Striped walls have a fun, circus-y effect, while a floral wallpaper feels ultra-feminine and luxurious. A wallpaper like Hinson's Spatter (last photo) is a little bit whimsical but also edgy. And a bathroom wall decked out in an elaborate mosaic, be it a traditional tile pattern or an unexpected stripe, comes across as artful and creative.
There's something to be said, of course, for the idea of a bathroom as a calming sanctuary, where swathes of white or pale colors encourage relaxation. What do you think? Do you prefer a bathroom with bold strokes or one that's functional and spare?
(Images: House Beautiful)