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Bathroom Wall Ideas

By Megan

7th Feb 2024

5 mins read

Bathroom Ideas

When decorated the right way, walls can completely transform a space and elevate your room design - and this is no exception in the bathroom. 

Slatted wood wall with illuminated mirror

Walls can make or break a space, so it is important that you include them in your room design. When it comes to bathroom design, walls can become an amazing feature that will elevate your bathroom design.

However, due to the environmental factors in a bathroom such as moisture and heat, you may be feeling unsure on how to decorate your walls. That is why we’ve shared some of our favourite wall ideas for bathrooms. From feature walls to splashbacks, we’ve covered all of the best wall design options for bathrooms.

 

Wall Tiles

 

Vancouver Gloss White Wall Tiles

Opting for wall tiles is very common in bathrooms. However, you can still work with them to create unique and eye-catching designs that will transform your bathroom. From different laying patterns to bold and colourful tile designs, the possibilities are endless. Despite being so versatile, the biggest downfall of tiles is that they are difficult to install, especially if you have no experience, and hiring a professional can soon become quite costly. 

To keep prices low, opting for more basic tiles which make the installation process much quicker and easier. The Vancouver Gloss White Wall Tiles are the perfect example of a wall tile that will achieve that classic and clean look in your bathroom. With a rectangular shape, these tiles will be much easier and quicker to install. A great thing about opting for rectangular tiles is that they can be laid in varieties of different patterns, the most popular being the subway effect.

 

Martil Dark Blue Wall & Floor Tiles

If you are looking for an on trend bathroom wall idea that is modern and eye-catching, look no further! Herringbone wall tiles are a great option for bathrooms that will make a serious statement in your bathroom design. 

The Martil Dark Blue Wall & Floor Tiles are the perfect tiles for the popular herringbone pattern due to their long and narrow design. With a glassy finish, these navy tiles will add a touch of sophistication to modern and contemporary bathrooms.

 

Stonehouse Studio Porto Teal Encaustic Effect Tiles

One trend that has been making a huge comeback is the use of traditional patterned tiles. In recent years, people have been opting for more traditional tiles in any style of bathroom from traditional and Victorian to modern and contemporary. Whatever your style, these timeless tiles will make a show-stopping statement.

Tiles like the Stonehouse Studio Porto Teal Encaustic Effect Tiles look great in contemporary style bathrooms with modern fixtures and designs. By blending the traditional and modern aesthetics, you can create a bathroom that is both unique and on trend. By incorporating these tiles into your bathroom design, you will be able to create an eye-catching feature wall or backsplash that will help to give your bathroom the wow factor.

 

Asheville Grey Fish Scale Wall Tiles

Fish scale wall tiles are a unique tile design that will really help to make your bathroom stand out. However, due to their intricate design and shape, they can be challenging to install. Despite this, their unusual shape also means you can achieve some creative laying patterns to achieve the right look for your bathroom. 

The Asheville Grey Fish Scale Wall Tiles are a great choice if you are looking for a neutral tile that can still provide a busy pattern which will make a statement in your bathroom. Due to their size and shape, these tiles would make a great backsplash for wash areas like the basin or bath by creating a busy and bold statement that is not too overpowering.

 

Villeroy and Boch Marble Arch Arctic Gold Marble Effect Wall Tiles

Transform your bathroom in a luxurious, spa-like space by adding some marble tiles! If you want to achieve that 5 star hotel-like atmosphere in your bathroom then you should definitely consider incorporating some marble tiles for your bathroom walls.

The Villeroy and Boch Marble Arch Arctic Gold Marble Effect Wall Tiles exude luxury and class. Marble tiles are a timeless design which will never go out of style. So, although you will be spending more, you do not have to worry about ripping these stunning tiles off your walls. Marble tiles can be incorporated into any style from traditional and Edwardian to Scandinavian and contemporary, the possibilities are endless.

 

Wall Panels

 

Orion Grey Concrete Shower Wall Panels

Wall panels are a great option for bathroom walls. They are quick and easy to install and will completely waterproof the walls in your bathroom. Most wall panels are made out of PVC which makes them a great option for areas in your bathroom where there is a lot of water, such as the shower or around the bath.

Another great thing about wall panels is their low cost, which makes them a great option for those who do not want to break the bank. These Orion Grey Concrete Shower Wall Panels are a great choice for modern and contemporary bathrooms. These low maintenance panels are also very easy to clean, which means there is no need to worry about a time consuming or complicated cleaning routine.

 

Orion Calacatta Waterproof Wall Tile Shower Panels

Wall panels are available in all kinds of styles, which makes them suitable for any style of bathroom from modern and minimalist to bright and bold. If the stone effect panels aren’t for you, the tile effect wall panels are a great alternative. They will make your bathroom look as if it has been tiled from heat to toe!

The Orion Calacatta Waterproof Wall Tile Shower Panels are large marble effect panels that will create that luxurious tile effect in your bathroom. With a quick and easy installation, people with diy experience will have their bathroom looking great in no time.This also means you will be able to save money by installing them yourself.

