The best bathroom wallpaper

Our pick of the best bathroom wallpaper to transform your bathroom into a wonderland of pattern and colour...

The best bathroom wallpaper: Made.com Fenna Palm Wallpaper
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The bathroom is one of the most important spaces in a home—all too often, however, it’s also one of the most unimaginative. With a few simple creative touches, it’s easy to create an inspiring retreat in which to relax and unwind. While wallpaper might not be the first finish that comes to mind when you think about a bathroom upgrade, it’s a great way to introduce colour and pattern—particularly in half-baths or toilet rooms where you don’t have to worry about humidity from the bath or shower. How bold you go is up to you. Opt for a vibrant feature wall, or choose to wallpaper the entire room using innovative “splashproof” vinyl wallpapers. Read on to discover our favourite wallpapers for the bathroom, and tips and tricks for picking and installing the right one.

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The best bathroom wallpapers

STUDIO LISA BENGTSSON SIR GRACE WALLPAPER

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1. STUDIO LISA BENGTSSON SIR GRACE WALLPAPER

The most dramatic wallpaper

Specifications
Material: Nonwoven-wallpaper
Size: Length: 10m, Width: 53cm, Pattern repeat: 64cm
Reasons to buy
+Unique pattern that will bring a small space to life+Unique design from acclaimed graphic designer Lisa Bengtsson+High quality wallpaper
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive-Pattern may be tricky to align when hanging

From the mind of popular Swedish graphic designer Lisa Bengtsson comes this romantic vision of horses and lions. The bold pattern is realised in shades of sophisticated grey, so it won’t overwhelm a space. If you want to make a proper statement, pair it with brightly coloured accessories and bathroom fixtures.

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS BASKET WEAVE VINYL WALLPAPER

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2. JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS BASKET WEAVE VINYL WALLPAPER

The prettiest wallpaper

Specifications
Material: Vinyl wallpaper
Size: Length: 10m, Width: 53cm
Reasons to buy
+Pretty pink basketweave pattern that adds an on-trend pastel accent+Has the appearance of woven fabric+Suitable for high humidity spaces+Spongeable to clean
Reasons to avoid
-Light colour may mark easily

Red, pink and purple brushstrokes make up the basketweave pattern on this pretty wallpaper, giving the impression of a richly textured pastel pink surface. It’s perfect for getting on board with the colour blocking trend. Simply pair it with bright fixtures in a contrasting colour—think a bright red bath!

MADE.COM FENNA PALM WALLPAPER

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3. MADE.COM FENNA PALM WALLPAPER

The best botanical wallpaper

Specifications
Material: Wallpaper
Size: Width: 53cm, Length: 1000cm, Pattern repeat: 52cm
Reasons to buy
+On-trend palm frond print that will work well as a feature wall+Available with either a pink backdrop or a rich, midnight blue backdrop
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive-Might become overwhelming as anything more than a feature wall

Houseplants are big news in interiors at the moment. Create a tropical getaway in the bathroom with this lush wallpaper adorned with palm fronds set against a pink backdrop. Bring the scene to life by layering the wallpaper with real plants in a variety of eclectic planters. 

GRAHAM & BROWN ORGANZA TEAL WALLPAPER

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4. GRAHAM & BROWN ORGANZA TEAL WALLPAPER

The best pastel wallpaper

Specifications
Material: Paper with glitter finish
Size: Length: 10m, Width: 52cm
Reasons to buy
+Subtle sparkle that works well in bathrooms with natural light+Wipes clean with a damp cloth
Reasons to avoid
-Light colour may mark easily

Transform your bathroom into a tranquil oasis with this pastel hued wallpaper that’s the definition of refined luxury. The richly textured surface is lightly sprinkled with glitter that sparkles in the sunlight, and the teal colour has been touted as one of the next big trends in design.

