10 Bathroom Wallpaper Ideas That'll Make Everyone Ask "Where'd You Get That?"

If you're looking for a way to painlessly make over your bathroom in a weekend, look no further than wallpaper. There are so many options available out there today. From removable to vinyl, embossed to patterned — you'll pretty much have your pick when it comes to color, design, and installation method.

Although a coat of paint can certainly spruce up your space, there's just something about wallpaper that instantly bumps up the "wow" factor. It can be daunting to decorate with that much patterning in a small room, but as it turns out, even the most elaborate designs can act as an anchor, tying the rest of the decor together. Here are 10 fearless bathroom wallpaper ideas that you can use to transform your space in a snap.

1. Bold and Tropical

bathroom wallpaper idea with palm leaf wallpaper
credit: Nate Berkus

There are times when a super-punchy wallpaper can engulf a large space (too much for the eye to take in), but when it's hung in a small room, it doesn't seem nearly as overwhelming. Designer Nate Berkus took a calculated design risk when he hung this striking palm leaf wallpaper in Alison Wilcox's diminutive bathroom, and it was undoubtedly the right choice. We love how it touches on the tropical trend, too.

2. Classic and Casual

Plaid wallpaper is gaining steam (it's frequently seen in the Joanna Gaines universe), and we're loving it for its laid-back, farmhouse charm. Here, in a bathroom styled by the team over at Park & Oak Interior Design, the patterned wallpaper makes quite the impact when paired with tried-and-true design choices.

3. Bright and Joyful

bathroom wallpaper idea with turquoise wallpaper
credit: Wit & Delight

A bathroom should be a place that lifts your spirits, right? It's where you take your bubble baths, recharge your mental batteries, and carry out your self-care routine. It looks like Kate Arends from Wit & Delight got the memo, opting to use this bright and lively wallpaper. Just seeing those animals prance across the walls is sure to make anyone smile.

4. Graphic and Minimal

You don't always have to go the uber-patterned route with your bathroom wallpaper idea. In this space designed by Leclair Decor, a geometric print makes a minimal, yet stunning, statement.

5. Chic and Feminine

To really show off your personality, choose a wallpaper that looks like a shirt you'd pull right out of your closet. Ashley of At Home with Ashley picked a wallpaper for her bathroom that reflects her favorite colors and aesthetics, creating a feminine space that feels like spring year-round.

6. Coastal and Airy

If you're dreaming of a cottage-by-the-sea look for your bathroom, opt for a light wallpaper print that showcases shades of blue and white. Kelly from The Lily Pad Cottage captures that waterfront vibe beautifully in her lake house bath, with a wallpaper that's equal parts geometric and breezy.

7. Pretty and Traditional

Any bathroom wallpaper idea showcasing florals is already off to a good start. We love the unexpected black, white, and gray palette of the print used in this washroom by Shea from Studio McGee. Plus, the wallpaper is a home run alongside white subway tile.

8. Sweet and Sunny

Pastels have a way of bringing a dreamy look to any space, and it feels particularly enchanting when it's represented through delicate, fanciful florals. This bathroom belonging to Leslie of The Leslie Style is a ladylike masterpiece, and we can't get enough of those beaded mirrors.

9. Ornate and Eye-Catching

You don't have to choose a colorful wallpaper to go bold in the bathroom. Sometimes, an attention-grabbing pattern in a neutral hue is all you need, which is proven by Lisa of Farmhouse on Boone with this snazzy bathroom wallpaper idea.

10. Fresh and Modern

Here is a bathroom wallpaper idea that would make even Picasso proud: Designer Sarah Sherman Samuel covered this space in a daring print that features abstract portraits. Alongside the other contemporary accents, like the console sink, this half-bath is basically perfection.


Shelby Deering

Shelby Deering

Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who contributes to national magazines and websites, including Country Living, Architectural Digest, Well+Good, and more. When she's not writing, you'll find her shopping flea markets or walking around Madison, Wisconsin with her beloved corgi.