 

Showerwall Bianco Carrara Waterproof Decorative Wall Panel

Wall panels can be the cheapest option when it comes to decorating the walls in your bathroom. However, if you do not mind paying the extra bit of cash, wall panels can be a luxurious feature in your bathroom. 

Wall panels like the Showerwall Bianco Carrara Waterproof Decorative Wall Panel can be used to create an eye-catching and luxurious feature wall in your bathroom. Although the cost of these panels are slightly higher, your bathroom will look and feel 10 times more expensive and hotel-like. Marble effect feature walls have become increasingly popular over the years, and these wall panels will create a much cheaper alternative.

 

Orion Rustic Oak Shower Wall Panel

One thing that has become very popular in bathroom design is natural and rustic wood effects. Although wood can look great in bathrooms, it is not very compatible with wet and damp spaces. Opting for wood effect wall panels is a great way to incorporate this feature into your bathroom. 

The Orion Rustic Oak Shower Wall Panels would look great as a splashback for your shower, especially if you are looking to achieve that trendy scandinavian or contemporary aesthetic in your bathroom. 

 

Showerwall Bromelia Bathroom Acrylic Waterproof Decorative Wall Panel

If you want to design a bathroom that is bold and unique, opting for decorative wall panels is a great idea! Due to their design and material, decorative panels can become quite expensive. If you are not working with a budget and do not mind spending the extra cash on quality and design, these wall panels are perfect for you.

The Showerwall Bromelia Bathroom Acrylic Waterproof Decorative Wall Panel will bring the outdoors inside with this bold and edgy botanical design. These high quality wall panels will help to create a bold statement in your bathroom that is sure to wow any and all guests. 

 

Wallpaper

 

Graham & Brown Botanical Shadow Wallpaper

The thought of adding wallpaper to a bathroom might sound like a crazy idea due to the amount of moisture and heat that can be present in a steamy bathroom. However, when wallpaper is hung correctly in your bathroom, it will stand the test of time.

Botanical patterns are one of the most popular design choices when it comes to bathrooms. As this can help to create those tropical, spa-like vibes that are popular in bathrooms. The Graham & Brown Botanical Shadow Wallpaper is the perfect choice for those who are looking to achieve this aesthetic without the bold and harsh colours. By incorporating this grey botanical pattern, you will be able to achieve that spa-like atmosphere that is glamorous yet modern.

 

Graham & Brown Palais Black Wallpaper

Another great idea for bathroom walls is to incorporate some art deco patterns. By adding an art deco pattern to your bathroom walls, you can create a bathroom that is edgy and sophisticated while exuding those popular contemporary vibes. 

The Graham & Brown Palais Black Wallpaper would make a great feature wall in any contemporary bathroom. Pairing this stunning wallpaper with modern brushed brass fixtures would help to create the art deco inspired bathroom of your dreams, without looking outdated and tacky.

 

Graham & Brown Teien Sea Green Wallpaper

When it comes to adding wallpaper to a more traditional style bathroom, opting for busy patterns with colourful shades of blue, green or pink will create the perfect feature wall for any traditional bathroom. However, these bold patterns can also make a great addition to quirky contemporary bathrooms.

The Graham & Brown Teien Sea Green Wallpaper would make a great statement behind your wash basin in modern or traditional style bathrooms. In incorporating a unique design like this one, your bathroom instantly stands out from the crowd.

 

Fine Decor Marblesque Marble Rose Gold Metallic Wallpaper

If bold and busy patterns aren’t for you, opting for textured wallpaper in your bathroom will help to make your space feel more minimalistic. The great thing about textured and minimalistic wallpaper is that you can add it to multiple walls in your bathroom without it becoming too bold and overpowering.

The Fine Decor Marblesque Marble Rose Gold Metallic Wallpaper will add a subtle touch of colour that will make your bathroom feel more relaxing and calming. Recently, neutral and minimalistic bathrooms have become more and more popular. By adding a textured wall paper, you will be able to achieve this aesthetic that is so sought after in modern bathrooms.

 

Graham & Brown Aquarium Deep Sea Wallpaper

One of the most common themes in bathrooms is the underwater/aquatic theme. For obvious reasons, this is one of the most popular. Deciding to create a nautical bathroom may have you leaning towards light and bright shades of blue, however, by opting for an eccentric theme like this, there is no reason why you shouldn't be bold with your design choices. 

When you are incorporating a theme in your bathroom, your walls will be your best friends! You can really push a particular aesthetic by making that blank wall space become part of the design. The Graham & Brown Aquarium Deep Sea Wallpaper would look great in small bathrooms and cloakrooms. By sticking to natural colours, this wallpaper will make your bathroom look and feel much more fun and eccentric, all while maintaining a level of luxury and sophistication.

Megan

Megan

Megan is an expert bathroom blogger, she enjoys writing helpful DIY articles and bathroom inspo blogs. As well as specialist bathroom advice, Megan also shares expert how-to blogs with step by step guides.

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