Bathrooms may be some of the smallest spaces in our homes, but that doesn’t mean we can’t decorate them to the nines. In fact, designers say to think of powder rooms and even full baths like little jewel boxes—they’re relatively tiny and not a place where you spend a ton of time, so you shouldn’t be afraid to have fun with bold colors, patterns, and finishes.
Your shower curtain and vanity are maybe the two most obvious places to inject some of your personality into in the bath, but don’t forget the walls. Whether it’s through artwork or tile laid to look like stripes, shelving units or potted plants, there are plenty of stylish ways to work your bathroom walls.
What you choose is up to you, but here’s a whole lot of inspiration to get you going.
One of the most popular wall accents for the bathroom right now are plants. They bring a little life and color to a space, and the humidity of the bathroom makes it the perfect place to set up a little vertical garden.
You buy a wall-mount pocket or planter, or if you’re remodeling, factor a wall niche into your design to create the perfect spot for a little potted plant.
Who knew shallow baskets and bowls could be such great decorative objects, especially when mounted on a wall? If you’re going for a more neutral look in your bathroom, these are great for bringing a touch of texture to a space without overwhelming it with too much color.
Three’s (Not) a Crowd
Don’t underestimate the decorative power of lighting, especially wall sconces. If your fixtures are small enough and you have two vanity mirrors, add a third sconce right between that set. The orb shaped metal sconce shown here would definitely add a trending element to your space.
Think tiling your floors and walls is too expensive? You just might be surprised by how affordable—and high impact—penny rounds can be. If subtle is more your thing, pair white glossy pennies with dark grout. The effect will be graphic enough to not seem boring, but overall still look calming and bright.
One of the easiest ways to add style to your bathroom walls is by painting window trim in a contrast color. Instead of receding into space, like window frames that match the wall color, they’ll pop. Black is always chic, but blues and turquoises can be fun in a bath as well, riffing off the theme of water.