Bathroom décor is ultra-important when it comes to self-care. Live your best life with a bathroom that screams style! Adding wall art is a super easy way to take your bathroom from bland to luxurious. Follow these expert tips and discover the perfect print for your sacred space.

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The Benefit of Bathroom Art

Bathroom Wall Décor Ideas: Shapes

Bathroom Wall Art Ideas: Sizes

Creative Bathroom Wall Décor & Styles

Bathroom Wall Color Concepts

Beyond the Topic of Bathroom Design

The Benefit of Bathroom Art

Wall art can elevate every room, but artwork in your bathroom is essential. Our décor experts advise homeowners to pay special attention to this often-overlooked space.

Bathroom Wall Ideas: Pro Tips

Our resident décor and design professional, Elimar Lobo Sáenz, embraces the importance of self-care and adorning your bathroom with wall art:

“The bathroom should be a sacred space to be with yourself. Aesthetically, it can play a major role in setting the tone for the rest of your home. Adding a large piece of artwork can be the perfect way to tie the whole room together and provide a touch of personality. Also, don’t underestimate the power of a well-curated bathroom gallery-wall!”

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Bathroom Wall Décor Ideas: Shapes

Let’s start with the basics. We have a huge variety of canvas layouts for your bathroom, so we’ve done the organizing for you! Choose your perfect canvas shape based on style:

The Classic Choice: The Single-Panel Rectangle or Single-Panel Square

Perfect For Narrow Spaces: The Single-Panel Vertical Canvas or the Single-Panel Panoramic Canvas

The Modern Multi-Panel: The Triptych Tri-Panel Canvas or the Symmetrical Five-Panel Canvas

Make a Split Statement: The Split Two-Piece Canvas or the Four-Panel “Wave” Canvas

Show Your Playful Side: The 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas Set

Bathroom Wall Ideas: Pro Tips

If you’ve decided to go with a multi-panel print, follow these pro tips from our guide on how to hang multi-panel artwork:

* Width: for all layouts, we recommend leaving 1" space between each panel when hung, for the best airy but tied-together look! If the gap is too big or too small, you'll lose the effect of the split canvas. 

* Height: the height of the rest of the panels depends on the layout you selected. Some layouts are symmetrical, and some layouts resemble a wave and feature different heights. In general, be consistent! For example, if you hung the left panel 3" lower than the middle panel, be sure to hang the right panel in the same proportion. Use your ruler and pencil to measure the right height!

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Bathroom Wall Art Ideas: Sizes

When selecting the best size of artwork for your bathroom, we have an entire guide to help you choose the ideal canvas size. Preview helpful excerpts below:


Your wall art should take about 60% to 75% of the available empty wall space, the portion not covered by moldings or furniture. Measure the height and width of the wall. Now, multiply the measurements by both 0.6 and 0.75. As a result, you will get the range of canvas print sizes to suit the space.

For instance, if your blank wall is 9 feet tall and 5 feet wide, multiply 9 by 0.6 to get the low end of the ideal height range. Then multiply 9 by 0.75 to get the high end of the ideal height range. Do the same for your wall's 5 feet width. The ideal height of the canvas would be 5.4 -feet 6.75 feet and the ideal width would be 3 feet - 3.75 feet.


Large wall art that measures 36 inches by 75 inches in height and width can create a polished, classic look in your hallway. This wall art size works well in long hallways as well as over your entertainment area.

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Creative Bathroom Wall Décor & Styles

Bathrooms are becoming increasingly modern in appearance. The defining characteristic of a contemporary bathroom is a sleek, minimalist space. Use wall art as your main statement piece.

Bathroom Wall Ideas: Pro Tips

ElephantStock's interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz highlights the foolproof nature of a contemporary, abstract print in any space:

“Always consider abstract or contemporary art. Whether you want to create a balance of edgy and elegant, or you want to lean into the urban-glam trend, there’s something special about contemporary art. The inherent mystery that lies behind an abstract painting is eye-catching and attention-grabbing.”

Sáenz also suggests modern décor to pair with your wall art of choice:

“Despite what is commonly believed, the use of stone and marble isn't the only way to create a luxurious atmosphere in the bathroom. Although the use of sleek materials is one way to achieve luxury, lightning and design share an important role. Try creating a focal point with statement lighting, and ensure the area around your mirror is well-lit. Complement your bright space with organic touches like live greenery and wooden details.”

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Bathroom Wall Color Concepts

You can’t go wrong with a neutral base. Experiment with shades of off-white, grey, and beige on your bathroom walls. By painting your walls in soft, neutral tones, it allows you more freedom with décor and artwork.

Black Bathroom Wall Décor

If you’re on the hunt for something a little more daring, use black as the base for your space. You can also make a striking, modern impact by adding matte black details.

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Beyond the Topic of Bathroom Design

For more bathroom décor ideas, you can’t miss these design essentials. Looking for an additional guide to bathroom artwork? These refreshing wall art ideas are right up your alley. If you’re ready to design the rest of your home, view our other expert articles on our inspiration blog. From your bathroom to your entryway, your home should be curated from wall to wall.

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