Revamp Your Luxury Bathroom Decor With Unique Wallpapers – You are probably asking yourself if wallpapers are actually a good idea in bathrooms. And the answer is: Of course, you can! If you are considering renovating your bathroom, probably you haven’t think about using wallpaper on the walls. But the truth is that wallpapers are becoming more and more trendy in bathrooms and their high-quality make them suitable to that area. So, today we have the most wonderful wallpaper inspirations that will make a statement in any style you choose for your bathroom interior design.
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Modern times brought an excellent news to bathrooms interior decor. Nowadays, the bathroom is a good place to use an extravagant paper – the chances are you don’t have that much wall space and you will enjoy it every day, several times. The bathroom is also a room that you are generally in fleetingly, so you are unlikely to tire of a bold pattern. Unless you have a very cold house and very hot water, you shouldn’t have a problem with the steam.’
DE GOURNAY LUCKY FISH WALLPAPER
A glass shower cubicle in the bathroom allows the de Gournay ‘Fishes’ wallpaper to become the main decorative feature of the room. Though neutral in colour, the paper’s gilded lucky fish add heaps of personality to the space without overcrowding the small room.
Hannah Cecil Gurney’s west London flat is a feast of luxurious color, texture and pattern – little surprise given that her father founded the handmade wallpaper company de Gournay.
PALM TREE WALLPAPER
Palm tree print wallpaper adds a tropical feel to this bathroom in a Victorian country house, which is otherwise simply designed with fresh white tiling and a free-standing bath beside a Victorian-style chair.
Interior designer Henri Fitzwilliam-Lay has enhanced the house’s original details and combined them with the mid-century aesthetic for which she is known.
APOTHECARY’S GARDEN, CFA VOYSEY
The walls of this bathroom are hung with ‘Apothecary’s Garden’, a 1926 Charles Voysey design, which is printed by Trustworth Studios. The wallpaper adds interest to the simple scheme, and complements the painted panelling perfectly.
Artist and interior decorator Luke Edward Hall overhauled the bathroom in his London flat four years ago, putting in a roll top bath and a large shower. He decided to install tongue and groove panelling on the bottom half of the wall, which is painted in Farrow & Ball’s ‘Pigeon’.
WILLIAM YEOWARD GREEN FLORAL WALLPAPER
‘I feel the same way about bathrooms as I do bedrooms,’ says designer William Yeoward of this one in his guest cottage. ‘I use pictures, ceramics, or whatever it takes to make the room feel loved and hospitable. In this bathroom, I have used Designers Guild wallpaper and surrounded the bath with stoneware “cidre” bottles from Normandy. They date from around 1860; I love their colour.’
The Victorian style of the wallpaper pattern complements the Victorian chair that sits next to the bath, tying the room together.
FORNASETTI CLOUD WALL MURAL
The bold, scenic ‘Nuvole’ wallpaper by Fornasetti (available through Cole & Son) creates a theatrical atmosphere in this bathroom styled by Gabby Deeming. The curtain is by Ottolie Stevenson for Vanners, with a brass curtain pole and hold-back from Wemyss Houles.
The floor is Venetian marble from Lapicida, with the ‘Hayon Organico’ bath by Jamie Hayon for Bisazzo at C P Hart. The chair, from David Seyfried, is covered in ‘Calla Lilies’ by Rose Cummin from Dessin Fournir, available through Fromental.
VINTAGE FLORAL WALLPAPER
This spare bathroom in a renovated Georgian house was designed by Maria Speake of Retrouvius. While out shopping she found two rolls of this vintage wallpaper – just enough to cover one wall and make the space cosy without being fussy. The stone was reclaimed from Heathrow Terminal 2.
MAUNY’S PRIMEVÈRES WALLPAPER
Large red flowers scale the walls in this bathroom decor. This is Mauny’s classic design ‘Primevères’ and is available from Zuber, where it costs £490 for a 10-meter roll.
At Gateley Hall in Norfolk, owner Vivien Greenock has used her expertise as an interior designer to restore the once neglected eighteenth-century house to its former glory.
VINTAGE COLEFAX AND FOWLER’S RAMEAU FLEURIE
The bathroom in this country home belonging to Emma Burns illustrates her role as one of the leading interior design directors at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler; the room is papered with a Colefax and Fowler discontinued design, ‘Rameau Fleurie’ (see how to protect bathroom wallpaper from humidity here).
Other design ideas to steal include the decorative mirror and framed artwork, while the pretty bottles of decanted toiletries are another inspired touch.
SOANE’S SEAWEED LACE
Soane co-founder Lulu Lytle has used the company’s pretty ‘Seaweed Lace’ print in the bathroom of her own home, with the leaf green colourway giving the room a fresh and bright look.
ZUBER WALLPAPER ON CUPBOARD
A papered cupboard is a clever way of adding interest to a bathroom without committing to papering the entire room, and turns functional storage into a pretty feature.
This glamorous bathroom features a marble bath, a rug by Paul Smith for The Rug Company and a cupboard covered in a Zuber paper. The colour palette, dominated by taupe and soft pink, makes this space feel warm, cosy and luxurious.
Henri Fitzwilliam-Lay, the owner of this Victorian country house in Shropshire, has enhanced the interiors of this grand property with her signature mid-century aesthetic without compromising original features.
BLUE & WHITE BATHROOM WITH WALLPAPER
In her blue-and-white bathroom, owner Wendy enlarged and recoloured a fragment of Persian-inspired fabric by David Hicks to create the wallpaper. The overall look is elegant and timeless.
Wendy Nicholls of Colefax and Fowler has honed her personal and professional style in her London home, which is full of Victorian accents and unique accessories.
PINEAPPLE WALLPAPER IN BATHROOM
‘Pineapple’ wallpaper by Adelphi brightens up the cloakroom of a Victorian country house in Shropshire, while a glamorous chandelier completes the bold look. The sink curtain adds a country-style element to the pretty scheme.
Owner Henri Fitzwilliam-Lay has enhanced the interiors of this country house with her signature mid-century aesthetic without compromising original features.
‘MARTINIQUE’ BANANA LEAF WALLPAPER
The walls of the boldly decorated small bathroom in Rita Konig’s flat are lined in Hinson’s ‘Martinique’.
A small bathroom has been papered with ‘Botanical Tulips’ wallpaper by Twigs, available from Simon Playle, and is paired with bamboo furniture.
BATHROOM WITH BLUE FLORAL WALLPAPER
The blue and white floral wallpaper is Penny Morrison’s ‘Flower Berry’, the palette of which is reflected in the velvet-covered chair from Julian Chichester.
Since moving into her husband’s Wiltshire farmhouse, designer Sarah Vanrenen has enhanced its quirky charm, with an adjusted layout and unexpected colors.