Creative Bathroom Walls

October 7, 2020

You start and end your day in the bathroom, so make sure your bathroom design caters to all your needs. It should also reflect your personality and complement your style. As the bathroom design is an enclosed space separate from the rest of the house, you can be as creative as you like, and put your own personal stamp on each bathroom. Your powder room can be a Victorian sanctuary off a contemporary hallway, or your family bathroom can be a Scandi dream at the top of a rustic staircase. One way to really express yourself in a bath remodel is by getting creative with your bathroom walls.

bath design with feature tile wall

Brush It Off

When it comes to painting your bath remodel, it’s worth investing in paint designed for bathrooms. It’s more expensive but it is mold and mildew resistant and fully waterproof. It comes in every shade and finish so you can opt for a bathroom color scheme that’s as invigorating or relaxing as you want.

Go Back to Vinyl

Today’s vinyl wallpaper is a big improvement from its predecessor and comes in the latest looks. Walls need to be smooth and finished in a way that will grip the vinyl. The size of your remodel should dictate the scale of the pattern. Large wall designs can overwhelm a small space, but clever use of stripes can lengthen or balance disproportionate walls. Just be aware that not all vinyl is fully waterproof, so in that case, simply keep it to a feature wall or use it in a powder room that will not be as prone to splashing.

Get In Shape

bathroom with black tile wall

Tiles are often the go-to choice for bath design as they are fully waterproof and come in a huge range of shapes and colors to suit all budgets and styles. Experiment with materials and textures such as granite or glass and think about how much, if not all, of the wall to tile. Change up the look of a tiled wall by using colored grout, such as dark gray grout against white subway tile. Remember the more grout lines you have the higher maintenance your design is as grout must be kept clean to keep your tile design fresh. Consider the size of your tile and find the right balance of tile to grout lines to suit your space.

bathroom design with large format tile

Beady Eye

Wood is a warm option for walls when treated properly. Beadboards are a great option for more traditional or relaxed bath designs. They must be finished in waterproof gloss paint, but you can push the boat out when choosing a color that will either pop or blend into your design.

Fake It to Make It

If you’re on a tight budget or are renovating to sell, consider tileboard. It looks like ceramic tiles, but it is made from melamine. Single sheet plastics, laminates, and PVC options are also available in exciting colors and shapes and are perfect for jazzing up a wall if you need a quick fix. White acrylic panels are ideal to wrap around bath or shower walls and last a long time. The only downside to their seamless look is that if damaged, the entire panel must be replaced.

Stone Cold Stunning

Natural stone walls give amazing texture to a bathroom design. They look sophisticated and are waterproof but can be a little slippery when leaned on. Stone resin is also popular and even more durable.

shower design with pebble tile

A Clear Choice

Glass is another waterproof material that gives walls a unique look. For a contemporary vibe, try walls of glass cubes or glass panels around showers and tubs. You could even use an entire wall of frosted glass around a master bathroom for a bright and modern design.

bathroom with glass block wall

The materials you use on your wall can make or break the look and feel of your bath design. You can change the layout of your bathroom along with the tone and style just with your choice of location, material, texture, and color for walls. Contact us today to discuss your bathroom remodel and see how the sky’s the limit in bath design.