There's no denying it: Wallpaper is back. Though it seemed to be on hiatus for a little while, these room-defining wall coverings have returned in full force, especially in the bathroom. Give your bathroom a new life with a splash of wallpaper. The nearly infinite number of patterns means unlimited possibilities for your bathroom. Use wallpaper as a statement or an accent. Cover one wall or all four. Adorn your walls in bling or bold patterns and color. Splash-proof or wipeable wallpaper is best for moist and humid bathrooms, especially if it's near the tub or shower. Otherwise, standard wallpaper is fine for drier walls if you have plenty of fan power to eliminate steam.
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Wallpaper adds depth and texture to your bathroom decor. The texture of this reflective paper creates a sophisticated backdrop, giving mundane soap and shampoo bottles a new and dazzling look. Use metallic silver wallpaper on one wall as a statement along with pale gray paint on other walls in the bathroom.Continue to 2 of 15 below.
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The sophisticated brown-and-white leopard print of this wallpaper is a neutral pattern that lets the bright brass of the faucet and the emerald green of the mirror pop even in this small space. A warm brown floor and ceiling tie the elements together.Continue to 3 of 15 below.
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An eye-catching and repeating tree pattern sprawls across the walls of this bathroom. The hardwood flooring pairs with the clear images on the wallpaper so you can't help but feel you're wandering deep in the woods on a winter day. The vertical lines of the design make it feel as though the room is taller than it is.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
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An Optical Illusion
In this bathroom, the mesmerizing, intricate trellis pattern extends around the bathroom, and then some, by its reflection in the large mirror. Though it's a bold pattern, the colors are neutral enough to let the pastel artwork seemingly float on the walls. The elegant gray of the wallpaper picks up on the silver mirror frame and fixtures.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Bold Petite Bath
Wallpaper adds excitement to this petite powder room. The bold and oversize pattern in subdued colors used here in tight quarters works well. The graceful pattern is soft, rounded, and apparent, but it's not so busy that it overwhelms the space. The delicate lines of the mirror lighten up the wallpaper's pattern, as well.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
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Just a bit of wallpaper goes a long way, as shown in this space. All of the elements of this romantic and traditional powder room fit well together. The wallpaper, a delicate floral that's pretty in pink above the bright white wainscoting, becomes the backdrop for vintage mirrors, wall sconces, and a commode for storage.Continue to 7 of 15 below.
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A Fluid Pattern
White, gray, and gold come together in this small bathroom. The printed grasscloth wallpaper above the dark gray wainscoting has a large and fluid pattern used on the top half of the wall for impact. The mirror and doorknob add small bursts of brass to warm up this room. It's a sophisticated look in a petite space because of the mix of muted colors.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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A Powerful Statement
Using a powerful image to define a single wall makes a powerful statement in this peaceful, spa-like bathroom. The rich, golden background and a single cherry blossom tree warm up the space. The choice of this scene creates a hushed and meditative atmosphere, which is perfect for relaxing in this soaking tub.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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For the daring designer, blueprint-inspired wallpaper adds waves of personality to a bathroom. Blueprint wallpapers turn meticulous drawings into beautiful decorative art for your walls. This style of wallpaper above white wainscoting makes a strong, sophisticated statement in this bathroom without overwhelming the space. The small black-and-white herringbone tile floor and sleek marble sink complement the wallpaper.Continue to 10 of 15 below.
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Layering pattern creates a bathroom that dazzles the eye and commands attention. In this room, the active patterns on the walls and floor keep the eyes moving. The simplicity of the sink and fixtures gives the eye a place to rest. The patterns work together because they share the same colors and tone.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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A Tropical Ambiance
Wallpaper can make you feel like you're in a faraway exotic locale. In this bathroom, a luscious green paper fills the bathroom walls with oversize leaves, transforming it into a tropical paradise. The wallpaper is applied above the wainscoting and tempered by white fixtures and a subtly patterned tile floor. The wallpaper's pattern grabs attention but doesn't overwhelm or crowd the room.Continue to 12 of 15 below.
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A Fantasy Bath
This bathroom is designed so that the walls become the focus of the space. The striking blue-and-white wallpaper depicts a moody and surreal arrangement of foliage and birds. The addition of bamboo shelving, a metallic mirror, and faux-torch lighting gives the impression the bathroom is located in the jungle. The surprising pink ceiling light calls out for a bit of attention and breaks up the expanse of blue.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Pale green-and-white wallpaper is placed in strategic spots in this traditional bathroom. Placed on the tub wall, it creates a focal spot in the room. Wallpaper is used on the vertical portions of the high barrel ceiling to highlight architectural elements but placed in a way that frames the delicate chandelier.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
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This wallpaper with a simple gold-and-white diamond pattern is all that's needed to turn this corner of a powder room into a glamorous space fit for royalty. The light from the chandelier dances off the wallpaper and the oval mirror to add to the dazzling effect.Continue to 15 of 15 below.
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Stylish and Masculine
The wallpaper's dark palette and bold, graphic pattern is the perfect canvas for the surrounding masculine decor in this bathroom. Metallic highlights in the wallpaper pick up the room's fixtures and accessories. The nautical-inspired lights in this man-cave bathroom add to the mystery and moodiness of the room.