Best Bathroom Wall Picture Ideas for 2023

We all need a relaxing trip to the spa now and again. If you don’t have the time or money to pay your local spa a visit, don’t fret! It’s easy to turn your bathroom into a space for self-care. Too often bathrooms are neglected when it comes to home décor. We start and end our day in this sacred space, which means it deserves just as much attention as every other room in the house. Forget bland bathrooms that focus solely on functionality, and explore stunning style options. For a quick fix that won’t break the bank, take a look at our picks for bathroom wall picture ideas.

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Top Trends

Peaceful Bathroom Wall Art Ideas

A Room for Self-Care

A Serene Style

Luxurious Colors

Bathroom Wall Pictures: Sizes

Bathroom Wall Pictures: Shapes

Bathroom Décor Topics & Ideas

Frequently Asked Questions

Bathroom Wall Pics: Top Trends

Self-love is the most important aspect of self-care. Body positivity and confidence are hot trends for 2023. It’s cool to be proud of your body, and to show off your unapologetic pride. Change your mind set about your appearance from critical to celebratory. Use your home décor to reflect your journey to self-love and self-acceptance. Hang a piece of artwork that displays the human figure in all its glory. Our art director, Tirzah Goodman, has highlighted figurative artwork as one of the top trending décor ideas this year. Hang your abstract figure artwork in plain view. This is an excellent opportunity to elevate your bathroom with a piece of décor that looks both trendy and timeless. The goal is to blend a classic and contemporary aesthetic for a space that will never go out of style.

Expert Ideas for Pictures in Bathroom

If you’re nervous about investing in a piece of artwork that might get damaged, go with a less-expensive option. Our poster prints can easily be swapped out after normal wear and tear without breaking the bank. Looking for a more permanent option? Framed artwork will give you the best chance at longevity. Canvas prints are the most contemporary choice, but the frame will better protect your print from moisture and other aggressors.

Pro tip: If you have a larger bathroom, try hanging your artwork as far away from the shower as possible. For those working with a more compact space, no worries! You can still participate in the wall art trend. Keep your space well-ventilated and our UV and water-protected surfaces should combat severe water damage from steam.

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Peaceful Bathroom Wall Art Ideas

One of the biggest trends for 2023 is the addition of inspirational typography. While the days of “live laugh love” may be over, that doesn’t mean words and wall art aren’t still hot for designer interiors. Experiment with a more zen-style approach. Our two-panel prints are a trendy way to combine imagery with typography in a modern way. Opt for a phrase that reminds you to relax and unwind. Hang your double-canvas print on a wall that needs a boost of style. If you want to take a more personalized approach, browse our collection of customizable quotes. Create your own piece of wall art here. No matter which type of typography you choose, your space will instantly benefit from this trendy art for bathroom walls.

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A Room for Self-Care

It’s time to treat yourself! After an objectively rough year, self-care is essential for boosting your attitude and improving your mental health. Use your bathroom as a sanctuary and respite from the chaos of daily life. Wind down in the evening with candles and a semi-indulgent regimen. Elevate your morning and nighttime routine with bathroom wall art. Your surroundings play an equally important role in giving you peace of mind. Wall art can instantly lift your mood and your space. Our resident interior design expert, Elimar Lobo Sáenz, seconds the importance of wall décor in your bathroom:

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Bathroom Wall Décor: Pro Tips

“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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A Serene Style

A modern bathroom is all about doing more with less. Borrow style tips from minimal, Scandinavian interiors. Use the serenity of nature as your primary inspiration, and curate a peaceful space with earthy details.

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Elimar Lobo Sáenz speaks on combining natural details with stylish accessories:

“Add indoor greenery to create a natural flow. Pair organic materials like wooden accents with soft elements like poufs and ottomans for optimal contrast. Copper accessories are also hot for 2023, and they put a modern twist on the classic gold trend.”

Yoko Chow, of Yoko Chow LLC, emphasizes the benefit of biophilia and decorating with houseplants:

“I always consider [the theory of] biophilia when designing a space,” she continues, “A number of studies have shown that indoor plants are effective at reducing stress, improving productivity, and even purifying polluted air.”

