A Bolder Bathroom: Wild Wall Art Ideas

published Feb 13, 2016
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Tired of looking at your bathroom’s blank or beige walls? You might need some art! And there have been some spectacular ideas to borrow for your own home from the homes we’ve toured here on Apartment Therapy.

Above: A DIY mosaic mural on a wall adds whimsy, color and excitement to a bathroom.

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Art all over: Elizabeth’s bathroom features a black-and-white faux-finish on the floor, writing on the wall (literally) and cut-out, pasted-on clouds on the ceiling. You don’t have to achieve this same level of art dedication to have a bold bathroom, but you can see how going all the way like this can really pay off visually.

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Why not invest in art that depicts objects and themes that begin with the letter “B”? Then you can name your bathroom the “Buffalo Bathroom” and really impress guests with your clever and alliterative room names.

(Image credit: Elizabeth Backup)

A full ceiling-to-floor gallery wall in the bathroom is as impressive as when it’s featured in any other type of room.

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But the opposite is true, too, especially when you pair a solo, unusual art item in a similarly unusual spot in the bathroom, like spotted above.

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As powerfully as odd objects on the wall can act as stunning art pieces in say, a living room, so too can they shine and excite in a bathroom.

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When in doubt, add texture to a bathroom for wall art. You can do something like the above room, or even hang things like baskets or other woven objects.

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Why not create a canvas upon which you can change up chalkboard art on the regular?

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Any art placed in the shower or bath area (if you can be reasonably sure it won’t get wet) can be exciting. Add in some tongue-in-cheek or tastefully nude imagery, and you’ve got a recipe for a bold bathroom!

(Image credit: Christine Donnelly)

Over-sized art can be especially powerful in a small space like a bathroom.

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You can always go meta style with your art selection and choose only photographs and art that feature bathtubs and bathrooms. It could be pretty funny for a guest to realize it’s been intentional, and could give you a few chuckles when you get ready in the morning, too.