The Best Small Bathroom Wallpaper Ideas
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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Here are my favorite bathroom wallpaper ideas!
Small Bathroom Wallpaper Ideas
Dark and Moody Floral Wallpaper for Small Water Closet
Adding wallpaper with a bold pattern to a small water closet is a great way to update the space and change the vibe.
This otherwise boring white space was completely transformed with this dark and moody floral wallpaper. Amanda has some great tips in this post about lining up the pattern too.
Subtle and Contemporary Wallpaper in Bright Guest Bathroom
If you want to keep your small bathroom light and bright, a neutral contemporary wallpaper like this is a great option for your bathroom walls.
I also love the antique dresser used as a vanity, which is one of my favorite looks in a bathroom. We used a dresser for a vanity in our modern vintage bathroom!
Blue Palm Patterned Wallpaper for a Kid’s Coastal Bathroom
You may think that you can’t use wallpaper with a busy pattern in your small bathroom, but this coastal-styled bathroom proves that wrong!
I love the blue palm leaf pattern that brings in a ton of color and character. It really makes the space feel playful, which is a great choice for a kid's bathroom.
Floral Pattern Wallpaper for Small Bathroom
This small bathroom got a completely new look, from the tile floors, bathroom vanity, storage cabinetry, wainscoting on the walls, and a brand new shower.
The charcoal and blue European-inspired floral pattern on the bathroom wallpaper is the perfect finishing touch for the space.
Bold and Beautiful Colorful Bathroom Renovation with Floral Wallpaper
Just because your bathroom is a small room doesn’t mean you need to hold back if you’re a color-lover, like Amber. She gave this small bathroom a bold makeover and it totally paid off.
Jungle Wallpaper in Small Powder Room
Since you only spend a few minutes at a time in your powder room, they are the perfect place to go BOLD with wallpaper, as Lora did here with the jungle-patterned wallpaper.
This bathroom makeover with the addition of the wallpaper brings such an element of fun to the room and gives it a great color scheme.
Wallpaper Accent Wall in Bathroom with Floral Wall Mural
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.”
Wallpapered Ceiling in Small Black Bathroom
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!
Wallpaper Accent Wall Behind Vanity in Bathroom
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.
Garden Themed Bathroom with Wallpaper
This white and gray bathroom gets total garden vibes with the addition of the plant-patterned wallpaper with a pattern from the iconic Rifle Paper Co.
She painted the ceiling and the trim with a light shade of green that matches the wallpaper to pull everything together.
Dark Floral Wallpaper in Dark and Moody Bathroom
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!
Farmhouse Bathroom with Wallpaper and Floating Shelves
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.
Black and White Wallpaper Accent Wall in Bathroom (including the door!)
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!
Gray and White Wallpaper in Small Toilet Room
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.
Buffalo Check Wallpaper in Modern Farmhouse Bathroom
A buffalo check pattern goes great in this modern farmhouse powder room. Simply adding the wallpaper and swapping out the vanity mirror makes a surprising difference in this makeover.
Bright and Cheery Wallpaper in Bathroom
I love this bright and cheery wallpaper in this cottage-style bathroom! A bold wallpaper may be just what your bathroom needs.
Wallpaper in Picture Frame Molding in Water Closet
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.
Black and White Flower Wallpaper in Small 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.”
Wallpaper Feature Wall in Bathroom Above the Sink
The wallpaper accent wall above the vanity sink really pulls the entire modern bathroom together. It is the perfect little touch of pattern and color.
Flower Pattern Wallpaper in Bathroom for Kids
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.
Moody Wallpaper Above Lower Wall Treatment
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.
Wave Wallpaper in Kid’s Bathroom
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.
Colorful Wallpaper for Bathroom
This bathroom goes from dull and boring to colorful and modern. Having that bright and colorful pattern on the wallpaper in the small bathroom makes the whole room feel more modern and luxe.
Floral Wallpaper in Bathroom with Green Vanity
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.
Misty Green Chinoiseries Wallpaper in Smaller 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.
Octopus Wallpaper Design in Bathroom
Want a wallpaper design for your bathroom that looks and feels a bit fun and funky? I love this Octopus pattern in an indigo color. It would be perfect for a nautical or coastal-style space.
Are you on board with adding wallpaper to your bathroom? Which one of these bathroom wallpaper ideas was your fave?