PS Show off your inner-confidence with a trendy human figure print, handpicked by our art director, Tirzah Goodman. 

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Luxurious Colors

A characteristically contemporary bathroom uses neutrals to create a modern feel. You can’t go wrong with white as a bathroom base. Use unexpected neutral shades like taupe, sand, and copper to add subtle warmth. While your bathroom should have a sleek, minimal base, you can still incorporate pops of color for a splash of personality.

Purple Bathroom Wall Pictures

While green and blue may be classic, they’re also historically overused in bathroom décor. Go with a sleek shade of purple for a modern twist. Purple is a hot color for 2023, and it’s the perfect balance of playful and chic. Take French lavender fields as inspiration, and perfume your bathroom with the scent and sight of this iconic flower.

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Bathroom Wall Pictures: Sizes

For those who have a separate tub, try hanging your bathroom canvas print above the freestanding bath. When it comes to choosing a canvas size, you can implement the same rules for selecting artwork to hang above your sofa or other large furniture:

Wall art that you want to hang over furniture, such as a fireplace, a bed or a couch, should be between 2/3 and 3/4 of the furniture's width. To measure the ideal art size above your furniture, consider this example: If your couch is 6 feet wide, multiply it by 0.66 and 0.75. You need a canvas between 3.96 feet and 4.5 feet wide to fit impressively above the couch or any other major piece of furniture.

If your bathroom is too small for a large canvas, follow our rules for choosing wall art to hang in hallways. Compact, narrow bathrooms can still benefit from a piece of wall art:


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.”

Still stumped? We’ve dubbed 52”x32” the “size that can’t go wrong.” Read more about this tip in our complete Wall Art Size Guide.

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Bathroom Wall Pictures: Shapes

Choosing a shape is less about layout and more about personal taste. View our canvas shape options and choose the bathroom canvas shape that speaks to your unique style. We offer a one-piece, classic canvas for those who want something traditional, as well as a less-conventional two-piece canvas for the design daredevil. 3, 4, and 5-piece multipanel canvases are effortlessly modern, whereas a 7-piece hexagonal canvas makes a funky statement.

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Bathroom Décor Topics & Ideas

We’re just getting started on the subject of bathroom wall picture ideas. ElephantStock has a whole host of articles intended to help you select your perfect piece. View this blog post on refreshing bathroom wall décor ideas for more creative inspo. Worried about hanging your canvas in a damp environment? No need to worry! In fact, we have an entire tab dedicated to explaining why our wall art is suitable for bathroom décor. From contemporary bathroom design, to classic artwork for your self-care space, it all comes down to what brings you peace and joy.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Where should I hang pictures in the bathroom?

A: You can hang wall art on any empty wall I your bathroom. The goal is to curate a visually dimensional space. Bathrooms are often overlooked when it comes to details like wall art, and blank bathroom walls are the telltale sign of an amateur designer. Just make sure your bathroom is well-ventilated and you don’t hang the artwork directly next to any steam.

Q: How high should I hang pictures in the bathroom?

A: Always hang artwork at eye-level. A common mistake first-time designers make is hanging their wall art too high. Eye-level is the worldwide gallery standard, so you can’t go wrong with this classic height. The same rule applies for artwork in your bathroom – even if it’s a compact space!

Q: Can canvas pictures go in a bathroom?

A: Not only are canvas prints good-looking, they’re also super practical! Our unframed canvases are moisture-resistant, which makes them an ideal choice for your bathroom walls. While they aren’t completely waterproof, if you make sure they are directly exposed to water or stream, you’re good to go!

Q: Can you hang framed pictures in the bathroom?

A: Framed prints are perfect for hanging on bathroom walls due to the layer of protective glass. You can hang your wall art worry-free when a frame and glass shield are there to prevent damage. If you’re particularly worried about hanging your artwork in a damp environment, framed wall art is a great solution.

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Annette Schmucker