing traditional black and white toile wallpaper can balance out modern feel vanities or mirrors. Adding different textures like wood or bamboo can tie the room together with black trim around the mirror or light fixtures. You can also go traditional with a twist and incorporate a pretty and romantic toile in an unexpected color like blush or green. Toile adds a timeless “powder room” luxury to the space.

Modern Bathroom Decor DIea with a pretty floral wallpaper and beautiful chandelier Red Bathroom Decor Idea with a Modern Floral WallpaperBright colorful wallpaper is fabulous in a bathroom, especially if there are white or neutral tiles on the floor or on the wall. Have fun with the room! Committing to a bold color or vivid design is sometimes easier in the bathroom because it is a smaller space where you don’t spend quite as much time. The room can have an element of surprise, delighting you and your guests each time you enter.

Domino Black Wallpaper in a Modern Bathroom Decor Bamboo Wallpaper in a Bathroom Lush Green Decor IdeaWhether you want to design your bathroom to be a modern haven, a dazzling loo, a spa-like retreat or a country chic water closet, bathroom wallpaper sets a distinct tone. After you have chosen the perfect wallpaper to set the stage for the room, choose accessories like the mirror, towel holder, faucet or lighting fixtures follow suit. The wallpapers in the bathrooms above truly establish the ambiance. One room is masculine and modern, while the other is ornate and pretty… and we simply cannot imagine either one be nearly as impressive without their perfectly appointed wallpaper design!

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How to Book Wallpaper

If you have never wallpapered before, or if you have only used the paste-the-wall method of wallpaper application, then chances are you might not be familiar with why or how to book wallpaper. “Booking” wallpaper is a decorating industry term that means allowing your wallpaper to rest for a period of time while the paper has a chance to expand and contract. It prevents your seams from separating. Here is a quick video of how to book unpasted wallpaper. For instructions on booking pre-pasted wallpaper read on below.

Wallpaper is either pre-pasted or unpasted. If your wallpaper is unpasted and you are using the paste-the-wall method, then you do not need to book your wallpaper. If your wallpaper is pre-pasted, submerge the strip in water to activate the paste. If your wallpaper is unpasted, you can also “book” each strip after applying the glue to make sure that the moisture from the glue application does not cause the strip to expand and later contract, creating a visible gap in between strips.

After wetting the paper, or applying the paste, gently fold both ends of the strip, paste side in, towards the center, without creasing the folds. You should see the pattern facing out. Consult the manufacturers instructions for how long to allow your wallpaper to rest, typically it is between 5 and 10 minutes.

For more help with wallpaper installation, how to remove wallpaper, how to hang borders and any other wallpaper FAQs, please check out our installation guides, helpful hints and decorating resources.

 

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Pink Vivid Floral Wallpaper from Ibiza Vintage Mod Majorca Pink Floral Wallpaper Tropical Chic Island Style Decor Idea Majorca Orange Floral Wallpaper Tropical Chic Ibiza Design Blue and White Sketch Wallpaper Tropical Chic Ibiza Design Valencia Green Tropical Ikat Wallpaper Design from Ibiza Yellow Crepe Stripe Wallpaper Designer Island Inspired Decor Valencia Pink and Orange Tropical Ikat Floral wallpaper design Valencia Green Tropical Ikat Floral wallpaper design Deep Blue Exotic Leopard Wallpaper from Ibiza Pareo Turquoise Wallpaper Mural from Ibiza Yellow Wood Wall Mural Rustic Tropical Chic La Playa The Beach Wall Mural from Ibiza by Eijffinger Tropical Wallpaper Collection Tropical Rustic Chic Wood Beach Panel Wall Mural

 

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Barnstable Blue Stripe Wallpaper in a Boys Room Decor Idea Robot Wallpaper Boys Room Decor Idea Moto cars wallpaper in a boys room decor idea Farm Animal Wallpaper Boys Room Decor Idea kids wallpaper

Looking for boys bedroom ideas? These kids wallpapers bring instant character to a space. These rooms have personality and a cute feel while maintaining a clear “boys room” look. Robots, cars, farm animals and trucks are all great theme ideas for a boys bedroom, as well as the timeless pin stripes and cosmic outer space.

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