18. Posh Pups: What better way is there to show how much you love dogs than by papering your walls with black silhouettes of Fido? (via Ampersand Design Studio)
Finnish wallpaper from the 1950s adorns the walls of the powder room in a Manhattan apartment decorated by Katie Ridder. Hanging above a simple yet stylish Waterworks sink, a vintage FontanaArte mirror echoes the wall color.
6. Gray Ostrich: Ostriches may be the last animal you’d think to use on a wallpaper, but in a muted gray tone, these birds look right at home. It also helps to keep the decor and the rest of the furniture in the room simple and understated. (via Design Sponge)
11. Antique Blue: With this antique blue floral print, you’ll feel like you’ve just been transported to the English countryside without ever having to leave your home. (via Maison Bohème)
14. Black, White and Gold: There are few color combos that look good no matter how you use them. Black, white and gold is one of these combos. The pixel-like print of this wallpaper would make any brightly painted (or metallic) mirror pop. (via Design Milk)
15. Natural Blue: If you ask us, a nature-themed bathroom doesn’t always have to involve neutral colors. This blue illustrated wallpaper is the perfect complement to the vine-like wall sconces and the shelves made of wood. (via My Domaine)
4. Goin’ Bananas: Speaking of bananas… If your kids have their own separate bathroom, consider a fun graphic print to wallpaper the space. They’re sure to go bananas for it (sorry, we had to). (via Architectural Digest)
5. Colorful Blooms: Nothing looks better in an all-white bathroom than bursts of unexpected color. You could use accessories in an accent color, or you could put up a colorful floral wallpaper for the same effect. (via Decor Pad)
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12. Leaping Zebras: This leaping zebra wallpaper may not be for everyone, but it definitely has our attention. Set against a matte black background, these golden zebras seem to be leaping right off the walls. (via The Decorista)
The powder room in actor Anthony Edwards and beauty maven Jeanine Lobell’s Manhattan apartment is dressed in a Stark wallpaper; the large-scale pattern breathes life into this small space.
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10. Natural Illusion: There’s nothing better than taking a bath with a view. If you are like most of the world and don’t have the best view outside your window, create one with a large-scale print of the great outdoors. You can be one with nature without actually being in nature. (via Apartment Therapy)
We will be the first to admit that one of our favorite ways to change up our home decor is with a quick paint job on the walls. But for those of us who can’t paint our homes or simply don’t want to, there is the wonderful world of wallpaper. They come in fun prints and patterns, and with a few tips and tricks can be installed DIY-style. Even you renters out there can join in on the fun with temporary wallpaper — no more boring bathroom walls! From florals to nature-inspired prints, these 18 gorgeous walls are the latest and greatest ways to use wallpaper in your bathroom.
In a bathroom of a home in Connecticut, the pedestal sink and fittings are circa 1925 from the Gramercy Park Hotel, and the Fruit wallpaper is by Morris & Co. from Sanderson.
Forest-inspired wallpaper enlivens the powder room of a California retreat updated by decorator Madeline Stuart.
3. Banana Leaf: If a fully wallpapered bathroom seems too daring, try separating the wall with molding and painting the bottom half a neutral color. A banana leaf print like this is one of our fave decor trends this year. (via The Everygirl)
The marble sink in the powder room of a home in Florida is set into an antique Victorian faux-bamboo dressing table, the ceramic seat is from Mecox Gardens, and the walls are papered in Lyford Trellis by China Seas.
1. Agate Wall: Channeling nature is one of our favorite home decor trends of this year. Join in on the trend by letting the soothing calm of ocean blues be your inspiration with an oversized agate statement wall. (via Nina Decor)
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2. Art Deco: Looking to create a space that looks like it could have been torn from the pages of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel? Pick up some B+W art deco wallpaper. It will be the perfect complement to any bathroom with brass hardware. (via My Domaine)
Vintage Gucci wallpaper lines the master bath of fashion guru Keni Valenti’s Miami Beach apartment.
9. Metallic Skulls: In our opinion, decorating with skulls shouldn’t just happen during Halloween or Dia de los Muertos. There are a lot of great ways to make them look chic, like with these metallic gold skulls. (via Mix and Chic)
The bathroom of a Madeline Stuart-decorated Beverly Hills home features a vintage Peter Pan wallpaper.
8. Big Print: In a small space like a bathroom, it can be easy to get carried away and make the room seem too cramped. Large-scale wallpaper designs can actually be less overwhelming than smaller, busier patterns. (via Dec-a-Porter)
A glass mosaic tile tub surround and wallpaper with a matte silver sheen are subtly luxe touches.
7. City Love: Decorating a small powder room or half bath doesn’t have to be a boring afterthought. A floor-to-ceiling cityscape wallpaper can make any tiny space look and feel unique. (via Achados de Decorarcao)
The bathroom’s sink and bath fittings and tub are by Michael S. Smith for Kallista, the custom-made washstand is by Urban Archaeology, the wallpaper is by Elizabeth Dow, and the chair is antique.
In a marble-floored master bath designed by Laura Sartori Rimini and Roberto Peregalli, 18th-century engravings hang against striped wallpaper.
16. Monochrome Art: Black and white will always look chic, but use it in a graphic-print wallpaper and you’ll have a space with a bit of edge too. Here, the polished marble sink is the perfect contrast to the rough black paint strokes on the wall. (via Apartment Therapy)
In the master bath of Lorry Newhouse’s charming cottage, the mirror is by Waterworks, and the wallpaper is by Rose Cumming.
The walls of the bathroom and adjacent laundry in a Chicago apartment are covered in Clarence House’s Large Stripe wallpaper applied both vertically and horizontally; the checkerboard ceramic-tile floor is by American Olean.
These inspiring baths will have you reaching for pattern in no time.
In the guest bath of a home in Sharon, Connecticut, the Casa Di Whitney wallpaper is by Tyler Hall and the bathtub is from AF New York.
13. Graphic Blues: Nautical is an obvious theme to use in the bathroom. Why not take it to the next level with an abstract print in cerulean blue? (via My Domaine)
17. Paint Splatter: This paint splatter wallpaper could be a fun DIY weekend project for a smaller powder room. Just grab some blue paint, some brushes and a couple of friends, and let the paint fly! (via Lonny)
It takes a lot of guts to go big with the wallpaper, but in Katie Ridder’s family’s townhouse, the antique paper makes a statement as big as its pattern. The sink is custom-made, and flanked by sconces by Liza Sherman Antiques.
A Duravit sink with Dornbracht fittings in designer Susan Hable Smith’s Athens, Georgia, guest cottage bath, which is papered with old AAA maps; the wainscoting is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Cornforth White.