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Bathroom Wallpaper: Everything You Need To Know

16 April 2021

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Bathroom wallpaper? Yes, you can!


When it comes to interior design, wallpaper patterns and murals are making a comeback and there is a good reason why. Using bathroom wallpaper is an easy and practical way to transform a room by giving it personality without taking up any space. This is especially relevant for bathrooms, powder rooms and toilets, where usable space is often limited.

Although it might seem that bathrooms need to be nothing more than clean and functional, you’d be surprised at the positive impact of a good bathroom wallpaper pattern or mural. So, if you want to make your bathroom, powder room or toilet a more stylish and enjoyable space by adding wallpaper, keep reading to find out how.

 

Grey & Green Exotic Tropical Bird Wallpaper

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What’s the best type of bathroom wallpaper?


The first thing that needs to be addressed is whether or not wallpaper is suitable for a bathroom. The short answer, in most cases, is yes, as FEATHR wallpapers are a breathable non-woven material which is great for use in a bathroom. What needs to be considered however, is whether there is a lot of water splashing in the area and whether the bathroom has good ventilation. Although there are ways to protect it, wallpaper shouldn’t be in direct contact with water. Walls in powder rooms and bathrooms that are not exposed to water are a great place to add a luxurious touch to your bathroom decor.   

 

Cream & Green Cherry Blossom Wall Mural

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Do I need waterproof wallpaper?


Nowadays, homes are better ventilated and wallpaper materials have drastically improved. With that in mind, the best wallpaper choice for a bathroom environment would be a non-woven wallpaper.  This is different to a waterproof wallpaper, which is usually a plastic vinyl wallpaper that won’t breathe: you can also protect a non-woven wallpaper from water splashes by using our clever varnish trick (see below!).  Best of all, with FEATHR breathable non-woven bathroom wallpaper the moisture isn’t locked in the wall. As a bonus point – the FEATHR wallpapers are very easy to install, which makes it even more appealing for both homeowners and commercial projects. In addition to non-woven bathroom wallpaper it is advisable that you use a mold and mildew resistant wallpaper adhesive.

 

Blue and Yellow Ocean Beach Wallpaper Mural

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How to install your bathroom wallpaper


What you might be wondering next is whether bathroom wallpaper is complicated to install and remove. Well, you do not need to worry about this either, since non-woven wallpaper makes this process easy. 

Unlike the wallpaper which was used in the past, non-woven wallpaper does not need to be wetted and glued. Instead, the process now consists of applying the adhesive directly to the wall first and then hanging the bathroom wallpaper. What you need to make sure of beforehand is that all the light fixtures are removed and that you have a proper paste-the-wall glue, also known as adhesive for non-woven wallpaper. Using the correct paste-the-wall glue will ensure that the wallpaper can also be removed easily without leaving any residue. Make sure to use only new and unopened boxes of paste in order to ensure that the mix retains its full adhesive strength.
After applying a generous layer of paste-the-wall wallpaper adhesive, you will have enough time to adjust the wallpaper before it dries. FEATHR wallpaper murals come in 50cm wide drops, making them easy to hang.

This is an easy process for those who are into DIY projects, however, you can always choose to leave this task to professional installers and enjoy the results.

 

cream nautical rope bathroom wallpaper Lo

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Protecting your bathroom wallpaper


If you’re asking “do I need a vinyl wallpaper for bathrooms?”, then the answer is not necessarily.  If splashes and stains are still causing you concerns about using bathroom wallpaper, then don’t worry – there’s a solution for that without buying expensive (and un-breathable) plastic vinyl wallpaper. First, make sure to take all the appropriate measures beforehand such as applying a mold-proof primer or a mold-proof adhesive and installing a proper ventilation system if you can. 

After installing your bathroom wallpaper, you can apply a clear acrylic decorators varnish over it in order to boost its resistance. Varnish not only does a great job for protecting bathroom wallpaper against water splashes, but it also gives an extra protection against stains. You should also make sure to leave the bathroom door and window open after bathing so that the steam can escape easier. Lastly, you can wipe clean FEATHR wallpaper with using a soft cloth to remove dust and light debris.

