How To Choose The Best Wallpaper For a Bathroom: Part 1

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Finding bathroom wallpaper ideas can be a difficult task, some might even view a bathroom as one of the more challenging environments to style. To help get you started with picking a style for your bathroom wallpaper, we’ve compiled a range of tips for picking wallpaper colours, wallpaper patterns and creating the kind of theme you have in mind:

Which vinyl wallpaper works best in the bathroom?

The fact that there’s moisture within the bathroom space, is a concern but one that can be placated. We will cover ways to deal with this concern later.  For some people, choosing their bathroom space is more about not ending up with a standard white and chrome design scheme. Although, there’s nothing wrong with an elegant design scheme, but with bathroom wallpaper, you have a vehicle to emphasise and express any theme or atmosphere that you wish.

This wallpaper, for example, emphasises elegance by taking a vintage, floral-inspired twist. The artist, Jessica Warrwick, loves to illustrate the feeling of fun, whimsical movement combined with the opulent abundance of the natural world. The result is a bathroom wallpaper with muted tones that creates a classy environment.

Choose Your Prefernce from Options Like: 

  • rustic wallpaper
  • modern wallpaper
  • floral wallpaper
  • landscape wallpaper
  • photographic wallpaper
  • textured wallpaper designs

Adding a Personal Touch

Unlike a shared space like a living room, which needs to be welcoming to guests, a bathroom is more of an experimental space. It’s popular when styling a bathroom to come across more striking themes and creativity, that relates strongly to a couple or someone’s personal taste. This means that the approach for designing your wallpaper will differ, depending on personal preference, the colour scheme, and fixtures you’ve chosen for the bathroom.

Bathrooms are often associated with the theme of nature which can be important to someone for a variety of reasons.

For some, nature is where they feel at peace. For others, the intricate detail and vibrant colours that nature serves to us on a platter are too much to resist when designing a bathroom wallpaper. Both the atmosphere created by nature and the detail of the wildlife and floral forms are important elements to a natural wallpaper.

The detail of the natural forms is brought to life by specific colours that have a purpose within the piece, the same way nature’s purpose within a bathroom wallpaper provides a sense of calm.

Selecting the right material on which to print your wallpaper

Bathrooms are wet spaces, subject to steam, splashes, spills and drips, wherever they might occur, so you need a wallpaper that will be able to stand the test of time. Steam is a primary factor that makes choosing a wallpaper for your bathroom a bit tricky. Steam can make wallpaper curl and decay designs, so it’s important to pick a durable surface to print your wallpaper on.

For starters choose solid vinyl, fabric-backed vinyl or paper-backed vinyl, as these provide the best splash proof wallpaper surfaces. Picking a plastic-based material will have result in a slight sheen or noticeable reflection, but the plastic nature of the material allows you to clean your wallpaper gently and easily. It also makes the wallpaper slightly water resistant, and this can help with any splashes of water or droplets of moisture left on the walls.

Vinyl wallpaper with a woven backing is also great for the bathroom, as it provides durability against slightly harsher scrubs and nicks. The textured nature of the wallpaper also provides creative room for enhancing the artwork or design. Certain imagery, like rustic wallpapers, vintage wallpapers and floral wallpapers can benefit from this additional texture for added intricate detail.

Part 2- coming soon…

For any practical advice or assistance, call the Tiletoria Sales Team or visit your closest showroom. Tiletoria Paarden Eiland is an official retailer of Robin Sprong Wallpaper so pop in store for inspiration or to get a quote.

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