I love small bathrooms (powder baths, guest bathrooms) because I think people are sometimes more open to bold decorating decisions in a small bathroom than they would be in other areas of the house. If you’re nervous about adding color and pattern to your living room or kitchen, you can try adding some bold choices to your small bathroom. Hopefully these bathrooms below will inspire you!
I think this is the only bathroom I’m featuring today that doesn’t include wallpaper. I’m pretty sure this is a hand painted black, white, and gray checked design on the walls. And every time I see this bathroom, I have to stop and stare.
If you’re afraid that a wallpaper will be too busy in your small bathroom, you can follow the lead that Amie Corley used in this small bathroom. The wallpaper has a lively pattern, but the turquoise and white color (i.e., the fact that it’s not multi-colored) keeps it from being way too busy. And repeating the turquoise on the vanity adds more interest without making the room too overwhelming.
My personal style tends to be more bold, busy, and colorful, so this monkey, bird, and leaves wallpaper really grabbed my attention. I think so many people take their decorating a little too seriously, and what’s more lighthearted than monkeys on your bathroom wall? 😀
Okay, well…maybe I spoke too soon. Monkeys on the bathroom wall certainly add a lighthearted flair to the room, but perhaps bold red and pink lips are just a bit more fun and lighthearted. Seriously, how could a person walk into this room and not smile?
Lips and monkeys may be a bit much for some, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add bold color. A wallpaper in a geometric design with one color + white can add just the right amount of color and pattern without being over the top for some.
I personally have a thing about birds. Actually, birds, trees, and flowers. (And sometimes butterflies.) I always find myself drawn to fabric and wallpaper with birds, trees, and flowers. (And sometimes butterflies.) 😀 So naturally I absolutely love this wallpaper with the HUGE birds. Are those cranes? I don’t even know, but I love them!
And speaking of birds, trees, and flowers, this light and bright wallpaper is so fun and so perfect for a bathroom.
So what do you think? Could you go bold in a small bathroom? Have you gone bold in a small bathroom?
A half bathroom is also a great place to use that expensive wallpaper you’ve been wanting but couldn’t bring yourself to spend that amount to cover your dining room walls or your bedroom walls. You can get that beautiful design in your home at a much reduced cost by using it in a small powder bath.
Powder baths may be small, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Pack those little rooms full of color and pattern, and it’ll put a smile on your face every time you go in there. I still feel that way every time I walk into my studio bathroom.
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