Roundup: Handpainted 'Wallpaper' in the Bathroom

Roundup: Handpainted 'Wallpaper' in the Bathroom

Laure Joliet
Mar 27, 2009

We love the look of a wallpapered bathroom. It can transform a tiny space into a serene little jewel box--just check out the powder rooms that Beth highlighted a couple weeks ago. But for us renters, wallpaper is a no no and the temporary kind isn't great for a damp space. So what's left? How about hand painting or stenciling a pattern onto a wall or two. Jump below for some designs you could try yourself:


This bathroom from thisgirlangie could be a simple diy project. Just paint stripes and use a stencil for the chandelier graphic.

Handpainted and gorgeous, this beautiful yellow design probably took forever but if you're going to be somewhere a while, totally worth it. From yampuss flickr set

Go asymetrical with a version of the fun garlands on the wall or on the floor. From margaretrollicki's flickr.

Using a stencil and one paint color you can go complicated like this version from urbanroutine:

Or modify it for a simpler take like Vertical House did:

Even our very own Anh-Minh made this incredible pattern using tape and paint.

Hero image from cursivedesign.

Have you tried hand painting a design in the bathroom? Or wallpapering for that matter?

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