 

Silver & White Romantic Pattern Wallpaper Mural

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Finding bathroom wallpaper ideas


We are finally getting closer to the most fun part. When deciding to wallpaper your bathroom, another important aspect that you need to consider is which walls and surfaces you plan to cover. Softer colors and simpler patterns can work well for covering all the bathroom walls. However, if you want to choose a vibrant colorful wallpaper, consider creating a “statement wall” and choose something lighter for the accompanying walls. Of course, such bold patterns could work well too, if for example, only the upper half of the walls is covered with wallpaper, while the lower half remains plain.

Since wallpaper can offer many unique and personalized designs that other materials can’t, you should not hesitate to choose a distinctive pattern that perfectly fits your personal style.

However, if a particular print or pattern doesn’t come to mind then we’ll gladly make some suggestions.

 

Cream Distressed Shabby Chic Walll Mural

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Wallpaper for small bathrooms, or large


Floral wallpapers and murals are another popular aesthetic for bath wallpaper. It must be because they have a soft feel and are often associated with a fresh fruity atmosphere. The best thing about floral wallpaper designs are their versatility. You can find different sets of size, colors and artworks, so even if you don’t see yourself as someone who enjoys this aesthetic – you might be surprised.  Depending on the design in question, floral wallpapers and murals can be used both for a statement wall or for covering all of the wall surfaces in your bathroom or powder room.  Whether you have a large or small bathroom, it’s a great room to indulge in some bold and fun patterned wallpaper.

 

green chinoiserie wallpaper in bathroom

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Modern bathroom wallpaper design


When it comes to print designs for your bathroom wallpaper, contemporary can mean a lot of things. For example, you can choose abstract geometric shapes, some more artistic bathroom wallpaper murals or even line drawings of flowers and animals. The most important thing here is to not be afraid of patterns and colors as they can work very well for certain spaces. When it comes to bathroom wallpaper, mix and match is a common practice. This means that you can easily combine different colors and patterns for different surfaces and create a statement wall with the most memorable wallpaper design.

 

Teal & Grey Abstract Wallpaper mural

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Powder room wallpaper & downstairs toilet wallpaper


If you want to make your bathroom or powder room the most memorable space in your home, then there’s another wallpaper design trend that you might be interested in. This trend includes tropical wallpapers and wall murals with jungle motifs which are becoming increasingly popular for a good reason.

Using bathroom wallpaper with animal prints and illustrations such as birds and other flamingos will definitely make your bathroom stand out. FEATHR offers plenty of tropical bathroom wallpapers and jungle wallpaper murals that will help you transform your bathroom.

This is an especially fun style to try in a powder room or a downstairs toilet, where you can really make a small space POP with fresh colours and funky tropical bathroom wallpaper.

 

green tropical flamingo bathroom wallpaper

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Will bathroom wallpaper be expensive?


As we already mentioned before, wallpaper is generally less costly than other materials that are usually used for bathroom walls. Another positive angle is the fact that bathrooms are usually significantly smaller than other rooms in the house and therefore have less wall surface. In other words, there is a big chance that you won’t need more than one wallpaper roll for your bathroom or powder room. This means that opting for bathroom wallpaper or a powder room wallpaper mural probably won’t be a huge financial burden. However, it will most definitely be a unique and fun change for your surroundings.

FEATHR offers a wide range of non-woven wallpaper prints and murals that you can choose for your bathroom or powder room wallpaper. If you are looking for extra hard wearing materials, you are still at the right place, since all of our wallpaper designs come in vinyl wallpaper materials too.

 

cream Terrazzo wallpaper

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If you want to discover more great wallpaper ideas for your bathroom, downstairs toilet, powder room or cloakroom visit the Feathr bathroom wallpaper collections.

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