15 Bathrooms With Beautiful Wall Decor That Will Inspire a Refresh

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If we had to bet, we're willing to stake our money on the fact that your bathroom walls currently stand completely bare. (Like, straight-out-of-the-shower bare!) But the funny part is, we spend hours sifting through Pinterest inspiration and deliberating over the perfect art for our bedroom and living room, but our washroom walls never cross our minds. In case you're not catching our drift, we're telling you you're missing out on some serious home décor real estate. 

Whether you have four blank walls screaming for some personality or just a tiny space over your toilet that's missing a certain something, we have 15 bathroom wall art ideas to upgrade possibly the most neglected space in your home. From wallpaper to simple paint tricks, here's what you need to turn your blank canvas into a work of art. You'll thank us for the next time nature calls, and you have something beautiful to look at.

Here are our picks for the best bathroom wall decor to spruce up your space.

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Mix Wainscoting + Wallpaper

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Design: Emily Henderson Design, Photo: Sara Tramp

This is a match made in bathroom heaven if we've ever seen one. The painted wainscoting adds a certain sophistication to this space, while the graphic wallpaper ups the cool factor. The combo is equal parts polished and artsy, but still, totally cohesive.

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Hang Framed Art

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Design: Emily Henderson Design, Photo: Tessa Neustadt

There must be a handful of retired frames lying around your house. Dig them up and make a new home for them in your powder room. We love how whimsy these three seemingly unrelated framed pieces of art look in this bright white washroom.

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Install Printed Wallpaper

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Design: Anne Sage and Caroline Ingraham Lee, Photo: Anne Sage

If you're looking to make a major statement, look no further than a bold wallpaper. The truth is, even if you know nothing about interior design, installing a patterned wallpaper makes any space look professionally decorated. And by that point, all the other details will just fall into place.

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Add Seasonal Props

There's nothing like being able to transform your space from cabin-in-Aspen vibes to a-beach-getaway-in-Tulum feel every time the seasons change. Hanging seasonal props in your bathroom is an easy swap, plus, it doubles as storage for all those straw hats you have lying around. Talk about a win-win.

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Play With Floor-to-Ceiling Tile

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Design: Emily Henderson Design, Photo: Sara Tramp

Aside from your kitchen, there are few rooms in your home that can handle a floor-to-ceiling tile installation. Truly, when's the last time you saw tiled walls in a living room? Do yourself a favor and use that to your advantage. The end result will look so expensive and totally polished. Now, get out there and play with styles, grout colors, shapes, and patterns.

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Bring in a Beauty Product Shelfie

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Design: Emily Henderson Design, Photo: Sara Tramp 

We always need more space to store our favorite beauty products, so why not display your trendy toiletries in a way that doubles as art. A few shelves on an empty wall or a built-in window will instantly bring tons of personality to any powder room. And get this, there's an entire hashtag dedicated to a perfectly curated #shelfie, so you'll ensure your bathroom is always Instagrammable.

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DIY a Gallery Wall

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 Design: Honestly WTF, Photo: Andrea Posadas

Redecorating doesn't have to cost a fortune. With some printed images, a few rolls of colorful Washi tape, and this bathroom inspiration, you can DIY a gorgeous gallery wall without making holes in your wall. (Put a pin in this one, renters!) Create a composition of cohesive prints on your bathroom wall and fashion some faux frames with strips of tape.

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Hang a Mural

Murals come in all shapes, sizes, styles, and colors, and thanks to the invention of peel-and-stick wallpaper, it's easy enough to install in a single afternoon. Murals differ from traditional wallpaper in the sense that they make up a single, large image, rather than a full pattern repeat. Try an abstract composition or go with something literal like a photo ripped straight from a nature scene. 

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Hang a Statement Mirror

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Design: Grey Hunt Interiors, Photo: Christy Kosnic

Every powder room needs a mirror, but one with a unique frame can double as beautiful and functional artwork. If you're working with a tight budget, flea markets and thrift stores are the perfect places to find one-of-a-kind styles. Additionally, you can play with spray paints or metallic leafing to create a custom piece that looks right at home in your bathroom.

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Stick on a Wall Decal

Sometimes you just need a little something to make your bathroom feel more like you. A dainty wall decal like this one that says, "get naked" elevates the space in a unique way. And if this doesn't add a touch of personality to your space, we don't know what will.

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Go Oversized

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Design: Studio DIY, Photo: Jeff Mindell

If you have a single blank wall in your washroom, hanging an oversized framed piece of artwork will transform your space with minimal effort. (Think: a single nail and five minutes of your time.) Look for abstract paintings, landscape photography, and graphic prints to add a gorgeous focal point to your previously neglected space.

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Hang a Gallery Wall

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Design: Melanie Jade Design, Photo: Melanie Jade Design 

Chances are you're really proud of the gallery wall you have hanging above your couch in your living room. Who said you couldn't create one in your washroom too? Shop a collection of framed pieces and get to work configuring your design. The way we see it, any blank space is a new opportunity for a gallery wall.

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Lean Art on Built-in Shelves

Wall art doesn't have to hang on your wall to make an impression on your space. These built-in shelves with curated accessories give this minimal bathroom a personality upgrade. And yes, this absolutely counts as wall art.

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Try a Custom Paint Job

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Photo: James Carriere

Never underestimate the power of a paint bucket and some painter's tape. Create any design, from horizontal stripes to abstract shapes with a paintbrush and a little creativity. And voilá, you made wall art.

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Add Some Greenery

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 Design: Amy Sherlaw Interiors, Photo: Alex McIntosh

It truly doesn't get better than living wall art. Mount a few of your treasured plant babies directly onto your bathroom wall for an installation that literally breathes new life into your space. Plus, the steam from your shower will make for a hospitable space for your greenery.