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Using Wallpaper in Bathrooms: 7 Things to Keep in Mind

When we decorate our homes, we often don’t give the bathroom enough attention. That might be because it’s a very personal and intimate space—but honestly, that’s all the more reason to make sure to decorate your bathroom in a way that looks great and sets you at ease. 

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Wallpaper might not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of bathroom decorations, but we’re here to tell you that it should most definitely be on your list! Fathead’s peel and stick wallpaper is available in a huge range of designs and can look amazing in your bathroom. Here are seven things you need to know when applying it. 

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1. Peel and stick wallpaper will make your life much easier. 

Let’s not kid ourselves: Traditional wallpaper can be a pain in the butt to apply. It requires special glue and a lot of patience and skill. That’s not to say that it can’t come out looking good, but it can certainly make your life more difficult than it has to be, and that’s doubly true in the bathroom. 

Peel and stick vinyl wallpaper, on the other hand, is super durable, looks great and is really easy to apply. If you’re considering wallpaper in your bathroom, going with peel and stick wallpaper is a great way to make the process easier and get a result that looks great. 

2. Take advantage of the variety of wallpaper patterns available. 

The wallpaper in your bathroom should suit you and your home decor, which is why Fathead has made sure that our peel and stick wallpaper has a huge variety of designs and patterns available. Our selection includes everything from a classic brick pattern to a sleek stone pattern to cute animal and cartoon patterns. 

Decorating a bathroom for kids’ bedrooms? See our selection of fun kids’ and nursery wallpaper. Of course, there’s also our classic and mega-popular sports wallpaper that makes a great choice if you want to stay in the game even when you’re answering the call of nature. 

3. Wallpaper is ideal for half-baths.

Moisture is the biggest problem for wallpaper in bathrooms, but you can easily get around that by applying wallpaper in half-baths (bathrooms with only a sink and a toilet). Eliminating the moisture from the tub and shower solves a lot of the problems that you can encounter with wallpaper in a bathroom. Many homes have a half-bath near recreation areas like a fan cave or game room, and this is an ideal place to deploy your peel and stick wallpaper. 

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4. Apply wallpaper away from the shower or tub. 

All that isn’t to say that you can’t use wallpaper in a full bathroom, only that you need to carefully choose where you apply it. As you might expect, the best place for wallpaper in a bathroom is as far away as possible from the shower or the tub. 

This can actually lead to some fun creative uses of wallpaper, especially if your bathroom has features like a powder room, jack-and-jill bathroom or toilet stall. Adding peel and stick wallpaper in these areas is a great way to set them apart and create contrast in your bathroom. 

5. Make sure to apply peel and stick wallpaper correctly. 

Peel and stick wallpaper is incredibly easy to apply, but you do still need to follow some basic guidelines to make sure that it goes on correctly. For example, you’ll want to make sure your walls are clean before you apply peel and stick wallpaper, and you’ll need to measure and mark your walls before application to ensure that it goes on straight. See our guide on how to apply peel and stick wallpaper for more crucial tips to follow. 

6. Don’t be afraid to cut it up. 

Peel and stick wallpaper also looks awesome when it’s creatively cut up and applied in new contexts. For one thing, it makes an awesome border decoration for mirrors, medicine cabinets, windows and other wall features. You can even cut a square of particularly appealing wallpaper, frame it and hang it on the wall like any other art print!  

7. Pair your wallpaper with other favorite decorations. 

Wallpaper is awesome by itself, but it can be even better when you use it to complement other decorative elements in your bathroom. Bring in some custom wall murals to showcase favorite photos, or add some die cut vinyl decals of your favorite athletes or characters. There’s no reason not to express yourself in decorating your bathroom. It’s your space, so make it as awesome as you want! 

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With some creative use of wallpaper, your bathroom can be as vibrant, or as chill, or as cozy as any other room in your house. Get started on planning your bathroom’s new look by checking out Fathead’s full selection of peel and stick wallpaper


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