Slip into your favorite silk robe and indulge in some self-care. It’s time to find your signature style and revamp your bathroom for summer. Whether you’re a traditionalist at heart or a modern décor aficionado, your bathroom deserves love too! Wall art is an affordable way to give your interior a brand-new look. Browse our bathroom wall art ideas and celebrate your elevated bathroom with an at-home spa day. Create the bathroom of your dreams with these affordable décor ideas. Our design experts have put together a comprehensive guide to bathroom wall art and trending styles. This post will teach you how to select the perfect art and décor for your unique space. What are you waiting for? Let your personality shine through in every corner of your home.
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Bathroom Art Ideas: Creating a Sanctuary
Your bathroom should be your escape from reality. Curating a sanctuary doesn’t have to be daunting! All it takes is a single piece of eye-catching décor to transform your spa-like space. Our art director, Tirzah Goodman, has put together the perfect collection for creating a dreamy atmosphere in your bathroom. Explore our surrealism-inspired wall art collection. Choose a print that has an almost mystical quality. These transcendent works of art will make your bathroom glow. Add several candles to your space for a heavenly finishing touch. Your bathroom should be a space where you forget about the real world and let the stress of the day melt away. Hang a surrealistic print over your bathtub to give your bathroom an ethereal feel. Experiment with adding deep, warm hues like rose red and plum for the ultimate romantic vibe.
Bathroom Wall Art: Pop Culture
One of our top trending selections of wall art is the eye-catching “pop culture” collection. This catalog of artwork combines all of your favorite character from popular film and TV shows. If you’re a fan of the classic sitcom Friends, we’ve handpicked the perfect print for your bathroom! For those familiar with the show, you’ll remember an iconic scene when the friends catch Chandler taking a bubble bath. Hang a print of this hilarious scene over your bathtub to give your bathroom a cheeky touch. Humor is the perfect addition to any modern bathroom. You can also hang this piece in your guest bathroom for a quirky conversation piece. If Friends isn’t your jam, explore our entire Warner Brother’s collection to find your perfect pop culture print.
The Room That is Uniquely You
Your bathroom is the most personal room in the home. You should feel relaxed and rejuvenated from the moment you enter your space. Create a safe place to start your day the right way. Wow your guests with a cohesive interior that extends from your entryway to your bathroom. Don’t worry if you don’t have the budget for a full bathroom remodel. Wall art can take your bathroom to the next level in the blink of an eye. Find a piece that complements your existing décor, or select a print that represents the style you are striving for. Speaking of style...
Your Individual Style
Determine what style you want to convey in your bathroom. If you’re the first one to jump on the latest contemporary trend, focus on clean lines and artsy touches. As long as you keep your space simple and clutter-free, you can experiment with eye-catching, modern bathroom wall art. On the opposite side of the design spectrum, traditionalists will love antique-inspired décor. Pair classic furniture and finishes with vintage bathroom wall art for a timeless touch. If you have yet to decide on your interior aesthetic, scroll through our wall art picks by top interior designers for inspiration.
Beyond Bathroom Wall Art: Pro Tips
ElephantStock's interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares her tips for designing a beautiful bathroom:
“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.”
The bathroom can be a place of self-reflection – literally and figuratively. Why not celebrate the natural beauty of the human body with a print that showcases the human figure? This concept is reflected in our "Abstract Figure" trend, curated by ElephantStock art director, Tirzah Goodman.
A Curated Color Scheme
Black and White Bathroom Wall Art
If you’re unsure about which color scheme fits your bathroom best, black and white is a foolproof option. There’s a reason why black and white has been the go-to contemporary color scheme. Chic, sleek, and effortlessly modern, black and white will never go out of style.
Beyond Bathroom Wall Art: Pro Tips
Interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares a color-specific design tip:
“Copper colors are hot for 2024. This metallic trend has replaced the classic gold [and silver] hardware. Consider copper for planters, faucets, frames, etc.”
Bathroom Wall Art Sizes
“IDEAL FOR THE HALLWAY: 36"X75"
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.”
Bathroom Wall Art Canvas Shapes
Now that we’ve gone over sizing, it’s time to discuss your ideal canvas layout. If you want something sleek, simple, and timeless, you can’t go wrong with a rectangular piece of framed bathroom wall art. For the contemporary homeowner, we recommend a trendy multi-panel canvas with an asymmetrical pattern. If you’re looking for a shape that’s totally out of the box, our hexagonal layout is the ultimate statement piece. No matter what you decide, choose a shape that reflects your personality. The best bathroom canvas print is the one that feels right to you.
Topics to Further Your Design Journey
Now that you have a grasp on the future of your bathroom décor, you can start researching related design topics. We have a wide selection of articles to help you on your decorating journey. If you want to go back to basics, we have a handy article on just the bathroom décor essentials. For a more in-depth wall art guide, check out this piece on refreshing bathroom wall décor. Finally, turn your bathroom into a luxury retreat with spa-inspired art and accessories. No matter what kind of décor you’re looking for, our design blog covers every topic imaginable. From classic to contemporary, your home should feel like you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How can I decorate my bathroom walls?
A: There are tons of ways to decorate your bathroom walls. Our favorite method is, unsurprisingly, wall art! As we detailed throughout this article, wall décor is an underutilized solution to a plain, boring bathroom. Just like the rest of your home, your bathroom should represent your style. Consider hanging wall art anywhere you have blank space. You can still maintain a modern bathroom by adding tasteful décor. Even if you only have space for a small piece of artwork, even compact décor can make a significant visual impact.
Q: What can I hang on my bathroom walls?
A: You can hang anything on your bathroom walls that is resistant to moisture. Floating shelves with glass toiletry bottles can be hung above your toilet to fill the space with an aesthetically pleasing addition. You can also hang wall art, as long as it isn’t directly exposed to water. Our canvases are crafted with a water-resistant finish so that you can hang them in your bathroom without fear of moisture damage.
Q: Where should I hang pictures in my bathroom?
A: For optimum longevity, try hanging your bathroom wall art further away from direct moisture. If you have a separate, standing bathtub, you can hang your print over the tub as long as you leave enough space. Avoid the shower area, and consider hanging a piece of artwork above your toilet. If your bathroom is well-ventilated and you choose a water-resistant print (i.e., well framed or a water-resistant canvas,) you have more freedom on where you can hang your artwork.
Q: Can you hang framed pictures in the bathroom?
A: As long your bathroom is properly ventilated, framed artwork is a great option for bathroom décor! The frame and glass will add a layer of protection from exposure to light moisture. We always suggest framed artwork if you’re particularly concerned about your unframed canvas getting damaged. Plus, framed artwork can give your bathroom a chic, classic look! As long as your bathroom doesn’t produce excess steam, framed wall art in the bathroom is a win-win.