Decorating a bathroom with wallpaper is one decorating task that the majority of people worry about the most. Is the wallpaper going to peel off? Will soap suds and bathroom grime wipe off easily without ruining the paper?
These questions are all important. However, they can also put people like you and me off proceeding with the task, that in the end could create a truly magnificent bathroom.
This blog will explain to you the reasons why decorating your bathroom with wallpaper is a good idea and the things to look out for when buying and installing the wallpaper.
Why Is The Demand For Wallpaper In A Bathroom So High?
We have all come across wallpaper in living rooms, bedrooms, hallways and dining rooms. On the odd occasion, you might come across a wallpaper in a commercial bathroom or toilet. With the love of interior design, wallpaper is now becoming increasingly popular in residential bathrooms. We believe that we might have the answer for this.
Wallpaper is a quick and easy way to add personality and a pop of colour to a bathroom. Bathrooms are usually very clinical looking spaces. A stylish and eye-catching bathroom for your guests to be stunned by is equally as important as a clean and sterile bathroom. Imagine a bright and colourful wallpaper behind your white bathroom amenities.
Rooms such as living rooms and bedrooms will generally get redecorated more so than a bathroom. We think that a bathroom deserves as much love and attention as all the other rooms in your house. Whether you change your bathroom furniture every couple of years or not, a wallpaper is a clever and cost-efficient way of updating the room on a regular basis.
The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the house. You, your family and your guests will all use this room frequently throughout the day. Therefore, we think it is so important to make your bathroom look as good as it possibly can be.
What would you say if we told you that wallpaper would be easier to clean than tiles?
A wipeable wallpaper is so much quicker and easier to clean than tiles. Wallpaper has no grout lines for unwanted particles to collect. Decorate your bathroom with wallpaper and you will never have to scrub the walls with a toothbrush again.
Using Wallpaper In Your Bathroom
You may be wondering where exactly wallpaper would look good in your bathroom. Are you? Well, we have a couple of ideas that may inspire you.
Why not consider a wallpaper border to go around a mirror, window or door? A wallpaper border is a great way to frame something without using any extra wall space. Whilst we are on the subject of frames, using a smaller piece of wallpaper and framing it in a picture frame is an easy way to add pattern and colour to your bathroom. Think of this as a piece of wall art to hang on your bathroom wall.
Using wallpaper to create a feature wall behind your bath or toilet is a great way to create an inspiring atmosphere within your very own bathroom. Prints such as palm leaves, birds or flowers can produce the most relaxing environment for you to take a hot soak in the bath.
Things To Think About
Before buying a wallpaper for your bathroom we would suggest always checking if it is suitable for bathroom installation. The reason for this is because many wallpapers will not withstand the humidity and dampness that a bathroom will produce.
On the other hand, some wallpapers are suitable for bathrooms. If it is, always read the installation instructions carefully. We would also recommend using or speaking to an experienced decorator and to test the wallpaper in your bathroom environment before purchasing a whole roll. Many wallpaper stores, including us here at beut, will provide a sampling service.
There are splash proof wallpapers out there on the market. Areas close to the sink, bath or shower will frequently get damp. A splash proof wallpaper should prevent the wallpaper from being destroyed. It goes without saying that soaking wet areas such as inside the shower, are probably not the best spaces to hang a wallpaper.
Bathrooms will always get humid. A good ventilation system and frequently opened windows should protect the wallpaper for as long as possible. The suitability of the wallpaper will depend on how steamy the room is.
A decorator’s varnish such as Polyvine can be purchased to protect wallpaper from things such as water, finger marks, scuffing, colour fading and abrasion. Polyvine is highly rated by many wallpaper experts. Beut cannot guarantee Polyvine.
We would recommend using vinyl wallpaper in bathrooms. Vinyl is easy to clean and water-resistant.