9 Bathroom Wallpaper Ideas to Revamp a Powder Room

Bring fresh pattern and color to your bathroom with these chic bathroom wallpaper ideas from Instagram.

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An interior view of a small downstairs toilet, with wood cladding, panelling painted blue and peacock feather pattern wallpaper looking through the hallway toward the lounge with vinyl wood effect flooring within a homeJOHN KEEBLE/GETTY IMAGES

Whether you’re redecorating a half-bath or ensuite bathroom, there’s opportunity to make bold choices in terms of style and design. One easy way to transform a bathroom—especially a small powder room—is to incorporate modern wallpaper. From adding a statement wall behind the bathroom mirror to covering the ceiling, there are many ways to apply wallpaper to your washroom.

Check out nine inspiring bathroom wallpaper ideas for any design aesthetic.

Geometric Bathroom Wallpaper
Courtesy @pinestreethouse/instagram

Geometric Bathroom Wallpaper

Add pizzazz to your bathroom with a wallpaper accent wall like this one from @pinestreethouse. Your bathroom will come to life with pattern and color without the commitment of papering the entire space.

Elegant Blue Bathroom Wallpaper
Courtesy @houseofhaires/instagram

Elegant Blue Bathroom Wallpaper

With the endless amount of wallpaper options, how do you decide on the right pattern for your bathroom?

To achieve the same elegant style as this space from @houseofhaires, start with a single color inspiration and use it in the wallpaper and bathroom vanity—in this case, light blue. The calming colorway gives the traditional treetop pattern a fresh twist.

Striped Bathroom Wallpaper
@ellyettphotography/Courtesy @ddiyinteriors/instagram

Striped Bathroom Wallpaper

The vertical stripe pattern in this bathroom by @ddiyinteriors looks gorgeous and draws the eye up. This makes the small bathroom seem bigger and brings attention to the lovely cathedral ceiling. We’re also swooning over the dark green color and the matching green tile floor.

Photographer: @ellyettphotography

Playful Bathroom Wallpaper
Courtesy @nikkricc/instagram

Playful Bathroom Wallpaper

When choosing bathroom wallpaper, don’t play it safe! A compact space like a powder room is the perfect opportunity to go bold and colorful, like this playful orange and pink design by @nikkricc. The citrus wallpaper delivers a touch of modern whimsy without overpowering the room, and it coordinates beautifully with the matching wall tile.

Vintage Boho Bathroom Wallpaper
Courtesy @sprucingup.mamahood/instagram

Vintage Boho Bathroom Wallpaper

To find the perfect wallpaper for her kid’s bathroom, Rachel Hoback of @sprucingup.mamahood searched for hours.

“Since this bathroom is technically for my two boys, I wanted something that was fun and playful, and gender-neutral,” she writes. “I immediately loved this Scandinavian wallpaper when I saw it! The colors were perfect, and it plays off of the 1970s vibe from the original bathroom.”

Indigo Bathroom Wallpaper
Courtesy @westrosedesign/intstagram

Indigo Bathroom Wallpaper

This bathroom makeover by @westrosedesign features peel-and-stick wallpaper with thin white lines and dots against a rich blue background, which creates the illusion of indigo-dyed cloth.

Peel-and-stick is the perfect option for beginners because it’s easy to install (no paste needed!). And whenever you’re ready for a change, it’s easy to remove without damaging the wall.

Dark Floral Bathroom Wallpaper
@natkay.ca/Courtesy @whitehousedesigns.ca/instagram

Dark Floral Bathroom Wallpaper

Floral wallpaper is not new, but the current trend of intricate florals with dark backgrounds provides a sultry decadence, as showcased here in this bathroom by @whitehousedesigns.ca.

Before choosing a dark and busy pattern, make sure your bathroom gets plenty of natural light to keep a small space from feeling cramped.

Photographer: @natkay.ca

Bold Pink Bathroom Wallpaper
Courtesy @takethecannoli_/instagram

Bold Pink Wallpaper

This oversized tropical floral-print with a bright pink background makes a big impact in this gorgeous bathroom by @takethecannoli_.

When taking a risk with bold, colorful wallpaper, consider covering the bottom half of the wall with wood or tile wainscoting. The white subway tile shown here helps ground the space and balance out the vibrant wallpaper.

Sophisticated Bathroom Wallpaper
@margaret.wright/Courtesy @laurenlarowedesign/instagram

Sophisticated Bathroom Wallpaper

If bright and bold wallpaper isn’t your style, soft and subtle can be just as successful. This bathroom by @laurenlarowedesign appears chic and elegant thanks to the pastel colors and refined pattern. We also love the art deco shell design. It’s the perfect combo of a classic design trend with a modern twist.

Photographer: @margaret.wright

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Erica Young
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