14 Bathroom Wallpaper Ideas You’ll Love

Kristin Salaky
Written by Kristin Salaky
Updated June 10, 2022
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Create the at-home spa of your dreams with these bathroom wallpaper ideas

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If you think wallpaper is outdated, think again. Wallpaper shines in every room in the house—including your bathroom. From accent walls to floor-to-ceiling wallcoverings, this guide features 14 interior design ideas guaranteed to inspire your next DIY home decor project.

Get Inspired By Classic Designs

There’s a reason timeless wallpaper designs never go out of style. Use these bathroom decor ideas to update your powder room, en-suite, or guest bath. 

1. Toile Wallpaper

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Invented in the 18th century, toile wallpaper has its roots in a French village near Versaille. The whimsical wall coverings feature pastoral scenes in monochromatic hues, such as blue, black, or red. 

Originally, the graphics were printed on linen cloths, which were then hung in manor homes. Now, you can invite a bit of French je ne sais quoi into your home with the antique-inspired patterned wallpaper. 

2. Light, Subtle Tones

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Turn your bathroom into an oasis with soothing tones and light, subtle wallpaper patterns. Monochromatic designs pair beautifully with a minimalistic color palette, resulting in an elegant, relaxing respite. 

3. Black-and-White Color Schemes

Modern black-and-white bathroom with black wallpaper and white fixtures
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Looking for maximum impact with minimum effort? Consider a black-and-white color palette. Subtle texture adds depth to black wallpaper while crisp white accents ensure even the smallest bathroom feels bright and spacious. 

4. Classic Stripes

 Classic bathroom with striped wallpaper, shower, commode, and freestanding red cast iron bathtub
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Classic stripes add a touch of elegance to any space. Opt for a simple color palette like this for a floor-to-ceiling installation. Or, add a bold accent wall with contrasting colors, bold lines, and horizontal stripes. 

5. Textured Wallpaper

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Invite subtle warmth into a modern bathroom with textured wallpaper. Peel-and-stick varieties mimic brick, wood, or limewash, making it easy to give your powder room a quick makeover without taking on a major project.

6. Vintage-Inspired Wallpaper

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Embrace wallpaper’s retro roots with antique-inspired patterns like this polka dot design. Then, offset the vintage vibes with modern fixtures like marble countertops and shiny chrome hardware. 

Invite the Outdoors Into Your Personal Spa

Get the best of both worlds with a soothing at-home retreat featuring nature-inspired wallpaper designs. 

7. Timeless Floral Wallpaper

Bright bathroom with floral wallpaper, two towels on a towel rack, a large window, and white curtains
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Is there anything more classic than floral wallpaper? Modernize your design with a simple color palette and oversized blooms, like this blue wallpaper featuring fluffy white blossoms. Then, pair the jaw-dropping design with crisp white curtains and minimal decor.

8. Bright Botanical Wallpaper

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Escape to your favorite tropical getaway from the comfort of your bathroom. Luxurious, jungle-inspired prints like these are perfectly suited for an accent wall, especially when paired with earthy wood tones and plenty of natural light. 

9. Wood Designs

Small white bathroom with marble vanity, a light fixture, a large mirror, and wallpaper featuring wooden designs
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Add an easy accent wall without breaking the bank by installing wood-printed wallpaper. No matter if you prefer the farmhouse-chic look of a shiplap accent wall or want to embrace your love of the outdoors with a birch tree design, there’s a wallpaper print perfect for your taste and space.

Break From the Mold with Modern Wallpaper Designs

Make your mark with these eye-catching wallpaper design trends. 

10. Geometric Designs

En suite bathroom with wooden vanity, mirror, vessel sink, and geometric wallpaper overlooking a modern bedroom
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Trendy geometric designs add texture without overwhelming a small space. Depending on your taste, you may prefer a more pigmented color palette. Still, we’re big fans of bold patterns in a simple, subtle color palette. 

11. Dark Tones

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You heard it here first: dark tones are in. From moody floral wallpaper to charcoal gray paint, darker hues set the mood and add a touch of drama to your daily routine. 

If you love dark hues but don’t want to take on a painting project, don’t worry. You can still incorporate the trend by adding a dark accent wall. Simply install textured charcoal wallpaper behind a white tub or vanity to make your color palette pop. 

If you’re not ready to commit to a permanent update, opt for peel-and-stick wallpaper instead. It’s easy to install and even easier to remove, which means you won’t need to spend hours scraping wallpaper off your walls when it’s time to redecorate.

12. Gold Hues

Small bathroom with gold wallpaper, shower, and a white sink
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Glistening gold wallpaper stands out in even the smallest powder rooms. Cover your walls with muted hues or choose reflective gold wallpaper for a stunning accent wall.  

13. Watercolor Wallpaper

Modern bathroom with light wood floors, a white bathtub, and a watercolor wallpaper accent wall
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Incorporate soft, swirling, soothing watercolors into your bathroom decor without picking up a paintbrush. You can find watercolor wallpaper in a variety of colors, patterns, and tones, but this minimalistic gray design is perfect for almost any space. 

14. Blue-and-White Designs

Small bathroom with blue wainscoting and blue-and-white peacock-inspired wallpaper
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You can do a lot with a simple blue-and-white color palette. Take it classic and coastal with horizontal stripes. Or, embrace a bit of whimsy with peacock-inspired designs, like this wallpaper. Finally, make it pop with coordinating blue wainscoting and white fixtures.

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