Refreshing Bathroom Wall Décor Ideas

Bathrooms often get brushed aside when redecorating, but they are an excellent opportunity to commit to consistency with décor and design. You want your aesthetic on display in every corner of the home, so that each room appears to flow effortlessly into the next. Blank bathroom walls can look sterile, which is why wall art is the perfect addition to any barren bathing area.

Whether you are lucky enough to have a spacious bathroom, or you’re rocking a micro-sized water closet, it’s never been easier to spruce up your space. Keep things modern and minimalist with sophisticated prints and plants, or embrace eclecticism with a traditional gallery wall. No matter how much space you have to fill, it can be overwhelming to decide on the perfect piece for your space. That’s why we’ve compiled this list to help you narrow down the best wall decor ideas for the bathroom!

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Trending Bathroom Wall Décor Ideas

Mastering Modern Wall Décor for Bathrooms

Decorating Bathroom Walls that Pop

Bathroom Wall Art: Shapes & Layouts

Bathroom Wall Décor: Size Guide

Go Green! – Botanical Bathroom Ideas

Totally Timeless: Gallery Walls

Embrace Rustic Charm in Your Bathroom

Pair Stunning Sconces with Wall Art

Where Beauty Meets Function

Get That Rubber Ducky Ready!

Frequently Asked Questions

When you’re decorating your bathroom walls, you should use it as an opportunity to explore trending styles. While your bathroom is an undeniably personal space, it’s also a great area to show off your knowledge of current trends. Make sure your décor is intentional and well-chosen, because a cluttered, chaotic bathroom is the telltale sign of an amateur designer. While you don’t have to be a minimalist to achieve a modern bathroom, you do have to make sure that everything you display has a visual purpose. Wall art is a great way to effortlessly tie together your décor. If you have a variety of colors throughout your space, choose a piece of wall décor that ties together your color scheme and array of accessories.

Modern Bathroom Wall Décor: Expert Tips

Looking for a soft, delicate way to add a trendy touch? Our art director, Tirzah Goodman, has curated the perfect collection for your bathroom. One of several trending artists, Georgia O’Keeffe is having a massive comeback. Her sensual, provocative florals are perfect for a contemporary bathroom. O’Keeffe’s work is the perfect balance between edgy and elegant. Pair one of her gorgeous, pastel-tinted prints with fresh flowers or live greenery. Your bathroom should feel refreshing and refined. For another modern twist, go with a multi-panel, unframed canvas print. If you have room, add soft textiles to your bathroom like plush towels, poufs, and even pillows to complement O’Keeffe’s subtle style. It’s easy to blend a refined look with a trendy twist when you hang a piece of wall art from one of our famous artist-inspired collections!

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Mastering Modern Wall Décor for Bathrooms

Dare to do something different with your bathroom décor. If a calming sanctuary isn’t your style, go for something more playful and eye-catching! Pop art is trending this year, and it’s the perfect unexpected addition to your designer bathroom. This style of wall art was inspired by artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Add a retro splash to your most personal room. If you want your pop art print to remain the center of attention, surround your wall art with predominantly neutral décor. This will ensure a well-balanced space, and keep all eyes on your eclectic print. Your bathroom is the perfect space to explore lighthearted décor trends.

Pro Tip: Accessorize with textural décor that contrasts the vivid pop art canvas print.

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Decorating Bathroom Walls that Pop

Another way to create an eye-popping look in your bathroom is to explore pop culture! Our pop culture wall art catalog is our top trending collection. Hang a print that makes you smile every time you get ready in the morning. Setting the mood for the rest of your day is imperative, so why not add a little comedy? Choose a piece of wall art that celebrates your favorite film or television show. For a timeless twist, opt for a print of an iconic sitcom like Friends. Hang a playful piece of artwork with a signature quote from the famous series. Go for an oversized, multi-panel print with bright colors witty typography. If you have a large, blank wall in your bathroom, why not fill it with décor that commemorates your favorite moments in media history?

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Bathroom Wall Art: Shapes & Layouts

It can be tricky to pick the right print for your bathroom. To get you started, we’ve categorized our favorite canvas shapes by style:

For something sleek and classic: The Single-Panel Rectangle or Single-Panel Square

Save on space without sacrificing style : The Single-Panel Vertical Canvas or the Single-Panel Panoramic Canvas

Try something modern and eye-catching: The Triptych Tri-Panel Canvas or the Symmetrical Five-Panel Canvas

Make a statement with a trendy layout: The Split Two-Piece Canvas or the Four-Panel “Wave” Canvas

Dare to be unique and eclectic: The 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas Set

If you’re gung-ho on a multi-panel piece (great choice!), follow these tips below on how to hang it:

Width: For all layouts, we recommend leaving 1" space between each panel. If the gap is too large or the panels are too close together, you'll lose the overall effect.

Height: The height of the rest of the panels depends on the layout you selected. Some layouts are symmetrical, and some layouts include panels of different heights. In general, be consistent! For instance, if you hang the left panel 3" lower than the middle panel, be sure to hang the right panel the same way.

PS: Consider hanging one of our brand-new, cheeky typography prints for an eye-catching (and humorous!) look.

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Bathroom Wall Décor: Size Guide

It’s also crucial to choose the right size canvas for your unique space. These tips from our Ultimate Wall Art Size Guide will steer you in the right direction:

"Your chosen artwork should take about 60% to 75% of the complete empty wall space; in other words, the portion not covered by moldings or furniture. The first step is to measure the height and width of your wall. After that, 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.

