This may be stating the obvious, but a bathroom is a room and should be decorated as such, which means that all bathrooms should have a little art. But art for the bathroom must be chosen with care. After all, most artwork may not be able to stand up to toothpaste splatters and high humidity given off during long, hot showers. These inexpensive and DIY ideas for art for the bathroom provide a simple way to dress up your bathroom and make it feel like a true part of your home.
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His & Hers Towels
This cute idea for marking your towel's turf comes via Bees Knees Bungalow and is fashioned from hanging letters and old frames. Take a look at the link because Bees Knees also framed the toilet paper. Now that's art!
02 of 08
Good Hygiene Reminders
These colorful bathroom prints by Wallfry on Etsy make general hygiene fun and are great reminders for kids large and small about the importance of the little things. Six different graphics or sayings are available in a variety of colors at a very affordable price.
03 of 08
Tattoos for Your Tile
Tile is art too, and the fun designers at Mibo have made a way for you to dress up boring or dated tile while adding a bit of art to your bath. These would be great for rental properties since these tiles adhere with water yet remove easily with no residue. Plenty of styles are available at 2Jane on white or clear backgrounds for 4-inch or 6-inch tiles.
04 of 08
Gallery Wall Display
This bathroom wall idea shared by High Street Market turns an ordinary bathroom into an art gallery. Simple, inexpensive frames highlight monotone black and white photographs. Need something for your frames? Check out the wealth of free printable artwork at the Library of Congress.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Mirrors make wonderful art for bathrooms because they also serve several purposes. They are useful for applying make-up or shaving - along with other standard bathroom activities - plus mirrors can visibly enlarge a bathroom, especially a small one. Mirrors also reflect light, making your bath seem brighter (again, great for those standard bathroom activities) and more spacious. Install an inexpensive mirror into an antique frame painted a bright color (like in this photo via Elegant Abode), or... go bold with black, or try a regal look with silver or gold leaf.
06 of 08
Wall Decals for Fun Decor
Wall decals, like this fun one from Dali Decals, make great bathroom artwork since most vinyl decals can weather a bathroom's humidity factor well. They are also wonderful for rented abodes since they usually remove easily and won't leave holes in the walls. (Check with the decals manufacturer for installation and removal instructions, as well as the water-resistance feature of their decals.)
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Shower With Your Art
08 of 08
Whose Is Whose in the Bath
What a fantastic idea that Timber and Lace came up with for a kid or family bath. Stop all fighting over towels with this framed photo idea that doubles as artwork. Framed photos are especially wonderful for little ones - and big ones - who thrive on visual stimulation and order.