Wallpaper can include bright colors and beautiful design to improve bathroom design.

Bathroom Wallpaper

When designing a bathroom, it is important to make sure that your wall is presentable while being subtle and stylish. Wallpaper can achieve this quite easily if it is used correctly. Several different designs and colors of wallpaper are available to you if you choose to go this route. Not every bathroom uses wallpaper, as some use paint. However, if you choose to incorporate wallpaper into your design, there are several benefits to doing so. In this guide, we will be covering the cost, application, variety and durability.


Variety of Wallpaper Designs
Variety of Wallpaper Designs - Balck and White

Like paint, wallpaper is available in thousands of different colors and designs. In other words, chances are that you will find a wallpaper design that will almost exactly fit your preferred design. A benefit to modern wall paper is the variety of patterns that can be printed on it. This gives you the freedom and ability to choose from a wide selection of designs and styles. If you are more of a hands on or creative person and decide that you want to paint your own design on your bathroom walls, personality is one of the most important aspects of a bathroom design. That being said, with the massive selection of wallpaper, your creativity can flow just as strongly. With many different designs, qualities, patterns and prices, take your time to choose your perfect wallpaper.


Bathroom wallpaper is one of the most versatile ways to create a beautiful bathroom environment. Patterns are extremely beautiful in a bathroom if used correctly. Therefore, patterned wallpaper can prove to be a great addition to your design. Patterns can come in essentially infinite different forms, so you have plenty of options to choose from. First of all, you can decide to choose a simple pattern. This can be anything from geometric shapes to stripes. This is a common way to utilize bathroom wallpaper in your bathroom design.

If you want a more intricate pattern in your design, consider something like a floral pattern. Aside from floral patterns you can incorporate some kind of abstract pattern. As you can see, there are many different patterns to choose from when it comes to wallpaper. Explore your options and find a pattern that will work best in your bathroom design. Wallpaper is very effective at incorporating patterns in a quick and efficient way, so consider this as well.

Solid Colors

Modern bathroom wallpaper can come in a variety of different patterns. However, sometimes it is best for you to incorporate one solid color. This is one of the easiest ways to incorporate wallpaper. This can be especially true if you are struggling to find a good pattern for your design. If you have a modern bathroom design, you should consider one solid color. Colors such as black and white will work great in this situation. If you have a monochromatic color scheme, the same can be said.

Solid colors will make a bathroom both beautiful and relaxing colors. Sometimes intricate patterns can be a bit much for some people. Because of this, solid colors are some of the best options when it comes to bathroom wallpaper ideas. In some cases, solid colors can also be cheaper because of the ease of production. If you are on a strict budget, this might be something to consider in terms of design. However, this isn't to say patterned wallpaper is not beautiful in its own right. Every type of bathroom wallpaper carries its own benefits. Take this into consideration before you make any major decisions.


The durability of bathroom wallpaper is perhaps one of the most important things about wallpaper in a bathroom. In a bathroom, condensation and water damage are very real things that will happen. High quality and durable wallpaper will be on the more pricey side, but will last in your bathroom for upwards of 20 years. The average lifespan of bathroom wallpaper is generally about 10 to 20 years ranging from the low/average quality to high quality. You definitely want to make sure that you choose a wallpaper with a high water resistance in order to ensure the longevity of your wallpaper as well as the overall design of your bathroom. At the end of the day, a lot of the decisions you are going to be making come down to personal choice and budget options, so take the time to really know what your bathroom needs for its specific design.


Bathroom wallpaper, like many other products, come in a variety of different qualities, meaning that the price will vary much of the time. To start off, it should be said that it is generally cheaper to paint your bathroom rather than wallpaper it. Cheap paint won’t necessarily be better in quality than cheap wallpaper however. Cheap paint tends to be much thinner and opaque than quality paint and cheap wallpaper tends to be thinner and less durable than the more quality wallpaper at a higher price.

Quality bathroom wallpaper that is on the more expensive side will be much more reliable and durable, so you will be getting what you pay for. Wall paper will typically cost $20-$60 a roll, so depending on the size of your bathroom, papering your bathroom walls can cost as low as $350 to upwards of $1000. Again, if you are choosing between paint and wallpaper while you are on a budget, you need to find the best combination of quality and cost so you can have the easiest possible situation for yourself.


Bathroom wallpaper application can be done in two ways. You can do it yourself or you can pay somebody else to do it. If you decide to apply the wallpaper yourself, you are going to have to put a little work into it. Aside from the wallpaper, you will need adhesive, a paint roller, paint brush, paint tray, putty knife, buckets, straight edge, level, utility knife, sandpaper and some possible other items to aid you in the process.

If you decide to hire somebody to apply your wallpaper, the average cost can be around $500-$800 depending on the size of your bathroom and the rates of the installation company. Some companies charge by the hour and some charge for the size of the bathroom/amount of wallpaper that needs to be installed, so it is important that you weigh your options to hopefully save as much money as possible.

Wallpaper Vs. Paint

There are many differences between wallpaper and paint. Depending on which one you choose, you will have to do a number of different things to accommodate each one. Firstly, you can choose wallpaper. Wallpaper needs to be applied with a number of different tools. You are going to need everything mentioned above, along with some possible other tools. A wallpaper application will cost more than a paint job as well, especially if you hire somebody else to do it. However, if you are dead set on wallpaper, this could be a very rewarding process for you.

If you want to paint your bathroom, there are several steps to take beforehand. Firstly, you need to make sure you have all of your tools and materials available. You will need a variety of items. For example, make sure you have paint brushes, rollers, trays, paint, plastic sheets to protect your surrounding area and anything else you might think of. It is important to be prepared before you start painting. Luckily, painting is much easier to do by yourself. As long as you are careful, you should not have any problems painting your bathroom. It is also important to note that painting your bathroom will also be much cheaper than applying wallpaper. Both wallpaper and paint come with benefits and drawbacks. Because of this, you should take your time to find the best option for your specific design.

Importance of High Quality Wallpaper

If you decide to incorporate wallpaper into your bathroom design, there are several thing to take into consideration. First, make sure it is high quality. This means that you have to look for several things. The first thing you should look for is how durable the wallpaper is. The last thing you want is a low quality wallpaper that might rip easily. To avoid this, stick with the higher quality materials. You should also consider how much the wallpaper is in terms of price. Price doesn't always tell the quality of the wallpaper, but it does say something.

You should also, of course, consider the design of the bathroom wallpaper. It is extremely important that you choose a design that you like because it will be there for a while. Therefore, you should pick out a number of design that you like, then narrow it down to one for you. You should definitely take your time during the buying process.

Final Note

Your wallpaper is an important piece for your bathroom in terms of both the conservation and design of your bathroom. If you need any help, contact a professional. Applying your wallpaper can be a bit tricky, so it is important to do it correctly the first time.