GRAHAM & BROWN RENE NIGHTFALL WALLPAPER

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5. GRAHAM & BROWN RENE NIGHTFALL WALLPAPER

The most opulent wallpaper

Specifications
Material: Wallpaper
Size: Length: 10m, Width: 52cm, Pattern repeat: 64cm
Reasons to buy
+Ornate fan design inspired by the Twenties+Elegant silver pattern on a textured paper+Thick and durable wallpaper
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive-May need to use pastel or chalk along the edges to stop the seams from showing

Inspired by the glamour of the Roaring Twenties and Gatsby-style parties, this sophisticated wallpaper features a pattern of silver fans on a richly textured navy background. Used as a feature wall, it will add a touch of Art Deco opulence to the bathroom.

SARI SILVER EFFECT WALLPAPER

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6. SARI SILVER EFFECT WALLPAPER

The most fun sparkly silver wallpaper

Specifications
Material: Wallpaper
Size: Length: 10m, Width: 52cm
Reasons to buy
+Fun sparkle effect that glitters in the light+Great for bouncing light around a bathroom+Can be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild detergent+Affordable
Reasons to avoid
-Some customers report variation in colour between rolls-Not recommended for high humidity areas

Bring a touch of sophisticated disco to the bathroom with this fun silver wallpaper. It’s perfect for bathrooms that get plenty of natural light as the glittery surface changes colour depending upon the light, from bright silver in daylight to silvery grey in the evening.

QUARTZ NAVY AND SILVER FRACTAL WALLPAPER

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7. QUARTZ NAVY AND SILVER FRACTAL WALLPAPER

The best geometric wallpaper

Specifications
Material: Vinyl with metallic finish
Size: Length: 10.05m, Width: 52cm, Pattern repeat: 53cm
Reasons to buy
+Affordable+Vinyl wallpaper that works well in bathrooms+Can be wiped clean with a soft cloth
Reasons to avoid
-The pattern may be tricky to properly align when hanging

This fractal design of this wallpaper is a fun way to introduce a striking graphic pattern to the bathroom without the use of more conventional tiles. The abstract navy blue shapes are separated by metallic silver lines of varying thickness, resulting in a dynamic pattern that adds life and movement.

EWING TEXTURED MATT WALLPAPER

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8. EWING TEXTURED MATT WALLPAPER

The best striped wallpaper

Specifications
Material: Vinyl
Size: Length: 10.05m, Width: 53cm
Reasons to buy
+A classic pattern that can be used to create a daring, contemporary accent+The bold striped pattern is available in a variety of colours, including black & white, blue & grey, pink & cream, and yellow & brown+Textured finish that adds depth to the pattern
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive-Stripes won’t work on walls that aren’t perfectly straight

Stripes are a classic pattern that can give a space a sharp, tailored look—even in a small space, like a bathroom. This monochrome wallpaper has a textured finish that adds depth to the otherwise simple pattern and makes it feel luxurious. For a really fun look, try wallpapering an accent wall and continue onto the ceiling. 

How to choose the best bathroom wallpaper

First, decide how you want to wallpaper the bathroom—do you want to wallpaper the entire room, or create a standout feature wall? And, does the room have a bath or shower? This will inform the type of wallpaper you’ll need to buy, as some wallpapers aren’t suitable for use near a bath or shower. If you are planning to use wallpaper near a wet area, go for a vinyl wallpaper that can stand up to the humidity and occasional splash.

While you might be tempted to choose a subtle pattern or colour, bathrooms are actually the perfect spot to have fun with bold colour and pattern as it’s less likely to overwhelm the space than in a large room. Don’t be afraid to mix and match pattern and colour, either. Graphic prints—or even framed wallpaper—can work brilliantly against patterned wallpaper. If you’re lucky enough to have a bathroom with plenty of natural light, you might want to consider a textured design or a glitter finish that will catch the light.

What is the best bathroom wallpaper?

Whichever wallpaper brings your bathroom to life for you—whether that’s the fantastical pattern of Studio Lisa Bengtsson’s Sir Grace wallpaper, the prettily subdued hue of Graham & Brown’s Organza Teal wallpaper, or the lush palm fronds of the Fenna Palm wallpaper by Made.com. Just remember, if you’re planning to do the entire bathroom opt for a wallpaper that has been designed for high humidity spaces.