Want to make a bold statement in your bathroom? There’s no better way to create a beautiful focal point than with some printed wallpaper. Bathrooms no longer have to be fully tiled to withstand damp and humid conditions. New vinyl and super-strength wallpaper styles are durable and splash proof, so you can create any look you choose in your bathroom, turning it into a dressing room, spa sanctuary or boudoir-style getaway.
Choosing the right bathroom wallpaper can totally transform a functional space into a pretty powder room you can’t wait to spend time in. And with so many unique and exquisite designs available, you can personalise your bathroom as much as you would any other room in the house.
Wallpaper can be an affordable way to tap into some trends, without breaking the bank. Love the look of a wood-pannelled wall? Choose wood print paper to create an on-trend feature wall that won’t break the bank. Or create a nautical theme, simply by adding striped wallpaper. Choosing just one wall to paper will also open up a small bathroom and mean all you need to finish off your new look is a few well-chosen accessories, keeping the room light and airy and without clutter.
For a feminine, luxurious look, opt for stunning patterned wallpaper. There are so many to choose from: Flock, toile, floral or fern will all create a bold statement and turn your bathroom from a functional space to a dream haven in an instant.
Don’t think a small bathroom will be further hindered by patterned wallpaper. There’s no need to cover every wall, or indeed even one wall. Use your paper to frame one area of your bathroom, such as the basin or window. Or, just go for it and choose a striking photo print to create a unique feature in your home.
Want to tap into the wood panelling trend without breaking the bank? Why not create a feature wall using textured or printed wallpaper? This wood-print paper adds a Scandinavian touch to this neutral bathroom.
Create a luxurious country feel in your bathroom by using a muted floral design, teamed with soft grey and mustard tones, and wooden wall panels.
Ahoy there sailor! This small bathroom has been opened up by a horizontal striped wallpaper print in cool blue tones. The wall sticker on the opposite wall adds a touch of fun to this fresh nautical theme.
You don’t need to paper an entire wall to make an impact. Try using wallpaper to create a feature wall around furniture or fittings – this monochrome wallpaper pulls together the white sink unit and accessories perfectly.
Choose a print in a muted colour to allow the main features of the room to stand out. This lavender wallpaper design allows the dramatic purple freestanding bath to stand out, while drawing attention away from the the small space.
Don’t stop with a dramatic wallpaper – open up the tiniest of rooms by using a fun, printed photographic design. This sunny mountain print distracts from the fact that the space is small – it’s great for waking up in the mornings, too!
This muted fern design lends a Japanese feel to this open and airy bathroom, along with the sliding screen door and black corner chair.
Go green with a zesty lime colour scheme, bamboo print wallpaper and wooden bathroom storage. The wallpaper design helps draw attention to the large windows, which are such a great feature of this room.
Tapping in to the trend that calls for 1960s and 1970s-style prints and accessories this spring, we love the way this bathroom teams retro and folk details without coming over too twee. The geometric floor tiles and hints of orange in the wallpaper will liven up bathrooms of all sizes.
Let wallpaper make a style statement in an otherwise simple bathroom scheme. Here, a classic toile de jouy has been used on the ceiling as well as walls to create a sense of continuity and rustic charm.
Try combining a delicate floral wallpaper with tongue-and-groove panelling for a soft, country look.
Why not frame a bathroom window with a bold floral wallpaper? Here, bright florals are contrasted with a smart striped blind for maximum impact.
Make a feature of an attic bathroom by papering the eaves. In this scheme, a pretty toile combines with ornate mirrors and a pair of wall lights to create an elegant look.
Add glamour to a spacious bathroom with an elegant, patterned wallpaper in subtle neutrals. Complete the look with an opulent chandelier and a luxurious curtain treatment.
Opt for a motif to add interest to an all-white bathroom scheme. Here an unusual wallpaper featuring vases and urns creates subtle impact.
In a traditional bathroom scheme like this one, try using a soft, toned wallpaper with a simple but sophisticated repeat pattern. Enhance the look with a contrasting blind.
Candy stripes in pretty pastels lend sophistication to a period bathroom. Add to the look with family pictures and occasional furniture to create a lived-in feel.
In a small bathroom, a printed wallpaper combined with a statement curtain treatment adds an air of elegance and understated luxury.
To maintain interest and scale in a large bathroom, try papering throughout with a bold print. Here, a rustic toile in a soft red creates a country bathroom feel and adds drama.
Damask patterned wallpaper is a classic but when scaled up and worked in fuchsia pink it adds a real contemporary flavour to a boudoir style bathroom.
Create a gentleman’s club vibe in downstairs cloakroom by using a luxe animal skin print paper. Sophisticted, elegant a tad cheeky!
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Create a nautical vibe with a coastal motif. The repeat pattern of beach huts is fun for a family bathroom and the shot of red adds plenty of energy.
This marbelised pattern brings to mind marbled endpapers of a beautiful book. It’s gorgeous aquamarine colouris equally lovely, bringing a relaxed beauty to this space. Wallpaper is Piscine by Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild.
What could be more chic colour palette in a bathroom space than monochrome? A beautifully elegant damask pattern, upscaled to give it modern edge is the perfect counterfoil to the sleek modern bath. Boudoir chic just got edgy!
Bathrooms don’t have to be white and pattern free to still look fresh and clean. The yellow background of this botanical print gives it a fresh, spring air, and brightens a room that often gets little light, all year round.
The spashy leaf print gives this space a tropical cruise feel, aided and abetted by the porthole window. The lime green bath keeps the upbeat energy flowing.
Set a moody atmosphere with a feature wall in a dramatic pattern. This Nuvolette by Fornasetti II for Cole & Son makes a dramatic statement, particularly as its offset by dramatic black and white bathroom furniture.
The smallest room in the house, (technically still a bathroom!) can be home to some big decorating ideas. This is Fornasetti Malachie wallpaper by Cole & Son and takes its pattern from mineral formations. Highly patterned wallpapers like this work well in a small confined space, where you don’t spent an awful lot of time. They can be a real conversation piece!
A feature wall never goes out of style. This blown up, blowsy floral pattern from the Mystical wallpaper from West One Bathrooms is the ideal thing to gaze at while indulging in a long hot soak.