If you’re keen on creating a gallery wall above your sink or vanity table, the best size is 52 inches by 32 inches if you want to make a statement. Hang asymmetrical canvases, and arrange them symmetrically create a stunning, dynamic look on your wall."

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Go Green! – Botanical Bathroom Ideas

Imagine yourself in a relaxing bathtub with gorgeous greenery surrounding you. This spa-like image doesn’t have to remain a distant dream; it’s easy to bring this fantasy to life with humidity-friendly houseplants. A plant wall is the perfect addition to any bathroom, and it can totally transform your morning and evening routine. Make your bathroom somewhere you actually look forward to spending time, and echo the ambience of a lush forest without ever leaving your home.

Bathroom-friendly botanicals include orchids, spider plants, bamboo, and sword ferns. If a full plant wall looks a little cluttered, you can place small potted plants on any empty corners and counters. They also make a great addition to vanities.

Greenery is a cost-effective way to add a pop of color. Plus, houseplants are proven to increase air quality! It’s a win-win.

Worried about your ability to care for these living leaves? A botanical-themed print is the perfect bathroom wall design idea with a similar visual effect, and it requires no maintenance at all!

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For those with a little more space to spare, a gallery wall is a foolproof design concept. Plus, you can use items that you already have at home! Mix and match different framed photos and prints to create a collage of both art and memories.

A carefully curated (albeit diverse) gallery wall will add unmatched visual impact to your space. Your bathroom can be the perfect place to exercise your creativity and let your inner DIY fanatic experiment to your heart’s content.

From beige to blue bathroom wall decor, check out our canvas sets for an easy gallery wall in any shade!

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Embrace Rustic Charm in Your Bathroom

If you’re totally committed to shabby-chic, your bathroom should be included as an important part of any vintage-inspired home. Less polished materials will maximize the countryside charm. These include reclaimed wood, stone details, galvanized metal, and more! There are tons of easy ways to tie in your bathroom with the rest of your rustic décor.

Pair a rustic wood-framed vanity mirror with farmhouse style light fixtures, and lean a wooden ladder against the wall as extra shelving and storage space. Use mason jars as toothbrush holders and makeup brush storage. Replace your hardware with bronze, brushed-metal alternatives to give the illusion of natural patina.

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    Pair Stunning Sconces with Wall Art

    Wall-mounted sconces are given little thought, but they can actually make the biggest difference in your bathroom’s overall appearance and design! Pair a bold mirror with a funky sconce to make your bathroom really stand out. Choose from modern, spherical sconces, or ornate, deco-inspired fixtures. Use sconces as accent or ambient lighting, and explore both glass and metallic options to find the best fit for your space.

    Make sure to choose the right piece of wall art to match your new lighting. A safe bet is always to go abstract, as abstract art can fit in both modern and traditional interiors. Check out one of our favorite abstract blue bathroom wall decor ideas below: 

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    Where Beauty Meets Function

    Don’t want to choose between style and efficiency? You don’t have to! Keep your favorite practical pieces and use wall art to elevate your already functional space. Plus, there are details you can add that also simplify your day-to-day life.

    A wall hook doesn’t take up any space, and it can easily enhance the theme of your interior. Depending on your décor theme, pick from unpolished wood, crystal-style glass, or modern metal hooks.

    Bathroom wall art will always be our favorite way to transform a bathroom with a single item, because you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for design. You want to find ways to upgrade your space aesthetically while still being practical. For bathroom canvas ideas, artistic prints take up very little space, and they make the entire bathroom look brand new without changing a thing. From cool blue bathroom wall decor ideas to warm-toned inspirational art, there is truly something for everyone. 

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    Now that we’ve outlined some simple wall decor ideas for the bathroom to take your space to the next level, you’re ready turn an ordinary space into something extraordinary! From cheeky prints to luxurious sconces, the possibilities are endless. Sit back, take a bath, and watch your worries melt away when you redesign this underrated space.

    Switch up your vanity mirror, hang new hardware, or add your favorite framed bathroom art! Our selection of bathroom wall décor ideas is extensive, so you can choose the best bathroom canvas ideas for your home. Looking for even more bathroom wall art ideas? To get more wall art inspiration, check out our blog

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q: How do I decorate bathroom walls?

    A: From floating shelves to wall art, there are endless ways to elevate your bathroom design through wall décor. Because of the high-impact, low-maintenance nature of wall art, both framed and unframed prints are our top pick for boosting your bathroom. Choose wall art that brings you joy and represents your unique style.

    Q: How do I decorate a large bathroom wall?

    A: A multi-panel canvas print can easily fill a large bathroom wall. Avoid choosing wall art that is too small for the surrounding space. You can also go for a gallery wall for a more traditional, visually dynamic take. Choose vibrant wall art that will act as an eye-catching centerpiece for your space.

    Q: How do I decorate small bathroom walls?

    A: Framed prints are the perfect option for small bathroom walls. Not only are they more resistant to atmospheric aggressors (like moisture), but they come in more compact sizes. You can also explore panoramic or vertical prints that fit easily in small spaces. Remember, avoiding clutter and maintaining a cohesive color palette is key when decorating a compact area.    

    Q: What can I hang in the bathroom?

    A: Both framed and unframed canvas prints are suitable to hang on your bathroom walls. As long as your bathroom is well-ventilated and the artwork is not being directly exposed to steam, you’re good to go! Our unframed canvases are made to be water resistant, and our framed wall art has a protective glass layer.  

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    Annette Schmucker