Elevate your small bathroom with wallpaper! From bold patterns to subtle textures, get inspired with our hand-picked collection of small bathroom wallpaper ideas. Say goodbye to boring walls and hello to a bathroom that’s full of charm.
Your bathroom is usually the smallest room in your house, so you may be wondering if your bathroom space can handle a bold pattern or dark color.
In this roundup, you’ll see several different beautiful bathrooms that were all made better with the addition of wallpaper.
Since bathrooms are one of the rooms in your home that see moisture (assuming it is not just a powder room with no shower), you’ll need to keep in mind some additional things when choosing the wallpaper for your bathroom.
It is recommended that you choose a wallpaper that is moisture-resistant when installed in a bathroom. You’ll see on the label if it is specifically mentioned as suitable for bathrooms. You can also specifically look for a vinyl wallpaper or one that has a vinyl-coated finish.
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Wallpapering just one wall as a focal point in your small bathroom could be a great option. You can choose the wall that has the least amount of obstacles to wallpaper around, which is a bonus.
Rachel points out: “What makes this different from traditional wallpaper is that it does not have a repeating pattern, it is more of a mural. This means when you hang the wallpaper, it doesn’t show the entire design unless you have a large wall. I think it looks very custom.”
If you’re stumped on where to install wallpaper in your small bathroom, why not look up? Wallpaper on the ceiling is a fun idea and it looks great here in this small black-painted bathroom. Proof that your ceiling could a great place for wallpaper!
Another great spot for wallpaper in a small bathroom is above the bathroom vanity sink. The otherwise blank wall is usually a focal point for the room with a mirror and light.
But it can be a struggle to find a way to really give this wall the attention that it needs to stand out, which makes wallpaper a natural choice. I just love the visual interest that is added with the simple addition of new wallpaper.
This guest bathroom gets an impressive makeover bringing it from boring white and beige that looks totally builder-grade to something dark and moody that has some gorgeous antique vibes.
The bold floral wall mural goes great with the black hexagon tile and the dark-painted vertical shiplap on the bottom half of the walls. This is one of my favorite small bathroom wallpaper ideas on the list!
I love the look of this black and white floral wallpaper pattern in this bathroom with floating shelves for bathroom decor above the toilet. This pattern would fit in with a variety of styles, from modern farmhouse to traditional.
Because bathrooms usually don’t have a lot of natural light and they are usually smaller, things can really change a lot when you add more light with a skylight. I was shocked looking at the before and after pictures.
After the new skylight was added, she also added an accent wall with wallpaper. I love that she continued the wallpaper on the back of the door, which is something I haven’t seen before - so unique!
Installing wallpaper in a small bathroom can be tricky and this blog post tutorial shares some great tips and tricks. This grey and white pattern is perfect for a small water closet or toilet room, like this.
If you’re too nervous to install wallpaper on all of the walls in your bathroom, you could try something like this.
She installed a tone-on-tone wallpaper to the inside portion of the picture frame molding. The wall is painted the same shade of blue so it fits right in. I love the little surprising bit of pattern that it adds to the water closet.
It can be hard to bring style to a small toilet room like this because it is so small and there’s no room for art or other accents, so it seems natural that wallpaper is a good choice.
As Julia states in her article the floral wallpaper “...feels modern, yet classic. It adds an organic feminine feel to an otherwise masculine, straight-lined bathroom and that juxtaposition makes my heart flutter.”
Laura’s has some advice for wallpaper beginners, start in a small space. So that makes a tiny bathroom a perfect place for your first wallpaper experience! I love how the large patterned floral wallpaper looks in this kids' bathroom.
Adding wallpaper above a lower wall treatment, like picture frame molding, wainscoting, or vertical shiplap, is a great idea. Bringing up the wall treatment to the lower ⅔ of the wall brings your eyes up so the ceiling feels taller, which is a great little trick of the eye for a small bathroom.
The green paint compliments the blue and floral wallpaper design and makes everything feel cohesive.
The wave design on this peel-and-stick wallpaper for a kid’s bathroom is perfect. However, Charlotte mentions that the pre-pasted or traditional wallpaper that needs to be installed with wallpaper paste is easier to install than peel and stick. That is something I’ve heard from several different people that have installed both and I have to agree with that assessment.
Floral designs feel fresh and clean, so it makes sense that they work perfectly in a bathroom. I love the floral pattern of this pretty wallpaper that definitely has a bold personality installed in this bathroom.
Bluebirds mingle among elegant white peonies atop a misty green ground in this traditional chinoiserie design. I just love the style that it adds to this bathroom installed above the white-painted beadboard.