Bathroom wallpaper ideas to upgrade your space

floral blue wallpaper in a bathroom above a white freestanding bath

Are you dreaming of creating a Zen retreat in your bathroom, or designing a bold look with a mix of patterns and colours but don’t know where to start? Enter: bathroom wallpaper ideas. 

According to research, Showers Direct say that bathroom wallpaper ideas are much in need right now. Wallpaper is the most popular bathroom trend in 2021 and I can totally see why. It’s easy to install and will instantly give your bathroom a new look.

The latest news in the interiors’ world is the launch of Graham & Brown’s Wallpaper of the Year 2022. Say hello to Restore, a calm and refreshing botanical trail design in a soft colour palette of cool whites and sky blues. It’s the ideal backdrop for a relaxing bubbly soak after work, right?

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Plus, their Colour of the Year 2022 Breathe, a fresh mid blue, complements this design perfectly. I’d create a cocooning feeling and paint the ceiling in this shade too. Add lots of house plants, natural textures and aromatherapy and you’ve got your favourite room in the house sorted.

blue floral wallpaper in a small bathroom with a white metro brick splashback behind a round sink on a countertop
Bathroom wallpaper ideas: Firstly, this is Graham & Brown‘s Wallpaper of the Year 2022 Restore, £65. It comes in three colourways: Midnight, Emerald and, pictured here, Sky. Create the ideal sanctuary at home with this inspiring design.

A DIY adventure or professionally hung: no matter

Be it a DIY adventure or professionally hung, as the bathroom is a really humid space, you need to make sure you choose the right wallpaper. So, go for waterproof designs to enjoy them for as long as possible and avoid mould, tears and water damage.

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Nowadays, there’s a wide range of designs, styles and colours to help you achieve your dream look, from going the maximalist route with tropical wallpaper to creating a spa destination at home with nature-inspired motifs, and even simply adding a pop of personality with an abstract design.

Ready to take a look at these stunning bathroom wallpaper designs? Then scroll down…

a gold floral design above a glass sink
Bathroom wallpaper ideas: Secondly, refresh your vanity area with the Milana gold wallpaper, £129, Olenka Design.
pink and green floral bathroom wallpaper above a jade green vanity unit
Bathroom wallpaper ideas: Thirdly, pink and green is still a very popular colour combo. So why not show your bathroom some love with the Palm Springs wallpaper, £175 per 3 rolls, from Mindthegap? Go for a mix of black and white tile styles for a bold look.

More stunning bathroom wallpaper ideas

floral green bathroom wallpaper in a dark green bathroom
Bathroom wallpaper ideas: Fourthly, for a cocooning feeling, match your flooring and tiles to the wallpaper. The deep green and teal shades of the Electric Lagoon White wallpaper are found throughout the scheme, £125, The Curious Department. Spotted the matching radiator, too?
neutral floral bathroom wallpaper above a grey freestanding bath with brass fittings
Bathroom wallpaper ideas: Create the perfect backdrop for a relaxing soak with a neutral wallpaper design like the Linen wildflower wallpaper by Carol Robinson, from £35 per sq m, Wallsauce.com.
floral blue bathroom wallpaper above white metro brick tiles behind a black vanity unit
Bathroom wallpaper ideas: Let your walls do the talking with the stand-out Mirk Mallard wallpaper. It’s £85 per roll from Woodchip and Magnolia.

Even more gorgeous designs for your bathroom

a geometrical design above green metro tiles, a white ceramic sink and brass taps
Bathroom wallpaper ideas: The Franny Spice wallpaper, £130, from Tatie Lou. It’s inspired by the colourful tiles in Portugal and features lush shades of turquoise, mustard and pink. So it’s perfect to refresh your scheme.
abstract navy bathroom wallpaper above rectangular blue tiles and a blue vanity unit
Bathroom wallpaper ideas: Go for a more abstract design on half your walls with A Beautiful Mind wallpaper in Denim Blue, £39, from Lust Home.
neutral wall panelling behind a freestanding tub and wooden floor
Bathroom wallpaper ideas: If you love wall panelling but want a quicker solution, choose wallpaper that imitates this design feature. White panelling wallpaper in light grey, £48 per roll, Mineheart.
a green floral design behind a white freestanding tub
Bathroom wallpaper ideas: Lastly, add a subtle pop of colour with the terrazzo effect Sorrento wallpaper in Emerald, £18, I Love Wallpaper.

So, which design caught your eye?

Featured image: Graham & Brown‘s Wallpaper of the Year 2022 Restore in Sky, £65.

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