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10 beautiful bathroom wall decor ideas

Your bathroom might not be a central focus of your home, but that doesn't mean it has to look dull or drab. With these 10 beautiful bathroom wall decor ideas, you can turn your bathroom from simple to stylish. 

Whether your style is subtle or bold, you can decorate your bathroom wall with practically any type of art you might display in other parts of your home. However, some types of art aren't suited to a moist bathroom environment. 

In this article: Yoooahu Bathroom Decor Wall Art, Jetec Bathroom Wall Art and Kate and Laurel Sylvie Skate Dogs.

Types of bathroom wall decor

You'll find two main types of bathroom wall decor: prints and 3D wall art. You might choose to stick to just one or have some of both types of pieces to create texture and interest. 

  • Prints: Prints of paintings, photographs or other artwork are ideal for bathrooms. They are usually affordable and stand up to the humid environment well when framed correctly. 
  • 3D wall art: 3D wall art can take many forms, including signs and sculptural pieces. This type of art is usually more expensive than prints, but it's great if you're looking for a standout statement piece for your bathroom.

Bathroom wall decor ideas

Because you could choose from basically any piece of wall art to decorate your bathroom, it can help to narrow it down by making your ideas more specific. 

  • Go with a theme: Some people like to stick to a nautical or ocean-related theme for bathrooms, but it doesn't have to be as on the nose as this. You could choose any theme, from football to flowers. 
  • Stick to a color palette: You might prefer to mix the theme of the art on your bathroom walls but opt for a common color palette to tie pieces together. 
  • Create a gallery wall: Gallery walls might be more common in living rooms or bedrooms, but they can look great in bathrooms too. They're especially effective in large bathrooms or those with a large, unused bit of wall space. 
  • Use a statement piece: Rather than choosing a number of small works of art, you could stick with a single statement piece that is carefully positioned. Large prints and sculptural pieces make great statement items.

What can I put on my bathroom walls? 

Since it's a moist environment, you might be wondering what you can put on your bathroom walls without ruining it. It's safe to put prints on your bathroom wall as long as you put them in appropriate frames. Ideally, they should also have a waterproof backing. You can put unframed printed canvases in your bathroom, just hang them flush with the wall so moisture doesn't drip down the back. 

Avoid putting any original paintings in your bathroom because they are more susceptible to damage and aren't replaceable in the same way that standard prints are. By the same logic, avoid hanging expensive limited edition prints that you couldn't replace if they got damaged by moisture over time. Also avoid fabric wall hangings, as these absorb moisture from the air and may start to smell musty after a while.

Best bathroom wall decor

Yoooahu Bathroom Decor Wall Art

Each featuring a different sea creature, you can hang these four canvases in a square, in a line, in an irregular or offset pattern or on different walls. They're available in sizes from 8 by 8 inches each to 24 by 24 inches each.

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Brittany Zeller-Holland Shark Print

A nod to the ocean means this shark print doesn't look out of place in a bathroom. It features three species — the tiger shark, hammerhead and great white shark — and is available either framed or unframed.

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IHeartWallArtPrints Skater Girl Vintage Style Print of Woman on Skateboard

Whether you're a fan of skating or you just want something a bit unusual to decorate your bathroom, this vintage photographic print is a whimsical choice. It's available on paper in three sizes from A3 to A1 or as a canvas print in a range of dimensions.

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Jetec Bathroom Wall Art

This four-piece wall art is perfect for creating the kind of bathroom that feels like a relaxing space. It's available in a range of color combinations, and you can choose the configuration in which you'll hang the pieces, giving you freedom to decorate as you please.

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Mister Arthurious First Edition Book Cover Art Print

If you're a fan of books, why not bring your love of literature into the bathroom? These prints feature the first edition covers of a range of classics, including "Pride and Prejudice," "Jane Eyre" and "The Picture of Dorian Gray."

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AnimalPaperPrints Cat Rainbow Decor Print

This print of rainbow-hued felines make perfect wall art for cat lovers, rainbow lovers — or both. It comes in sizes from roughly 8 by 12 inches to 18 by 24 inches, either framed or unframed.

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Kate and Laurel Sylvie Skate Dogs

This cute print could cheer up any bathroom and is an offbeat choice for fans of colorful art. You can choose from two sizes — 18 by 24 inches or 24 by 33 inches — both of which come framed in either a natural or dark walnut frame.

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Jacqueline Schmidt Sea of Love

Featuring a range of gorgeous illustrations of sea creatures and a message of love, this print is stylish yet sentimental. It measures 12 by 18 inches and is printed on recycled newsprint paper.

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Biewoos Modern Rustic 3D Bath Sign

If you're looking for wall decor that's distinctly bathroom-themed, this shiplap "bath" sign has a rustic feel to it while still looking contemporary. It is easy to hang and includes all the mounting accessories you'll need.

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Chrissy Lull Lucky Bonsai Moss Wall Art

This gorgeous piece of wall art is shaped like a bonsai with moss to recreate the leaves. If you're looking for an eye-catching statement piece for your bathroom, this is an excellent option.

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