14 Bathroom Wall Decor Ideas

Bathroom wall with foliage patterned wallpaper with houseplants near sink

The Spruce / Christopher Lee Foto

While we spend countless hours deliberating over the perfect prints for our living room gallery walls, we rarely put the same effort into our bathroom walls. Whether you have room to spare or you're working with a small space, a bathroom wall can be the perfect blank canvas to add a little bit of personality. Keep things minimalist and modern or experiment with bright bold colors and mix in wallpaper and vibrant watercolors.

Here are some of our favorite ways to fill an empty wall in your bathroom. 

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    A Touch of Pattern

    bathroom with black and white wall paper
    Paper & Stitch

    This bold bathroom from Paper & Stitch is bright and full of personality but feels entirely intentional in its eclecticism. Add a pop of pattern with wallpaper, either throughout the entire bathroom or just on the upper half, as seen here.

    And though you may not have considered your bathroom as a place to display your favorite art, leaning a few well-chosen pieces on a ledge or behind your toilet instantly upgrades a bathroom without spending one dollar on a renovation. 

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    A Corner Gone Wild

    Hanging plants in a bathroom

    @knottyplantlady / Instagram

    There's nothing we love more than a room filled with rich greenery, and bathrooms are no exception. This earthy bathroom by Instagram's knottyplantlady feels like a lush jungle getaway and it doesn't take a lot of money to recreate. Opt for bathroom-friendly plants, such as spider plants, and look to ceilings, shelves, vanities, and even the floor to grow those pops of green.

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    An Art Experiment

    bathroom with a gallery wall

    @nudeandthenovice / Instagram

    This boho bathroom by nudeandthenovice is one of the most visually interesting spaces we've seen thanks to its eye-catching gallery wall, bold wallpaper, and oversized art print. There's nothing about this bathroom that feels cookie-cutter, proving that you can experiment here without spending a ton of money. 

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    Simple Function and Beauty

    hooks on a bathroom wall

    Bless'er House

    This rustic wall hook from Bless'er House adds form and function. Decor that doubles as a shelf or hook is a perfect solution if you're short on wall space. This pieces was made for pennies from leftover wood scraps and decorative doorknobs.

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    A Simple Bold Print

    black and white bathroom
    Little House of Four

    This modern bathroom from Little House of Four uses a print with boldfaced text to add visual interest and personality without taking away from the minimalist, monochrome vibe. Make your own printable wall art with your favorite quote or saying—the cheekier the better. 

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    An Eye-Popping Watercolor

    watercolor picture in a bathroom

    @betonbargainhunt / Instagram

    Adding wall decor to your bathroom can be as simple as picking up a print you love and displaying it loud and proud. A leafy watercolor quickly transforms betonbargainhunt's bathroom by adding depth and warmth to the space.

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    A Tile Experiment

    bathroom with tile wall

    @onemillhouse / Instagram

    Art comes in many forms and Instagram's onemillhouse proves that expertly designed and laid tile work can result in a showstopping work of art. Creating a border around the tile work creates the illusion that it's been placed in a frame, and makes the space feel even more upscale.

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    Decor Down Below

    Bathroom with a print on the floor

    @houseofspolland / Instagram

    Layer and lean artwork on the floor against your bathroom walls. This sunny bathroom from Instagram's houseofspolland features a fun print that lends endless personality to the already perky room.

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    A Single Monogram

    bathroom with a monogram picture

    @makingprettyspaces / Instagram

    We love this child's bathroom from makingprettyspaces. It's chic, quaint, and personalized. The bold print fits right in with the small floral wallpaper—the trick is the choice of similar colors for both monogram and wallpaper.

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    Add a Little Smile

    Bathroom with a llama print

    @theprovidencecottage / Instagram

    This llama print is the perfect way to put a smile on your face before every shower. Don't be afraid to pick wall decor that doesn't feel quite like bathroom material.

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    Three-Dimensional Wall Decor

    bathroom with a leaning shelf
    Bre Purposed

    Wall decor can take the form of furniture, too. We love this rustic leaning shelf from a bathroom by Bre Purposed. It adds useful storage space and fills up an empty wall at the same time.

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    Tub Toppers

    bathroom with a tub and shelves

    @thenotsobighouse / Instagram

    Instagram's thenotsobighouse filled empty wall space above the tub with two shelves to add extra storage space and artwork for visual interest. Curate tub topping shelves with pretty candles and greenery. Note the small wire signage in the corner adds a dainty, whimsical piece of artwork.

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    An Artsy Corner

    bathroom with portrait
    Paper & Stitch

    This artsy bathroom from Paper & Stitch is another space that proves that your bathroom is the perfect place to display art. We love the idea of hanging a portrait in the bathroom—it adds a little unexpected sophistication to the space.

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    A Glamorous Focal Wall

    bathroom with a vintage feel
    A Home to Grow Old In

    This chic bathroom from A Home to Grow Old In features stunning sconces, a bold mirror, and one wall covered in vintage-inspired wallpaper to give it an elegant personality. The homeowner opted not to hang anything else on the wall so the wallpaper could be seen in all its glory.