I’ve had bathroom wall design options on my mind for the last few days. I’m not quite ready to actually start on the half bathroom walls, which is a good thing, because I’m still undecided on the direction I want to go.
I’ve been working on getting the subfloor installed in bathroom and back studio entry so that I can install the flooring, and then finally get some trim installed in the back entry. I’m so anxious to install the white door facings and baseboards against those bold green walls and black doors.
But of course, I can’t work on stuff like installing subfloor without my mind wandering to the pretty stuff. And right now, I’m stuck on the bathroom walls.
The other day, I showed y’all a design that caught my eye on Instagram, and while I do love it in a small dose, I’ve decided that something like that on a larger scale would probably be too much. I’ve seen similar designs (like this Cole & Sons prism wallpaper) that looks amazing in small samples, but then I see it on a large wall or in a whole room, and about 75% of the time, it has a dizzying effect to me.
So maybe I’ll come up with a way to use a design like that in a small dose somewhere. I do still need a pendant light over the office desk area, so that might be an idea. But I’m going to go with something a little tamer for the bathroom walls.
I still want the walls to be very colorful, and I want to use the same colors that are in the floral wallpaper that will go in the studio.
But I want a linear or geometric design in the bathroom to counterbalance the floral design in the studio.
So I’ve narrowed my options to three, and of those three, two would require a stencil. I know I swore up and down that I’d never stencil again after the music room walls…
But I think I’m far enough removed from that stenciling experience that I’m just crazy enough to tackle another one. And I also think that if I can do the stencil before I install any crown molding, window/door facings, or baseboards, then the job will be so much easier.
So I’ve narrowed my choices down to three designs. This is the one that wouldn’t require a stencil…
Obviously, I would use different color, and I don’t really care for the dotted design. But I do like stripes, and I like the idea of using varying colors for each stripe.
The second option is this honeycomb wall stencil…
If I could combine that design with the colorful gradient effects that one of my favorite artists is known for, I think I would love it.
And the third option is this fishscale design…
Okay, I know. That one really isn’t linear or geometric. But the simple repetitive design has the same effect. And I could see it also done with some gradient colors with a beautiful outcome.
So those are the three choices. I do want to stick with one of these, because I’ve spent way too long already thinking about the walls in this small bathroom, and it took me a while to narrow down the options. I may not be able to make a final decision until after the entryway floor is finished, since that geometric design might influence the wall design in the bathroom. But this is the direction I’m heading.